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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
We had a reservation on NYE for 6 people and had a late additional guest -- they accommodated us with no problem and didn't make the dinner experience feel rushed (although they were packed and no doubt had another group just after us). The food and drinks were fantastic, the service excellent and it gave us a great start to the night. We will be back!
Great dinner out at Bail Canteen! We were a group of 11 and everyone found something they enjoyed on the menu. Lots of small dishes to start with and affordable entrees ranging from $11-16. Good portion size and very tasty. Service was fast, and they offered a nice assortment fun cocktails. Must go for Happy Hour 5-7pm and then follow with dinner.
We sought the opinion of a SF foodie and were told to book at Basil Canteen@11th Street. We were not sorry! The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a nice table for four upstairs. The food selections were many and all the dishes we ordered were excellent. The bar drinks were also great; two of us had ketel vodka with grapefruit juice. Our waiter took the time to describe the dishes so we could order exactly what we wanted. We asked for the food to be mildly spice and it was. Many times in Thai restaurants we ask for this but our request is ignored.
We went there in the early evening, when it wasn't crowded yet. Service was attentive, but food was not up to par with previous visits or other Thai restaurants. It was clearly fresh, but it was overall bland. We have the vegetarian rolls, they were good but too greasy. Then we had the drunken beef and the pad see Ho (spelling might be wrong); nothing bad with them, but a bit more seasoning would have helped.
I meet a friend from the East Bay at this restaurant -- chosen because of its proximity to BART, and easy parking for me at lunch. We keep returning because it has an extensive menu, lots of choices to fit our moods, and good prices for the quality. Had a delicious/unusual chive cakes (I loved, she liked -- so I got an extra!), grilled pork satay, and papaya salad today. Great service, and only $13 each (pre tip).
Visited the location on a Saturday Night. We did not have any real idea of what to expect - but either way were blown away. Excellent quality ingredients and excellent final dishes. Full of flavours, spices - just great. Definitely a place to return to ASAP. Found the wine list a little lacking - but the food IS the priority :)
The lemongrass chicken was fantastic, and the drunken beef was a close runner up. Also tried the chive cake appetizers which I would definitely get again, super flavorful and interesting cakey texture. Almost like a Thai latke. I also enjoyed the decor and layout - why is brick so cool? Anyway, cool space. I went here on a date but it would be great for a group, since everything is a la carte and it's a pretty spacious/open layout. Didn't try any of the cocktails but they all sounded tasty.
Maybe because it was the second upscale Asian restaurant I'd been to in two days, both with bland versions of food I have had better for less money elsewhere in SF....this was fine, interesting menu of dishes beyond the usual, but neither the papaya salad nor the strip steak was better than average.
Nice vibe and decor, noise level was loud + doors were open hearing street noise with cars zipping by, buses etc (not cool). Service was okay, they tried to provide but I had to catch their attention a few times as lunch crowd was streaming in. Food was good but nothing memorable. I know it's Thai food which can be hot/spicy but all our meals came with a bit more spice than what I would call normal.The Kiramaya cocktail was good and the wife liked her silky sky. The appetizers were pretty good. Overall would be a 3/5
The menu is a refreshing, selection of tasty and authentic Thai dishes, and the modern open concept dining room is comfortably spacious and attractive.
It was my first visit, so I was impressed by the dining room and the menu. Unfortunately the cocktails were weak and the food was overly salted.
The food and service are wonderful!! I have been to this restaurant several times and have not been disappointed. Small restaurant so be sure to make reservations for popular nights. Definitely try the Thai sweet chili-glazed baby back ribs appetizer. Yum!!
Went there with a friend - great for conversation, but food was not as good as I expected from Basil's. Started with the chives cakes, which were slightly over cooked but still tasty - would have liked more schirachi and less soy sauce. Also had Larb, which wa a little under seasoned for my taste (we'd ordered medium heat) and the drunken beef, which was by far the best dish of the evening. Jasmine rice was beautifully prepared, fluffy and sticky at the same time. We ended with the mango and coconut forbidden rice - mango slices were perfectly ripe and the rice was just sweet enough. But my cocktail - a lemongrass/vodka concoction was too sweet and also had a slight artificial taste. But good value for $. Will go again for ambiance & chat
We had dinner at 7:30 on Thursday evening and had a wonderful meal. Waitress was very helpful. We enjoyed a nice variety of dishes including traditional favorite pad Thai and several curries. All were delicious. Very reasonable prices. Interesting building. Very few diners there that evening. We were a party of six and for about an hour we were the only ones there. Neighborhood was a little sketchy, so perhaps there is a larger lunch than dinner crowd. In any event, we had a very enjoyable evening.
Checked out this place for a quick dinner the other night - new year's eve. I'm a huge fan of their sister restaurant a few blocks away, Basil Thai. I was very happy with the food and it's nicely priced. Seems like a good spot for groups; if you're a group of two I'd recommend sitting downstairs as the second floor loft can get quite loud. The service wasn't great--no one really check on us and we had a hard time getting server's attention. Overall, this is a nice, affordable neighborhood spot but nothing to go out of the way for.
Food and service were good. The taro tempura fries were very good, unique and different so definitely get these! The pad thai was good as well. I wouldn't say it was anything special compared to other places. But it was convenience to get to on a busy evening. I've been to their sister restaurant Basil Thai which is also good.
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