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Marnee Thai - 102 Reviews - 2225 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122, San Francisco, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (415) 665-9500

Marnee Thai

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2225 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122 (at 23rd Avenue)
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Marnee Thai - San Francisco, CA
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Best

Great food, great ambiance and the menus are great too. \r We enjoy every time we go and will recommend it to anyone

Worst

I use to eat at this restaurant frequently because the food was so good that I was able to overlook the horrible service and that loud annoying owner. But when I ate there this p...

Excellent Authentic Thai 12/27/2005

One of the best thai restaurant in San Francisco. Marnee Thai provides an excellent variety of authentic thai cuisine in a very cozy ambience. Located in the heart of the San Francisco sunset district. Service is excellent and friendly. The dishes are very flavorful. I espeically recommend the tom yum salad and curry dishes. slightly hard to find parking. more

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Best Thai Food in San Francisco (or anywhere!) 8/23/2005

My husband and I have been going to Marnee Thai regularly since 1990 and have enjoyed every meal we've had there. There is no better Thai food anywhere! The Spicy Angel Wings are amazing, and everything else we've tried has been fabulous. Some reviewers have complained about the size and "bumping elbows" with people at the next table. Well, that's just part of the charm. We've met many interesting people this way! Others have complained about May, the hostess/owner. May happens to be the heart and soul of Marnee Thai. We just love her, and her personality makes her unique and is what we love most about her. It's comforting to know that each time we go, May will be there to greet us with a hug. And she often sits down with us for a few minutes, just to chat and share her wisdom with us. more

One of the best! 8/22/2005

This restaurant offers some really great meals at a great price. Their portions are pretty decent and the fish cake and papaya salad are a few of the 'not to miss' items on the menu. Curries are one of their specialties as well. I would definitely say that this is one place you have to try. It does get pretty crowded on the weekends though, so come prepared to wait. Parking is pretty easy in the evenings. The waiters are really friendly and always have a smile on their face. more
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Traditional Thai cuisine, served with a little motherly T.L.C., has made this restaurant a Sunset District fave.

Owner Message

  • When Chai Siriyam opened his celebrated Marnee Thai restaurant in San Francisco in 1986, he hoped to give his patrons a taste of Thai cuisine and culture so transporting that they could enjoy the country?s wonders without ever having to leave the neighborhood. His plan worked. Ad yet more than twenty years on, Chef Chai?s artistry and balanced hand with Thailand?s inimitable cuisine may in fact have sent just as many newly minted Thai-food enthusiasts to his homeland as they?ve brought through his restaurant door.

    The Taste of Thailand
    Skilled Thai cooks have an almost sixth sense for synthesizing disparate flavor elements into a seamless, unified, utterly balanced whole. And that?s not something they?ve achieved by accident. Thai cuisine has been developing as long as has Thailand itself, and over that time, it?s practitioners have learned which ingredients counter others, when to pair something mild with something heavy, and when to balance something hot with something s weet.

    The chief tools of this edible art are the herbs, spices, roots, shoots and other ingredients that comprise the Thai cook?s seasoning armamentarium. There?s nothing particularly mysterious or exceptional about the contents of the Thai pantry. Ingredients like cilantro, kaffir lime leaf, sweet basil, mint, lemongrass, coriander seed, cumin, peppercorns, garlic, galangal, ginger, chilies, tamarind, shallots, coconut milk palm sugar, dried shrimp, and fish sauce are common coin throughout SE Asia.. The North
    Slow-simmered,smoothly seasoned comfort foods make Northern Thai cooking stand out; creamy curries and coconut milk soups; meats and vegetables with a tangy edge of lime; little ground-pork sausages called name; and the regional predilection for sweet glutinous rice,steamed and rolled into palm-sized balls that are handy for dipping into pungent relishes and sauces.

    The Northeast
    Thailand?s barren,rugged North-lying just across the Mekong River from Laos and Cambodia-got dealt a tough hand with its unforgiving landscape. The irony of it all is that despite its obvious unsuitability to farming,the area developed mainly on an agricultural model. But while the Northeast,also called the Isan,remains Thailand?s least economically prosperous region,culinarily,it?s a diner?s dream.

    The South
    This narrow strip of land stretching from Central Thailand down to Malaysia is a little bit of paradise nestled between the Indian Ocean on the west and the Gulf of Thailan d on the east. Southern Thailand promises a lush natural bounty and conditions ideal for growing tropical produce.

    The Central Plains
    The Chao Phraya River Valley in Thailand?s Central Plain is both rice bowl and produce market to the country. Yet it?s squeezed up against the 21st-century metropolitan city of Bangkok. This region is home to Thailand?s palace cuisine,while also laying claim to one of Asia?s most enticing street-food scenes.

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Editorial

  • The Scene
    The interior evokes a little bit of Thailand, complete with woven-grass walls and hanging plants. The motherly hostess (and chef-owner's wife) makes comfortingly authoritative...

  • 12/16/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday-Sunday
  • Payments:

    American Express, Cash, Visa, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central Sunset, Central West
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