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1247 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-5543
+1 415-922-8424
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chester le street
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198 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 it was excellent, this time would only rate it a good.

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Thank guycarr360
ModernThai, Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this review

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. More 

Minneapolis, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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 yellow curry beef, which were somewhat ok, but still not great. Although the food wasn't... More 

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Thank Gayani S
ModernThai, Owner at Modern Thai, responded to this review

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 ever we can to make it to your liking. More 

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152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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Thank namrun14
ModernThai, General Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this review

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

San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 have Mitchells Coconut Ice Cream for desert to compliment my spicy dish, Friendly prompt service.... More 

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ModernThai, General Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this review

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! More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 comfortable. At first, I thought that this is gonna be like other Thai Restaurant that... More 

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Thank Copter K
ModernThai, General Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this review

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. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Pasanaluck S
ModernThai, Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this review

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

I and my friends went to Modern Thai for dinner on Friday night.The waitress give us the very warm welcome. We ordered crispy tofu salad for the starter, it was amazing!!!!! And for the main dishes, we ordered pumpkin red curry with chicken and Pad thai, it were the unique taste. This restaurant will be my new favourite thai restaurant... More 

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Thank Bua J
ModernThai, Manager at Modern Thai, responded to this review

Bua, We are overjoyed to hear we are your new favorite restaurant in town! Thanks for your compliments on our warm service, amazing crispy tofu salad, and unique pumpkin red curry with chicken & Pad Thai. We look forward to serving you again! More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed! Nice flavors in our curry. The pad thai was good but a little sweet. Attentive service, not too crowded and inexpensive for the city. We would return!

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Thank Kim D
ModernThai, Owner at Modern Thai, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star rating, Kim! Hearing from first time guests is especially exciting for us, and we’re pleased to know how impressed you were with your meal. Please join us again next time you visit SF! More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The food here is very good, well made, with a good lunch deal and a nice interior. It almost seems like a more expensive restaurant than it is.

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Thank Clancy C
ModernThai, Owner at Modern Thai, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star rating, Clancy! We’re pleased to know you enjoyed your recent lunch visit, and we look forward to many more! More 

London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

I'm somewhat biased to Thai food as I now live in Thailand but I'm a big fan of Thai house express. Since the location of this was near it was a choice. Food was OK. Tasty but not overly spicy so I was disappointed with the spicy beans. Chicken basil and noodles were OK. I'd go back for simplicity as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?