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Tuk Tuk Thai Cafe

North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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659 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2811
+1 415-445-7839
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, PA
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209 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A cheap Thai place, with the usual fare. Apparently the locals use it for takeouts - saw a few come in to pick up orders. The decor is about as basic as it gets. I had a duck curry and liked it. Beer choice included a surprisingly nice porter. All in all, it was a pretty good dinner, and for... More 

Thank ns1991
Tamworth, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Arriving in San Francisco after several weeks of traveling the us we wanted to dine in our apartment. We ordered online which was very easy and gave the option of credit, pay pal and cash. Delivery is "free" but don't forget the tip. The food was good. Very fresh and hot (Luke warm food has been a regular occurrence throughout... More 

Thank HEA85
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I had higher expectations. The food is average but if you don't feel like eating Italian food you can go and grab a bite.

Thank Seb S
Bangkok, Thailand
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We happened upon this cafe as we were walking back from the pier and it was getting dark. Although it is small it was busy with continuous takeaways so we knew it must be ok. We are thai and the service and food were on par with thailand. The waitress was helpful and friendly. We ordered the tom yum and... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Tuk Tuk Thai is located in a good spot if you're headed to Club Fugazi for Beach Blanket Babylon. The staff were pleasant, the service good, and the cuisine was good, as well.

Thank Cliff S
Hauppauge, New York
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Very casual eating. Good Pad Thai and Panang Curry. The service was very good. The serving of checking satay appetizers was a nice size.

Thank boxarain
Pleasant Hill, California
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492 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Three friends and I were walking in SF and decided to stop in here for lunch today at Washington Square after walking up the Filbert Street Steps. What a great find. Had the lunch special of a choice of appetizers and a choice of entrée. Perfect meal. Will definitely go back again.

Thank travelwithpam
Meadville, PA
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139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Tasty Thai food for a very good price. I had pork with mushrooms and garlic sauce. If I had it to do over i would get vegetarian. Location is also good, right next to Little Italy and Rogue beer bar

Thank Timalnick
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I recently visited San Francisco for a few days and ate at Tuk Tuk Thai café pretty much every night! The food was absolutely delicious and the service staff were always so welcoming and attentive. The food was also always served very quickly after ordering it. Everything is very reasonably priced, which is great if you are travelling on a... More 

Thank Lucyyjones
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible tasting yet reasonably priced meal at Tuk Tuk. The restaurant is relatively small in size and unimpressive in decor but they make up for it in terms of the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. We thoroughly enjoyed the corn cake appetizers, the entrees of Siam noodles and yellow curry, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Thai, Cafe, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2811
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-445-7839

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighbourhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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