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Permanently Closed - Koh Samui & The Monkey

3.8
558 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. This hip, award winning restaurant in SOMA features traditional Thai food influenced by the owner's extensive traveling. The beer, wine, and sake list is not to be missed.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5pm - 10pm.
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Phone number
(415) 369-0007 ext. 2
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Aom Chalermporn
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Catering
Free Delivery available to your location with a vast assortment of attractively prepared dishes to choose from our set menu.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 3rd & 4th Streets
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Parking details
Plenty of street parking.
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Public transit
Muni Bus Lines 10, 30, 45, 47. Muni Train Lines K, T, N and Caltrain
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Special events & promotions
We will be serving a Prix Fixe Menu in celebration of the Chinese New Year on January 31, 2014. Reserve your spot now to celebrate with us!

We will also be serving a Prix Fixe Menu on Valentine's Day this year. Treat yourself and the one you love to a special evening!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
3.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Great selection of Thai food. Good drink selection including beer and wine.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Always so delicious. Good cocktails, and pleasant unobtrusive service

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

The food is amazing. The pumpkin curry is a must!!

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2017

The food and the service are outstanding but you are put off by the small very dirty windows - make you question the cleanliness of the kitchen. They should replace all these windows with large pane glass windows which would be so much easier to keep clean. Also completely help the ambiance of the restaurant - wouldn't recommend to any friend yet because of this.

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Very nice folks. Food was good but nothing special.

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3.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Went several years ago and the food was much better then this time around. Portions were ok for two dishes but small for the noodle dish, for which they had to substitute other noodles.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

We chose this restaurant as it was close to AT&T park and had vegetarian options. We were not disappointed! Great wine, beer and cocktail list. Great apps, main courses and specialty areas of the menu. If you are a fan of Thai fish and seafood, this restaurant seemed to have a large menu foci on these options. We had curry and noodles, both were really good. I would go back again for a pre game meal before a game or a concert at AT&T, it was less than a five minute walk from the park.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Always delicious! Service is consistently good, and we love the food. UPDATED 1-23-18 - I'm very sad to see that this restaurant has closed. What a loss.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2017

One of my favorite Thai restaurants in SF. It has a hip "Thai in a warehouse" vibe that reminds me a little of Indochine in New York. The menu is extensive and there is a full bar. The service is friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

The food and service were excellent. I have been to a lot of thai places but this place was exceptional for it's diverse menu and depth of favor profiles in the various dishes we sampled.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2017

My girlfriend and I have been waiting to try this restaurant for a long time and finally went. Overall we thought the food was excellent and the service was very good as well.we had a marinated fish dish that was not fried and was delicious with the wonderful light sauce. The eggplant was also excellent. We would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Awesome food! And service here was wonderful. Very attentive staff and great food for a great price.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2017

The casual atmosphere makes this a great pre-Giants game venue. Wait staff has a Great attitude.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2017

My friends and I work in the neighborhood & randomly picked this restaurant to have dinner at based on the high Yelp reviews.
Well...we were not disappointed! The food was amazing good, and since we arrived at 5pm (opening time) we basically had the restaurant to ourselves.
It was fun to sit at a table by the window and people watch.
I'm DEFINITELY coming here again!!

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2017

The food was subpar on every servng. The Pai Tai was gummy with tofu that was fried atleast a day before, the chicken satay was right out of the bag, the fresh rolls were tasteless no matter how much peanut sauce you put on it, and the Pumpkin curry had tons of potatoes in it.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Everything was delicious the appetizers were very good servers was better than expected. The Asian beef however was not hot when It came out and too rare. Otherwise I was pleasantly surprised

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2017

This restaurant has declined in the quality of its food from previous experiences. The food was nowhere the same quality as other Thai restaurants in the area. The only items that I would recommend would be the gold box and the corn fritters. The egg rolls were tasteless, the papaya salad had little hint of papaya, and the noodle dish was just average.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2017

Fantastic.... Will be back
Thank you for the great meal, reasonably priced, excellent service.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Great spot to go away from the douchiness of SOMA to get something tranquil and real, great people, true SF.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2017

We waited nearly 30 minutes for a waiter/waitress to even take our drink order. This is just really unfortunate and I hope it was just an off night.
The food was excellent.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Went for NYE dinner. Place was not very crowded, but the service was very slow. We were seated and it was at least 20 min before we had to flag down a server to come over to our table and then had to wait another 10 min before a server came to take our order!

