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Bay Thai Cuisine

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809 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3223
+1 415-458-8845
11:00 - 22:00
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San Anselmo, California
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This tiny little authentic Thai restaurant with its amazing food and fast friendly service is my all time favorite. A group of friends and family helped us celebrate our wedding anniversary here. We practically took the place over and they didn't mind in the least! Everyone was crazy about the food. Great experience.

Thank Judith S
San Rafael, California
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Used to love this place; not sure what happened. Their food has gone downhill over the last 1 1/2 years. We have tried to find good Thai food in San Rafael, but this isn't it. Also, tiny, bad parking, and cash only...

Thank david a
Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

If THIS is the best Thai in San Rafael, then give up on Thai altogether! The tiny shop didn't smell great, which is a worrisome sign, but we were hungry and the reviews were good so we decided to order anyway. The size of the menu was also not a great sign -I rarely find that huge menus and huge... More 

Thank CanadianInParis932
San Rafael, California
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This place is so small, but what food! There are only about 6 or 8 small tables, so a lot of folks do take-out. Usually the only entree I get is the Pad Thai, which is the best I've ever had.

Thank harrylime49
New Jersey
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413 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Small restaurant with a few tables and street parking. Nothing fancy and so-so decor. Service is fast and efficient. My husband had the Pad Ruam Talay which is prawns,calamari and scallops in a spicy sauce. I had the Pra Ram Long Song which is spinach, broccoli and beef in peanur sauce. Both dishes were great! Portions were a nice size.... More 

Thank Connie L
Concord, California
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281 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I had given up finding a decent Thai Red Curry since Yan Can closed several years ago in Pleasant Hill, California. Since then I had tried the red curry at several local Thai places and always been disappointed. So, when I went to Bay Thai in San Rafael, there was the Red Curry, with prawns and chicken right on the... More 

Thank N_skier
San Rafael, California
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72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Bay Thai Cuisine is a San Rafael institution. The reason its so popular is because its just like Thailand. The food is exactly the same. Its consistently great. The place is very small and intimate. The green curry seafood is my favorite thing to order. I also like the red curry chicken. Everything is made to order. When I got... More 

Thank jessica_41
San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

My family and I love Bay Thai. We have only eaten at the restaurant once but have ordered take away several times. Be aware that they only accept CASH, no atm machine there. There is one directly across the street at the corner store. It's super tiny with only 4 or 5 tables. We love their curries, the salmon in... More 

Thank iammags
San Rafael, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Great little "hole in the wall" place, 5 tables, great food, fast and friendly service, very popular with locals, great for take out or eat in. Some of the best Thai food around. Amazing what comes out of that tiny kitchen.

Thank Marney C
Mill Valley, California
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275 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Was a bit disappointed that the Pad Thai didn't have much but noodles...some veggies but very little, and very little peanuts and other ingredients...kind of boring.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-458-8845

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