I love Thai food – even more so since my recent trip to Bangkok – and we have options aplenty in San Francisco. Quantity, however, does not necessarily equal quality – it’s way more challenging to get good Thai food than one would expect.
I do have my go-to spots (i.e. Marnee Thai in the Outer Sunset and Ler Ros Thai in Hayes Valley and the Tenderloin), but they're better suited for takeout/casual dining. There are few, if any, fancier alternatives offering modern Thai food in an upscale environment.
Thankfully, the newly opened Tamarind Hall in North Beach – named after a sour fruit often used in Thai cuisine – has emerged to fill that void.Read More