Manivanh Thai Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 2732 24th St

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    Cross street: at Potrero

    Map & Directions
  • 415-824-6059

About Manivanh Thai Restaurant

Hours
Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon-Sat 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Food

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I don't normally write reviews, but I was appalled at the last review. Nothing about these veggies are canned. They are fresh--the green beans snap as only fresh cooked beans do. The Goong Keow Wan has become my personal comfort food.

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★★★★★

I don't normally write reviews, but I was appalled at the last review. Nothing about these veggies are canned. They are fresh--the green beans snap as only fresh cooked beans do. The Goong Keow Wan has become my personal comfort food.

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The meat tastes like it was cooked days before and then refrigerated. \r
The veggies taste like they came right out of a can.\r
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I have tried this resturant a few times thinking perhaps it was an off day but the food has been

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The meat tastes like it was cooked days before and then refrigerated. \r
The veggies taste like they came right out of a can.\r
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I have tried this resturant a few times thinking perhaps it was an off day but the food has been

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There are many (75+) Thai restaurants in San Francisco. The food at the most popular ones (Eliza's, Suriya) is too sweet for me. My favorites are Narai in the Outer Richmond, where parking nearby parking is practically impossible, and Manivanh on 24th Street near General Hospital, where parking within a few blocks (to the east of Potrero Ave.) is easy.

The two restaurants have subdued, tasteful decor (not my main consideration, but pleasant), helpful and efficient service, and very good food (which is my prime concern). I do not know of anywhere that offers much northern Thai cuisine (Chiang Mai on Geary at Park Presidio has some). Manivanh, Narai, and every other San Francisco Thai restaurant I've eaten in offers Bangkok cuisine, usually with some Chinese dishes also on the menu.

Usually, I start with duck salad, Larb Ped, which is tangier than Larb and Yum dishes elsewhere. On my most recent visit, I tried Lard Nuer (beef salad), which was a bit tough, but tasty. The lemongrassy basil hot-and-sour soup is popular, and satays are quite good.

If you like pork, the thinly sliced barbecued pork is excellent, as is the barbecued chicken. The basil chicken has pieces of chicken rather than ground chicken as at many other places. I prefer the basil duck (if choosing some other appetizer instead of duck salad).

I loathe eggplant, so avoid the green curry (which many others like). I like the yellow curry (with cubed potatoes). On the menu the yellow curry has prawns, but beef, chicken, pork, or duck may be substituted (though for me, duck goes better with red curry). Most of the other dishes can also be prepared with whichever meat. (There are vegetarian dishes, too, but I'm a hardcore carnivore!)

Manivanh is open weekdays 11am-3pm and 5pm-9:30pm, Saturdays ,5-9:30, and closed on Sundays. It tends to be crowded for lunch.

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★★★★☆

There are many (75+) Thai restaurants in San Francisco. The food at the most popular ones (Eliza's, Suriya) is too sweet for me. My favorites are Narai in the Outer Richmond, where parking nearby parking is practically impossible, and Manivanh on 24th Street near General Hospital, where parking within a few blocks (to the east of Potrero Ave.) is easy.

The two restaurants have subdued, tasteful decor (not my main consideration, but pleasant), helpful and efficient service, and very good food (which is my prime concern). I do not know of anywhere that offers much northern Thai cuisine (Chiang Mai on Geary at Park Presidio has some). Manivanh, Narai, and every other San Francisco Thai restaurant I've eaten in offers Bangkok cuisine, usually with some Chinese dishes also on the menu.

Usually, I start with duck salad, Larb Ped, which is tangier than Larb and Yum dishes elsewhere. On my most recent visit, I tried Lard Nuer (beef salad), which was a bit tough, but tasty. The lemongrassy basil hot-and-sour soup is popular, and satays are quite good.

If you like pork, the thinly sliced barbecued pork is excellent, as is the barbecued chicken. The basil chicken has pieces of chicken rather than ground chicken as at many other places. I prefer the basil duck (if choosing some other appetizer instead of duck salad).

I loathe eggplant, so avoid the green curry (which many others like). I like the yellow curry (with cubed potatoes). On the menu the yellow curry has prawns, but beef, chicken, pork, or duck may be substituted (though for me, duck goes better with red curry). Most of the other dishes can also be prepared with whichever meat. (There are vegetarian dishes, too, but I'm a hardcore carnivore!)

Manivanh is open weekdays 11am-3pm and 5pm-9:30pm, Saturdays ,5-9:30, and closed on Sundays. It tends to be crowded for lunch.

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This place is probably one of the best Thai restaurants in San Francisco. The stuffed chicken appetizer was great and something you don't see at other Thai restaurants. The chicken in the curry chicken dish was amazingly tender and

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★★★★★

This place is probably one of the best Thai restaurants in San Francisco. The stuffed chicken appetizer was great and something you don't see at other Thai restaurants. The chicken in the curry chicken dish was amazingly tender and

Pros: food, service

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You'd hardly expect to find an authentic and excellent Thai restaurant amid all the taquerias. When I walked in here, the decor and attention to detail originally caught my eye. Upon being seated and looking at the menus, we saw everything

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★★★★★

You'd hardly expect to find an authentic and excellent Thai restaurant amid all the taquerias. When I walked in here, the decor and attention to detail originally caught my eye. Upon being seated and looking at the menus, we saw everything

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Service

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Quirky gems lurk amongst the taquerias and cleverly conceived hot-spots of the Mission District. Small and a little drab with its weathered sign, Manivanh Thai is one of them. Located on a bleak block of 24th Street, not far from SF…

 

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