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Thai Satay

Certificate of Excellence
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265 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3708 (Linden Ave.)
+1 650-952-3439
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ruisbroek, Belgium
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with the taste of my dish: spicy catfish. Having had a thai restaurant myself for 6 years, I'm always very critical when it comes down to thai food, certainly in US ;-). For myself, it was not too spicy, but of course that does not mean it's not spicy for everyone. The fish is fried in... More 

Thank BQuick-606
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think David Chang once said, "Even bad Chinese food is pretty good." Well, the same applies to Thai. This was far from the best Thai food I've ever had, but still pretty tasty. The papaya salad and spring rolls were ho-hum and lacked zipped, and the pad thai was slightly gummy. The vegetable curry had a good, if subdued... More 

Thank Kim A
Orlando, Florida
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were the first dinner guests on a late Friday afternoon. The restaurant is attractively decorated. We were served water without asking, even though they have posted that you must ask for water. My husband and I each ordered an entree meal to share and asked for two orders of rice--we would have had plenty with one order of rice.... More 

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San Lorenzo, California
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113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The restaurant was very quiet and the atmosphere very pleasant at 5:30 on a Saturday. I started with samosas which consisted of a plate with three medium sized vegetarian samosas, cucumber salad, and a green salad. The interior of the samosas was very finely pureed, with no other texture. Their flavor was good, but bland. I asked for sweet and... More 

Thank Wildwooder
Sri Lanka
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116 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Average. They show it as "Authentic Thai food". There is nothing authentic about it. It's been butchered to suit the American tastes, nothing wrong with that, but don't say you are authentic Thai when you are not. There is not a Thai person in sight, all the staff and the cooks are Chinese. The proportions are american standard so beware,... More 

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Fruitland, Idaho
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The menu choices were plenty and easy to read. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The prices were less than I expected for the amount of food served.

Thank Sqeeky17
Houston, TX
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We ordered take out from Thai Satay last night. The flavor was good, portions large, decent price, but it was missing the chopsticks, hot sauce and soy requested upon ordering. These missing items spoiled the experience. But shame on me for not checking the bag before I left the restaurant.

Thank msmccorm
Brentwood, California
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160 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in the way to SFO intl airport. We were hungry so we took the Grand Ave exit to hunt for a place to eat. This was only about a block up from the start of Grand. It was Thai, and we liked that. We ordered the papaya salad and the Penang Chicken (curry style). The... More 

Thank Callbob1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Want to eat satay...then try them at Malaysian restaurant. This restaurant serve gpod satay but not great. Satay is from Malaysia and it is best with the Malaysian version. Any satay lover will know that.

Thank Jimmy A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The food is very good, well prepared and the service was quick. Lots of selections and our dishes were very good.

Thank SPXW_CL_Traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 265 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080-3708
    (Linden Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-952-3439

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