951 Clement St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411837.782619 -122.469651
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Inner Richmond
Best Thai Food at decent price – I liked this place since the first time I went there with friends. I liked the euro clean decor and the lounge music. The food is delicious and authentic however in terms of spiciness it is Bangkok-spicy as my Thai friend told me (you have to specify that you like it very spicy so they can adjust it for you). The dishes are creative and beautifully garnished. The service has been consistently above Asian restaurant standard for all of my visit and I have been there 10+ times. Ask for Yui, she's the best gal.
great appetizer dish, Miang Kam (not sure if I got the name right!) – Be my Guest is my first experience with Thai food, well, I am not the Hot and Spicy-lover but my Thai friend was insisting me to try this restarant for her birthday. The location is a bit off-town but very easy to drive there and park. The first Thai dish in my life is so impressive. Hard to remember its name but great taste! It is actually fresh spinach leaves with cooked shrimp, peanuts, lime and some other spices. Comes with sweet and sour dressing to put on top, wow, I love it. The other dishes are good but not as exciting as the first one. Well, I love Thai food now and definitely will go back. The only concern is that my cocktail was served after I already finished my appetizer!
Mixed feelings – I kinda have mixed feelings about this restaurant. I have to admit that upon walking in I was intrigued by the decor--it was trendy, trendy in the Richmond district, which is cool. But when I sat down I got a real chance to look around and had the feeling I was back in Bangkok. It was a nice restuarant but upon closer examination it looked like there were "young" females hanging around the bar waiting for "customers" like in thailand. It was the weirdest thing! My date and I watched as the girls, who didn't seem to have any other purpose being there just walking back and forth from the bar to the bathroom staring at the male patrons. We must have been paranoid but it was also very entertaining.
In the matter of food--we ordered the traffic jam which was good. I liked the gluten one the most and the beef curry was very tough. We also ordered some kinda of prawn skewer with minced pork. The presentation was great but it was very greasy. The spring rolls were ok, not great and drinks were tasty.
Overall I would probably go back just to see if the girls are still there and to watch a little story unfold. Kinda like a show with your dinner:D
Not impressed. – The staff was friendly but we had trouble communicating and understanding eachother. I asked if I could have some vodka added to my virgin drink and the waitress misunderstood the question, remaking the drink without ice. Then she had to ask the manager if the vodka shot was an option and how it should be done, making it quite the issue. I was also not impressed by the quality of the food and would be reluctant to go back.
Good ambience and bad food – We saw the place and it looked really cool so we decided to go. The drinks were good, and the place was really inviting, but the food just didn't match up. The fried tofu was soggy, the roti prata was extremely oily, and the spring rolls had no flavor. We were extremely disappointed with the appetizers and decided not to continue with dinner. If you ever decide to go there, definitely don't order the food, though you could enjoy the drinks.
Worst Service in the City – I recently went to this restaurant on a Saturday night and had one of the worst service experiences I have had in a long time. I should have known when I had to pull the bartender away from the TV so we could order some drinks that we would be in for a long night. The night started with having to tell 3 separate people that we wanted a table, with the last person finally writing our name down on something that sort of looked official. After we were seated, they brought us some water and menus and that was it for about 30 minutes. We didnt get offered any drinks or appetizers, we were basically just stuck there playing thumb master and getting parched. Eventually we got someone to come by and take our order for food and drinks and then we got to wait another 30 minutes to get our drinks and another 15 minutes after that for our food. And shocking enough they got our orders wrong. We ordered one appetizer and got two of a different type. After the appetizers sat at our table for a few minutes of inspection we got someone to take them away (they quickly delivered them to someone elses table) and finally got ours. And when the main dishes came, guess what? Thats right, they forgot one dish all together Eventually we asked about it and someone came back 5 minutes later with it set it down and walked away like it was our fault. To finish up the night we had to wait another 30 minutes to get the bill even though the restaurant was pretty much empty at this point. And just to give us a quick kick in the nuts before we headed out the door, the bill included an 18% tip. What makes the evening even worse is that the food was mediocre at best. It wasnt bad food, some of it was actually pretty good, but some was bland and boring. But couple the food with the service and I will never return to that place again.
Isn't this place a Thai restaurant? – How come thai restaurant listed in Pan Asian?. should it be in Thai restaurant?
I went to this place. it looks like you walking in Ikea.
The food is average Thai food. Nothing is really interesting.
I find many Thai restaurant a lot better than this one.
Enter as a GUEST, leave as a friend. – I've been coming to this restaurant for about 5 months now and everytime I've left with a satisfied appetite and a feeling of extroadinary customer service. From the second you walk into the door, you can't help but notice the stunning modern decor and illuminated glowing bar. Upon being warmly greeted, you are seated to a fresh and clean table setting with complimentary home made potato-shrimp-crisps. The extensive menu offers both traditional thai cuisine and more modern fusion inspired dishes. I've tried almost everything on the menu and would not be able to pin-point any certain dish as my favorite. Anything you choose will almost certainly grasp your attention with both presentation and flavor. The servers and staff are the most friendly that i've encountered and always make sure your experience is that of something special and full-filling.
When I'm not hungry, I regularly visit with my girl and a guy named Spencer to enjoy the calm and relaxing bar atmosphere. We always seem to stir-up great conversation between ourselves and the bartenders, Amy, Chris and Apple. Whether you want a simple Crown and Soda or a specialty cocktail, Be My Guest offers drinks to cater the masses.
Also highly recommended for brunch, lunch, happy-hour specials and dinner parties.
Good Happy Hour – I was walking down Clemente looking for a place to eat and saw Be My Guest's Happy Hour specials on a board outside the front door of the restaurant. I couldn't turn down the $3 Mai Tais and Margaritas. My boyfriend and I got one of each drink, and some fried potato appetizer that were all very good. The margarita had a strong taste of alcohol, but the Mai Tai was just right.
I ordered the Taro clay pot while my companion had fried tofu in peanut sauce over steamed greens. Those were both very good. However, the rice that accompanied the fried tofu looked and tasted like it had been left out overnight and then microwaved. Not very good at all.
The portions on both of our meals were huge! We took both of them home in doggy bags. In the future, I would order an appetizer and one entree with rice for two unless I was starving.
The decor is great. One downside is the wooden bench seat along one wall, which got uncomfortable towards the end of the meal. Otherwise, great looking place and tasty food.
" Try it, you'll like it. " – I like Thai food, quality, fusion and creative flavors. I found it at Be My Guest - "Quality Thai Fushion". I stop by with friends about once a week. Love the warm modern ambiance. We like to stop at the bar for a few drinks first. Alot of good drinks with premium alcolhol. I like the Cadillac Magarita which comes with a side shot of Reposado. I tried most of the appetizers, love the crispy duck rolls. The volcano chicken is awesome, love the theatrics of a whole chicken roasting over fire at your table, very romantic. However, not too romantic with a bunch of dudes. Great service, people are young, energetic and friendly. Give it a try, most likely you'll enjoy it and like it.
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