Osha Thai 3rd Street
Osha Thai 3rd Street

Osha Thai 3rd Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://oshathai.com/7/index.html
  • Phone: (415) 896-6742
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-Su 11:00am-5:00pm
    Dinner: M-Su 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Executive Chef: Lalita Souksamlane
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: OshaThai Catering is a full service catering Company serving all of San Francisco. Whether an intimate or a lavish catering affair it is our aim to provide you with the utmost catering services, versatile menu choices, and culinary excellence.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Folsom Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Osha Thai 3rd Street
Welcome to our 7th San Francisco location. Thai food emphasizes balance of ingredient flavor, texture, and seasoning and is constantly evolving (remember chili peppers originally came from the Americas!). We offer an escape from "carbon copy" Thai restaurant menus. Our goal to serve the Bay Area's most authentic traditional Thai, as well as modern riffs using local fresh ingredients and Thai sensibilities. We offer a seasonal menu that we update monthly; stop by to check it out. Besides delighting the discerning palate, our kitchen takes pride in sophisticated presentation. Our wine list is a labor of love. It is constantly updated with new, exciting selections that we personally like with our food. See our Wine PDF on the Menu page for a look at what kinds of wines we select. Come in to relax and remember our staff is eager to make your time with us a wonderful experience. Don't hesitate to ask for advice or special requests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Osha Thai 3rd Street reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (40)great for lunch (23)fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (16)vibrant bar scene (11)romantic (10)hot spot (8)late-night find (8)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Excellent service and good food
    jwrca
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Always excellent, friendly service and good food. Perfect SOMA location, very near Moscone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find, service was friendly, food was tasty!
    PhotomakerPat
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My sister and I, tired after a day of shopping needed a place close to go, eat and relax. We decided on Osha Thai and we were very pleasantly surprised to find it is a great restaurant. My sister wanted to order something that was not in the menu and they made it for her, and her dish was delicious. All our food, from the appetizers to the main course were nicely served and very tasty. I loved that the veggies were fresh and not overcooked! The ambience was great, the interior deco is fun and stylish, great place to lounge also! And the service was very good. They were attentive and made you felt they really wanted to serve you! I highly recommend Osha Thai!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Thai Food in SFO
    ArnoldL
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This restaurant has great and quality Thai Food in San Francisco. The ceviche was super good! A must have! The chicken noodle soup was envigorating, and the CRAB fried rice was just a nice surprise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Safe go to place!
    hanayaVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    If you want to have a nice, fun semi-quiet time with a group of friends (>3), this is a great place. The space and seating are great. The waiters and friendly and the service is decent. The food is amazing. I love the Pad Thai and the Padseeew. The crab fried rice is also always amazing. Those are my go-to 3 items!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OSHA experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Tuna tartare, soup. chilian sea bass were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+++
    Jose
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Perfect for couples! Nice ambiance and quiet restaurant. The Duck is amazing. You need to try the Volcanic Beef!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stay away
    SacDentist
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We came here with a large group of people. Most staffers speak English as a second language. Service is slow. Food was a little too sweet. To top it off, we found a staple in one of our dishes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    frenqentlvisitor
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is a cool place to grab a bite with team members.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall
    mims
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The food is very good but the noise level is terrible
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Ilovethebestfoodonly
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food was delicious, and every dish artistically plate. Service was cheerful and attentive. We sat near the kitchen which is normally distracting, but rather enjoyed watching plate after beautiful plate come out. I want to try everything on the menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid thai food
    chris398234
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Solid Thai food-- it's decent, but it won't blow you away. But the ambiance and energy is what makes this place. It's just a great place for a date, or for a group. Big portions, solid food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • generally a great dining experience
    susanVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have come here and other Osha's regularly, and receive a solid, tasty meal. It's a little pricy for Thai food, but the quality never disappoints. I'm writing a review because we were looking for something new on the menu and ordered a lobster dish for about $28. The sauce had a good flavor, but the meat was really tough - nearly inedible. For other diners, don't bother with the lobster. Everything else so far, green light. Enjoy~
