Suriya Thai Restaurant-
1532 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Sariya Thai Restaurant
Just Thai Restaurant
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Price Range : Average
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A true delight to discover that Suriya Thai has now reopened at 1532 Howard, between 11th and 12th ... and that he's not only open for dinner but lunch too (Mon-Sa).
The food was great, as always. Had a delightful soup of leg of pork with daikon ... and the green curry.
And ... parking appears to be more manageable, in contrast to the old location.
Suriya's Restaurant on Valencia Street has closed, but Suriya has opened a new restaurant on Howard Street between 11th & 12th Streets.
Some friends and I have been fans of Suriya's food for years and tried the new restaurant tonight--it's been open for only a day or two.
Everything we were served was excellent. It's hard to pick favorites here because the food is so good, but be sure to try #6 on the menu. It's a soup that's replete with delicious and well-balanced ingredients; fresh tasting with robust flavors.
All the other dishes were as good as Thai food gets, and that's very good, indeed!
Note that Suriya is now open for lunch. That makes good sense in Suriya's new neighborhood which is largely industrial with many people working in the area.
It's easy to give Suriya's new restaurant a 5 star review. I was saddened when Suriya's on Valencia Street closed, but Suriya is back and his culinary delights are as good as ever.
02/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Visited SF twice already and was so glad to go to Suriya Thai for dinner. Of course I am Thai and i like Thai food there. If you want some spicy just tell the staff or Suriya ( Chef and owner) that you want Thai taste you would love it. Miang Salmon is a must when you visit the place
02/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The new SURIYA THAI RESTAURANT,
1532 Howard Street beetween 11th and 12th Streets; Open for lunch Mon-Sat. 11:00 --2:30; Dinner 5:00 to 10:00 every evening.
Surprised to find that Suriya had established a new venue across the street from where my car was being serviced on Howard street, I entered to find out if the food was as wonderful as at the old place. I found it to be even better.
Many friends and regular customers were hoping he would open a new restaurant. He has! So come on back all ye ole faithful.
There's a good selection of vegetarian, chicken, prawns and tofu entrees as before. Still served are the Pumpkin Curry, Pad See-Ew stir fried rice and the Khao Soi chiang mai noodle entrees that I'm fond of. I tried something I always wanted to do at the old restaurant and that was to make a meal consisting only of appetizers that included Malagaw Tod (green papaya wedges with shredded coconut) and the Stuffed Basil Eggplant. All the appetizers are good
You'll find there a friendly staff as well as Soriya himself to greet you andmake your dinner enjoyable.
06/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for several years. We've tried all the others that are supposedly the best but none have compared to Suriya Thai Restaurant. All of the friends that we have take have said the same thing. I think he's still flying under the radar! Suriya is a real chef. Some of his creations are really unique. They're artful, healthy, and very tastey! I highly recommed this place!
06/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have eaten there for years and just went on a Sunday night, ate their pork tenderloin in mushroom sauce, a special, it was extremely salty and I got major stomach cramping and nausea all night long.
I think the meat must have been old.
I will not go back unless I ate only veggies there.
01/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
last time ,I came here ,food was excellent but last sunday was not!!!! I took my friend from new york to there and ordered money bag, duck roll, stuff eggplant ,pumkin curry tofu and grill salmon with mango salad . For all appetizers was bad taste, stuff was so smell and taste sour ,especially in duck roll. Tofu in pumkin so sour and we got only 4-5 chunk pumkin !!!! that's it for $13 .Only one thing was good that was grill salmon ,taste acceptable. The waiter push me to order many things , and they did come to refill water and ask me anything ,just only keep talking in group . why !!!!!! maybe we ordered in wrong item.I felt do bad things for my friend . forget it !!!!!! suriya .
06/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My friends and I stopped in and had the most amazing meal ever!! I have just eaten at some great
steakhouses and top rated restaurants and Suriya out did them by service and excellent food easilty!
We had the fish of the night - fresh, grilled, flaky - not fishy at all, steak - tender and juicy and full of flavor,
and 2 dishes with prawns. these are prawns - nice succulent tasty prawns with lots of flavor. The chef walks around and talks to everyone - with a great smile and attitude. I love this place and have been there several times, yet it's hard to get people to understand that this isn't cheap thai - this is a gourmet experience every time I go there. Always exquisite, well served, and fully satisified.
