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Yamo Thai Kitchen

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3406 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1725
+1 415-553-8911
Today
10:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Zürich, Switzerland
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

well, it's a small place and you might need to wait .. and without recommendation you might not want to go there .. however .. i'd rate this one of the best food places in SF. no frills, you can watch how your meal is cooked, since years this is the secret tip. Watch out, open only until 9pm.

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Thank Johannes R
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This place has very little space with only counter eating. However it also has a really good authentic but slightly seedy feel to it. I loved it. The food is really tasty and good value but nothing outstanding. I'd recommend the tea leaf salad.

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Thank Mark D
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

What great prices? Under $10 for everything on the menu - and it all tastes great. And with only one long counter with about 10 stools, there always seems to be a little line waiting for a seat. Come right at 11 when they open, or hit it between 2-5. A secret go-to for locals for sure, just a door... More 

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Thank rdcifuen
Sammamish, Washington
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch and enjoyed our meal. Yamo is a tiny hole in the wall restaurant with maybe 10 seats at a bar that faces the stove and food prep area. I would show you a photo but was abruptly told "no pictures!". This place, in true hole in the wall fashion, is not for the faint... More 

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Thank lunchboxbrian
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

I love how the price and servings are not massive - you will get enough to eat of great food and not worry about the guilt with not eating all of the food. Bring cash!

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Thank chickiephi
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Cheap, ugly, seedy-looking "restaurant" -- pretty much just a lunch counter -- in the Mission area. Great food. It's actually Burmese food, not Thai food, I was told. I recommend the tea salad as an appetizer.

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Thank hushaphone
Montreal, Canada
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

My mouth is watering just thinking about that meal again. I loved it. It was just perfect. The street food, the special, the cucumber water, the service. It was just perfect!

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Thank Worldepicurian
San Francisco, California
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

We've eaten here 3 times and this last time was definitely not as good as the first two times. We had a different cook. The food was very oily and the amount of ingredients was significantly less than what the customers to our right and left had and it was the same dishes and also less than the 2 previous... More 

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Thank Patricia C
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

You might have to rub elbows with each other but food is cheap and tasty, so you can't go wrong. Friday's might have to make a line

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Thank Pepe K
McKinney, Texas
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

yamo is a tiny hole in the wall on 18th street (mission) in SF. Theres enough seating for 8 people and they cook about 2 feet in front of you so you see everything that is going on. Its cheap and i really love the food there. I have been to SF 3 times this year and eat here multiple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Burmese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:30
Thursday
10:30 - 21:30
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3406 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1725
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-553-8911

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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 Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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