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Lalita's Distinctive Thai

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96 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3814
+1 415-552-5744
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lolita's has lots of great space and a super comfortable seating area for groups, and it's well decorated! They have a full bar with a good selection of beer. Beers are $5... not sure if there's a happy hour, but it could totally be worse. Near an art school, but not a good place to park. Do NOT park a... More 

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Thank Chelseanic91
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

After an enjoyable evening at the Asian Art Museum, my friend and I stopped at Lalita Thai Restaurant and Bar for a late night supper. We ordered three dishes to share: crispy pork over fried rice, Tom Yum soup, and vegetarian egg rolls. Although the Thai fried rice did not look or taste like our idea of fried rice, we... More 

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Thank Peppersmom2015
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place have a WOW ! Thai menu .. It's delicious staff is great !food is great I love it so much .... I will comeback again if I want Thai food ..the bartender Winnie ...is great ..

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Thank Rj M
Oakland, California
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Conveniently located, Lalita Thai' food is average in taste and quality. I had the custom lunch, chicken with peanut sauce and brown rice. The brown rice, which had some interesting nutty additions, was the best part. The chicken and vegetables were OK, nothing special. My companions had the tofu and red curry sauce, again, nothing special. While they brought the... More 

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Thank TaraOakland
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Lalita's has a menu with many options, with several levels of heat. The service is quick and courteous too. I have tried their pad thai, pad see ew, noodle soups and lunch specials. The lunch specials may be the most distinctive because you may choose your protein, your starch, then you get a spring roll and salad with it. Everything... More 

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Thank Audrey C
Pleasant Hill, California
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Lalita is within walking distance of the opera house, and a block from Civic Center BART, so it is a perfect place to eat before the ballet or opera. We love Thai food, and the menu is extensive, as is the cocktail list and nice wine selections. I had a mojito ($10) and Thai fried rice topped with crispy pork... More 

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Thank Gary L
Nashville, TN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We walked in following another couple who said this place was great but for some reason we thought we were going to eat italian as you could smell it in the air as we were walking. Nice quaint restaurant, seated immediately even though it was packed. We were greated by a waitress who took our drink order and then we... More 

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San Leandro, CA
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

We dined here recently before a play in the neighborhood. The place is clean enough, lit well enough, staffed adequately, etc. Once we ordered our food, the appetizer came out in about 2 minutes, which made me think it was already made, under the lights, keeping warm. However the crispy calamari was decent, and not tough or old tasting. Our... More 

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Savusavu, Fiji
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207 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

We dined here before attending a show at the Orpheum Theatre around the corner. The service was pleasant and we were served very quickly. The dishes we selected were delicious. Unfortunately the server got busy and wasn't as attentive at the end of our dinner so we had to gulp down our dessert, pay the bill and dash to get... More 

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Thank TropicSplendor
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

I had some great fried rice noodles, great sauces, very friendly staff. Had a typical sweet I never tried before, very very good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center
  • Neighbourhood: Civic Center
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-5744

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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?

Staying in Civic Center

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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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