04/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This is one of my regular places. The food and service are always excellent. There are many Thai restaurants, but this is one of the best in San Francisco. Try the Chang Mai Noodles, you won't find this dish in other Thai places. The appetizers are yummy and beautifully presented. Curries are delectable and the Coconut soup is so rich and flavorful. Desserts like mango sticky rice and fried bananas with coconut ice cream are good too. I'm a vegetarian and there are plenty of options for me to enjoy.
12/11/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The food was fine, the place was fine...and then a multilegged, oval creature which will probably survive a nuclear war but cannot be named on this site walked onto the table. Makes me wonder how clean the place is. Thep Phenom is still my place for Thai.
08/21/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Ate at Suriya for the first time a few months ago, and it will probably be my last. Neighborhood bordering on seedy, and parking was awful. Service was impeccable, and they even gave us a free appetizer for the long wait; unfortunately, the food was average, and one of the dishes (Evil Jungle Prince) was plain awful -- whatever exotic spices they used made the dish taste like you were licking an ashtray. The place has a good reputation; however, I've eaten at many Thai restaurants in the Bay Area, and I know there are much better ones.
07/18/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Suriya's restaurant many times and it's always excellent. Suriya is a delightful person and his staff gives great service, too. I've always enjoyed the entire dining experience there.
Just returned from Suriya's after having a great dinner there. There were 6 of us at our table and we were all well satisfied. The selections we ate were all quite different from one another--many tase sensations that pleased all of us.
The food at Suriya's is many levels above most restaurants. We're lucky to have superb Asian restaurants here in San Francisco and Suriya's Thai restaurant ranks among the best in my opinion.
After living in San Francisco for 34 years, I know what restaurants are the really good ones that can be enjoyed repeatedly, and Suriya's is one of them.
08/18/2005Provided by Citysearch -
We had a large group eating a late dinner. We were promptly seated and very professionally taken care of. I am thorougly impressed with the management at Suriya. The manager personally came to greet us and make sure everything was well. As you know Thai food is spicy, and we were glad to have our glasses filled with water constantly. Thank you so very much for the perfect way you ended our evening.
07/11/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Suriya's many times and it gets better with each visit. Suriya is a delightful person and his staff is very cordial and efficient.
Tonight's dinner was superb--many different taste sensations and all items were delicious as well as different from routine Thai food which in San Francisco is quite good at many places, but Suriya's is better.
If you want a Thai dinner that is REALLY superb, Suriya is the place to go. I've lived in San Francisco for 33 years and know what's good here.
07/04/2005Provided by Citysearch -
we ordered deepfried sweet potato,kanom bueng,tom kah tofu,tom yam koong,eggplant blackbean sauce and spicy mint chicken all of them taste very good.
I would recommend kanom bueng : look like crepe but crispy filled with coconut,tofu,beansprout and shrimp served with cucumber sauce .Soup was thick but taste good my friend like tom yam koong no sweet ,not too spicy it's not same other thai restaurant.Also Eggplant blackbean sauce they sautee eggplant,shrimp,blackbean and sweet basil taste so good ,I never saw in thai restaurant and spicy mint chicken taste very good we like it.I think you should be try this restaurant
02/09/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Suriya Thai about 4-5 times. Until last night, all of my visits were okay, but less than memorable. Last night, the food was BELOW average (except the sticky rice w/mango). We ordered Tom Kha Gai soup and a dish with sauteed eggplant, prawns, black beans, and basil.
The soup was too thick, lacked any kick in the spice department, and should have had other vegetables in addition to a load of boring sliced white mushrooms. It also had a distinct peanut taste (!?).
In the other dish, the prawns were tough and nearly flavorless, the beans were undercooked and hard inside, and there was so much basil the dishs overwhelming flavor was soapy no spice, sweetness, sourness, or saltiness (Thai foods primary flavors).
I've also had the pumpkin curry (which I never saw in 7 weeks in Thailand) and never ordered it again; other dishes are better.