2732 24TH St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.753046 -122.407060
Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon-Sat 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Central East, Potrero
Comforting Deliciousness – I don't normally write reviews, but I was appalled at the last review. Nothing about these veggies are canned. They are fresh--the green beans snap as only fresh cooked beans do. The Goong Keow Wan has become my personal comfort food. It is consistently excellent, I can rely on its authentic bold flavors and deliciousness when all else is uncertain in my life! The family who run this place are also great. Try them out!
Avoid unless you have no choice. – The meat tastes like it was cooked days before and then refrigerated.
The veggies taste like they came right out of a can.
I have tried this resturant a few times thinking perhaps it was an off day but the food has been consistantly poor each time. Stringy boiled chicken with fat and cartilage still connected and rotton tasting carrots and potatos. Green beans have the distinct aluminum can after taste.
Unless you are trapped in the mission with no legs I highly suggest you walk (run) to *any* other Thai restuaurant you can get to.
A family-owned Thai restaurant in the heart of the Mission. – In Short
Tucked among the taquerias and Mexican groceries of 24th Street is this cozy, family-owned eatery. Looks won't impress, so ignore the yellowing curtains, dark interior and lack of decoration and instead, focus on the food. The menu covers the basics of Thai cuisine, but it's the vegetarian Gang Jae curry (tofu, bamboo shoots, baby corn, mushrooms, fried gluten, bell peppers and basil in red curry and coconut milk) and elaborate seafood dishes that keep locals coming back.
Great Thai Food – This place is probably one of the best Thai restaurants in San Francisco. The stuffed chicken appetizer was great and something you don't see at other Thai restaurants. The chicken in the curry chicken dish was amazingly tender and delicious. I normally am not a fan of curry dishes but after eating at Manivanh, I may change my mind! Everything seemed very authentic. I'm Thai and my parents are very critical about Thai restaurants but I would feel safe bringing my parents here!
A gem in the mission – You'd hardly expect to find an authentic and excellent Thai restaurant amid all the taquerias. When I walked in here, the decor and attention to detail originally caught my eye. Upon being seated and looking at the menus, we saw everything from conventional Thai dishes to items that were, according to my Thai girlfriend, using ingredients just like Mom used to use. The food was extremely flavorful. The dush dish we ordered was so good that we were fighting for the flavorful skin -- something we leave behind at other places. The owner/waiter knew when to sit in the back and let people enjoy their meals and when to stop by and refill drinks and check up on us.
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