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megantmorris Oct 11, 2010 12:40 PM

What's the best Thai in SF - most authentic?

I've tried Siam Lotus on Haight and all the Osha Thai's. Looking for something as authentic as Chang Mai, Thailand!

Thanks everyone!

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Osha Thai
819 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Siam Lotus
25 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930

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  1. Scott M Oct 11, 2010 12:57 PM

    Give Marnee Thai a try

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    Marnee Thai Restaurant
    2225 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

    Marnee Thai Restaurant
    1243 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

    1. DezzerSF Oct 11, 2010 01:06 PM

      Lers Ros is a favorite on this board. I'm also curious about Chabaa in the Sunset.

      1. Robert Lauriston Oct 11, 2010 01:11 PM

        Lers Ros is in a class by itself.

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        Lers Ros Thai
        730 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

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          sfbing Oct 11, 2010 03:05 PM

          For Chiang Mai style food, check out the "secret menu" at Chabaa in the Sunset.

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            ankimo Nov 11, 2010 07:31 AM

            so far, i've been most impressed with lers ros. too bad they don't have more LA thai town places up here.
            if you're not convinced about lers ros, try the #9, #62, #69, #114
            chabaa secret menu at sunset location is good and unique
            sai jai thai does have a good pork shoulder over rice

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            Radical347 Oct 11, 2010 04:39 PM

            Lers Ros and Thai House Express (Larkin > Castro).

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            Thai House Express
            901 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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              hong_kong_foodie Nov 12, 2010 03:59 PM

              I would also agree that Lers Ros and Thai House Express are the best in SF. That sliced pork shoulder (#9 on the menu, as recommended by ankimo) is quite delicious I must say.

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              Thai House Express
              901 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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              chocomel Oct 11, 2010 06:44 PM

              Do you have any favorite or specific dishes you're looking for?

              Like everyone else, I love Lers Ros, though i think they have good venison dishes - if i remember right...

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                mikeh Oct 12, 2010 10:57 AM

                Lers Ros for Northern Thai/the esoteric

                Thai House Express on Larkin for more street-food type and Issan

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                Thai House Express
                901 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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                  lvr1176 Oct 14, 2010 06:15 PM

                  Baan Thai House & Wine Bar at 7th and Irving. An excellent newcomer.

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                    Dana B Oct 15, 2010 09:26 AM

                    Actually, Basil Canteen on Folsom (not the original Basil) has some more "authentic" (whatever that word means anymore) thai ingredients.

                    Whole lychees as part of a stir fry, whole peppercorns still on the branch, and some great noodle dishes that I haven't seen elsewhere.

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                    Basil Canteen
                    1489 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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                      grayelf Oct 15, 2010 09:40 AM

                      That is a great tip, Dana B. I just discovered that a place in Vancouver does a noodle dish, pad kee mao, with fresh green peppercorns and I am in heaven. Basil Canteen is back on the radar (it was previously for a duck curry that we never made it in to try when visiting SF -- it is also in an architecturally interesting building I understand, if that floats your boat).

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                      Basil Canteen
                      1489 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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