Basil Canteen @ 11th Street

4.6
417 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai

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Established in 2008, BASIL CANTEEN has been serving South of Market area of San Francisco (SOMA). Setting in a historical landmark building of Jackson Brewery, a loft-style high ceiling with a mezzanine seating as well as our grand communal table on our main floor. Outdoor seating also available (Weather permitted). Come enjoy our unique dish like steam tapioca dumplings, a mochi-like texture but surprisingly savory! Our Chiangmai curry noodle (Kai Soi) is also people's favorite. Try some of our signature cocktails while you are here, Basil Bliss is an excellent choice. We hope to see you soon :)

Happy Hours every day 5-7 pm.

Basil Canteen takes Covid-19 seriously. We follow the CDC guideline. Face covering is required for every one entering. We asked our guests to keep their masks on while not eating or drinking. Together, Let's create a Safe & Delicious dining experience.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 417 people are saying
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4.6
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFavorite
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to come here when we're in SoMa.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food and drink as always, but sadly Basil Canteen staff wasn’t prepared for the re-opening demand for dining. Hope they can hire more servers soon

KP
KatyP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was hit and miss. Some of the food was amazing, and some of it was just okay. The garlic green beans were so good. My pad Thai was funky, and I couldn’t finish it.

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GaPeach81
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent foods at a very reasonable price - service was friendly and attentive

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vipFisco
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

nice place located out of the beaten path in a rather industrial neighborhood . simple service, decent food, fastly prepared for a business lunch.
the set up is nice in a former brick warehouse.

NH
NavilaH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night at Basil Canteen. Our waiter was patient and very accommodating. Highly recommend for Thai Fusion in this area at a pocket - friendly price. Ordered the charred lamb rack and was fully satisfied.

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Remi
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish and very efficient and friendly service. Thanks

CS
CSR4280
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely spaced apart and PPE everywhere. Good volume was good. Food was delicious.

SB
SusanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is yummy. My friend and I split a meat plate with a veggie plate. They each came with a scoop of rice so it was plenty. Lunch was 33 dollars without drinks but worth it. I love the ambiance in this old brick building.

PH
vipPaulH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner before Immersive Van Gogh. Excellent food and drinks and service. First time; will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were 10/10

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and drinks, very quiet and social distancing was used.

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vippaulb
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent south east asian cuisine.
Imaginatively prepared and presented.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was quick and great. Super recommended.

TL
TamarL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of my best experiences for outside dining! The food is delicious they have a great happy hour and the staff was awesome!!!!

TH
TammyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! My other half and I are both vegan and sometimes struggle with making odd requests at restaurants that are not completely vegan. Basil Canteen honored all requests and did so with a smile! I am so thankful. Great food and great attitudes made for a perfect date night.

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vipNinaAnn
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great service and delicious food! What more you ask for! 😋🙌🏽😃

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unknown
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service. Ambiance was great for group

DM
vipDyshaunM
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was unexpected but delicious and creative. Space is rather cavernous and loud but manageable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went here for SF restaurant week, and was a little disappointed in the process. We were seated without receiving the RW menu, so had to ask for it additionally. When the courses came out, it was incredibly fast — we were still eating from the previous course when the next came out, ready to clear our plates. I think the speedy service would be great for a normal dinner format (ordering off the menu, not in courses), but we felt rushed and like we couldn’t enjoy each course. Staff was very friendly, however. The duck curry was delicious, tapioca dumplings were INCREDIBLE, but the larb gai was average. I would suggest to others looking for Thai food in the area specifically, but not as a out-of-your-way option.

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SCgggg
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week - great dinner options, very well worth it, would go again.

KM
KentM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Great spot for a large party. We had a table for 8 and enjoyed sharing dishes. Really tasty.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such consistently good food and friendly staff

CM
vipCristinaM
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the green curry short ribs were amazing- and I loved the Thai- spiced corn fritter appetizer. The popcorn chicken appetizer was just ok. Food is SO GOOD here! Wish the music was a little quieter

CB
CamB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. I love the Mago Sticky rice above everything and the Full Moon cocktail

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid. Great happy hour menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious pre-show dinner with delicious cocktails!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience and friendly staff. Overall everyone in our party enjoyed their meals.

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vipDoug
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

They seemed short of staff the night we dined which resulted in slow service although the owner/ manager stepped in. The food we had was outstanding and there are a lot of dishes still to try, so we will be back.

CM
vipCristinaM
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

FANTASTIC FOOD! great atmosphere. Our server had a strange attitude and seemed annoyed to have to take our order, and had zero personality, but did take the time to take a decent picture, so I appreciated that!
Food was so good- we had a party of 8 and everyone loved their food- and my friend was so glad they had gluten free items and a GF separate menu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has always been good and I return repeatedly with friends and sometimes by myself. Convenient to South of Market performance venues like Oasis for before or after the show meals and cocktails.

MF
MsFlores
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food came out before drinks arrived.

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vipSlipfoot
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really good Thai food. The fresh spring rolls and the various noodle dishes were a hit for our group.

CH
ChrisH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The dishes are reasonably priced and very tasty. And the drinks menu is interesting and has something for everyone. Service was prompt and courteous; they helped us get out fast so we could make a show nearby. I'm not a big fan of community tables. I'd put up with it to eat there again however.

DJ
vipDaveJ
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service, as usual, did not disappoint. Basil Canteen is in our regular rotation for a reason.

KM
KellyM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I really enjoyed the food but the service was pretty bad. I had a reservation but we weren't seated until 20 minutes after the reservation. After being seated, there was one server in our area it it took her forever to get to our table. Also the mixed drinks weren't very good either. Avoid the Full Moon drink.

JM
JessicaM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Happy hour specials were nicely priced with variety.

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vipElsharko
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spicy Thai food in a cool ambiance. Friendly service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Don’t think I saw their “Boat Noodle” on the menu the last time I was there, but I tried it this time and it was really good..

FAQs

Basil Canteen @ 11th Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 552-3963.

Basil Canteen @ 11th Street is rated 4.6 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

Basil Canteen @ 11th Street does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://basilcanteen.hrpos.heartland.us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.