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Private Room
    BivaVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I had a business dinner for 18 people in the private room. They were so accomodating, the food was amazing and the service was good. We were a big group so I was hoping they kept the drinks coming faster but, other than that, the event was amazing! Will go back. And that event room is beautiful!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Thai in SoMa
    Hybrid
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It's especially nice to have an option on the weekend in this part of town, which is business hours only heavy. Objectively, there is better Thai food to be had, but you'd have to really search for it and it wouldn't be near this part of town (not that I know of that is). I especially like that they are not shy with spicy heat levels.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cbw1VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    An almost empty restaurant and still the service was not up to par
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always an enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I'm familiar with all of the Osha Thai restaurants in San Francisco, but enjoy this location the most because of the quality of the food and the atmosphere. The service is attentive, there is a nice wine list and interesting cocktails, and a fun bar and a gorgeous private dining room. Kitty, the manager, is especially gracious and is my go-to hostess for a special event. On the menu, I especially enjoy the Volcanic Beef, wok fried flank steak with basil, bell pepper and topped with onion rings, the Osha Fresh Spring Rolls (no better ones to be found IMHO), and the Long Beach Prawns. There are usually some nice lamb dishes as well. Finally, the mango with sticky rice is delicious and its presentation is a work of art. Recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felt rushed
    VHung08VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Not sure why but the wait staff kept coming over to move us along in our meal. There was no wait for a table as the place was half empty but they weren't closed yet so why rush your customers? I only come back here because it's convenient and has decent food but I'm a bit disappointed in the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for office events
    SujitPal
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Osha is not too far from our office so a lot of our group events (welcome and farewell parties for employees, birthdays, etc) are held here. The nice thing about this place is that they have the room to accommodate large parties in the middle of San Francisco where space is usually hard to find. In this particular case, we had 18 people, and I booked one day ahead through OpenTable. The hostess called me back to confirm the morning of the party, and they opened up their private room for our party. The food is good (the 3-course lunch combo is a good deal, although the food may be too much for small eaters) and the service is attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous place to go
    Ilovethebestfoodonly
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I love this OSHA Thai spot! It's great for gatherings and group lounging for party reservations in the back semi-hidden area! Service is fabulous! Drinks are of an umph and with the combination of their delicious Thai food, it is a perfect dining affair!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diningwithkids5
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This restaurant was very overpriced for how tiny the portions were. I ordered ginger beef and it was tough/chewy/full of gristle, which is completely unacceptable. Also I was planning to get the comfort food dish for my children, but the server recommended against it since it was "spicy". However, the dish he did recommend for the kids, which was not "spicy" according to him had quite a few super spicy chili peppers in it and was impossible for them to eat. I also made a reservation for 7 people but they had the table set for only 5. We had to ask for two more place settings, since they never brought them even after seeing that we had 7 in our group. They also never brought straws for children, even after we asked a couple of times.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love to eat
    Pickyandchoosy
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My friend raved and raved about this place and then I saw the $$$ and got a little worried; I didnt want it to be a stuffy expensive place. But then we came in for dinner and the atmosphere was pretty casual and breezy. The dinner menu is actually pretty well priced. I got the most expensive item on the menu which was the Surf and Tuef and it was for ($38). The rest of the items are all under 25. Seriously though, the Kobe did not disappoint. The lobster was so freaking buttery and delish. Would come back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Good Service
    renodeanVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    What more can you ask for? Hey, I love Thai Food and there are a lot of choices in San Francisco so I hope to try at least one different one every trip. This one was really good. I wouldn't say it's the best Thai food that I've had but it's very good and FAR from the worst but really good. I would definitely go back and eat here again.
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  • Nice service and good food
    Ilovethebestfoodonly
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This place never fails... Superior service, servicing the Best dinners, desserts and drinks! Although tough to get seating, they always seem to squeeze us in and accommodate us. If fully booked, can always seat at the bar (having the availability of the entire menu)! Ton at the bar are the best! faves and our usual order: Bacon Scallop, Tuna Tower, Mango Prawns Salad and Volcanic Beef finish with chocolate soufflé, and Thai Ice Tea.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Osha Thai 3rd Street reviews archive.
