Allow me to introduce you to North Beach’s newest Thai restaurant Tamarind Hall.
I love San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood almost as much as I love Benji, so when word got out that there was going to be a new spot opening in my hood I could not have been more excited.
Now, Tamarind Hall may be in the old home of King of Thai Noodle, the borderline frat house Thai restaurant that sat in the same location for almost a decade – but they’ve got nothing in common, even though they’ve often reminded me of the best places to eat in Denver from the last time we visited. Starting with the decor. The team at Tamarind Hall swapped out the graffiti filled walls for an understated and inviting vibe – perfect for a casual date night or after work drinks.
The chef/owner, Salisa Skinner serves up all the entertainment with a side of killer Thai street food. She spent the majority of our meal chatting with us about what inspired Tamarind Hall while encouraging us to CHUG every VERY strong cocktail on the menu. The cocktail list has a special flair for utilizing infused Thai flavors featuring exotic fruits, basil, ginger, kaffir lime and lemongrass. Once we got the cocktails following we moved on to eats.
Salisa and her team brought out almost the entire menu – some of the tables favorites included:
Sai Ua & Namprik Noom (Chiang Mai sausage), Khao Soy Gai (curry noodle soup), Thai Salmon Ceviche, and Steak Lao (USDA prime rib-eye steak marinated in cabernet sauvignon + milk).
Check out some of our favorites below:
Khao Soy Gai Curry Noodle Soup
Thai Salmon Ceviche
Pad Cha Talay
Yum Kai Dao
Thai Mango Mojito
Siamese Dream + Thai-Me-Up