Thai Spice

4.6
83 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
Named one of the top five Thai restaurants by the SF Chronicle, this 27-year old Russian Hill favorite offers a variety of both traditional Thai Cuisine and unique specialty selections at affordable prices. Enjoy crispy calamari, green mango salad, basil duck, pineapple fried rice, lemongrass chicken, or Thai Spice prawns. The newly renovated dining room welcomes you with contemporary settings and nice atmosphere.
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MK
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table of 5 booked returned as had dinner previously, loved it

MK
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great restaurant, fresh food, good service, good value, we rely enjoyed it, we went twice!!!

SH
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food overall —we ordered a wide variety for 4 people and enjoyed all dishes from vegetables, cashew chicken, duck and of course pad Thai. Very good value in a city where eating out is expensive. Service was slow with only one server on a Thursday night but we weren’t in a rush.
So happy to have discovered this gem
In a cool neighbourhood.

NR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Thai food ever! Loved it! Wish we had this closer to home.

RI
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Place is very nice.
The Cari was really good and also the duck.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazingly delicious food, it was soo good we went back the next day!!

SM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Thai ever! Must try the fried banana and coconut ice cream! It’s to die for. Excellent service!

I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I enjoyed our meal at Thai Spice. If I lived in the area, I'd frequent the restaurant.

g
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of all the Thai places we could have gone in the city; we were extremely satisfied with this restaurant. I would return again and will recommend to friends.

NK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food. Loved the spinach wrap and chicken mango curry!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

High quality food and great value.

MP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This is one of my favorite easy Thai places. The food is reliable. There's usually no wait. The service isn't superb, but pretty solid. Overall, it's a great and unpretentious neighborhood gem.

JW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and service. Friendly and fun environment. Got loud later in the evening.

h
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! We loved that all the ingredients tasted very fresh. You have to wait a few minutes for each plate that pretty much lets you know they are actually preparing the food. We all raved about the flavors too! Will definitely be back!

LF
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Out of town friends wanted to taste terrific Thai food as we got it here! Fresh, tasty, beautifully presented dishes in a great atmosphere.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely food
Service a little slow
But great meal overall

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good overall experience with our three kids. Food was outstanding and service was also pretty good. We would come back and recommend going to others.

PV
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good food.. but the smell in the restaurant spoiled the ambiance...

S
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I really like Thai food. The menu is extensive. The delivery is fine but not great.

HL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was good. Restaurant was comfortable. An easy place to have an unhurried meal and a chat.

PW
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food in a really pleasant atmosphere.

G
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The flavors, freshness and overall experience was very enjoyable. Very friendly staff and atmosphere. Great local find.

B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent! Most ! Most definitely will be back and will recommend this restaurant!

2
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are locals to the neighborhood and this is our "go-to" spot for Thai food. The service is always pleasant and the food is consistent. Whether it's curries, Pad Thai or some spring rolls, highly recommend Thai Spice -- either for dining in or take away.

r
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This is my second time to this restaurant and just as good as it was the last time. I look forward to my next visit to San Francisco when I can dine here again

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Thai food. Each dish was delicious. The sevice was very good.

TM
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been here twice and each time the food was great and service was good too. It has become one of our go to places.

m
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our third time to include Thai Spice as part of our visit to San Francisco. The Curry Puff appetizer was mouth watering, just excellent. My wife's Almond Prawn entree was perfect. My Panang Beef entree was very good though surprisingly all beef and sauce with no vegetables cooked in.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Horrible service and mediocre food

G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and staff. Clean and well kept restaurant. Appreciated that we were able to still enjoy many option even though my boyfriend has a strong seafood allergy. They checked with the chef on every dish, made sure nothing was cross contaminated. It was a great food experience with tasty, fresh food.

D
Nashville
56 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cool find while staying in SF. Authentic Thai food, friendly clean restaurant at a reasonable price. If you're in the Russian Hill area give Thai Spice a look.

L
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Busy night without the appropriate amount of staff. Took far too long to order and get served.

r
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this restaurant on the Open Table app as we were visiting San Francisco and wanted to find something near where we were staying. We both love Thai food, the reviews were good, the menu looked good so we took the plunge. We were totally satisfied and now have another place to eat nearby our hotel when next in SF. I posted a comment on Facebook only to find out that a good high school friend has been eating here for 20 years! What had impressed us in the comments on the Open Table app was that they'd been in business for 27 years! Surviving that long in a very competitive culinary city of San Francisco told us that it must be good and it certainly was. Five out of five stars! We will return and look forward to that day.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service. Thank you!

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It was great food! Could use some help in selecting better winethough😝

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Meals were not served at the same time and my daughter received her entree as my husband and I were finishing ours.... poor timing. Was not even busy.

B
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Thai food - highly recommend the duck curry. Others enjoyed their mains as well such as various the noodle dishes. Nice location and very reasonably priced menu for delicious food.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2010
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thai Spice continues to be a neighborhood gem. They serve great food and have a very pleasant atmosphere to go with it. Prices are reasonable too. Great for an inexpensive date for two or for a small group. I highly recommend it.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2009
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pad See You and Laab salad tasted great! Mango Sticky Rice was delicious as well.

C
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2009
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Acceptable food, but not memorable. Location a bit iffy.

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