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Kothai Republic, San Francisco, CA

Kothai Republic

4.8
4.8
98 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Californian, Korean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 742-4058
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

98 Reviews
  1. Carolifa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly service, funky fusion food with unexpected mix of flavors that tasted really good.

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  2. JaneC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Genuinely enjoyed every dish we ordered, and the service was great! I’m excited to go back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a wonderful date night. Staff are great. And the food is amazing. Will go back again

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love this place for it’s innovative and delicious food! Very well presented as well, especially the smaller plates. Minor issue for me is that they often bring too many plates as once despite my requests. Still it’s by far my favorite place in the Inner Sunset.

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  5. Judy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, attentive service, delicious food! Highly recommend!

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  6. Alice

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food taste, presentation excellent! Always an enjoyable experience.

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  7. LauraF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time and it did not disappoint! Great little neighborhood spot and a lively atmosphere for dinner. The interior is clear and comfortable but not fancy. They can seat a lot of people in a pretty small space. Got a last-minute reservation on a Friday night easily but people were waiting for tables when we got there. The kimchi rice balls were delicious and the spicy noodles. I love green curry so the salmon was my favorite. Can't wait to try it for brunch!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place! Always happy to come back here for their signature Hamachi collar dish. It’s the best there is! Everyone is very attentive, friendly. The owner is always out there helping out in the dining area, delivering the food and chatting with the customers. The menu is somewhat limited for non meat eaters, but everything we’ve eaten was very good. Once you try it, you’ll always want to come back for more!

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  9. BrendaC

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully presented dishes and flavors were delicious! My only complaint is that the soup came out lukewarm. Service was great and staff was very attentive. Very interesting spin on Thai/Korean food! I’ll definitely be coming back!

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  10. Sarah

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious and the presentation is beautiful! The Kalbi is one of the best foods I’ve eaten anywhere recently! I’m so excited to have kothai in the neighborhood.

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  11. JenniferO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The flavors were very good. Each of the dishes was excellent. The hamachi collar did not have as much fish as other restaurants. The spicy noodle dish with good. The iron steak was flavorable but would have prefer it more rare.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious and creative cuisine. Attentive service without hovering too much. Only real complaint is the noise level is very high. At one point my Apple Watch alerted me that I was in an area with noise levels above the normal range

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  13. snuh

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had the beef noodle soup, hamachi collar, rice balls, crudo, and a browned-butter squash salad. Apps are under $20, entrees in the $20s. Everything was good, except for the hamachi collar which was a bit pungently fishy and mushy for our taste. Rice balls and squash salad were particularly delightful. Tues & Weds apparently are half-off for a full bottle of sake, which was a good deal. Acoustics are not great - once it got crowded we found ourselves asking each other "What?!" a lot from across the table. All total after tip I believe the bill was $140 for two and we left very full. It's not quite the value I want out of a neighborhood joint, and it's not quite the culinary experience for a destination restaurant, but it still carves out a distinct enough menu that I'll be back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Presentation of beef noodles, Bibimbap, Salmon Haw Mok were beautiful; everything we ordered we very flavorful, although a bit spicy for my friends. Will definitely come often with friends! Staff were courteous & clean environment.

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  15. Karen

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good . Must try theses bream and hamachi small plates.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food had good flavors and portions. Would come again!

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  17. LindaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bummed, that was a bit disappointing. The atmosphere was lovely. It was well decorated and the staff are all extremely kind and accommodating. The other diners were enjoying each others conversations and everyone was having a great time which makes eating so much more fun. But the food was not very impressive. We started with the Crying Tiger Skirt Steak and the beef was dry and tough. Flavors of the fresh lime and cilantro were delicious, but the star of the dish was hard to eat. Then I got the beef noodle soup where again, the big chunks of beef were tough, tougher than the shared plate, but the bigger disappointment was the soup base. There was very mild beef flavor and lots of oyster sauce (perhaps?) and it made it very heavy in an irrelevant manner. My friend got the Korean spicy noodles with pork and he seemed to enjoy that. The pork was much more tender and fatty enough for flavor and taste (I had a bite!) but I'm unsure about the noodles. We didn't bother staying for dessert. The best part of the meal was the service and their sparkling rice beer.. darn.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was wonderful and our server was very attentive and had great suggestions.

