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Permanently Closed - O3 Bistro & Lounge

391 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (245)

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O3 Bistro and Lounge is a beautifully designed place to dine out. The place is comfortable and has a welcoming atmosphere. It has large windows to allow diners to enjoy the outside world while enjoying their meals. The inside has a rustic, spiritual feel to it. Its walls are decorated with large paintings of Buddha in mediation and the pillars are decorated with vinyls and tiles to add a sense of finesse.

There are parking facilities and catering facilities offered by the O3 Bistro and Lounge. The flavor at O3 Bistro and Lounge are kept uncomplicated and simple. Cooked from freshly produced ingredients, the highlights at O3 Bistro and Lounge include Pan Seared Wagyu burger and Stake Steamed Manila Clams.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Thai, Pan-Asian, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch Hours:
Monday – Sunday 11am to 3:00pm

Dinner Hours:
Monday - Sunday 3pm to 10:30pm

Happy Hour:
Monday – Friday 4pm to 8pm
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Phone number
(415) 934-9800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
McAllister Street
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Live Music and DJ available for special weekend events (call restaurant for details)
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Special events & promotions
Please contact for special events.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

We were a party of 6 and it was not very busy when we arrived. We were pleased with the selection of dishes and wine, but the wine we chose was out, so we had another choice which was very good. All the dishes were well prepared and mostly seasoned nicely. Often at Thai/Lao restaurants, I think the food is too salty from a heavy hand with fish sauce. Not so at O3. One of our dishes was accidentally not delivered, but we had already filled up with the other things we ordered so this was not a problem. Favorites were the crispy rice salad and the pad thai noodles. We also enjoyed the green curry shrimp. The shrimp were cooked perfectly - not over-done and rubbery as can happen. Four of us ordered the iced coffee, which was strong but a little too sweet for my taste. We were in and out in 90 minutes which felt leisurely and made it to our theater show in plenty of time.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

we were looking for a place close to Davies Hall. The restaurant was perfect. A five minute, walk, not crowded, not loud and good Thai food. I was surprised it wasn't packed. Not the least expensive Thai food in the city, but definitely worth it. The ingredients seemed really fresh and the spice level was just right for us. Love finding a restaurant where everyone at the table can have a conversation without yelling. Highly recommend.

lutke (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

Everything was delicious. The portions were quite generous. We asked them to make the spicy dishes on the tame side and they were perfect. For five people we had three vegetable dishes to share (eggplant was a standout) and everyone had their own entree. We will be back!

JaneP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

Had a wonderful pre-theater dinner at O3. The food was tasty with lovely presentation, and the staff was attentive and friendly. Don't miss the signature cocktails.

Swiftwater (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

O3 Bistro and Lounge is within walking distance from San Francisco City Hall on Van Ness Avenue. It's great for all the occasions I marked above. The Thai food is as expected, and service is acceptable. It's a mainstay for us employees at City Hall, very convenient.

operalover (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Our entree arrived before two of our appitizers. The appetizers are good, not so much for the entrees. Go there because there is not much choice on that side of Van Ness and close to the opera house.

AnaG (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

My brother and I needed a place for dinner close to the opera house. O3 Bistro is conveniently lacated within one block. I was looking forward to dining, but was a bit disappointed with the food and service. My brother ordered a seafood dish which was too spicey. The server did not warn him about the heat. I ordered the trout that came with a mountain of mango slivers. Presentation was nice, but the waitress should have cut and served this dish. It was difficult to get onto my plate. The lychee friut cocktail was delicious, but wait staff unattentive until the bill came. Then they hovered like vulchers waiting for the kill. I would go back for drinks only.

porcinigirl (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

The food was pretty terrible. I don't plan on ever going back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2016

Wonderful, delicious meal with generous portions. Each of the 5 of us ordered something different, lamb, ribeye, chicken, coconut shrimp, etc. and each was spectacular and plenty to share. Very swift service allowed us plenty of time to visit, enjoy dinner, and make it to the ballet on time. I highly recommend.

Anne (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

The food here is good, however the service not so much. The wait staff is friendly, but they're not knowledgeable and they're extremely inefficient. Many also have trouble with English. They clearly need better training. If you're on your way to a performance, be sure to leave plenty of time.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 8, 2016

Coconut shrimp dish was good. The spring roll was substandard. The only really great thing was the cocktail. Wish I'd known happy hour only applies to the bar area. Would've been happier paying less given the quality of the food

Linnea (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 7, 2016

Laotian/Thai food. There was almost nothing on the menu I recognized, but our server was very helpful. My dinner partner and I shared a soup and a curry. Both were very flavorful and beautifully presented.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

Great place! We ordered the chicken skins, chicken pad thai, fried trout, pork belly w/ Chinese broccoli, Thai iced tea and Sao Lao = all were really good, especially the trout and the chicken skins.

We had an early dinner, but noticed the live band/DJ set up. I'd be interested in checking that out at a later date.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

The food was fabulous. The bar area was hopping. The place was full by 6:15. Very nice ambiance though tables were close together. Reasonable prices. Would have tried more dishes if we were a group but it was only two of us. We had soup...fantastic...and two main courses. One was the green curry rice with shrimp (shrimp was extra but they portion was generous). Fantastic. And we had fried whole trout with mango. Everything was amazing.

I highly recommend.

Misinka (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 8, 2016

Very tasty, fresh and light Asian fusion food, recently with more prompt service, in a pleasant soothing and quiet surroundings.