Thai >Marnee Thai Restaurant
2225 Irving St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 94122-161837.763259 -122.481872
Neighborhoods: Central West, Central Sunset
Best Pad Thai and Angel Wings Ever – Went to Marnee Thai due to Zagat reviews and friend's recommendations and it was the best. I recently traveled to Thailand and the pad thai's and angel wings there were not as tasteful as Marnee's. The owner might seem outspoken but once you get to know them, they greet you with a warm and loud greeting! The service is fast and the food is delicious. Been back to both locations ever since. So come with a big appetite for fast service and amazing food!!!!
Entered Pad Thai Competition in Thailand and WON! – Living in the bay area, I have eaten at many Thai restaurants. I can honestly say Marnee Thai has the best Thai food I have ever eaten. Both locations! On top of that, this place has won more awards worldwide than any Thai restaurant I know of, including an award specifically for Pad Thai, which was won in Thailand!!!!!!! Anytime I think about going out for Asian cuisine, my first thought is here. The only time I WONT eat here is when I've had it the night before! Two thumbs up!
Mediocre – What's the deal with the rave reviews about this Thai place. It was a real disappointment. My advice is to go anywhere but here.
The owner is seriously unprofessional & rude! – Food was definitely overrated! Service ok, but the owner? Oh boy, HORRIBLE! Rude, unprofessional, no customer service oriented, and simply just money hungry! The owner of Marnee Thai was rude to us as well. In our experience, we had a party of five(two who are elderly, one was handicapped) and she refused to seat us at a table set for six(not reserved at all) simply because we were just a party of five. Instead, she sits us in a table set for four. For the whole time we spent at the restaurant, the table of six remained empty! Just very unprofessional and outright rude. She was always yelling at servers, treating them with no respect -like slaves. I feel sorry for those who work there.
Rudest Restaurant Owner, food is not worth being treated like trash! – I had a very similar experience to the person that wrote the 9/4 review. I used to love this restaurant, ate here for 3 yrs.There's no order, owner refused to have a sheet where people could sign in. She claimed she could remember the order that people came in. I waited for bout 45min, standing in the cramped doorway only to have her forget that I came in before this other group. In an accusing voice, she told me there was no way I came in before this group. Luckily, the group knew I was there first & told her that. FINALLY I was seated after much humiliation. We had a party of 4, me, my parents, &my grandma. At the time, only me & my mom were there so we sat down. My dad went to get my grandma in the car. The owner snapped @ me TWICE about where the rest of my party was. Told her they were on their way, just out front, my grandma is 85 and walks slow. Owner kept insisting that she would have to give my table away if my party did not show up right this min. My grandma gets inside bout 3mins later, she & my mom went to the restroom. The owner yells AGAIN bout where my party is. She is NOT a polite, well mannered person mind you, she is screaming across the restaurant with her overly loud voice. She was very condescending the entire time. I'm not sure if it is b/c I am young or if it has to do w/ race b/c she seemed jus fine w/ letting 1 group(Caucasian) keep their table even though 1/2 of their party (total of 10) didnt get there til 20min after they were seated. She didnt question them rudely every 5mins. or threaten them. We wanted to order 2 dishes and a large soup, we weren't very hungry. She comes over to take our order and WOULD NOT LEAVE til we ordered another dish. NEVER had I been forced to order more dishes than I wanted. Food itself is good, but not fantastic enough for me to deal w/rude service &an owner that acts like she is doing ME a big favor by allowing me to eat there. DON'T GO HERE unless u want to be treated like dirt!!!! Go to Chabaa=GREAT thai
A touch of Angel Wings – I've been living in San Francisco for 6 years and I daresay Marnee Thai is one the best Thai cuisine restaurant in the Bay Area. To start off, their Angel Wings are incredibly delicious that it made my cousins come all over from L.A just to get dibs on those wings. Also, the prawn silver noodle that they serve is fabulous. The noodle is so soft and smells so good. Another memorable dish is the dessert that they have, the Roti. It's so simple yet superb and you can add ice cream on top of it. The list can go on and on but I highly recommend anyone who is craving for a Thai food, pick this one out. The place can get crowded sometimes and you might have to wait due to the small size of the restaurant. But I still think it worths the taste. They got 2 locations now so you should not have much problem with getting a seat.
Worst service ever!!! – You may have read my same review somewhere else, but it's only because I need to get the word out there that the service is ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE.
So I've been coming to this place for years but after last night I will never come here again. THE SERVICE WAS AWFUL. When my boyfriend and I walked in, there were 2 groups ahead of us. After they were seated, the owner lady said we were "going to be seated next". 45 minutes later we were still not seated. AND not only were not seated next, she sat 4 groups of larger parties who walked in AFTER us before us! And no they did not have reservations. I guess to them more people=more $ and all they care about is $. Loyalty and good service means nothing to them. I DO NOT RECOMMEND coming to this place. There are tons of of other Thai places in SF that have good food AND great service. They have officially lost my businesss.
Great Food! – We had lunch there, and the food was exceptionally delicious. If we lived in SF, we would eat there often.
If I had to choose just one Thai place for the rest of my life... – This would be it. I have been going there for years, and recently took my parents who were in the country for a visit. The decoration is very interesting in the original location, like being in a big straw hut. The tables are a little close together, but it doesn't take away from the experience of dining there. The food was all perfectly seasoned, not too spicy, but just spicy enough for the sweet Thai tea to offer a wonderful contrast during the occasional sip. Marnee was on the dining room floor, sure that we ordered well and that when the food came that it was served properly. She stopped my mother just before she took a bite of her imperial roll to be sure she included a leaf, some sauce, and noodles in the bite. Maybe someone who is way too sensitive would have been put off, but really it was funny and added to the experience of eating there. Marnee just wants to be sure you get the absolute most from the experience of eating there. And for the price, which is very, very inexpensive, you get such a great meal. This is one of my favorite away (from downtown) spots to take people, and I will keep visiting until I leave the city, which I hope never happens.
Great Thai food! – Marnee Thai is delicious! I went for a Thursday night dinner and it was a wonderful experience. Although we didn't have a reservation, we were seated and served immediately. The menu has an extensive selection and there are also a variety of daily specials. We had the corn cakes appetizer, which was scrumptious - we couldn't get enough! We also had the chicken skewers with peanut sauce (good, standard), pumpkin curry (interesting and yummy), and a sweet-and-sour chicken dish with vegetables (tasty, but a little bit more on the Chinese food side). Everything was reasonably priced as well. I would definitely go back!
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