Delicious food w/ attentive service
It was an enjoyable experience at Kitchen Story's with their delicious food, nice ambience (yet my the next table of 6 were loud and obnixious) and attentive service. I would come back here again with no hesitation.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly staff ready to advise
Friendly staff ready to advise how to enjoy the family style plates and servings.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for brunch or dinner
Kitchen Story is equally good for weekend brunch and dinner. Come early as it fills up quickly, though two seats can often be had at the bar. The burger is well worth its $18 price tag, and the curry and Thai noodle dishes are a steal at $12 (enough for 2 people). Every dish is flavorful. Service is pleasant and quick to accommodate.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my first visit to
This was my first visit to Kitchen Story and was pleasantly surprised by the sophisticated menu and execution of each plate. Visually stunning was the Ahi Tuna scoops, not to mention absolutely delicious. The 'Big Hug was very tasty as well with Scallops wrapped with their signature maple bacon.
So interesting that I am back tomorrow night again !
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I loved this place!
I loved this place! Everytime my partner and I would drive by Kitchen Story... there has always been a line out the door. And now we know why. We had family visit from out of town and we booked a reservation for 4 for dinner. Everything from the attentive service to the food was outstanding! Every person in our party was very happy with the experience. After our dinner we walked less then half a block to our car and we reminessed about the evening. It was so nice! We will definitely be back.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Surprising Breakfast Spot
My daughter just moved in a block away and was unaware Kitchen Story served breakfast. We were delighted to find a real breakfast in a real restaurant steps away from her flat. The food was generous and delicious with all my favorites. We made a note to come back for brunch some weekend to order bottomless mimosas we spotted on the menu. By the way, the only way we would have found out Kitchen Story served breakfast was through Open Table; all of the other "what's nearby" apps missed this.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Castro sea was delicious,
The Castro sea was delicious, could've been a slightly bigger portion, but flavorful and a nice portion of avocado on top. Keep rotating the wine selection, as you have some good ones, but would be great to get a few more Sauv Blancs by the glass and more powerful reds as well.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
After visiting for brunch
After visiting for brunch twice before, we decided to try dinner. We had excellent help from our server who recommended some menu items that we really enjoyed. We will definitely be back!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent fusion cuisine!
Excellent fusion cuisine! They even handle fish exceptionally well - I'm so excited that I'm finding more and more restaurants which don't cook fish until it's a dry tasteless mess. Kitchen Story is no exception. Also love the rustic/industrial decor the restaurant has going. The only thing that would really keep me away is beyond the restaurant's control - it's incredibly noisy and difficult to hear each other without shouting.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food. Superb service.
Have been back a couple of times with friends, and without exception every item we ordered was fantastic. Kobe roll appetizer is a must.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spontaneous Night Out with Friends
We had heard about Kitchen Story from a Foodie Friend of ours and wanted to give it a try. The opportunity arose, rather quickly, when we bumped into another hungry couple. Open Table App was used to make a very quick reservation and that was it! The rest was gastro history. We really didn't know what to expect, but once the crab cakes arrived, we knew we had made the right choice. Each of us shared/sampled each others' meals. EVERYTHING was extraordinary: Finger Lickin' fried chicken, Monterey's Muscle scallops, Dinner Beef Salad and Pad Thai. And DO NOT LEAVE without having their signature dessert - Millionaire Bacon!!!! AMAZING!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Equally great for brunch or dinner
Kitchen Story is a equally good for brunch or dinner. For dinner, the Castro Tower, curries, and pad Thai are outstanding. The burger is pricey but worth it. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and pescatarians, which is always a plus. For brunch, all of the egg dishes are unique and flavorful. People go wild for the Millionnaire's Bacon...it's worth the guilt you'll feel later.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Their bacon is the best!!!
Dinner was great. Service was great!
Definitely going back and telling friends.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and Fun
The fusion of comfort food + Asian + campy dish names seemed a bit odd at first but it was truly fun. When the waiter set my Dancing Queen (grilled beef on spiced rice) ablaze, it was a great touch and it enhanced the smoky flavor of the dish. Amazing burger and great pumpkin curry too!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Even though we were later for our reservation, the hostess was friendly. We had to wait for a table for a few minutes, so we ordered a bottle of wine to start drinking until they could seat our party of three. The hostess made sure our wine was put tucked away while we stood waiting, then brought it to the table when we were sat. Our waiter, Tim, was just great. Fun, friendly, knowledgable. He would hear bits of our conversation and add comments and tidbits... but in a really FUN way. He was like a fun fourth companion.
All the food was fantastic and our wine, a $40 bottle (reasonable!), was very good!
I look forward to going back!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a
This is a great place for the food, the service and the atmosphere.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm very disappointed with
I'm very disappointed with the management. I made a reservation for my birthday, for party of 16. I specially requested the area by the window facing 17th Street. I also called them to make sure they were able to attend big group once I the place is small. A week later, I went to the place to confirm that I was going to have the spot I requested. Apparently, they have no sense of organization. My experience wasn't a disaster because I have amazing friends. When I got there, the tables were given to other customers. The host was cynical enough to say that she never promised that front area. The table they gave me was in the very back of the restaurant, the hidden area, where I did not want. Their lack of respect is unacceptable!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kitchen Story never disappoints
I'm a regular fan of Kitchen Story. On this latest trip, my group of 3 had the Castro Tower, Pad See Ew, Pad Thai, and Green Curry. It was more than enough food. Portion sizes are moderate and everything was bursting with flavor. They do a California spin on traditional Thai dishes, making every entree a bit more innovative than you'd expect. Bottles of wine are reasonably priced (many in the $30-$40 range) but we brought our own (there is a $15 corkage fee).
