Basil Canteen @ 11th Street

4.4
378 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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..

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r
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, not the best Thai I have had though. Enjoyed it though.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Great location. Service was also great. Food was underwhelming and the drinks were WAY watered-down. Like, we had to laugh at how watered down they were. Overpriced for the experience.

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and creative drinks!

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M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, good food...would definitely go back!

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OT
New Mexico
352 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely fantastic Thai food. I have had Thai throughout the US & in Thailand and this is as god as it gets. Delicious, tasty & any adjective you like, definitely a place for great Thai food. Happy hour until 7:00 PM, so all wines are $5.00 per glass, such a bargain.

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JR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, reasonable prices. The wok-fried brussels sprouts were very disappointing. They were undercooked and steamed, not much flavor.
The green curry, squid dishes were terrific.

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LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent!! They even have a Saturday happy hour which was a great deal!!

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing papaya salad!!! Very nice place. Any time!

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ST
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food is amazing but don't expect for a fast service.

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H
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great cocktails. What more could a girl want? Highly recommended!

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OT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delish. The owner was there making sure everything came out perfectly. Prices were reasonable. The egg rolls were amazing.

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WV
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, especially for large parties (we had 12). They have great long tables and a pretty diverse selection of food; everyone enjoyed what they got

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken Satay reminded me of thailand... in fact all the dishes did.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience! They messed up and accidentally brought us the wrong appetizer but it was super yummy and they offered to come it and bring out our original order. Great service overall. Drinks were good too!

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JT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yum yum yum!

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BC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and very good customer service. I will return to have lunch here.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Extremely undercooked chicken, waiter said it wasn’t possible and that I just wasn’t used to it.

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SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

This menu does not include information about peanuts included in some of their dishes. This is a big problem for people with peanut allergy. Not a lot of options for anyone not hardcore Thai foodies. Won't be returning.

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YB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Thai food. As one who knows Thailand very well, this could be the best Thai food in SF. Don't order the "American stuff" like Brussel sprouts. Stick to the Thai dishes and you will be very pleased. Nice staff. 110% recommended.

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GC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Each dish had different profiles while still sharing many common ingredients. Pork, chicken, prawns, beef variations in 10 different dishes seemed original even though some like Pad Se Ew are standards. Gai Tod Pad Pik Khing are must have. Pleasant staff. Unique cocktails Siamese-Kaze was standout. Quiet evening because of moderate amount of guest, atmosphere is open, casual and generally relaxing. Could talk in normal voice.

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e
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place always has consistently solid food. I would recommend all of the noodle dishes & stir fries!

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SF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Thai in town

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a
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always so accommodating of my large group at a late seating.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Decent setting, food was mediocre.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful innovative food, not just mainstream Thai. Fantastic service, cool building, easy street parking!

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LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place so much that we would have dinner every time we plan our trip to San Francisco! I highly recommend this place for lunch and dinner!

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T
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was looking forward to dining at a well rated Thai restaurant in SF. While the service was very good as well as the ambiance the food was simply average. On a good note the curries that came with the duck and shrimp dishes was nicely crafted. Debatable however if we - there were 6 of us , would return. Thats unfortunate as we did want to like this restaurant.

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JT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently good food, served quickly and with medium Thai spice (American scale)

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DK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Thai food, delicious cocktails, and good service at this SOMA Thai restaurant. Also love the two level space, and the upstairs dining area is perfect for a small gathering. Definitely one of my favorite Thai restaurants in SF!

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Decent. If I’m in the area I would go back again!

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RJ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Really slow service for being a Thai restaurant. We had to call them multiple times to come get our order. After we got the food, the waiter disappeared, no one checked on us and had to ask them to come bring us the bill. It's a good place - just be ready to spend more time there..

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J
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall this was a very nice experience. Good food, very professional service. Accommodating to food allergies.

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a
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been coming to Basil Canteen after every show we see at the SF Oasis. We are always a pretty large group and we don't arrive till 9:30 PM. Though the kitchen closes at 10:00 PM, we are never made to feel rushed, nor that we inconvenience them for a very late seating.

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J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here several times to take my team out for lunch. Always get great service and good food

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RT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a wonderful visit to the restaurant and the staff are awesome! The flavors are so delicious with fresh mint and basil infusing so many fabulous dishes

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s
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

GOOD FOOD, GREAT FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATING STAFF, ONLY COMPLAINT A LITTLE COOL AND DRAFTY. CREATIVE THAI FOOD. ALSO CLOSE TO CLUBS IN THE AREA.

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m
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We ordered mild dishes and just added spices in our dishes. We brought our own wine & $20 corkage fee. Chicken Satay is moist and beef salad is tasty.

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and pleasant service!

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BW
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I eat a lot of Thai food and this place is among the top quality.

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