Thai >Osha Thai Noodle Cafe
696 Geary St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.786649 -122.414621
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Tenderloin
Thai food at its best – I adore Thai Food and this was a truly mouthwatering experience. Will visit again
Great spot! – Delicious food, great atmosphere and a solid value. Music was a bit too loud for conversation. We'll definitely be back.
Yummy Yummy Late nite! – I love Osha! They have a dish for everyone! Im a very picky eater, and my boyfriend and I have very different taste in food, so choosing a restaurant to eat at can be difficult. But we both can easily agree on Osha! He loves the crispy chicken with fried rice and I highy recomend any of their yummy salads, made with fresh papaya, mango, cilantro, you get the picture 8) ...all fresh raw foods for the health-nut Iin me. I love the ambiance in the union street location, its really worth a visit! Also the mango sticky rice desert is one of my favorites not to heavy desert and great to share. MUST TRY!
Coconut ice cream! – The actual dinner dish was excellent, but I was not expecting them to also have great dessert. The fried coconut ice cream is to die for! I had to go back there for another serving before my trip was over. It's so unique and delicious! The place can be a little crowded at night, so be prepared to possible sit at a table w/ other couples if the place is packed.
Clean, Cheap, TASTY – Osha Thai is amazing. They have fabulous food, are open incredibly late and conveniently located. I like the atmosphere. Everyone always seems to be enjoying themselves. The boothes are a little uncomfy, but I know they must be soooo much easier to clean. (I worked as a restaurant manager for 2 years.) I have never been seated at a "dirty" table. You know the ones with someone elses rice on it, or rings from others cups. Its clean, fast, friendly, and above all extremely tasty. The only thing that really bothers me, they take FOREVER to bring you the check. But they are generally pretty busy, and all you have to do is stop ANY of the staff and ask for it. The check generally arrives about .30 seconds later. Overall, great place to relax with friends.
Best Thai food and fast service/ugliest, most uncomfortable restaurant in town – This place used to be known for its cute and friendly waitstaff. No more. This is the most sullen group of Thai people I?ve ever seen. Normally, I would just shrug, but some genius decided to replace the comfortable diner style booths with HARD wide wooden black benches and narrow tables. It?s torture sitting on those things more than five minutes and you?d be lucky to fit more than 3 dishes on the tables they?re so tiny. I would say walking into Osha Thai Noodle is like walking into a funeral parlor, but that would be an unfair insult to funeral parlors. Before, it was a funky, informal, comfortable place to eat?now it?s one of the most depressing, ugly restaurants in San Francisco. To me, this is a tragedy, because Osha Thai Noodle also has the best Thai food in SF. What?s superb: duck noodles, pad thai, pad see ew, Osha Sea, pineapple fried rice, Chiang Mai style fried sausage (I?ve never seen it on any other Thai menu in the States), shrimp paste fried rice, but in truth, I?ve never had a bad meal here. That is the one thing that hasn?t changed and the reason I force myself to go every six months or so (I used to go at least twice a week). Also, the service is still speedy, even if ice cold. Memo to the owners of Thai Osha Noodle: replace the black wooden coffin furniture with comfortable booths before you run off the rest of your customers. And while you?re at it, try to hire servers that are at least as friendly as the average American.
Pad see yew – The pad see yew (sp?) here is absolutely incredible. The pad thai is also good. Have been back several times. Fast, cheap, and delicious.
Great food, horrible service – Everything we ate at Osha was amazing - it just took forever for them to come take our order. Once we did, the food came very quickly and was extremely tasty. We shared a salad, a noodle soup, a curry, and a fried rice and everything was delicious. All that plus a beer for just under $40 - a great deal. We will definitely go back, just not when we are starving since it took some time for a table to free up and then that extended wait once we were seated before we could order.
The end to a late night – I've recently turned my BF on to this place. I went here for the first time last year with a group of friends after a late night out. We got there around 1am-ish on a Sat nite and were seated pretty promptly, we ordered, and our food came out in no time. By 2am-ish the place started to get packed - - packed with people coming from the bars and clubs. So recently me and my BF stop by and share the crab fried rice (soooooo good) and their thai sausages (spicy) after a night of drinking and dancing. The few times we've been here we've had to wait, but that's because we didn't time it right. It's obviously good to get there before 1:30am to beat the crowds!
SF's Thai Gem! – Ok so it may not be the cleanest restaurants around, but the food at Osha is absolutely fabulous! My faves include the crab fried rice, spicy string beans with your choice of meat (personal preference is pork), and Osha sea. Doesn't hurt that the service is quick and the prices are cheap! Parking is difficult to find though but hey, it's the same anywhere in the SF downtown-ish area so no biggie.
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