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1541 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA 94116
+1 415-682-9958
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Pro: Its open till 2 Cons: i mean they fried rice and like how do you mess up fried rice, it was chicken fried rice, it tasted like fish not to mention the whole place smelled like this. It's not that cheap, the prices are not unreasonable until you actually taste it. Hard to find parking

Thank Oscar F
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We were a little disappointed. We ordered takeout and as is our custom ordered the medium spicy. We did have a "discussion" trying to place our order but hopefully this had no bearing on the actual order. There was a lot of chilli in the dishes and although able to eat it I felt it overpowered all of the other... More 

Thank happyjack816
Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

I didn't think I would be able to find decent Thai food in San Francisco until I chanced upon King of Thai Noodle. I am a big fan of green curries and they did not disappoint.

Thank SanWanLiu
San Francisco
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Had a hankering for that yellow chicken curry with potatoes, onions, etc where you have enough sauce that you can pour it all over the rice. Version here was much sweeter than I was expecting but boy oh boy was it tasty. Exactly the experience I was hoping for. Actual name is King of Thai Noodle Cafe at 1541 Taraval.... More 

Thank Cubecritter
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Favourite dishes are the pineapple fried rice, the pad thai, and the red curry. Good Thai iced tea, as well. This is some of the fastest Thai food you'll ever have. It's not a detour-worthy place, but good.

Thank OutOfTheCase
Bay Area, CA
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Restaurant is deceivingly bigger than it looks from the outside. It's also hard to miss with that lavender color. The lavender does not end on the outside, as you are greeted with lavender walls throughout the restaurant. It will definitely, "brighten" up your spirits while you eat. As for the food--they have the usual affair of what you come to... More 

Thank Geno N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

Pad Kee Mao with shrimp. Nice and spicy - I eat it every time I come. I have also enjoyed their spring rolls - crispy with just the right amount of oil. The hot tea is delicious, flowery and light. I don't care for the iced tea, however it's quite popular. Atmosphere is meh- kinda like a coffee shop. AMAZINGLY... More 

Thank TallileaGuy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012 via mobile

Everything we've ever ordered here was super tasty and the portions are large! Leftovers still taste yummy after 2 days! (and I don't like leftovers) Staff super friendly, warm, and helpful! Try the coconut soup!

Thank Sarahpina
Key Largo
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

This is absolutely the best Thai, especially the duck soup. The food is light and fresh, the dining room pretty, the servers attentive. I wish I still lived in Sf to eat here more often

Thank yachtchefKeyLargo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2008

Cheap, Fast and Yummy. Had the Roasted Duck Leg + Flat rice noodle- Yummy! Soup was delicious. Also had he crab fried rice- very tasty. Definitely a great choice for cheap eats, esp when the food is ready in less than 7 mins- every time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1541 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA 94116
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighbourhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: +1 415-682-9958

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?