Excellent Thai Food-Gluten Free!!. My friends rave about this place and told me they would prepare a gluten free meal for me. I contacted Chef Pai to talk about my needs and my preferences. The staff created an appetizer, meal and desert that was not only delicious but a work of art. The prices are good but the best part is the food and the service. If you are gluten intolerant or just love good Thai food, this place is a must!
OUR Favorite Thai Restaurant!. We discovered this little place and fell in love with Thai food( I have never liked it before- Jitlada changed my mind!) Chef Pai comes around to each table- when she does ASK what is good that night---WHATEVER she suggests- GET! The mango & shrimp salad is DIVINE- as are the golden baskets( ground chicken and shrimp delicately fried in wafer thin pastry) The scallop and eggplant with coconut sauce entree is also to DIE for! Save room for dessert because the sweet black sticky rice and mango and the fried banana and coconut ice cream are also a must try! They have a lemongrass tea that is def worth a taste as well! Highly recomended!
Best Thai food in San Francisco!. As a former resident of Thailand and one constantly on the road, I'm always looking for good Thai food. Since moving to the city and trying 10 other SFO Thai establishments, it's safe to say Jitlada is the best by far. Not only is the food great, but the staff too, especially Khun Phai the chef. This is real Thai food!
Best thai we ever had. Every time we are visiting SF we make sure to have a meal at this little lovely restaurant. The food there is realy outstanding. The combinations of flavors are amasing. The presentation of the dishes is very tastfull, the service is attentive and friendly and the ambiance is simple but cozy. We always have great and relaxing time at Jiltada. If I lived in SF I'd go there at least once a week. Very effordable and very delicious.
My favorite Thai place in SF. This is my vote for best Thai restaurant in the city. The head chef Pai is charming and the food quality and presentation is both pleasant and memorable. I always have a good time here with friends. The appetizers are actually some of my favorites bar none. The ginger spring rolls and stuffed basil eggplant are always on my must have list. These days I am partial to the banana leaf trout dinner. Thumbs up!
DELICIOUS & FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT TO DINE. I definitely will recommend Jitlada to anyone that wants to try unique Thai cuisine. It was one of the best Thai restaurants I've ever tried in the city. One of my favorite appetizer was the ginger shrimp spring rolls and the sleeping bag..yum! It is not those order me Pad Thai type of restaurants...it is a different atmosphere you can dine with your partner, friends or family. Chef Pai is the greatest and puts all her effort in all her dishes she presents out to each table.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Classic Thai restaurant serves curry entrees, traditional fruit desserts and more; offers four levels of spiciness.
Consistently Great Food. I have been here a number of times and the food has been consistently great. The location is a little off the beaten path (actually only a few blocks off of Fillmore) but don't let that deter you. Not only is the food great but alot of thought has been put into the presentation of the food and the service. Highly recommended.
Tasty Thai. Jitlada was delicious. My dad and I were house hunting in San Francisco, and since he had never really had Thai before we decided to give the place a try. The appetizers were delicious (soft-shell crab and "wrap me up" lettuce wraps), and my green curry was excellent. My dad had the Jitlada steak, which he was very impressed by. A fried banana with coconut ice cream was a great dessert . . . I'd recommend Jitlada to anyone because of the mixture of traditional Thai dishes and creative modern dishes.
Unique establishment - excellent food, style and service. One of the best Thai places I have ever visited while roaming the world. You come once, you will be back again - trust me. Check it out yourself when you get about to it. BMal
Love, love love Jitlada!. I have discovered Jitlada some time ago and I believe it to be the most incredible Thai place in town. Every visit is marked with excellent food served in a warm, inviting environment. Anyone visiting has got to try the chef-special mango salad!!!
Are you kidding?. If this is the best Thai in San Francisco...that is very disappointing. The pad thai was probably the worst we've ever had. Tasted like box noodles with ragu pasta sauce. The ginger shrimp egg rolls were tasty, but didn't make up for a below average meal. Would not send anyone I liked to this restaurant.
consistently excellent. my favorite,always fresh,great presentation and friendly owner. Recommend going earlier than later as they could use an extra server when it gets later. Never disappointed after numerous visits, I bring all my Thai enthusiasts here
Best ever. Jitlada has some of the best Thai food I have ever had. The quality and presentation of the food should put some of the more pricey Thai restaurants to shame. Chef Pai and her staff has created a feeling of an extended Thai family.
Excellent and authentic. Very courteous service. Artistic presentation of every dish. Try soup (Tom Yum Koog), Crying Tiger Salad, Red Curry Duck. Mango sorbet in a rice bowl makes a wonderful desert. Don't believe average rating below, the customer was obviously disappointed with chef Pai not visiting her table. Chef Pai usually greets people she knows, i.e. return customers who come back again and again.
Average Thai Restaurant. I went there for the first time a few nights ago after seeing a high rating here on Citysearch. I was at first delighted with the appetizer we ordered (Ground chicken and prawns in sleeping bag), but was very disappointed with the main course dishes. The black sticky rice was great though. I thought the service was good, except for the fact that the Chef came by each table except for ours. Opps! This restaurant was mediocre (5 out of 10) and I was naturally disappointed after seeing such a high rating.
perfect attitude adjustment!. Chef Pai is wonderful- she creates beautiful dishes that are as creative as they are tasty- and she comes out to speak with each table. If she does BEFORE your meal- ask her what she reccommends-then order it! You won't be dissappointed! The service is unbelievable. There aren't many tables - so you always get individual attention. My advice is to try a bunch of the salads, soups and appetizers so you can taste as many things as possible. If you have to get one thing...the MANGO salad....MMmmmmm. I ordered 2 last time I was there(blush) It's also a great value for the price.
All Round Excellence. I have dined at many fine restaurants in San Francisco, but Jitlada superceded all my expectations. The service was excellent and the food was Finger-Licking-Fantastic!!! This by far has been the BEST THAI food I have ever eaten. Probably the best food I have ever eaten. I cleaned my plate with my fingers. The coconut sauce was sooooooo delicious my eyes rolled backwards with every spoonful. Every spoonful was accompanied by a "Hmmmmmmmmm!" Desert is a must - Fried bananas w/ coconut ice cream and the black sticky rice. Hmmmmmmm!! My compliments to Chef Pai....
Extremly Enjoyable!!!. I've been to many Thai Restaurants in San Francisco and Jitlada is the best so far. The waitress there are very friendly and attentive. All the dishes they served were fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. Will always return there whenever I crave Thai food.
Warm, Wonderful & Delicious!. Since we discovered Jitlada years ago we have strayed once or twice and always regretted it! You just can't improve on perfection! Chef Pai has created a lovely oasis full of delicious aroma and incredible flavor...and we thank Her so much. We once ended up with 16 guests...I called ahead...we were seated promptly, served beautifully and Pai ended up with 16 repeat customers/fans. My nephew of 3 years was charmed by the Dancing Prawns and managed to finish one! We have tried the entire menu over the years and found everything to be a winner.
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