Thai >Osha Thai Restaurant
819 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.759828 -122.421408
Neighborhoods: Central, Castro
Best Tom Yum and Tom Kha Soup! – My group of 9 had a 7:30 reservation on a Friday night and were seated promptly.
The food was awesome, especially the soups. The ambience is modern, but also warm. The prices were very reasonable. Plus there is a cool Irish bar right next door called "The Phoenix".
a late-nite meal! – these guys serve very good Thai food, fast and at good prices. i go to the Geary location, as its on my way home. since i generally do take-out orders, they mostly have it ready in 15mins. i love their thai fried rice w/ chkn, yellow curry w/ chkn, and tom ka seafood soup. and they are open really late!
Different and as Good as Geary – This isn't simply the same Geary Osha food at higher prices. I loved the Geary location and was hesitant, but decided to give this location a try. It didn't disappoint. Great decor. Food is a bit more expensive but they also have diferent offerings. At 11:15PM on a Sun night the food the fresh and each ingredient distinctly added to the dish.
Understaffed and rude servers – I had a horrible experience there the last time I went. I waited the whole time to get a napkin. We requested a napkin twice and never received it. As well, I ordered a curry mild. Well, I have problems with spicy food recently, but I thought it would be ok as they usually aren't that spicy. I got my curry and it tasted more on the medium side. I told my waitress about it, and she instantly wisked my dish away saying that they would "check on it". Even though I had said, "it's fine, I just wanted to warn you". Anyways, she keeps the dish away from me for the whole meal while everyone else eats. I finally get some food back from her, but by that time, everyone is done. I felt like I was being punished for commenting, though I still wanted to eat!!!
A huge disappointment – On my way home from the theatre tonight I had a craving for Thai food. I've loved Osha's Geary location forever -- great prices, fast service, delicious food -- and since the Mission location is closer to my home, I dropped by there. What a mistake! Food is 30-50% more expensive than at the Geary location ($10.95+ for curries?!), food is neither more plentiful or tastier, the wait is longer, and the menu is MANY TIMES smaller! Okay, so it has a trendy atmosphere, but the seats are worse than uncomfortable (again, strikingly so compared to the comfy booths of Osha at Geary). Why would people rave about this place?!
Music Good, Food Borderline... – 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...
Not Late nite – This place says that they opened until midnight. Well I went there at 11:30pm. I still had another 30 mins to eat. But when I got the table , the waitress started to rush me.
I mean, if you are going to be open, please serve your customer with respect. But if you want to go home, please don't serve us at all. Maybe you want to consider closing a little early?
its a nice restaurant the food is great .the service was wonderful.the value was excellent.i it was wonderful being there.
bad food , bad service, and rude employees – simply put eat elswhere .,, this was a bad experience..
Nope... – Not impressed. Fell prey to the hype. Food dry and too sweet. Found the decor rather sterile. Wait staff seemed bored and disinterested. Parking in that area after dark was truly a drag. Oh well..live and learn.
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