Osha Thai Embarcadero

4.6
69 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
Osha Thai Embarcadero is thrilled to welcome you back for indoor and outdoor dining at 4 Embarcadero Center!

Following strict guidelines from the mayor and the SF Department of Public Health, we are open for indoor dining at 50% capacity.
Our heated outdoor patio will remain open indefinitely.

In its elegant eatery steeped in a relaxing ambience, Osha Thai Restaurant serves fresh cuisine originating in Thailand.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 69 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.4
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4.3
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were great! Service could have been better but overall had a wonderful Mother’s Day experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic! We had a table with a nice view of the outdoor area and water fountain on the Embarcadero Center. The service was quick and the presentation of the food, 5/5!! Would definitely recommend and come back to again.

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vipSharonL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and the food was absolutely divine.

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F123
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Excellent service and decent food. It may not be one of the best Thai places in the city but if you are in the SF downtown area and crave for Thai food, it could be not a bad choice.

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Elizabeth
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Lovely ambience, kind staff, the food was just low quality - overdone, underdone, tasteless.

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FenixW
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, food is better in most restaurants due to limited seating. Osha is no different. Everything was served fresh and hot. Food quality is as I remember from over a year ago. Delicious!

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vipTastyFoodWA
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Restaurants in SF

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Ruben
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

great dinner and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Favorite restaurant.

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ThomasD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff and amazing food quality. Recommend the chef’s specials

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Good food but horrible service! The hostess/waitress was beyond rude. I will never go back.

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AnabelR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice outdoor dining area with a pleasant view of the ferry building. Inside the of the restaurant is decorated beautifully. All of the food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Definitely one of my all time favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, restaurant was not crowded. Food was delicious and prepared quickly

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vipBill
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Following the recommendation from a local hotel clerk, I was pleased to plan a dinner experience for two friends who had just arrived from Seoul. We were not disappointed. I requested outdoor seating that worked out well since there were propane umbrella heaters to ward off the evening chill. We had a beautiful view toward the Ferry Building and the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge.
The staff was courteous and prompt in helping us with selections. Chopsticks were brought promptly on request (it's curious that this was not part of the table setting). We all enjoyed the tasty Spring Rolls with Prawns. I enjoyed the Drunken Noodles while one of my guests enjoyed the Sea Bass Clay Pot. He commented that it was a bit salty for his taste, but he really enjoyed the fish. We ended our meal with Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut Ice Cream.
The ONLY disappointment I had was that their coffee machine was "broken." They didn't have a Plan B, so I had to scout out a local Safeway to satisfy my after-dinner fix. Nearby coffee shops aren't open at 9:30 on a Sunday evening and I had a 1.5 hour drive to get back home.
I'll be happy to come back again, but I'll make sure that their coffee machine has been fixed before I book the reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Glad they were open during the pandemic. Sweet little patio that had heat lamps and was protected from the wind, but not much ambiance. Food was just so-so. Service & drinks were fabulous!

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vipSteph
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great little outdoor area with good service. This was the first Pad Thai I've had that I didn't like, though my friend did enjoy it.

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vipPaulS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outside dining was handled very well. Enjoyed our dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Well, I woldn't choose this restaurant if I were paying, because Thai food need not be expensive. But for a nice business lunch if you are near the Embarcadero Center, this is a great choice. Authentic Thai cuisine in very nice surroundings. Wait satff was very professional too.

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MCHayward
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2015
Overall3food4service4ambience4

My wife, sister, and I were looking for a restaurant in the area and I found this nearby.
For a Tuesday night it was quite lively.
Food - excellent tasting for a Thai restaurant. Service - impeccable. Didn't even need to ask for anything, the wait staff was always there with more water, requests for new food, drinks.

Osha Thai is an upscale restaurant, with steep prices on their food and drinks. I gave this restaurant an overall "Good" rating because of the term "Employer Mandates" on the bill. Really? You charge what you do and want to make that statement to your customers? The charge is miniscule and I understand its a fee to businesses for their workers to ensure they have health insurance in SF.
Don't insult me by putting this cost as a line item though. It's necessary that your workers are covered and that cost should be part of the prices I am already paying. Calling it out will make me think twice before going to this establishment again.

