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About Basil Canteen @ 11th Street
Experience the flavors of Bangkok and the atmosphere of the old landmark 'Jackson Brewery' in SOMA at Basil Canteen. Enjoy the wide range of Thai snacks, noodles, rice dishes, and house cocktails at our long communal table or at our sleek and cozy mezzanine. Through this taste, sight, and sound, one night in Bangkok has never been this close.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Thai, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly from 5:30pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Ambient Music and guest DJ on occasion
Relatively easy to find parking around here. From 9:00AM-6:00pm, There is one hour parking zone on Folsom from 11th street going east (toward 10th), 2 hours parking from 11th street going west (toward 12th sty.)
Muni Bus line 12 stop in front of the restaurant, Muni trains, get off at Market station walk down 11 street 4 blocks to Folsom St.
Private Party Facilities:
Basil Canteen can accommodate a private party up to 30-40 guests at our mezzanine area or up to 80 guests for a complete buy-out. We offer customized family style as well as hors d’oeurves menu for large groups. Cocktail party is available at the main bar area with communal table that seats up to 20 guests. Please also check out our 'happy menu' that we offer from 5:30 to 7:00 weeknights.
Private Party Contact:
Arun Jirakorn: (415) 552-3963
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Basil Canteen @ 11th Street Ratings and Reviews
This looks small and regular form outside, but was so cute and spacious inside! There is an upstairs level, which provides extra space. The food was delicious, and i consider myself picky with Thai food. There were three of us and everyone loved their food. It was a good sized position and very reasonably priced for San Francisco. I can't wait to go back!
Among the best Thai I have had in SF! We had kang kua goong (shrimp and pumpkin curry) and pak pad pong gari (vegetables with curry) and both were great! The servers did not speak English well but were friendly and attentive. The restaurant is spacious and has a soma loft kind of feel. Close to DNA Lounge if you want to go clubbing afterward.
I love this place and the delicious food. I had the Neur Pad Nham Pik Pao (sliced beef short ribs, peppers & onions with sweet roasted chili jam) and my friend had the Sikrong Mu Tod (Thai sweet chili-glazed baby back ribs) which are to die for. This is a great place for lunch or after work for happy hour with friends!
The Happy Hour/Dinner was for a retiring colleague. Since the start time on Open Table said that it was 5pm, I made the reservation for 5pm. Turns out the restaurant management changed the time to 530pm recently but they accommodated us anyways.
The cocktails were great, food was wonderful, and the staff was very professional and attentive.
It was an overall great dinner party and everyone went home full and happy!!
Was there for NYE dinner. Fancy menu, thoroughly disappointing. First off, the location is not great especially if you're walking after its dark. Good thing we were with a couple other people.
Lychee thai iced tea --1/5 : way too sweet. Had to water it down twice
Roti -- 0/5:drenched in oil and flavorless. I been to many thai places and the roti is typically the one that doesn't disappoint.
Taro rolls-- 1/5: flavorless
Tua pik Khing -- 2/5: This gap kao did not come with rice. You have to order those separate. The curry was flavorful but the green beans and tofu lacked any flavor.
Coconut rice -- 4/5: This was the only dish I liked.
The food was good and the restaurant itself was really pretty inside but the large party that blocked the stairs to the main dining were totally oblivious to anyone else. There's a major bottleneck going from the front door past the large group. The notice carried upstairs and service was slow... Probably b/c oblivious guests wouldn't let servers by or they were taking up a lot of the attention from the staff. I'm sure we just went on a crazy night but that was the impression we got.
The ambiance is great, very industrial and cool. The menu looks good, tons of choices. We had a beef noodle dish in lime curry sauce which had great flavor but the meat was terrible, chewy and with an old taste to it as if it wasn't fresh. The pumpkin curry chicken dish was just okay- nothing impressive and the spring rolls tasted frozen. In short, I won't be back.
The food was very tasty and just the right amount. We also tried their cocktails, which were not bad. However, we were out of there in 45 minutes after having soup, appetizer, main, and dessert. The waitress had taken my plate before my husband was even finished with his...I thought that was very rude.
So if you do want a fast meal, come here. But if you want to sit and enjoy your Sunday evening, I suggest looking else where.
From the moment we walked into the door the smell of the Thai basil nearly took me floating away. I loved it. Tables are very close to one another and lots of hard surfaces so the place is pretty noisy. I certainly woul not call it intimate. The food was very good, large portions and great flavors. Sort of an eclectic but extensive menu.
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