385 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.785725 -122.411493
Neighborhoods: Tenderloin, Northeast
Karaoke room outback is. Fun on weekends late,does a small buffet lunch and has a huge menu of all the thai classics
Dinner first night . . . I'm tired, jazzed up, and not eager to walk far from the Hotel Mark Twain. So I peered into Million Thai, which is literally right next door to the hotel, and thought "What the heck!" Only one other customer, but the staff looked so eager to see me . . . what the heck.
It's nothing much inside, not bad, and I liked being able to sit next to the open kitchen and watch the cooks. And nod and smile when the dishes came out. Communicating directly with the back of the house staff is a big plus in my experience, even if it's just a quick nod and "Nice!" when you try their stuff.
The egg rolls ($5.95) were blessedly not wrapped in egg roll skins, but in spring roll skins, and they were piping hot, not (too) greasy, and nicely crisp/chewy/savory. Liked the sweet and hot pepper sauce, nicely spicy. I like it hot.
The papaya salad ($6.95) was generous, nicely balanced, and just the right heat. Crunchy and delicious. And to round out the meal, the Tom Yum Gai ($7.95) was in a delicious broth, stuffed with mushrooms, and blazingly hot.
Overall, if you're in the mood for Thai in downtown I'd give 'er a rip . . . it's comparable in pricing to other (less desirable) places nearby, and the staff is eager to serve.
So this used to be king of thai but they just changed the name and added lunch specials.
the lunch special is AMAZING! you get an appetizer, soup, and an entree and a drink for 9.95! I was a happy happy starving student when I went here on my school lunch break.
I got the panang curry which was very flavorful. Everything was the right amount, I was able to eat almost all of it without being on the brink of explosion haha.
I will be back of course... oh! I will miss the free popcorn machine king of thai had!
The restaurant is very small, and they took advantage of the space in every way. Décor is minimal. Very clean. The service is very friendly. But the big winner is the food! It's fabulous. Great Pad Thai, and the Angel Wings were awesome.
Million Thai reminds me of the little streetside cafes that you are likely to find in Thai cities all over the country...not many tables and the food is of high quality. Excellent location in the theater district. The old standbys are there such as pad thai. But treat yourself to a special on the chalk board, or try something new. The chef knows what he is doing. Ask if the calamari appetizer is available, even if it isn't on the menu. If you are a calamari person you won't be disappointed. If you are used to a spicy Thai food, be sure to ask for medium or higher level of spice or it will come spiced to a blander American palate. Wine selections are adequate although beer goes well with the food. Prices are very fair, esp for this area.
The Panang curry with rice was pretty good. The daily special cocktails mango Margarita was more mango juice than any alcohol but good fun looking.
Not a bad place considering we stumbled on it walking around union square.
We ordered Tom Kha soup, Red Curry and vegetarian Thai fried rice. All of them tasted pretty good and flavorful. In addition we ordered a bottle of 2010 J Lohr "Seven Oaks" Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon which paired with the food pretty well.
This is among the best Thai restaurants in San Francisco with regard to authenticity. This is no "Americanized" Thai place. I lived in Thailand for number of years and my friend, a Thai national who works at another Thai restaurant had ordered some of the "authentic" items and those ere just like how we have them in Thailand.
If you're one those that believes you can judge a Thai restaurant by its Pat Thai (which is as asinine as judging a Japanese place by its edamame), don't bother going here. If you're looking for authentic Thai food, this is the place.
Bucket of Tiger please. Thank you, that's all. Nothing else is needed. Just a $12 bucket of some of the striped stuff.
Trow in a growl when you're ordering, and you'll get some funny looks. It's okay though; with a heck of a happy hour, I'll take an awkward stare any day.
Here is a good place to eat real food. Definitely recommending their BBQ ribs. If I remember correctly, it was near $15 for the ribs plus additional $1 or 2 for steam rice.
The eggplant basil was pretty good as well.
No bad experience here yet!
They have karaoke and billiard. Cool huh?
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