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Chabaa Thai

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2123 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-1609
+1 415-753-3347
17:00 - 22:00
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Popped into here as it was over the road from our hotel. Very small and miss-mash but I like that, it gives it atmosphere. Very authentic and delicious food

Thank Redfifi68
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172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Very small, makes you feel like you walked in the wrong door at first but I enjoyed the meal. Had the duck fried rice, sister had the pineapple fried rice. Both were good but the pineapple rice was better. Soda was from the can.

Thank Daniel s
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Bland flavor. We were so excited because we love Thai but I would never recommend this restaurant. We tried the special curry (massaman) and pad-si-yu both of which we did not enjoy.

Thank Ky J
Madrid, Spain
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301 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Original Thai food at good prices. We went there because of the positive tripadvisor comments. The place is nice and the food was OK. I tried the chicken pad Thai, very tasty. Final price was around 70 USD for 5 pax, not bad at all. Probably a great option if you like Thai food.

Thank pbdemelo
Osaka, Japan
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The atmosphere is just this side of spartan, but the service was excellent and the food really hit the spot. We had Pad Si Yu and a sweet and sour chicken dish with cashews, and a green papaya salad. All three were wholesome, homestyle Thai cooking. You could eat here a couple times a day for a week or more... More 

Thank ElDude9
Carlsbad, California
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581 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

We had a very nice Sunday night Thai dinner at Chabaa restaurant in downtown San Francisco. It's one of those really little hole-in-the-wall places. The decor is early garage sale. The tables and patrons are squeezed, but it's cozy and no one complains. Their menu is pretty extensive and it makes making a choice difficult. We shared the combination appetizer... More 

Thank Gordon C
Hurst, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

I walked into this spot because I was staying next door at the JW Marriott. It is literally no wider than a school hallway with five tables and a lunch counter. But the food is outstanding and reasonably priced. I had one of the best bowls of Tom Ka soup I've had and the Chicken Satay appetizer. All the food... More 

1 Thank MLPaulk
Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Isaan Food from North East of Thailand is served here. Some of the dishes here are quite authentic but make sure that you ask for Thai style if you want it spicy......seems to be spiced down to meet US tastes. I'm not sure what they do to their sticky rice but not great, same with the som tam......avoid those offerings!... More 

Thank Kev O
Chandler, Arizona
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of Thai yellow curry because Thai is so flavorful.. This place's dishes were sort of flat.. Not much flavor and missing spice. I like that it is a hole in the wall just wish it have better flavor.

Thank sraupe
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

I spent 6 years in Thailand 30 years ago and love Thai food. We were walking down the street when we saw this small unimpressive Thai restaurant. We were about to pass it by when I said to my wife this reminds me of a real village Thai restaurant let's try it . We were pleasantly surprised. We had a... More 

1 Thank Mike P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2123 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-1609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighbourhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: +1 415-753-3347

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