Unlike cinematic love scenes, cuisine can be enjoyed in the company of parents without embarrassment. Dodge future moments of uneasiness with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Thai fare at Be My Guest Thai Bistro in Inner Richmond.
Named one of San Francisco's best Thai restaurants by Citysearch, Be My Guest Thai Bistro specializes in traditional Thai fare as well as innovative twists on classic dishes. The menu features palate-prepping appetizers such as crispy tofu with peanut sauce ($6.95) and garlic edamame ($6.95), as well as a cavalcade of creamy curries. The pumpkin curry showcases a gourdtastic mixture of meat or tofu, red coconut curry, pumpkin, bell pepper, and basil ($9.95), and the Traffic Jam combines a sampler of three popular curries—red with gluten, green with beef, and yellow with chicken ($12.95)—into gourmet gridlock so satisfying diners will scarcely notice the obscene gestures their uvulas direct toward their molars. Nibble on a nest of garlic noodles with barbecued pork loin ($12.95), or belly up to the mango tango prawns sauteed with fresh mango, asparagus, snap peas, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and zesty mango sauce ($14.95). Noontime noshers can use lunch options such as pad thai ($7.95) or thai omelets with minced pork ($6.95) to taunt the hungry sun, which has virtually no access to quality Thai cuisine.
Be My Guest supplements its savories with an eclectic décor that combines a white-color palette with both classical and futuristic-looking furnishings. Sit in pod-shaped chairs beneath an ornate chandelier, or feast under a luminous skylight, which lets in so much natural light vampires are forced to huddle in the corner, where they can’t mooch other diners’ food.
Be My Guest Thai Bistro has been featured in 7x7 San Francisco. The San Francisco Bay Guardian. Citysearchers give it a four-star average, more than 290 Yelpers give the restaurant an average of 3.5 stars, and 77% of Urbanspooners like it.
- The place captures just the right balance of hominess and style: its hours are liberal and its prices moderate, and it draws (especially on weekend evenings) a diverse crowd, tilting toward youth and bubbling with energy. – Paul Reidinger, San Francisco Bay Guardian
- Absolutely wonderful service and food. I've been here a few times and have no complaints! – Amber S., Yelp, 12/30/10
Be My Guest Thai Bistro
A menu with inventive twists on tofu, duck, and pork dishes, many infused with surprising fruit accents, aided Be My Guest Thai Bistro in snagging a nod from Best of Citysearch 2008. Skilled chefs ramp up pan-fried rice and noodles with mango, avocado, and fresh pineapple, and pans crackle happily beneath seafood such as salmon and shrimp. To send mouthwatering dispatches to distant bellies, the eatery’s online ordering database aids delivery service, and a slew of sake cocktails clink together to offer joyous rice blasts without the hassle of sneaking into a king's wedding.