Diners who navigate the somewhat sketchy neighborhood surrounding this highly authentic Thai restaurant are richly rewarded. Skip the "same old" familiar dishes like pad thai and take this opportunity to try something new—Thai herb sausage, and papaya salad with salted egg are good appetizers to share. The pork belly with crispy rind and basil leaves and duck larb (meat salad) come packed with flavor—speaking of which, the menu is full of sinus-clearing
dishes, so be sure to specify how hot you can really handle it. If you come in a group, you'll be able to try more dishes on the lengthy menu. There are nightly late hours and free delivery as well. The room is a bit nondescript, but is contemporary and clean (with some quirky pop music playing in the background). If you're in Hayes Valley, there's a second location on Hayes and Franklin with food-friendly wines and sleek decor.