  • Not a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time at this Osha and we have been patroning the one in Embarcadero for a long time. We were very disappointed in service (which included missing our open table reservation and had to write to complain). Overall, not going back to this one and I will stick with the better one in Embarcadero if I feel like returning to Osha.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding impecable establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I am an event planning in the city and was planning a lovely wedding for a very sweet couple and their friends and family. Their friends and family have never been to San Francisco and I wanted to have a very special Welcome Dinner for them...so I decided to host their Bachelors/Welcome Dinner party at Osha Thai on 3rd Street. The staff is truly hospitality to the utmost fullest degree. The ambiance took everyone by surprise. The private room was tailored and customized to their needs. The pre-fixed dinner was not only delicious, but also presented to the most eloquent manner. I thoroughly enjoyed the level of attention that this establishment provides for any type of diners. I would absolutely recommend coming to Osha Thai on 3rd Street.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Osha is one of my favorite restaurants in SF, and this one is the best. The food is great and everyone is really friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing find
    HuckleberryZen
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Ya know, I have walked by Osha a million times and finally decided to go in with my Girlfriend. The food was absolutely amazing. Drinks were great, as was the service. Highly recommend you try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nothing exciting
    sfvisitor
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    having lived in Asia, I am always looking for truly genuine Thai/fusion cuisine. Osha tries but falls well short
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  • good, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service was a bit slow, one order of food was lukewarm on arrival. Not the best experience, but will give them another chance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Double Served
    Katie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food was delicious. I would've given the overall experience 4 stars if the service was better. The service wasn't bad in a traditional way. It was bad because our server AND the manager decided to wait on our table but clearly we're not communicating. The server would ask me if I wanted a refill on my wine, I said no, then the manager,20 seconds later, would ask me the same question. We got the dessert menus to look at, the server took them away when we asked for the bill, then the manager asked us if we wanted to see dessert menus?! Really?? It was very distracting. I understand it was a slow night but jeez there had to of been something more poductive he could've been doing. My suggestion would be to try a different location.
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  • Ugh
    SFDA680VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I really want to like Osha...but I've had good food but terrible service for the last time here. Slow, brought the wrong food, etc.
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  • amazing food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    If you are a Thai food lover or would like to try something different, this is the most amazing place to go, the place is a little bit expensive but it worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly disappointing
    HarveyClanVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We've eaten at various Osha Thai restaurants in the City and our expectations are not ever super high given that it has many replicated stores throughout SF. But the food is generally good. We ate for the first (and only) time at the 3rd St. location and were really disappointed. Two of us had the kobe beef salad... the beef was overcooked ruining it, and the greens it sat on were wilted and yellowing. Pretty yucky. One person had a lamb dish that was more appealing, however.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good experience
    cool
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I've eaten at Osha Embarcadero before and this one was just as good. Great service and food. I would return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go for the food and atmosphere
    MillymabVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    OSHA has expanded rapidly in SF. They have what, now, 7 locations? I've tried 2 other locales, this is my 3rd and most ambitious, as far as layout goes. The host and service is awful during the busy lunch time, but the food is awesome and brought pretty quickly when you can flag a waiter down to order it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carnivore
    Carnivore
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The Kurobuta Pork Belly was very tender and tasty. Slighly salty. Portion size was small, more appetizer size, and thus expensive. About US $20 fpr two finger length pieces of pork. The Pad Thai visually looked like any Pad Thai. Very noisy. Difficult to have a conversation during weekday lunch.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average Thai food
    amcmahon
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Went here after reading reviews and must say that the food is average at best. My husband and I love Thai food and found this restaurant's food to be somewhat bland and simply not representative of the high quality Thai food that we are used to eating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Curious about lunchtime traffic
    ssomadronef
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Not down for eating here at dinner time ever again. We arrived at 9:15 pm (having a late dinner availability was nice) but still way too noisy to enjoy the restaurant. Food was tasty. If lunch is just as loud then we won't be going back here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic