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Lalita's Distinctive Thai

) #1,321 of 4,553 Restaurants in San Francisco €€ - €€€ Asian, Thai
96 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3814
+1 415-552-5744
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“crispy pork” (2 reviews)
“thai food” (3 reviews)
“civic center” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
€€ - €€€
96 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3814
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was exactly what we needed after a long travel day. It was not crowded, the food was quite good, the portions were generous, and the bar seemed to boast a friendly local crowd.

Thank saunderslaurenl
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Been here a dozen times, lunch and dinner. Food is consistently very good. A rare lovely restaurant in the Civic Center/Tenderloin area. Good service.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this very much! The ambiance is delightful. A full bar, unusual in a Thai place and a koi fish pond. We had Panang Curry with shrimp, and Pumpkin curry with chicken, both delicious. Zinfandel wine and Riesling both surprisingly good. We accidentally tried...More

Thank Lynn E
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lolita's has lots of great space and a super comfortable seating area for groups, and it's well decorated! They have a full bar with a good selection of beer. Beers are $5... not sure if there's a happy hour, but it could totally be worse....More

1  Thank Chelseanic91
Reviewed 9 September 2016

After an enjoyable evening at the Asian Art Museum, my friend and I stopped at Lalita Thai Restaurant and Bar for a late night supper. We ordered three dishes to share: crispy pork over fried rice, Tom Yum soup, and vegetarian egg rolls. Although the...More

Thank Peppersmom2015
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place have a WOW ! Thai menu .. It's delicious staff is great !food is great I love it so much .... I will comeback again if I want Thai food ..the bartender Winnie ...is great ..

Thank Rj M
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Conveniently located, Lalita Thai' food is average in taste and quality. I had the custom lunch, chicken with peanut sauce and brown rice. The brown rice, which had some interesting nutty additions, was the best part. The chicken and vegetables were OK, nothing special. My...More

Thank TaraOakland
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Lalita's has a menu with many options, with several levels of heat. The service is quick and courteous too. I have tried their pad thai, pad see ew, noodle soups and lunch specials. The lunch specials may be the most distinctive because you may choose...More

Thank Audrey C
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Lalita is within walking distance of the opera house, and a block from Civic Center BART, so it is a perfect place to eat before the ballet or opera. We love Thai food, and the menu is extensive, as is the cocktail list and nice...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We walked in following another couple who said this place was great but for some reason we thought we were going to eat italian as you could smell it in the air as we were walking. Nice quaint restaurant, seated immediately even though it was...More

Thank Boo325
Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center
  • Neighbourhood: Civic Center
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-5744
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