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701 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1210
+1 415-546-9710
11:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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315 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's easy to miss Cha-am, hidden under an overhang on the SW corner of 3rd and Folsom and sharing a building with an Indian restaurant. But Cha-Am is, by far, the better of the two Thai restaurants at 3rd and Folsom. (The other, on the SE corner, is a local chain.) There's a good selection of lunch specials, priced slightly... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

Our group came in after trying a few places around the area that had significant wait times. It wasn't full, which was initially concerning, but in the end the food was good and the service, while slow to take our initial order, turned out to be fine. Nothing special about the deco but if you need a spot with some... More 

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Kensington, California
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

We were among 26000 geophysicists looking for lunch near moscone center and needed a place to serve a group of 30. They honored our reservation, diverse mix of vegetarian and non veggie plates were served in nice order so things did not stack up and all could be tasted. Food was very good but must confess Thai food is not... More 

Thank Dennis B
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

I order our company luncheons from this place from time to time and not only do my colleagues all love the food, but the service in getting the delivery on-time and correct has been excellent. The menu is quite extensive so its great -- you can always find something for someone on the menu. The imperial rolls are delicious!

Thank Amy J
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

I have been there once, and no many people there, actually I feel it is a little dirty for me. The taste is fine

Thank yaoqian19910216
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Great food and nice atmosphere. Great prices and a lot of food. The calamari was excellent and the Pad Thai was wonderful.

Thank psd0919
Montreal, Canada
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

The restaurant is located nearby the Moscone center. From the outside the place looks modest, by it's really worth a visit. Pleasant and efficient service throughout. Interesting and varied Thai cuisine. A good value.

Thank montrealeer77
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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281 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

Do you like Thai food and want a great value then go no further. I worked in SF for a year and a half in 2008 and I made this place my home away from home. I missed them so much I went back to visit last year.

Thank Dave O
San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Cha Am at 701 Folsom St. corner of 3rd street is located across the street from the Moscone Center, 2 blocks from SF Museum of Modern Art and Mission Street and 3 blocks from Market St/ Downtown San Francisco. There are probably 50 or more Thai restaurants in San Francisco and this is one of the better ones. The restaurant... More 

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Northern California
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249 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

My wife and I decided to try Cha-am Thai restaurant in the San Francisco downtown area across the street from the backside of Moscone convention center. It is right across the street from the very popular OSHA Thai restaurant, one of several in the OSHA local chain. It is Saturday night and the restaurant is fairly quiet. Not a good... 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 23
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107-1210
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-546-9710

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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 SoMa

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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