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Modern Thai

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Asian, Thai
1247 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5543
+1 415-922-8424
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
30 Apr 2017
“Great Thai food and excellent service”
21 Dec 2017
“Super value lunch”
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Asian, Thai
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1247 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5543
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

More food than I could eat and expertly prepared. Red, green and yellow curries are all delicious . I love the eggplant entree and the salmon dishes are hearty. I even tried a cocktail- the Pink Tokyo- very enjoyable. Place is clean and spacious. Nice,...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Just had our dinner here this evening, and thought the place was fab. It was almost empty, which normally concerns me a little, however we were early for dinner and extremely hungry so we gave it a shot! We did not regret it! Service was...More

Thank Matt T
ModernThai, General Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Matt, thanks for taking the time to share your visit to Modern Thai. We love reading feedback from our first-time diners and we’re happy to know you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. Thanks for your kind words and five-star rating!

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This small Thai Restaurant located at the corner of Polk Street and Sutter was a delightful find. I love Thai food and there are so many Thai restaurants that it is often difficult to choose one over the other. Fortunately I was tired from a...More

Thank mdvrn77
ModernThai, Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your five star review. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us while visiting the city and we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 1 May 2017

I came upon this place as I was walking back to my hotel. I had rice and an excellent Thai chicken green curry with a glass of chardonnay. The service was excellent, warm and friendly. Clearly, it was popular among locals.

Thank MichaelVancity
ModernThai, General Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you for visiting, Michael! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you next time you're in town.

Reviewed 15 September 2016

Big overseas party in who were taking up a lot of time of the waitress, was not helped by door being kept open and a cold wind blowing through!!! Busy enough, seated immediately, food came soon enough, with prompt drinks, visited 3 years ago and...More

Thank guycarr360
ModernThai, Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Guy, we extend our sincerest apology for the slow service on your most recent visit. Thank you for returning to Modern Thai and for sharing your honest feedback.

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Went there with friends for dinner. The food was just terrible - the stir fried cashew with vegetables/protein (we or elders with tofu and need separately) was extremely sweet, greasy, and was not properly spiced. There weren't good at all. Ordered red curry pork and...More

Thank Gayani S
ModernThai, Owner at Modern Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Gayani, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the meal you joined us for recently. Please join us again, and feel free to let any of our excellent servers know that you are unsatisfied with your meal and we will do what...More

Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We first went to another local Thai place but could not be seated, thus walked up to Modern Thai. What a hidden gem! Modest looking ambiance but great food, service and excellent value. Definitely recommended !

Thank namrun14
ModernThai, General Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

We are so happy you decided to try Modern Thai. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback and generous recommendation!

Reviewed 14 June 2016

Have had the Singaporean Noodle several times. Very little fat inthis excellent dish with thin threaded noodles with Prawns (2) and sliced barbecue Pork. I asked for extra cucumber, sliced limes and dry chili powder to spice up my dish to my liking. They also...More

Thank wellTravelledPapa
ModernThai, General Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2016

Thank you for being a frequent guest of Modern Thai! From the Singaporean Noodles to the coconut ice cream, we’re glad to know you’ve been consistently pleased with your visits, and we look forward to many more!

Reviewed 5 June 2016

I lived in Thailand and I was on my vacation in San Francisco, California. I've tried many Thai Restaurant around the city but there's nothing I call 'YES' for me until I've stepped into Modern Thai. The restaurant has a warm atmosphere and is very...More

Thank Copter K
ModernThai, General Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2016

Copter, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a five star review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your authentic Thai meal with us. Thanks for recommending us and the kind words.

Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I love food here.. Meal : Padthai, Drink : Thai ice tea and Dessert : Mango w/Sticky rice.. Yummy!!!!! Great choice for authentic Thai food in SF.

Thank Pasanaluck S
ModernThai, Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2016

Thanks for your kind words and five star rating, Pasanaluck! Please visit us the next time you have a craving for authentic Thai.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1247 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5543
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-922-8424
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