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Osha Thai – San Francisco, CA

July 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Osha Thai - San Francisco, CA
After a day of wandering around and hill-climbing in San Francisco, D needed some delicious, savoury Asian food. She had tracked down Osha Thai as being one of the better Thai food options in the city, and as we were staying downtown, we decided to head to the 2nd Street location.

Decorated in the new-Asian style that we saw so much of in Vietnam (and is definitely pretty cool), this location has a great feel, and is a place that I’d go to with friends or co-workers any time.

Service was ridiculously fast, and our servers were actually Thai, and I saw the famous, welcoming Thai smile that honestly, I haven’t seen once since the last time I was in Bangkok – needless to say – service was very friendly.
Osha Thai - San Francisco, CA
We started off with the Soft Shell Crab Summer Rolls, which were unlike any food that I’ve had before at a Thai restaurant – these were like soft shell crab sushi rolls that had huge stems of cilantro sticking up out of them that were then breaded and deep fried. While the end result was very interesting-looking, it was all actually (and not surprisingly) delicious. Who knew that deep-fried cilantro would actually be something that would end up being so good?
Osha Thai - San Francisco, CA Osha Thai - San Francisco, CA
We next had the main of Volcano beef (as recommended by our server) and the Lemongrass Sea Bass. Both were absolutely delicious dishes. We ordered the volcano beef spicy, and I think our server thought we meant white-person spicy, not Thai-spicy as it wasn’t quite hot enough. However, the beef was perfectly cooked, came topped with onion rings (who doesn’t like onion rings?), and the beef sauce was great, and full of flavour. The lemongrass sea bass was also a perfect dish. The sea bass was perfectly cooked, and as sea bass always is, rich, with that fatty texture few other fish have, which actually paired perfectly (like Nobu’s miso does with sea bass) with the strong flavour of lemongrass. This came with a side of rice, and the combination of these three dishes was perfect for two of us. A Singha on the side (for cheap, too – not the usualy $5 beer) – and we were two very happy campers.

Bottom line: I’d come here any time, for delicious Thai food at very reasonable prices. If you want it hot, though, specify that you want it Thai-hot!

Osha Thai
Multiple locations in the Bay Area
149 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA
Tel: (415) 278-9991‎

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Tags: Asian · San Francisco · Thai

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