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  19. PreethaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is truly a gem. The food is simply gorgeous and every bite is eating a little piece of art. So tasty and humble. Can’t wait to bring everyone here.

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  20. JuliaAC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my third visit in 3 weeks. I went twice my myself, and once with a friend. They’re very accommodating to single diners, but I do recommend going with a friend or friends, so you can try more dishes.

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  21. MarcusW

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    server was super friendly and helpful, esp after providing a new pour for a sparkling wine that was flat. the hamachi collar might have been the skinniest collar in existence. ceviche was great, though presentation was lacking. thai spices were super robust, though not so much for gentle palates. flatiron great. noodles fantastic. will try again.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend. I think it’s the best Asian Fusion restaurant in SF. Owner was also very nice. I would definitely visit at least every month.

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  23. robinnh

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly, attentive service, nice interior. comfortable ambience and innovative tasty food .. highly recommended.

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  24. JuliaAC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful lunch on Saturday. We had the roasted maitake mushrooms, the delicata squash, chicken toast on a bed of peanut sauce, kimchi rice balls, and a deconstructed apple crumble cheesecake. All excellent. Service was fabulous too.

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  25. SFMichelStar

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kothai Republic is a refreshing twist on Korean and Thai profiles making the dishes somewhat familiar but yet innovative enough to imprint the chef's signature. Great play on combining different textures with acid, sweet or heat. I'm determined to try every offering on their menu. Finally, the service was perfect. The staff were incredibly friendly and presented the food with just enough information to appreciate the uniqueness of each dish.

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  26. Baltoro65

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and delicious food! They were super accommodating for someone in our party with a gluten allergy. Would definitely recommend.

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  27. CalvinG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The flavors burst out and all the sauces aren’t overpowering. Front staff is exceptional and really do great job of making you feel special when your reservation can’t be met because some things out of their control

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  28. Alice

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the beautiful snd tasty food here. The owners are great!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, warm service, awesome food. Highly recommended.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The culinary experience at this restaurant was truly exceptional! We ordered the steak and the spicy noodles, both which exceeded our expectations. The steak paired with a sweet & sour sauce was so delectable, I found myself scraping every drop of the sauce from the plate. The gracious manager/owner even kindly offered us rice to savor alongside the sauce. The highlight was when I combined that rice with the flavorful & juicy pork from the spicy noodle dish, which was sensational! 10/10 would recommend this restaurant.

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  31. Batgrrl52

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so tasty with many textures and flavors. Beautiful presentation.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing!! So delicious, we can’t wait to go back. We had the salmon and Korean spicy noodles and both were perfect. The cheesecake dessert was also incredible. Can’t wait to go back!

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  33. Estelle

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was so unique and amazing! I'd come here again

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  34. Paintkatt

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is excellent, well prepared and delicious. The service was attentive. I felt the value was good.

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  35. Waymac

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the very best tom yum goongs I have ever tasted (have spent years eating it in Thailand). The Thai tea with ice, because it was thicker than usual, allowed us to drink it slowly without it becoming overly watery and less perfumy. The portions are enormous. Overall, very pleasing and highly recommended.

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  36. Ahsin

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped here on a last minute recommendation and were blown away by the food! The wait staff was so considerate (we had a kid who was actively melting down) and service was perfect. We can’t wait to go back and try ever else on the menu.

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  37. wenela

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent innovative food version of Thai and Korean staples. Would love to try other dishes next time.

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  38. StumblingTummies

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience again for our second visit. The flavors were both familiar and fresh. Everything was tasty. The only thing I would suggest is for the babimbap to have crusted rice.

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  39. suszz

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent fusion food. Would try again! Service was attentive and food was well delicious

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleasantly surprised but how great everything tasted. One of the best meals I’ve had in a while. Our server was attentive and friendly.

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Kothai Republic is rated 4.8 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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1398 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sunset District
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Californian, Korean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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