Hawker Fare- SF

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$30 and under
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Laotian

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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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vipilk2
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 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.

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VietLaoSam
1 review
Dined on March 2, 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”

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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!!

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vipBigDane
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 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.

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MARISSAP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing I enjoyed my night .

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Cari
1 review
Dined on February 7, 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.

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prettypickyfoodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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.

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RussellM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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MaxS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Waaaaaaay toooooo salty

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Jane
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 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.

MM
MelissaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

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

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BrittanyC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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ToddS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational food, brilliant staff, overall a fabulous evening

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vipJimboSF007
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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EllenR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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scrittipollitti
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 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.

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sebastian
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 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.

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vipAsherlily
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 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.

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vipFranG
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The green beans are outstanding!

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RajD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 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.

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BeaB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service!

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Raman
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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JDub
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 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.

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EricR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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Talon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great for a big group!

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vipBobman
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined on October 17, 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.

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Chris
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Awesome food. Subpar service.

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vippeter
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food is so good!! All very flavorful especially the curry, wow!

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JamesE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun place with great food. So flavorful.

JW
vipJuicyWench
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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dennisM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on September 16, 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.

AJ
AllysonJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique food and awesome cocktails.

FAQs

Hawker Fare- SF does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Hawker Fare- SF is rated 4.4 stars by 482 OpenTable diners.

Hawker Fare- SF does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.hawkerfare.com/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.