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About Koh Samui & The Monkey
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.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Thai, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5pm - 10pm.
Between 3rd & 4th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(415) 369-0007 ext. 2
Free Delivery available to your location with a vast assortment of attractively prepared dishes to choose from our set menu.
Plenty of street parking.
Muni Bus Lines 10, 30, 45, 47. Muni Train Lines K, T, N and Caltrain
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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!
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Koh Samui & The Monkey Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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
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!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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