A touch of class and an ample menu! Osha Thai has an upscale look and feel without the pretentious prices of other similar restaurants in downtown San Francisco. Take advantage of their Happy Hour from 3p-6p and enjoy $3 beers and discounted bites! I highly recommend their Tom Yum soup with seafood along with the Tuna Poke (for happy hour).
Great "In-Betweener". Osha is a fairly trendy Thai restaurant chain throughout the city. It's slightly overpriced, but it's pretty decent food. It's mainstream Thai, although they do have some authentic dishes. It's located right by my office so we tend to take new hires there for lunch. The Tuna Poke salad is really great -- they give you a large portion of tuna (raw) to go with a seasoned and dressed cucumber/seaweed salad. It's healthy and refreshing. It's a little on the expensive side, but definitely worth it if you're looking for an "in-between" restaurant to go to.
Terrible Hostess. I normally like osha thai but the service on friday night was terrible....After being told by the hostess that our table would be ready in 15 minutes about on hour later, we left. Be upfront and say one hour if that is the case. Also, dont make up excuses as to why our table wasn’t freeing up.......wont go there again!
One of the top 5 thai restaurants in San Francisco. I've always been a fan of OSHA Thai; especially when I worked a couple doors down from the SOMA location. I appreciate OSHA Thai for introducing me to Pad Se Ew and Volcanic beef. I like places that I visit that are consistent, and OSHA Thai quality and taste are always deliver. That said, they changed their menu a year and 1/2 ago ... decreasing the size of their portions, and removing a couple of favorites from the menu. Also, they started charging for sharing plates ... hey, I always think of Thai food as a family style meal, and I like to share. What's up?
Great Thai food, Great experience! Nice atmosphere!. I went to this wonderful Thai restuarant the other evening with a group of friends we had the most AWESOME time! Great Thai food, nice atmosphere and reasonably priced as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for wonderful,authentic Thai food! Try it you won't be sorry!
Good Thai food. Have only come here for lunches. We always get the penang chicken curry, very good. Usually the pineapple prawns or duck does it for me. This time decided to try the angry prawns. Giant prawns and eggplant nicely done, but the sauce was fussy with too many ingredients and too much oil. Good service last several times we?ve come, although Hubby had rude service first time around. Very stylish clean decor. Side note: Hubby hates their uncomfy steel chairs.
Off The Hook. The food is off-the-hook at this place. This is the best Thai food I've ever had. The place gets very busy at the peak times (eg, 12:00 - 1:00PM), and service can be difficult at times, but I still love Osha.
Glam look exceeds food. I've been to the unglam, original Osha which was the best of all Osha locations. Visited this location around 10 times since it's close to work. Each time the food & service is worse than before. Last night will be the last. My friend ordered a salmon dish consisting of diced salmon covered with curry sauce - there were BONES in the fish! It took a while to flag down the negligent waitress to inquire if bones are supposed to be in the dish. I guess she didn't know what "bones" meant and just repeated "do you want to change to something else". So a simple noodle dish was ordered instead. As soon as the dishes were cleared, the same sub-par waitress dumped the check on the table without asking if we'd like anything else. We wanted to order dessert & I had to jump in with the request for a dessert menu before she scurried away. The food is lackluster & overpriced for the quality & quantity. Really, charging another $2 for 1 additional scoop of rice is ridiculous. All the nickel & diming must pay for the glam look to attract yuppies to the new locations. Better food & better prices at King of Thai Noodle.
BAD BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE. Used to love this place till my last experience....ordered all vegetarian food- one dish had hair strand in it - so sent it back - another noodle dish had chicken in it - i had a bite and then realized it so had to send it back as well.no adjustment to the bill as an apology or even a free dessert was offered (like any good restaurant will do) -after paying the bill - when we just mentioned it to the maitre d' - he rudely said "so what do you want - a free dessert?" They just lost a die hard customer.....also we had to ask for our check like 5 times inspite of telling our waitress that we were in a rush to catch the july/4 fireworks
Don't know why this place gets high ratings. We tried this restaurants a few times because it's close to both our place and our friend's place but food is only so-so and service is horrible. We even tried take out a couple times and they can't seem to get the order right. When we dine there, the food has way too much MSG and the staff doesn't care about the customers. The steel chairs are not comfortable, won't recommend sitting in them in the summer because your thighs will have the chair seat imprints! Eeekk!