The food was okay, but nothing special, though I would give high marks for the Lamb. The Asian Beef was ordered as medium well but arrived medium rare and too under-cooked for my daughter liking. We tried to grab the attention of our server, but he was nowhere to be found until she showed up with our check

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2.0Dined on December 4, 2016

I used to like this restaurant, but the last time I ate here must have been a few years ago. The food quality has gone downhill in my opinion. So has the service. The staff spoke very little English...only one guys was fluent. The gals barely got by.....
One of my dishes, the beef with peanut sauce and spinach, was so bad I had to return it and ordered something else instead. The beef was like a baseball glove.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2016

The tofu pad Thai and the veggie curry were both delicious. Staff were attentive enough. I think I found a piece of chicken in the veggie pad Thai though !

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Went after the Cirque du Soleil, as it was local and within walking distance from AT&T. Was immediately seated, but there was a bit of time between being seated and being greeted by our wait staff. After that, all was good. Appetizers/drinks, main courses and a shared green tea ice cream came at a good pace. The food was great - all except the calamari (my quest to taste all calamari finally got me, as I should have stayed with the Thai specialties) which were little deep fried rubber tires. The rest of the dishes were flavorful, with spice where appropriate, and prepared well. We will go back, as there is unexplored territory left on the menu.

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2016

Everything went well until we got our bill without the waitress asking us if were having dessert, because it was our co-worker's birthday. On top of that the waitress was loud and very commanding, and said it will take 15-min. until dessert is ready. It took 25-min. It was hard to flag our waitress down and very unfriendly at the end. We been to this place many times and sometimes service is good, sometimes service is bad. We all had the pumpkin curry, spicy, good with rice. The Thai-tea, delicious.

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2.0Dined on October 25, 2016

The thai curry was one of the most bland curries I've had - there was clearly too much coconut milk in there. Moreover, the service was quite poor. They need more staff and waiters for their busy lunch hour. Most people were clearly there for business meals - great service is necessary for business meals. We can't take the time to interrupt our clients to ask for more hot sauce, water, the check, or to remove our finished plates from the table. Waiters should take the time to stop at the table and ask how things are going, at least once. I had to flag someone down to order and to get the check (I gave up on flagging someone down for chili sauce).

Overall, wouldn't recommend it to friends for business meals.

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2016

I like this place alot for food and ambiance, but went there hoping to watch a Giants game, and their tv had too many reception problems so we left and went across the street to Brickhouse.

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1.0Dined on October 10, 2016

Terrible - the waitress refused to serve me and I had to walk out after waiting for 40 mins. She was extremely rude.

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2016

Great Asian menu. We had a big variety of dishes and everything was well prepared and delirious. Portions are generous and worth sharing. I enjoyed the ginger chicken and papaya salad. One friend raved about the mussels Service friendly and efficient. Can be a little noisy near the bar

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2.0Dined on August 30, 2016

The food was just okay - nothing special whatsoever. There are better Thai restaurants all over the city. The service was just okay too.

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3.0Dined on August 19, 2016

It was 7:30 on a Friday night. The dining room was almost empty but the bar had two TVs on and scads of drunk 20-somethings literally screaming at each other. This bar does not belong with this restaurant. I hope they can get their dining crowd back and/or build a soundproof wall between the bar and dining room.

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2.0Dined on August 19, 2016

locatiion is great before a Giants game but it was empty inside. The calamari was all stuck together. We've been there a half dozen times but probably last time. Sorry

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2016

Average food & nearly empty at dinner time. Maybe it's packed at lunchtime?

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2.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Don't eat here!!!! What you see online and what you experience are totally different.
The food was not good. The restaurant was emty and the ambience not good.
We got the chicken satay at first. We we were given four pieces of chicken which were frozen and tasted like plastic. The peanut sauce wasn't very good. We also ordered the beef mango entree. Later we discovered that we had to actually pay for the rice (that in normal restaurants would be simply included with the payment for the dish). I think of it as a total rip off. I do not plan to dine again and do not recommend this to anyone. The waitress said that if we were to come for lunch the rice would be included. Overall, terrible food, over priced, and not a good ambience.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2016

Always fine; never outstanding; good value; ideal for lunch. I'll be back.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2016

Liked the spot. Food was uneven and several dishes were to salty. Can tell it's well liked place but for my first visit was unimpressed.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Food is very good, Service is very good. We come from the east bay as this is one our our favorites !

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2016

Great food, great drinks, great service!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2016

Very delicious. Fresh, flavorful and tasty! We tried 3 appetizers- bags of gold, bacon wrapped scallops and corn fritters. They were served piping hot and even the fresh Veges used in the sauces were crispy. Our entrees included beef curry and shrimp with asparagus. Each dish was unique in flavor and texture. Loved it!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2016

Had not been there for a while. Great as ever.

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