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Khan Toke Thai House

3.8
18 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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Khan Toke Thai House in San Francisco is an authentic Thai restaurant. Its kitchen uses only the finest ingredients and the freshest produce and fish to provide you with a delicious and healthy meal. There are many options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians at Khan Toke Thai House and everyone is sure to find something they will enjoy.

Khan Toke Thai HouseÕs menu includes plenty of appetizers, soups and salads, curries and entrŽes. Classics like pad thai noodles and pad siew sit alongside lesser known but tasty dishes like meing com, gaeng kour lamb curry and neua chao khun, which is sliced beef sautŽed with sweet basil and bean curd sauce.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm,Saturday-Sunday:12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 668-6654
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 23rd Ave and 24th Ave
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on June 15, 2014

We have been going to this neighborhood place for over 20 years and always enjoyed bringing out of town guests. First, it took a half hour just to park, so we dropped off most of our party. When we finally arrived, we found that no one had come to the table during that half hour. Twice I had to get up from our table and try to find a server to take our order and to bring our food, over an hour from when we ordered. When I asked why the delay, I was told ther were several large parties, but the restaurant was not full. The food was good, but after waiting so long the whole experience was spoiled. Adding insult to injury, when the bill came, they had added a service charge, so we could not show our displeasure by leaving a smaller tip!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2014

Really cool dining experience! The food was good, pretty authentic Thai cuisine - not like take out Thai food (not that's a good or bad thing, just different). Affordably priced too.

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2014

I went to Khan Toke on a Friday evening with a reservation for 5 at 8:45PM. When I arrived there was nobody there to greet me, no defined area to check in at, nothing. I finally flagged down a random guy after 5 minutes and he said he'd be right back. Fifteen minutes later, he still had not arrived. A friend in my party overheard another table say, "We've been here for 45 minutes and we still have yet to see our waiter". At that point I decided to leave, after 20 minutes of STILL being greeted. So I marked the food poor accidentally when, in all actuality, I never even got a "hello" from an employee. Same goes for ambiance and noise.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2014

I love this place.
Have been coming here for more than 30 years (when they were a little whole in the wall). The staff is gracious and friendly. The food is fantastic. Every time. Really the best Thai in the Bay Area.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Valentines Day dinner disaster. Took a long wait for the host to appear. Appetizers were fairly prompt and tasty. But that was that. After a 90 minute wait our main courses had not appeared nor was there any word or apology from the staff. Had to get up and find someone to bring the bill. Still no apology. We left hungry and disappointed never to return.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2013

I loved this little place for it's ambiance and floor seating back in the 80's, and eventually stopped coming because it was always booked. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I tried it again... and got a reservation on a Saturday night. The buzz may have faded a bit ... but the beautiful little restaurant on Geary is still a gem. The room is romantic and authentically Thai, with carved tables and floor seating with wells under the table for your feet. You leave your shoes at the door so the dining experience is comfortable. The food is still great... wonderful crispy spring rolls and That salad... All the dishes just as I remember them, and the service is delightful. So glad to have rediscovered an old fave.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2013

We go to Khan Toke often. Good food and very lovely proprieters.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2013

My wife and I live in the Richmond and Khan Toke is one of our go-to dinner spots. My wife is strictly gluten free and she's able to eat most of the dishes on the menu. This last time we took friends from Portland who used to live in SF and they specifically asked to go to Khan Toke. We had a great time with good friends and good food in a very comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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1.0Dined on October 5, 2013

We had a reservation but when we went to the restaurant they had no idea about having reservations and therefore it wasn't honored.

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2.0Dined on October 3, 2013

We were the only family to dine at the height of the dinner hour. Service was very attentive, however the food left something to be desired. Not a good place to take children. The management appeared unwelcoming to the little ones.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2013

I have been here two times and each time has been great.
love the experience of sitting near the ground with shoes off.
place is near where I live it giving it +++
You have to try this place at least once!
Great, good tasting food.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2013

The food here is really delicious. They have the best beef Panang I've had in a while. Great, fresh tasty dishes with lots of fresh veggies and fruits. Really cool atmosphere. Beautiful rooms and decor and I love sitting down in the pits.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2013

We have been going to this little Restaurant Gem since 1988 and it never fails to delight. When vacationing in San Francisco, Khan Toke is a must for my family. The decor and ambiance is wonderful and makes the experience just a little more authentic. They deliver the BEST tasting Thai food. This time we had - the Lamb of Siam, Pad Thai, Panang Curry, Pad Sieu and the Bangkok Prawns. All 5 dishes were fantastic with deep, rich, and complex flavors! Both Noodle dishes were much more flavorful than most Thai noodle dishes tend to be and the Lamb of Siam was something different when compared to most Thai restaurant menus. We eat a lot of good Thai food and in summary - Khan Toke sets the benchmark for us.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2013

love the decor, love the food, love the service. been going there for 28 years. it just changed ownership so I am hoping the new owner will keep much of the offerings. I love this place

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2013

Amazing food, great service, excellent ambiance. Take your shoes off an transport yourself for a bit to Thailand, indulge in hands down some of the best Thai I've had in San Francisco. Beautiful interior and just so much fun sitting in their booths soaking up the atmosphere. We ordered family style to try a few different things and not a crumb was left. I will definitely be coming back!

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2013

Unique setting at an established Thai restaurant. Shoes are removed prior to dining. Food is better than average in SF with some dishes not found at other places. Try the Special Chef Selections.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2013

We had some old friends coming into town and got a group together for dinner. I wanted to pick a spot where we could have a large group comfortably and all talk to each other and still enjoy a great meal. Khan Toke was the perfect choice. Also very fun with a large group because we got to order about 18 different dishes and everything was delicious.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2013

Very traditional Thai restaurant. You sit on the floor and your legs hang into a boxy space cut into the floor below the table. Our waitress wore a formal lacy dress. Food was great. We had the eggplant side dish, green curry, and something akin to chicken kabobs. The eggplant may have been my favorite.My only complaint was that, because we had to take our shoes off upon entering, my feet got cold over the course of our meal! I recommend wearing warm socks if your feet get cold easily too.

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