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, amazing service.
Great food, amazing service. Way too noisy for normal conversation.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice neighborhood find
The meal was a bit of a mixed bag--mango salad with shrimp was delicious, as were curry dishes, but fried chicken was greasy and overly breaded. Coconut sorbet dessert was sublime and a lovely way to end the meal. Will definitely go back again!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family Birthday Outing
I have been to K.S. once or twice before with a friend. My family was in town for my birthday and I decided to take them there. They loved it!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were 4 in my group and we all agreed this was the best meal we have had in a long time. There were great flavors all around. Thanks for a very enjoyable evening!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such good food!
The food and decor were both amazing, service was decent. I'm definitely going back, hands down.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic addition to the Castro
I'll keep it simple. Fantastic place to impress family , friends and dates. If the conversation stalls you have heavenly food artistically styled to talk about. Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It's exceptional for the price.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, but loud when full
Really good Thai fusion, great presentation, excellent service.
Unfortunately, when the restaurant filled up with patrons, the noise level made conversation very difficult. I'll give it another shot, but that kind of noise level would be the one thing that would keep me from going back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
best fried chicken EVER
we came here for my husband's birthday and it was a big hit. the millionaire's bacon lives up to the hype and the fried chicken with coconut curry dipping sauce was iNSANELY good. I want to come back here and try every thing on the menu, but i'll probably end up ordering the chicken again.
A little pricey, but worth it for a special occasion.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch was great!
Egg-white KS omelette was delicious and terrific portion. I come here often and always enjoy it.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
cute neighborhood joint
i really like the ambiance of this place. the food was great with lots of options to choose from. overall a great place to hang out with friends.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great breakfast service and No wait...I will return
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant. Food was
Nice restaurant. Food was good - service was very attentive.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been raving about the burger to my friends and they weren't disappointed. It was cooked to perfection for both of us and we all agreed though pricey @ $18.00, it's truly worth it. The fries are the best fries I have ever had. Other friend had a seafood combo in a red curry sauce that was outstanding. You could actually see the 8 kinds of seafood in the sauce as the portions were so ample. Nice presentation on all levels. Server was also delightful. We went on a weeknight with a 5:30 reservation and it was quiet. Otherwise the place can become too loud when full and very hard to talk over the din of the noise.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find!
Over the years, this corner restaurant space had seen its share of occupants. Kitchen Story, we think, it's here to stay. Delicious, flavorful, and fairly priced food is responsible for that. We absolutely enjoyed our dinner and will be back!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great, but
Everything was great, but it was too noisy. At times we had trouble hearing conversation in our own table!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food. Interesting flavors
This was my first time for dinner after a great brunch experience a few weeks prior (btw brunch was amazing). Everything that everyone ordered was DELISH. I had the Calamari Ceviche (really nice and a big portion) and my entree was the Castro Sea (a seafood combo floating in Panang Curry sauce) with a side of the most delicious brown rice I've ever had. The quantity of seafood was very generous.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, stylish and great food
We were delighted to have enjoyed such a nice meal and a fun evening at this new restaurant in a favorite neighborhood spot. The menu is filled with interesting options and everything is super tasty. The service is friendly and they have created a stylish ambience. The prices are quite reasonable too. We'll definitely be back!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The fantastic food by itself makes this restaurant a stand-out but the service is extraordinary. There are different dishes at brunch and dinner so it's worth at least 2 visits and there is outdoor seating during brunch. Be warned, this place is already a neighborhood favorite so if you don't have reservations, you might have to wait, depending on the day and time.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice neighborhood restaurant
Great atmosphere, great location, great selection of items to choose from. Good portion size and good service
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is very good. High noise
Food is very good. High noise level. However, staff is exceptional and makes the restaurant a favorite.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little 'hood gem
Just a little place in the 'hood that has excellent service and delicious innovative food. Everything on the menu looked appealing and proved to be just that. Portions are ample, ambiance pleasant, and lighting just right. Good place for a casual dinner that will be just a little edgy.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bacon Bacon Bacon
Every dish we had was exceptional. But the bacon app was out of this world.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good surprise
It was our first Saturday night there. During the week it's a quieter place. But service was still good. And food excellent.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant great vibe
Great restaurant with very delicious food and an awesome wait staff. I hghly reccommend this place.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the third time I've been to Kitchen Story, and I WILL go back.
Great food, fantastic/friendly service, comfortable environment every time.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lot of food for Price
Big portions and very good food. Took a group for lunch and everyone loved their food.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
trendy yet comfortable
It was really surprised that the food was so great! although, it could be a bit cheaper. it seems as if fusion always adds another $3 per entrée.
also, it was a bit off putting to get sparkling water served out of a plastic bottle. im all for down home style...but at a down home pricetag. okerrr.
service was superb. waiter was super cute.
and our city supervisor was dining at the table down from us! what a special treat!
I hear its amazing for brunch too. definitely get the tuna ceviche with avocado and the fried chicken. the bacon is overrated but still quite delish.
and the portions are generous. a shared app and a shared entrée will do the trick (and save on the bill!)
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM