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Osha Thai Embarcadero

49 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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In its elegant eatery steeped in a relaxing ambience, Osha Thai Restaurant serves fresh cuisine originating in Thailand. Osha's fresh spring rolls with shrimp and a peanut dipping sauce, as well as the crispy Thai samosa stuffed with potatoes, carrots and spices, make for wonderful starters. Fragrant curry dishes like the beef and basil panang curry and the sweet and spicy prawns and pineapple curry are diner favorites. Osha Thai Restaurant also crafts a variety of noodle and rice dishes, such as the crab fried rice with egg and the rice noodle pad see ew with Chinese broccoli and a rich bean sauce.

Osha Thai's house specialties such as the sizzling tom yum seafood, filled with an assortment of wok-fried seafood and veggies in a hot and sour sauce, speak to the quality of ingredients and passion of the chef.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Thai, Asian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 11:00am-5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 788-6742
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Lalita Souksamlane
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Private party facilities
Located in the heart of San Francisco, where the financial, theater, hotel, convention center and shopping districts come together, Osha Thai is in the perfect position to host your special event.
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Private party contact
Paul Vong: (415) 994-4882
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Cross street
Drumm and Sacramento
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Parking details
Parking Validated parking available in the Embarcadero 4 parking garage. Entrance off of Drumm Street. Street parking is available, although meters are enforced every day. Continue past the Hyatt Regency hotel and Four Embarcadero Center. Turn right on Clay Street on to the cobblestones and drive into the Four Embarcadero Center Parking Garage.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 49 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 16, 2015

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on March 10, 2015

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.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on March 1, 2015

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.

EddieStarr (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 28, 2015

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

KatieG (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 27, 2015

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!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 20, 2015

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 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.

vipClaro (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2015

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.

Deafened (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2015

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

vipaer151 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2015

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.

gatsby (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 22, 2015

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

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2015

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

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

vipSaturday (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 8, 2015

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

MarinaB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2014

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

FromOttawawithlove (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2014

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.

nee7 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2014

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.

SusieQ (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2014

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.

vipMaximilliane (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 7, 2014

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

mari (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2014

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.