Horrible Service!. I've never been excited to give a place a bad review before! The setting is nice, if you are into the trendy, minimalist decor, neo-dot-com look of granite, uncomfortable wire chairs, etc. You will be joined by hundreds of your kin, well-dressed, loud, and talking on their cell phones. Congratulations OSHA - the worst service I have ever experienced in the City. The hostess was extremely rude! We had made reservations for 12. Yet they give us a table for 6. When trying to ask the hostess why we have a table for 6 when we made reservations for 12, she simply stated ?We?re busy.? When there was only 2 other tables occupied. Frustrated, we had to cause a commotion to get another table to accommodate the rest of our party. At that point we should have left, however we were still hoping that our food would be worth it. Well folks, it wasn?t! The food was un-flavorful and way over priced. We never received an apology from the hostess on how rude she was being, so I am forced to say that I will never attempt to eat here again and would never recommend this place. Ever! No stars if I could. If I wanted sh*tty service, I?d stay at home and save the money!
Found rubber band in the food and a lot of MSG. We found a rubber band in one of our dishes. That should have been a sign to leave. There was so much MSG in all the food it was horrible. My friend stayed up all night after ,because she had stomach pains. If you value your health this is not a place you want to go to. The service is slow and very bad. When we pointed out the rubber band the waitress didn?t even apologize just rolled her eyes. The Manu also did not mention the 18% gratuity we had to pay for the bad service with a group of only 6 people
Food A+, Service F-. As a very frequent patron of Osha Thai on Second Street, I find the food and atmosphere to be quite wonderful, however, in the dozens, if not close to a hundred of visits over the past year alone, with four trips just this week alone, I am always disappointed at the often curt and rude service at this establishment. While the food clearly compensates for this, it is a shame that management does not focus on fixing this issue.
Third branch of local noodle-house chain serves traditional and innovative Thai cuisine in a stylized SoMa space..
Dim lighting, exotic art and modern furnishings juxtaposed against rough-hewn, brick walls create an appealing backdrop to this eatery's simultaneously traditional and inventive menu, which changes monthly. The more conventional offerings include pan-fried noodle staples, like spicy laht nah and pad thai, while progressive renditions incorporate locally grown ingredients like stir-fried silver noodles with garlic and egg, calamari, prawns, chicken, spinach and cabbage from Napa Valley.
Ok food, dreadful service. I've eaten here a few times and each time there was something to ruin my dining experience. The food's quite good, but doesn't make up for the appalling, snotty service you're pretty much guaranteed. The chairs are like sitting in a fryer basket, i.e. uncomfortable, tables too close together, and the place is always cold! Oh, and what's with the ladies' restroom?
so yummy and cheap. I went there recently for a birthday party. Since the party was so big we had to be broken into two tables, which was fine. They only have one option per wine - ie only one cab, one pinot, one zin. We ordered the Cab and it was terrific and well price ($30.) All the entrees were great (except for the potato somosa appitizers-ew) and so cheap! I was stuffed and it came to $25 a person, that's including covering the birthday girl. It was a really great night!
will not take reservations. Will not take reservation for a party of 5 for lunch although I pointed out that their website specifically states that parties of 5 or more can make reservations.
Decor can't make up the disgusting food. i went there with a group of friends. my friend and i both ordered the beef noodle soup which comes in a boat shaped bowl. let me tell you, it was THE MOST SALTIEST noodles i have ever had. it was like the cook dumped in 5 packs of top ramen MSG into the broth. entire bowl was practically inedible. i won't recommend eating here. your better off eating at the one on geary st.
What a treat. I have eaten at Osha on Second and in the Embarcadero and both are outstanding. The curry dishes are wonderful and the pad thai is excellent. The food has the crisp spicy flavor of Thailand. The service is top notch. All of the Osha restaurants are so good and so popular that you will need reservations, but you won't be disappointed with the meal.
My Favorite Thai...but prices have gone WAY up!!!. You know, by now, I should know the routine: Great Thai restarant opens up, offering great food at unbelievably low prices. Once they've got the patronage of the surrounding area, they jack the prices RIGHT UP! When I first moved to San Francisco 3 years ago, Osha Thai on Valencia St had just opened. It was GREAT: Excellent food, beautiful presentation, nice modern decor, and GREAT prices. Everything was right around the $10 mark (with a good many items below that). I knew it was too good to be true; that it couldn't last. And I was right. Turns out that those were introductory prices. Because not too much later, the prices went WAY up, so that, on average, you were spending at least $13-14 per dish (if not more). So, when the new Osha on 2nd Street opened up, I KNEW how it was gonna go, and I warned my friends that it wouldn't last. And again, I'm right. Prices (which were once $10 or less) are now in the $13-14 range, if not higher. While I can justify that for a sit-down meal, I'm afraid that is just too much to justify take-out. So will not be doing take-out from there quite as much anymore. That said, however, the food really IS excellent, and it's a great place to bring a date, or groups of friends for events, as the room is so cool. So I'm still giving it a high rating. I just wish the prices were lower.
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