Thai House 530

San Francisco, California

The Meeriyagerds have been bringing the spice to the Castro since they opened ThaiHouse Express in 2004. Thai House 530’s dramatic interior—swoopy white walls with “grass”-carpeted cutouts—is more than matched by the food. The green papaya salad delivers Southeast Asian heat, not with a sledgehammer but in a wave of subtle, chile-induced pain that, as it recedes, leaves you wanting more. For pad Thai lovers, the Dungeness crab version takes it up a level: no sprouts or peanuts, but a rich mess of chunky crab, eggs, and noodles. Goes great with a pint of IPA from 21st Amendment.

Last Reviewed
July 2015


530 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA