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Dec 5, 2013 03:41 PM

Best Khao Soi in SF?

Khao soi is Burmese-inspired Northern Thai dish that my fiance and I enjoyed on our visit to Chiang Mai. Now that we're home, we'd love to dine on the best khao soi SF has to offer. We'd be willing to go outside SF for superior khao soi, if the place is easily accessible via BART.

Where is the best khao soi in SF?

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    1. re: c oliver

      Thanks. For what it's worth, the most thorough thread (which I pasted a direct link to in my reply) is 6 years old—far from new and likely out-of-date.

      1. I didn't find any khao soi worth eating in SF but there is an excellent version in Oakland at Chai Thai noodles. Unfortunately it is not very close to a Bart station.

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        1. re: felice

          Chai Thai's menu started out as identical to that of House of Thai (former Thai House Express, same owners) at Larkin and Geary so theirs might be similar.

        2. The only place i know of, is old siam. It is good.
          Apparently the new thai place right across the street from old siam will also be serving a version. Yay!

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          1. re: jupiter

            Oh also, the version at old siam is boneless, it doesnt look nearly as good as your picture, but it has nice flavor and a Good amount of pickled mustard green to keep me happy.

          2. I liked the version at Amphawa Thai Noodle on Geary in the Richmond. More here:

            A few years ago I had the version at Thai house express in the tenderloin. I think it's still on the menu there and could be worth a try.

            I think there are several other places in sf that have it too, and I'm also curious to hear updates.

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            1. re: Dave MP

              That former Thai House Express is the place mentioned above that changed its name to House of Thai.

              1. re: Dave MP

                Had it again last week at Amphawa. It's still really good. And a big portion considering the relatively cheap price.

                1. re: Dave MP

                  The Khao Soi at Amphawa is very good and flavorful. The take out order I got resembled your photo, but less soupy. The noodles were perfectly al dente (nice and a surprise, because the order must have been sitting in its covered container at least 10 minutes). I wish the chicken were dark, instead of white meat, but that's a minor quibble. Amphawa thoughtfully wrapped the top of the container with plastic wrap to be sure the lid stayed on.