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Basil Canteen

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1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3734 (11th Street)
+1 415-552-3963
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

There was a sense of being rushed by the wait staff. The food was very good but with the Tables close together and and the place being packed out, it wasn't easy to have a conversation across our group of 8 people. Prices seemed reasonable.

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Thank techie69
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

This thai place is a cozy hip joint. The portions are substantial and scrumptuous! Glad I stumbled into this jewel. Do make an appointment as it is a busy during dinner

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Thank Heyitsjonas
Greenbrae, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Been here several times, and the food is ALWAYS the same, hot, fresh, delicious. That is a task itself in the restaurant industry and I know first hand on that one. I have tried others and been disappointed every time, I use Basil Canteen as a comparison. Reasonably priced, nice portions, fresh, hot, consistent.

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Thank Tony P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Great atmosphere - vibrant. Good menu - food was superb. Very tasty. Great service - and that was with being squeezed in at 8pm on a Friday night. Would go back.

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Thank Hawk345
Detroit
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

The atmosphere was fun, young, and the food delicious. Four of us ate well for $115. The service was attentive, and the menu choices were many. If you like Thai, this is a great spot.

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Thank pauljanh
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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286 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Arrive before 7pm for $5 appetizers and drink specials. The friend corn cakes and spring rolls are great starters. It's a small pace that's not worth going out of your way for, but if you work nearby it's worth trying.

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Thank Amy W
Milford, Michigan
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306 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Visited the Basil Canteen twice and had identical experiences. The food quality is suburb. If you like Thai, this place is a must visit. Service both times was average. Definitely worth the trip.

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Thank JVM-Milford-MI
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

we when at 5pm just about when they open they greet us and we just enjoy it their food we just have appetizers we got a few of then we just want to have something light but everything was so good we have like 6 of then delicious food beer and dessert yummmmyyy, Love to go again to try more... More 

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Thank herenio1
Enumclaw, Washington, United States
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

We sampled several dishes and all were fresh and full of flavor. I found it to be a fresh take on Thai food. The menu offers a wide verity of options. It was actually a little hard to decide on a few dishes because we want to try so many. The service was also fantastic!

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Thank Jaclyn C
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Fresh and innovative Thai cooking, great value. Worth a visit to decide if this is on your list for Thai food in SF, it's certainly on mine. They have a good draft beer selection as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3734
    (11th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Muni Bus line 12 stop in front of the restaurant, Muni trains, get off at Market station walk down 11 street 4 blocks to Folsom St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-3963

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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