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Thai Satay

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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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Pinecrest, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for early dinner on a Sunday. Not the best Thai food I've had, but good. Nice location on main downtown street in South SF. Service was okay, although husband had to ask for his entree when it failed to arrive after he finished his appetizer.

Thank idb2876
San Francisco, California
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We been to Thai Satay at least 3 to 4 times a year. On my last visit, the restaurant about 70% packed. Service can be slow and sometime Pad Thai cam out warm. Again, don't know what happen the Pad Thai so spicy hot. So, not the same Pad Thai we used to order in the past. We did not... More 

1 Thank Tom H
South San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The food is pretty good. I've been to other Thai restaurants that may be better, but still enjoy eating here and is great option when looking to eat in South San Francisco. In the evenings it is rarely busy. Tends to be more of a lunch crowd driven by local businesses. They also have free delivery, so a great alternative... More 

Thank CAKeipers
South San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My company regularly gets food from this place for team lunches etc. at our business location. I've never eaten at their restaurant - so consider that when looking at this review. My take on the food we typically get in big trays is "not so good" - the reason for the so so review. Nothing outstanding in the taste, the... More 

Thank Eric K
Ruisbroek, Belgium
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 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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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

Thank travelingtummy2014
San Lorenzo, California
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112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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
Polokwane, South Africa
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119 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
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 

Thank robdubluu
Fruitland, Idaho
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?