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MichaelS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2015
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nothing interesting or inspiring here.

Service was good but average.

Appetizers (marinated olives, bean minestra soup) were basic.

Entrees (farrotta mushroom risotto, chitarra hand cut pasta) were just way too salty.

Many better choices for the same money or less.

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EddieStarr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say without a doubt, Osha Thai is one of the best restaurants. Located at the Embarcadero, you can literally see the Welcome to SanFrancisco Clock Tower

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KatieG
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The night we went, the table we were given was right in front of the door so we were crowded by people waiting for tables and then frozen by the wind when the door was left open over and over again. Despite this, the food and service were absolutely excellent. Suggest asking for table away from the door!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
131 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While visiting SF last week, my wife and I had dinner at Osha Tai at the Embarcadero. We have eaten lunch there two or three times during previous trips, but this was our first dinner experience and it proved to be the best dinner we had during our stay. A couple of provisos if you go on a Friday night...be prepared for some serious volume level; I could barely hear my wife for the first half hour (till I got used to the ambient noise). The frenetic atmosphere affected the staff--our waiter appeared quite stressed by all the activity--in fact, an altercation erupted across the dining room, but the staff handled it very professionally. As for the food, well, it was very good. My wife liked her rice and chicken dish and I very much enjoyed the beef and noodles. Our server gave me some good advice about how much heat to add. I'm sure we will eat there again on future trips, but may avoid the TGIF crowd.

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vipClaro
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seems like all the Osha Thais are going downhill. Last time I went to this was it was amazing. This time all of the dishes were way too sweet, even though there was nothing to suggest their sweentess in the menu.

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Deafened
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2015
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The food is very good but the noise is intolerable. I will never go there again.

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vipaer151
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my go to places when traveling to San Fran. I Would recommend reservations as they are busy for lunch and dinner. I had the pad Thai which was great. My colleague suggested the pumpkin curry.

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gatsby
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2015
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The noise level overwhelmed us. Talking was very difficult. Gluten-free options were few.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has now been added to the favorites list when traveling to San Francisco.

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vipAnnieB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2015
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Although we had a reservation, our table was not ready and we definitely had to wait longer than 5 minutes to sit down. Our server forgot our drinks until long after we had our food. When we tried to get her attention, she would not even walk over to the table. She just yelled and waived us off. She apologized later when the drinks finally came. I was not offered a 2nd glass of wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location - parking beneath - good food and quick service.

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vipSaturday
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2015
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I've always loved their food but this night the service was not great

MB
MarinaB
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service and cuisine. Good ambiance. Very attentive. Lovely location and seating all around.

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FromOttawawithlove
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2014
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Appetizers were ok. Most of the Food was salty. Our server, Peper, was not accommodating with our requests.
He had a nice smile, that was about it. Since the food was cooked in a closed kitchen, I didn't want to be picky and have something done to our food. Too expensive for the kind of food we could find at the mall.

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nee7
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the ambiance. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The prawn appetizer and the eggplant were excellent. The fish that we ordered was a little bland - but still good. It all went well with a nice bottle of wine. The service was excellent.

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SusieQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2014
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We have been to other Osha Thai's and those were really great, so we were very disappointed when the Embarcadero site turned out to be so bad. They were very disorganized and took forever just to even greet us. The service was terrible and impersonal, and they messed up several of our orders. Also, I didn't like how they brought the dishes out one at a time instead of together so we could begin eating at the same time.

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vipMaximilliane
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy eating her ---authentic Thai Food love the décor great food will always return
[Will definitely recommend to friends, family strangers and acquaintances As a matter of fact -- I I want to dine there now

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mari
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Curry was delicious as was the Pad Thai. Don't miss the Sticky Rice + Mango for dessert!
Come in a little later in the afternoon when it is quieter and less full. Service was excellent.

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You can order delivery directly from Osha Thai Embarcadero using the Order Online button. Osha Thai Embarcadero also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 788-6742.

Osha Thai Embarcadero is rated 4.6 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.