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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
Food was great. Service was awful! The server was rude, didn’t check on us, will as us a question and just walk away leaving us at mid sentence. Finally she didn’t ask if we needed coffee or desert. She just brought the bill! And actually we wanted desert. It was just a bad experience. Very disappointed and I was embarrassed to have suggested this place.
Perfect for a big group; ample room at the table and we could still see and hear each other. There was one dish that was just so salty that no one much of it. I'd come back though - it was a good experience, plus it was easy enough to get to and leave from. They do close early for a Saturday night (kitchen closed at 10:00 pm). We got our orders in on time and they let us hang out past 11.
The restaurant called the day before the reservation to say they had a problem in the kitchen and they would be closed until after the weekend. They made a reservation for us at their sister restaurant, Thai Basil, also on Folsom, between 7th and 8th.
This review is for that restaurant. Overall very good, a bit noisy. But they have happy hour specials on small plates and drinks that make it an awesome value! Food is very good. Will go back there as well!
This was my second time visiting Basil Canteen and each time, I've walked away very happy. The food is wonderful with lots of flavor and color. The veggies are cooked to perfection! I'm only sad that I couldn't take my leftovers to go since I was on my way to a show for the evening. Highly recommended!
I chose Basil Canteen as dinner spot nearby a bar where I was hosting my birthday party. I've been here before and love the food, ability to host larger parties (we were 8) and proximity to fun bars. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Everyone loved our food!
Brought the office gang here since they can seat a large party (12). We went family style and had a great time. The place is relatively quiet and good for large party conversations. The wait staff provided very good service and was attentive. The food is extremely good here and the range of options is terrific. The prices are reasonable for food and drinks. While not a fancy place, this place is great for a casual business meeting or a get together with friends/family. Highly recommend.
I went with some friends for dinner. The food was good and they have great options but service was problematic. I ordered noodles with tofu and it came without them and so they had to add it later to my dish. Also they took away the spicy add on things from our table while we were still eating. The waitress didn't even care to ask if we were done with it.
Last minute booking on Valentine's day. To my surprise, restaurant had great atmosphere and was very accommodating even though we brought our toddler with us. Food was decent/average, but staff was very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant if you want a place for casual dinning.
They were not diligent about checking on ingredients for a dish when told one of the diners at my table had a food allergy, and he had an attack. They were then initially argumentative that they had checked everything but finally admitted their error, but it was careless.
Basil Canteen has decent Thai cuisine, and it certainly helps that the staff is mostly Thai. The drinks are good, a bit weak though - the Greyhound needs a bit more vodka to give it a kick. The friend chive cakes as an appetizer don't look very appealing, but they taste as expected. The tofu dishes are very good, and the other ones frankly were common Americanized thai dishes that were not very memorable. On the fence as to whether I will return to Basil Canteen for a second chance.
We started with the duck filled dumplings and they were delightful paired with a spicy jalapeño dipping sauce. Next came a battered chicken stir-fry that was overcooked. I would not order that again. The shrimp and pumpkin curry with pineapple was amazing! Perfectly cooked and seasoned. I would go back just this dish. I can't even remember the 4th dish - it was uninspired.
We arrived before they got busy and service was ok, but the couple seated next to us that arrived 10 min later suffered from slow service.
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