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Suriya Thai Restaurant- - 24 Reviews - 1532 Howard St, San Francisco, CA - Lunch Spot Reviews - Phone (415) 355-9999

Suriya Thai Restaurant-

1532 Howard St (at at 11th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 355-9999
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Suriya Thai Restaurant- - San Francisco, CA


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great tasting food Pros: tons


I've been to Suriya Thai about 4-5 times. Until last night, all of my visits were okay, but less than memorable. Last night, the food was BELOW average (except the sticky rice w...

Great food 2/3/2010

great tasting food Pros: tons more

Best Thai Cuisine in the City 7/8/2009

Amazing food. Super flavorful. Try their Money Bags as an entree, delicious soups, the fresh salmon served on a palm leaf or the generous portion of pumpkin curry for entrees. Don't leave without having the sticky rice with mango for dessert! Pros: Delicious food, good prices more

Suriya Has Moved to 1532 Howard Street--between 11th &12th 6/23/2009

Suriya's Restaurant on Valencia Street has closed, but Suriya has opened a new restaurant on Howard Street between 11th & 12th Streets. Some friends and I have been fans of Suriya's food for years and tried the new restaurant tonight--it's been open for only a day or two. Everything we were served was excellent. It's hard to pick favorites here because the food is so good, but be sure to try #6 on the menu. It's a soup that's replete with delicious and well-balanced ingredients; fresh tasting with robust flavors. All the other dishes were as good as Thai food gets, and that's very good, indeed! Note that Suriya is now open for lunch. That makes good sense in Suriya's new neighborhood which is largely industrial with many people working in the area. It's easy to give Suriya's new restaurant a 5 star review. I was saddened when Suriya's on Valencia Street closed, but Suriya is back and his culinary delights are as good as ever. Pros: Best Thai food in town more

Suriya has moved! 6/23/2009

A true delight to discover that Suriya Thai has now reopened at 1532 Howard, between 11th and 12th ... and that he's not only open for dinner but lunch too (Mon-Sa). The food was great, as always. Had a delightful soup of leg of pork with daikon ... and the green curry. And ... parking appears to be more manageable, in contrast to the old location. Pros: Outstanding green curry Cons: None that i can think of more

Best authentic Thai Cusine in SF 2/24/2009

Visited SF twice already and was so glad to go to Suriya Thai for dinner. Of course I am Thai and i like Thai food there. If you want some spicy just tell the staff or Suriya ( Chef and owner) that you want Thai taste you would love it. Miang Salmon is a must when you visit the place Pros: Very authentic Thai Taste Cons: Parking taxi is the best way more

Suriya: Exqusite Thai Food 2/20/2009

The new SURIYA THAI RESTAURANT, 1532 Howard Street beetween 11th and 12th Streets; Open for lunch Mon-Sat. 11:00 --2:30; Dinner 5:00 to 10:00 every evening. Surprised to find that Suriya had established a new venue across the street from where my car was being serviced on Howard street, I entered to find out if the food was as wonderful as at the old place. I found it to be even better. Many friends and regular customers were hoping he would open a new restaurant. He has! So come on back all ye ole faithful. There's a good selection of vegetarian, chicken, prawns and tofu entrees as before. Still served are the Pumpkin Curry, Pad See-Ew stir fried rice and the Khao Soi chiang mai noodle entrees that I'm fond of. I tried something I always wanted to do at the old restaurant and that was to make a meal consisting only of appetizers that included Malagaw Tod (green papaya wedges with shredded coconut) and the Stuffed Basil Eggplant. All the appetizers are good You'll find there a friendly staff as well as Soriya himself to greet you andmake your dinner enjoyable. more

Best Thai Food in San Francisco 6/23/2008

My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for several years. We've tried all the others that are supposedly the best but none have compared to Suriya Thai Restaurant. All of the friends that we have take have said the same thing. I think he's still flying under the radar! Suriya is a real chef. Some of his creations are really unique. They're artful, healthy, and very tastey! I highly recommed this place! Pros: Food, Service, Creativity, Friendliness Cons: Cash more

Bad pork 6/2/2008

I have eaten there for years and just went on a Sunday night, ate their pork tenderloin in mushroom sauce, a special, it was extremely salty and I got major stomach cramping and nausea all night long. more

below expected 1/4/2008

last time ,I came here ,food was excellent but last sunday was not!!!! I took my friend from new york to there and ordered money bag, duck roll, stuff eggplant ,pumkin curry tofu and grill salmon with mango salad . For all appetizers was bad taste, stuff was so smell and taste sour ,especially in duck roll. Tofu in pumkin so sour and we got only 4-5 chunk pumkin !!!! that's it for $13 .Only one thing was good that was grill salmon ,taste acceptable. The waiter push me to order many things , and they did come to refill water and ask me anything ,just only keep talking in group . why !!!!!! maybe we ordered in wrong item.I felt do bad things for my friend . forget it !!!!!! suriya . Pros: nothing Cons: only cash,no parking,bad service,expensive and smell dirty more

