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Hawker Fare- SF

4.4
4.4
481 Reviews
$30 and under
Laotian
Located in the Mission District, Hawker Fare dishes out delicious Issan Thai, family style dishes in a comfortable and casual atmosphere that includes a full bar mixing up stiff Tiki style cocktails utilizing only fresh ingredients.

HOLY MOUNTAIN is a craft cocktail bar and lounge above Hawker Fare.
www.holymtsf.com

Thursday- Saturday
6:30pm - 12am

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Laotian, Southeast Asian, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 400-5699

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    James Syhabout

  • Private party facilities

    For more information in regard to booking private events. Please visit our website at www.holymtsf.com

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Parking details

    Street metered parking with private lots available nearby.

  • Public transit

    16th Street and Mission Street Bart

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 481 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. i

    ilk2

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At 8 on a Saturday night, this place was hopping, but we got an Open table reservation 30 minutes before. Food serving sizes are plentiful, I recommend bringing 3-4 people so everyone can have some variety. We got the BBQ chicken, Brussel Sprouts and Rice noodles with tofu. That was the upper limit 2 of us could manage. Think of the food as cross between Thai and Vietnamese. Everything was great. The venue is pretty casual, mostly larger groups 4- and up. Crowd was on the younger side. Bar service and drinks were great. Not very sweet. Plenty of EtOH.
  2. VL

    VietLaoSam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall3food2service1ambience2
    Expensive for Lao “street” food. These dishes are supposed to be family style yet the portions are small. The server didn’t even know what I meant when I asked for jaew mak lenn dipping sauce. Please train your staff on the food and culture. It was poorly represented and just catered to entitled white people who think they are “cultured”
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Great place for a casual get together/dinner with friends. Shared a scorpion bowl among 4 people, and shared the chicken & rice, fried chicken, and BBQ pork ribs. Great value & good quality!!
  4. BD

    BigDane

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was good, but it was so noisy that we couldn't not talk to each other and the waitress couldn't hear our order. We also couldn't flag her down to order rice.
  5. MA

    MARISSAP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The food was great, the drinks were delicious, and the vibe/music was fun! The service was just okay.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing I enjoyed my night .
  7. C

    Cari

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The ambiance and service are great at Hawker Fare but the food is decidedly "meh." Overly sweet, and too bland, it's very Americanized Thai/Lao food.
  8. p

    prettypickyfoodie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had an early dinner last Saturday with a total of 9 people, and we thoroughly enjoyed the casual environment, great food, fine and friendly service, and the ability to share conversation. Since it was on the early side the restaurant was not completely full, so I can't speak to how the noise level would be if we were there at a different time. We were seated close to a wall and it was great and not noisy. We all agree we would be more than happy to dine again at Hawker Fare. Loved the blistered green beans, the rice ball salad, and my dining companions all seemed to enjoy their dishes too. Drinks were great. Hawker Fare is a fine choice for a casual meal with friends or family.
  9. RM

    RussellM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our group of four shared four dishes: papaya salad, fried chicken, green beans, and beef shortribs. The food was great!
  10. MS

    MaxS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Waaaaaaay toooooo salty
  11. J

    Jane

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, pretty busy place so sometimes need to track down your server... but overall good ambiance and food.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was generally good, except for the mango sticky rice, which was awful - the mango wasn’t ripe and the sticky rice was dry and flavorless.
  13. MM

    MelissaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    i have the book and love it but the food was not very good. Overly salted and I love salt
  14. BC

    BrittanyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food here is so authentic. An absolute treat every time I have the opportunity to dine at Hawker Fare.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is fantastic and the always have an availability for groups! This is one of our go-tos
  16. TS

    ToddS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational food, brilliant staff, overall a fabulous evening
  17. JS

    JimboSF007

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful Interesting Food, Fun Ambiance setting. The staff is friendly and prompt. Great cocktail menu.
  18. ER

