Thep Phanom Thai Restaurant
400 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Thep Phanom Thai Restaurant is a consistent star performer in the Bay area's "Best Of" restaurant publications year after year, and has achieved a well-deserved ranking in the prestigious Zagat guide, and not without good reason. Our chef Pat Parikanont debuted the restaurant in the Haight-Ashbury District in 1986, and has been creating consistently delicious and flavorful food ever since. With an extensive menu of authentic Thai dishes made with the area's freshest seasonal ingredients, we unabashedly savor our reputation as the best Thai restaurant in the City.
Still regarded by most of our regular clientele as a cozy neighborhood restaurant, Thep Phanom Thai exhibits a warm, authentic ambiance, aided in no small part by the lovely decor and an attentive wait staff tastefully adorned in traditional attire.
Your Thep Phanom adventure can begin with any of a number of delicious appetizers fashioned from seafood, chicken, beef or tofu and served with special sauces. An extensive salad menu is next, with fresh lemongrass and an assortment of minced meats and seafood served with ginger dressing. Some enticing coconut soup variations will follow, with chicken, seafood, and assorted vegetables.
An impeccable selection of Chef's Favorites will serve as some entree choices, with such signature dishes as grilled prawns stuffed with crabmeat, fried quail, and poached filet of salmon in curry to name just a few. Other notable entree choices include a marinated boneless duck in honey sauce, sliced beef in peanut sauce, and a Thai steak grilled to order with sauteed vegetables.
An impressive array of vegetarian entrees like fried Portobello mushrooms with braised eggplant in curry, pumpkin with fried tofu, and deep fried mushrooms in spicy basil sauce are perennial favorites. A scrumptious selection of Rice and Noodle dishes rounds out our menu’s impressive offerings with such regional favorites as pan fried silver noodles with shrimp, chicken, vegetable and fried egg, or Thep's Fried Rice with egg and a choice of beef, chicken, or pork. Finally, Thep Phanom has an award winning selection of California and international wines on hand to beautifully complement its impeccable cuisine. Stop by and see why we’re proud to call ourselves a neighborhood staple.