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Osha Thai Noodle Cafe - 91 Reviews - 696 Geary St, San Francisco, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (415) 673-2368

Osha Thai Noodle Cafe

696 Geary St (at Leavenworth Street)
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 673-2368
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Great food, arrived very quickly.


After living in Thailand, I returned in quest of good Thai food. I tried OSHA based on a recommendation. It took some effort to get to - no parking & in an icky area of town. ...

Type the title here for your review of Osha Thai Noodle Cafe 6/23/2006

Keep hearing about this great Thai place in the neighborhood, finally tried it out. It turned out to be one of the Osha. They have three locations in SF. The one on 2nd street is fancy. This one on Geary offer faster service with cheaper price, but food is delicious! you wont' be disappointed. I love their noddle dishes and garlic chicken. They dont' serve Osha's sea at this location, so i was a bit disappointed. But, if you go to the one on 2nd street, be sure to try their "Osha's sea", it's the best thai seafood dish i ever tried! more

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Thai Fast Food 5/25/2006

Osha is a great place to go when you're in search of fast, cheap and tasty no-frills Thai food. The pad thai was one of the best I've had in a long time, and the cucumber salad that comes with the sate (one of my Thai restaurant benchmarks) was excellent - nice and vinegary. Also, their Thai iced tea - one of my favorite drinks in the world - is huge, totally yummy, and only $1.50! Service is definitely fast - our appetizers and entrees arrived at virtually the same time, which made dinner even quicker. A good spot to grab a quick dinner before or after enjoying cocktails at any of the bars in the area. more

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Oodles of Noodles.. 4/29/2006

I wanted to start this review with a witty anecdote comparing Osha Thai Noodles to its federal counterpart OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but there's just no comparison between a federal bureacracy put in place to protect workers while on the job and an affordable place to get a mid-drinking dinner. Osha noodles is smack dab in the middle of the TenderNob at Geary and Leavenworth, right next to Rye and near the Indian and Pakistani restaurant corridor on Jones. Getting there around 8:15, prime dinner time, there was a line - but the turnover was so fast that we were sitting by 8:30 and eating by 8:45. The food ranged from average to better-than-average. The Thai Iced Tea was very nice, and considering it was the size of two normal Thai Iced Teas from most other restaurants, it was a real bargain. Sate pork ($5.95 for 4) was fine if not extremely memorable but the fried wontons were outstanding ($5.95 for 12) - evoking memories of fried wontons on the East Coast. The main courses were in the $6.95 range, and my Spicy Laht Nah - spicy chicken and flat noodles with broccoli, peppers and straw mushrooms was very good ans satisfying. The best part? For two iced teas, two appetizers and two main courses, we only spent $31! Osha isn't a destination restaurant by any means - but it's a fantastic place to go when you're in the neighborhood looking for an affordable, fast meal. more

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Osha Thai 4/26/2006

There is no other place I've ever been that's as close to an authentic Thai experience as the original Osha Thai noodle house. Beautiful Thai waitresses; Thai pop on the stereo; jars of fish sauce, chili sauce, crushed peanuts, vinegar, on a little spinning caddie, JUST LIKE every restaurant in Thailand; if you ask for the food spicy, they will actually make it hot... on that last point, I will say that the spiciest dish I ever had was here. Eating it, I thought my brains were going to melt out of my head, so word to the wise, you might want to back off on asking for spicy because it's way off the scale of American restaurants. That being said, the pad thai, papaya salad, all the soups, EVERYTHING is great here. And it's open late. And the tea is free. FREE TEA! more

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Nice Thai Place 3/24/2006

Great Thai food at relatively (For San Francisco at least) low cost. The food is Awesome and the service is great. Great many options available for lunch in a hurry or a leisurely dinner. The costs are relatively low and the soups here are amazingly awesome. Always remember that the Thai food or any Asian food maybe a little spicy So remember to make sure that the food you ask for is spiced up only that much that you can handle. But i just love this place more

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good food at good price.. 3/22/2006

Good Thai food at good reasonable price. Well this is the place to go for that. The food is really good and price is not that high also. When you have craving for some nice spicy food late at night OSHA is the place to go. Very quick service and its open late. You might have to wait for some time on a busy night. The place is little weird when it comes to waiting room. Since its not that huge people come in to the place to wait and last time I went there I had people all around me and over my head while I was eating. (They were waiting for their table). Food quality is good but they have problem with consistency. My favorite is chicken with eggplant. If you don’t mind the people and would like a quick bite to eat at reasonable price this is the place to go. Its one of my favorites. more

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osha 3/17/2006

yummy and cheap thai food. best mango sticky rice...even better than in thailand. i order to go atleast once a week. or visit for a snack after a late movie. place is always crowded but service is as attentive as it could be. can't beat the price! you have to try the dessert!!!!! more

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Music Good, Food Borderline... 8/23/2005

I agree the decor and location cannot be beat. I live only a few blocks away and couldn't wait to try our my "neighbourhood Thai." Disappointing! I try the Pad Thai which should be one of the best dishes in any casual Thai restaurant since it's so standard, but OSHA's pad thai was gluey and oversweet-- a negative comment read on several other reviews. The meat on the lamb satay was good, but it was on the specials menu. And, the sauces that came with the spring rolls and the satay were also over the top-- too much, too strong as if drowning us in the key flavours of Thai cuisine would hide OSHA's shoddy technique. Desserts look temping, but that's all I'm getting next time... more

Osha Thai Noodle Cafe 8/14/2005

I usually order in from this place, and I have to say that they are really very quick at delivering food. If I had to eat out, I would not frequent this place as much mainly because of the inconsistency in taste. For example, I ordered in once and the food was awesome and perfectly prepared. Another time, it was bland even though I had asked for it to be spicy, and it wasn't as tasty. The soup here is just okay. But spicy fried rice is delicious! So I would say overall good for a take-out/delivery in my area. more

osha 8/11/2005

this is an awesome thai restaraunt. they have tons of unique thai dishes that are all excellent. they are open late sometimes till 2 so they make for a great midnite snack. their service is good and the food comes extremely fast. their prices are fair but you get quite a bit for the money. i recommend osha to anyone looking for a thai restaraunt with a up beat and hip atmosphere. more

Great Food at Osha thai noodle Cafe 8/8/2005

Everytime i'm near union Square, and I have a craving for god thai food, i go t Osha Thai noodle house for some of the best thai food in the city. there thai ices tea is to die for. more

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low-key, good Thai 8/15/2004

Osha is located roughly between the Tenderloin and Union Sq. It's a pretty low-ley place where everything is done pretty quickly, no frills. You even have to request dinner plates if you don't want to eat off the little appetizer ones. But the food is great, esp. their pad thai, curries and spicy eggplant. It is inexpensive. more
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Owner Message

  • Osha Thai Noodle Cafe offers a modern twist using local seasonal fresh ingredients serving generous portions. Offering speedy service, this Thai cafe serves appetizers such as Thai fish cakes, Vegetarian egg rolls, fried chicken wings and taro rolls. Other notable menu items include soups, salads, curry, noodle soup, fried rice and desserts.


  • The Scene
    The hippest noodle parlor in town draws a diverse crowd of tattooed and wild-haired youths, happily slurping away in diner-esque, blue vinyl booths. A stylish Thai staff dishes...

  • 9/8/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu 11am-1am Fri-Sat 11am-2am
  • Payments:

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

    Tenderloin, Northeast