Take your friends here and they will be impressed 7/19/2007

I went back again bringing some visitors. Never disappointed in this place. My guests were so happy to dine here. The food was delicious and delicacy. I highly recommend it. Bring your guests and impress them. 10/20/08. Pros: Service, Food, Friendly atmosphere Cons: N/A more

Best Thai and Seafood anywhere!! Clean, Good Service, Outstanding Food!! 6/23/2007

My friends and I stopped in and had the most amazing meal ever!! I have just eaten at some great Pros: Seafood, Steak, Prawns, parking isn't too bad Cons: no cons more

Great Thai Food 4/28/2007

This is one of my regular places. The food and service are always excellent. There are many Thai restaurants, but this is one of the best in San Francisco. Try the Chang Mai Noodles, you won't find this dish in other Thai places. The appetizers are yummy and beautifully presented. Curries are delectable and the Coconut soup is so rich and flavorful. Desserts like mango sticky rice and fried bananas with coconut ice cream are good too. I'm a vegetarian and there are plenty of options for me to enjoy. more

food fine,cleanliness lacking 12/11/2006

The food was fine, the place was fine...and then a multilegged, oval creature which will probably survive a nuclear war but cannot be named on this site walked onto the table. Makes me wonder how clean the place is. Thep Phenom is still my place for Thai. Pros: food Cons: cleanliness more

I've tasted much better ... 8/20/2006

Ate at Suriya for the first time a few months ago, and it will probably be my last. Neighborhood bordering on seedy, and parking was awful. Service was impeccable, and they even gave us a free appetizer for the long wait; unfortunately, the food was average, and one of the dishes (Evil Jungle Prince) was plain awful -- whatever exotic spices they used made the dish taste like you were licking an ashtray. The place has a good reputation; however, I've eaten at many Thai restaurants in the Bay Area, and I know there are much better ones. Pros: Courteous service Cons: Difficult parking, below average food, cash only more

Suriya Thai Restaurant--it's the best! 7/17/2006

I've been to Suriya's restaurant many times and it's always excellent. Suriya is a delightful person and his staff gives great service, too. I've always enjoyed the entire dining experience there. Pros: Best Thai food in San Francisco Cons: None--OK, parking can be a problem, but you'll find a place if you're patient. more

Perfect... 8/17/2005

We had a large group eating a late dinner. We were promptly seated and very professionally taken care of. I am thorougly impressed with the management at Suriya. The manager personally came to greet us and make sure everything was well. As you know Thai food is spicy, and we were glad to have our glasses filled with water constantly. Thank you so very much for the perfect way you ended our evening. Pros: Service, Food, Management Cons: N/A more

Suriya Is The Best! 7/10/2005

I've been to Suriya's many times and it gets better with each visit. Suriya is a delightful person and his staff is very cordial and efficient. Tonight's dinner was superb--many different taste sensations and all items were delicious as well as different from routine Thai food which in San Francisco is quite good at many places, but Suriya's is better. If you want a Thai dinner that is REALLY superb, Suriya is the place to go. I've lived in San Francisco for 33 years and know what's good here. Pros: Excellent Food, Great service, low prices Cons: Cash only, No credit cards more

first time before 4 of July 7/4/2005

we ordered deepfried sweet potato,kanom bueng,tom kah tofu,tom yam koong,eggplant blackbean sauce and spicy mint chicken all of them taste very good. I would recommend kanom bueng : look like crepe but crispy filled with coconut,tofu,beansprout and shrimp served with cucumber sauce .Soup was thick but taste good my friend like tom yam koong no sweet ,not too spicy it's not same other thai restaurant.Also Eggplant blackbean sauce they sautee eggplant,shrimp,blackbean and sweet basil taste so good ,I never saw in thai restaurant and spicy mint chicken taste very good we like it.I think you should be try this restaurant Pros: friendly, delicious food Cons: closed monday, no parking, cash only more

Real THAI food 4/29/2005

It is excellent food, authentic, good price. And decoration is really thai. If you like pumpkin the serve a ""pumkin curry"" that is delicious. Pros: real thai food, cheap, nice decoration Cons: only accept cash more

Our last visit... 2/9/2005

I've been to Suriya Thai about 4-5 times. Until last night, all of my visits were okay, but less than memorable. Last night, the food was BELOW average (except the sticky rice w/mango). We ordered Tom Kha Gai soup and a dish with sauteed eggplant, prawns, black beans, and basil. The soup was too thick, lacked any kick in the spice department, and should have had other vegetables in addition to a load of boring sliced white mushrooms. It also had a distinct peanut taste (!?). In the other dish, the prawns were tough and nearly flavorless, the beans were undercooked and hard inside, and there was so much basil the dishs overwhelming flavor was soapy no spice, sweetness, sourness, or saltiness (Thai foods primary flavors). I've also had the pumpkin curry (which I never saw in 7 weeks in Thailand) and never ordered it again; other dishes are better. Pros: ambiance, clean, friendly Cons: cash only, parking, the FOOD! more
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  • In Short
    From the outside, this quiet outer Valencia spot might not call much attention, nevertheless, it's almost always full of Mission locals. Creatively presented ""money...

  • 9/8/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm Sun 5pm-10pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central East, SoMa (South of Market), SoMa