    EllenR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great for groups ...we loved the steamed fish & the virgin Sacrifice up
  19. s

    scrittipollitti

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish was absolutely delicious. Long beans and brussel sprouts outstanding, spicy, tangy great textures. Short Ribs with Tamarind sauce wonderful. Egg drop noodle soup yummy. Salads very good.
  20. s

    sebastian

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Delicious & very loud. Diners hosting a white elephant party were literally screaming, trying to get the whole restaurant involved in their comic gift opening. Fun for them, but not what we were there for. This location is way less chill than the intimate Oakland one. The food was still excellent.
  21. A

    Asherlily

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The male host was incredibly rude, didn’t say a single word to me when I walked in and said hello to him (and he wasn’t busy, just standing there). He wordlessly showed me my table and then skulked away. So weird.
  22. FG

    FranG

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The green beans are outstanding!
  23. RD

    RajD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazingly good experience. The drinks were well priced, and they had a pretty good range of cocktails. The appetizers and food were also very good. Our server was very good, and very accommodating to us, considering we had a large group of 10, and 1 or 2 more persons showed up and it was not an issue. Everyone enjoyed the evening very much. I especially appreciated the fact that our server responded affirmatively to my request for separate checks, since everyone was ordering different quantities of drinks and food, and I did not think it would be fair for everyone to split the bill. I have to say that when restaurants and their employees go out of their way to accommodate their guests, then that is great customer service, and one that I make sure I fully acknowledge.
  24. BB

    BeaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    they had a reservation available at 10pm but the restaurant closes at 9pm, it was confusing and we had to move our plans to be able to get here
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food and great service!
  26. R

    Raman

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food is hit or miss. Service is fine, staff is very friendly though.
  27. JD

    JDub

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Fun place, especially the drinks. Would be great for groups. Maybe a girls night out? But didn't work well for dinner with a friend, where we wanted to be able to hear each other without shouting.
  28. ER

    EricR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good for groups if you have a reservation. I enjoyed my salmon, though my father thought his BBQ chicken was dry.
  29. T

    Talon

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I would only return here for drinks, maybe a light dinner. The energy, ambiance, and drinks were really great. However, we waited more than 45 minutes for our table (reservation made), and the server seemed extremely uninterested in serving us. The food was average Thai food at best. Really great place to go for a bite to eat and drinks before going out, but don't make this the main event.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great for a big group!
  31. B

    Bobman

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Second visit to Hawker Fare, again food was excellent, service was a bit slow as help was working several tables at once. Nice choices for drinks and wine.
  32. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food! The folding chairs are cute and on-theme, but uncomfortably hard after a while. Otherwise, an excellent experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Awesome food. Subpar service.
  34. p

    peter

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food is so good!! All very flavorful especially the curry, wow!
  35. JE

    JamesE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fun place with great food. So flavorful.
  36. JW

    JuicyWench

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Did not disappoint. Food is as delicious as always and drinks were tasty too!
  37. M

    dennisM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was way too salty, small portions for the price.
  38. A

    Anonymous

    San Francisco

    91 reviews

    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had the blistered string beans to start; these were the best things we ordered. We also had the FRANGRANT “CHICKEN & RICE” (sic), ISAAN BBQ CHICKEN, and the RED CURRY RICE VERMICELLI NOODLES. The first two dishes were disappointingly similar and disappointingly bland. The curry dish was tasty but somewhat difficult to eat. They were out of the Lao beer and did not have the whole fish dish. Maybe going on a Monday didn't give them a chance to restock from the weekend. One of us ordered a fancy drink that came in a Moai-shaped glass. It was pretty strong but good. We might go to this place again to try some different dishes, but because it's so loud, it won't be a regular stop for us.
  39. AJ

    AllysonJ

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We loved the red curry tofu (ordered rice on the side) and the chicken and rice! Having lived in Asia for about a decade, i can say this food was authentic and delicious! We were there on a Sunday evening and service wasn’t that attentive, but it may be better during a busier time. Would recommend!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique food and awesome cocktails.

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Hawker Fare- SF is rated 4.4 stars by 481 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Laotian, Southeast Asian, Asian

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street metered parking with private lots available nearby.

  • Public transit

    16th Street and Mission Street Bart

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Syhabout

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 400-5699

  • Private party facilities

    For more information in regard to booking private events. Please visit our website at www.holymtsf.com

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