After the success of the original location established the foundation of the Osha restaurants, the Valencia location began the renaissance of the ... More
Osha Thai Restaurant
After the success of the original location established the foundation of the Osha restaurants, the Valencia location began the renaissance of the restaurants to come in the Osha family. Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, this modern, exciting style of Thai cuisine broke the mold of
Food was good here. The one on Geary is MUCH better. Seating was crowded. We were seated in the most awkward area. Would not visit again - this location anyways. If you want better food and service (pricing is also different) - VISIT GEARY LOCATION.
Good, healthy tasting food. Had fresh spring rolls and a tofu noodle soup. Service is overworked, but they make a good effort. I'd eat here again, but my main complaint is how dense the restaurant layout is. But, with 2 of us on a Monday night there was no wait.
The only complain about this place is that the metall chairs they are using are pretty uncomfortable. But other than that, this place is great?! Excellent, well-presented Thai food and cool atmosphere (certainly in comparison to the usual ambience of typical Thai restaurants), at really reasonable prices.
As far as the decor went, it was very nicely done up. The atmosphere is nice and it's a really chic place to be seen but I wouldn't come back because the menu is very limited compared to the original Osha... there isn't even fried ice cream which is the best dessert ever! The prices were a bit high and the quanity just didn't cut it. I didn't think the food tasted authentic. It's very Asian fusion which is basically a fancy name to give to a type of cuisine that wouldn't freak out white people. Go the original Osha down on Geary if you want authentic good Thai food without the frills and spills.
The Lychee Martinis, alone, are worth the visit. Osha's menu is inventive (the Thai Samosas are a surprising twist on an old standard), the atmosphere is cool, but comfortable enough to avoid pretentiousness. The waitstaff can be a bit slow, so this is not the place for a quick bite.
I love Thai food, but after going to this place I don't like eating at any other Thai restaurant in town. It's contemporary but authentic and good enough that I go there at least once a week. And the staff and owner are GREAT.
If you're near 19th and Valencia (in a 50 block range) it's worth it.
Osha is THE place in the Mission to eat Thai, but not feel like you are in some mom and pop Thai restaurant. This place has great music, a hipster lounge environment and a cool mix of 20-30somethings. Service is attentive and the food it great and reasonable...maybe $20-$25 per person for dinner.
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