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Kin Khao

4.3
555 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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Kin Khao is a casual restaurant that specializes in authentic Thai cuisine. The restaurant is committed to using only fresh ingredients sourced responsibly from local vendors and producers. The restaurant�s interior is modern and tasteful with comfortable seating options. Guests can browse the daily specials and recommendations outlined on a blackboard on one of the larger pillars in the dining room. Kin Khao also features a full-service bar.

Start off with an appetizer like mushroom hor mok terrine, which is a curry-mousse in a jar with mushrooms and crisp rice cakes, nam tok beans prepared with ayocote negro beans tossed with lime andcilantro or spiced peanuts with pua chili, arbol chili and kaffir lime leaves. The menu at Kin Khao offers a variety of meat and seafood entr�es. Popular dishes include caramelized pork belly and whole roasted rock fish seasoned with gaeng kua paste.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Californian, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 362-7456
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Cross street: Mason and Ellis
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4.3
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4.4
food
4.1
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on November 18, 2016

Some dishes were great while others we didn't love even though quality was great, just wasn't the flavors we enjoyed. Wings were very good and Bangkok noodles amazing! Didn't love the ribs or cod dumplings - overall good but not amazing!

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vipAziN (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 30, 2016

Super cute spot and the food was overall great! We had the mushroom starter, papaya salad, wings, bean lettuce wraps and the drunken noodles which were all delicious. We tried the veggie Panang curry which was lacking in spice for me personally. The only thing that the entire table did not like were the pork ribs which seemed like they were slathered in too much of the paste they used to marinate.

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TheGlobalFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on October 21, 2016

Portions are large and meant for sharing! Keep this in mind especially if you are staying at a hotel. Loved the charred eggplant salad and fried duck egg salad for appetizers. Also liked the sauces for the fried whole rock fish but fish... not as fresh as I would have liked it. For $48 I expect it to taste like it was just caught. Beef cheeks in Massaman Curry was just ok.

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njcsf (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on October 18, 2016

delicious, creative and fresh thai cuisine that balances tradition with originality, served by friendly and knowledgable staff in a comfortably casual modern setting. Can't wait to return.

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Samsara (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on October 18, 2016

Not your everyday Thai food... This is elevated and special yet keeps with the flavor profiles of Thailand in a modern and new way.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on October 17, 2016

I've been eyeing Kin Khao for a long time. Truly, the food was good, but I was thoroughly unimpressed. It was JUST good, but nothing extraordinary. It was loud, service was appropriate, mediocre value.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on October 17, 2016

Inventive food and fine service but way too loud for conversation.

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Foodar (Vancouver)
3.0
Dined on October 17, 2016

We were very much looking forward to dining at Kin Khao, given its reputation. While the food was outstanding, the overall experience was seriously marred by the extremely high noise level we experienced in the restaurant (perhaps related to the location of our table?). It was unsettling, and we often had to repeat ourselves to be heard while sitting directly across from one another (about 3 feet apart). The servers varied from warm to disengaged; the overall service experience was not exceptional. A Michelin star raises expectations of excellent food but also the creation of an ambiance to enhance the dining experience. Kin Khao succeeds with regard to the quality of the food, but not otherwise.

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vipJTLSR (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined on October 16, 2016

Spectacular cocktails and food. Not el cheapo Pad Thai but authentic flavorful cuisine fit for foodies. Mushroom mousse on rice cakes is a must.

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LT34 (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on October 15, 2016

Always a flarvorful time, here. I loved the menu and the service is always on point!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Californian, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Cross street
Mason and Ellis
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 362-7456
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Parking details
2 blocks away from the Powell Bart station. Valet parking is offered by the Parc 55 hotel ($12 for 2 hours after validation).
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Executive chef
Narciso Salvador
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine