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