Marnee Thai, San Francisco


Marnee Thai

1243 9th Ave. (between Lincoln and Irving Street)

San Francisco, CA 94122


Marnee Thai Website

Marnee Thai San Francisco exterior decor

Marnee Thai has been serving up Thai food since 1986 in San Francisco. They have 2 locations in San Francisco’s Sunset District. We were in the neighborhood and having not eaten here in a long time, decided to give them a try. Our last visit was in October 2017.

Also checkout our review for Kin Khao, a fine dining Thai restaurant.

Cuisine – Thai
Chef – Chai Siriyam
Location – Sunset District

Decor, Vibe – This is a small and narrow restaurant with the kitchen on one side and dining room on the other side.

Marnee Thai Menu

Marnee Thai Menu includes a wide variety of items from Curry dishes to noodles to lunch specials. Almost too many items.

Signature Dishes – Curry, Pad Thai, Hor Mok (Weekends, Snapper)

Website Menu

Full Marnee Thai image set

Marnee Thai Picks:

Homemade Hotcakes (seasonal – Summer) ($8.95) Grilled rice coconut cakes served fresh off the griddle topped with coconut cream, fresh corn, green onions and pumpkin was a great starter.  Crisp bottom, soft cake and a rich topping with the coconut and some kernels of corn.

Angel Wings ($8.75) are not too spicy and slightly sweet. Not up to San Tung standards but reasonable.

Marnee Thai San Francisco Chicken Panang Curry

Panang Chicken Curry ($13.95) chunks of tender chicken with panang curry paste, coconut milk, and Thai basil, served with broccoli was excellent with a pretty strong level of heat. Nice coconut flavors to help temper the fire, lots of tender chicken, and it cocktail broccoli. Be sure to get Rice with this dish. Wish there was more sauce.

Marnee Thai San Francisco Pad Thai

Pad Thai ($12.50) with fried rice stick noodles, prawns, bean curd, egg, and sprouts and grounded up peanuts was a solid version of the classic Thai dish with ample stringy egg noodles. You can get it vegetarian style too.

Chan pad poo ($11.95) Spicy Rice stick noodles were very spicy and had just a bit of crab meat on top.

Marnee Thai San Francisco Mango with Sticky Rice

Mango with sticky rice ($5.25) is a seasonal dessert with fresh sliced mango and some slightly sweet sticky rice bathed in a sweet sauce. When ordered to go, you need to eat it fast or else you need to re-steam it.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Tom Yum Gai ($9.95) is extremely spicy, make sure you are ready for it.

Marnee Thai San Francisco Duck Salad

Roasted duck Salad ($11.50) was decent, but could have used a little more spice and some lime zest up the salad. We really liked the version at the old Little Thai on Broadway.

Chicken Satay ($8.75) is okay. Nothing special. Order something else!

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)

Service – Marnee Thai had decent service with food coming pretty quickly.

Value – Prices are in line with restaurants of this caliber.

Alternatives – Nearby restaurants include legendary Ebisu and San Tung.

Verdict – Marnee Thai serves up solid Thai cuisine in San Francisco. They are not perfect, but still satisfying. Also consider Ler Ros in San Francisco.

Also at:
2225 Irving St. (Between 23rd and 24th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94122

Marnee Thai on Urbanspoon

Restaurant Map:

Marnee Thai Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Hours:Daily 11:30 AM -10 PM
Prices:$6.25 - $12.95

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