What I Ate: Tamarind Hall

Tamarind Hall - Thai Food - North Beach

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. 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:

Tamarind Hall - Thai Food - North Beach

Khao Soy Gai Curry Noodle Soup

Tamarind Hall - Thai Food - North Beach

Thai Salmon Ceviche

Tamarind Hall - Thai Food - North Beach

Pad Cha Talay

Tamarind Hall - Thai Food - North Beach

Tamarind Hall - Thai Food - North Beach

Steak Lao

Tamarind Hall - Thai Food - North Beach

Yum Kai Dao

Tamarind Hall - Cocktails

Thai-Me-Up

Tamarind Hall - Cocktails

Thai Mango Mojito

Tamarind Hall - Cocktails

Siamese Dream + Thai-Me-Up

Tamarind Hall is a North Beach must…but if you don’t feel like leaving the house hit them up on GrubHub, UberEats, Postmates or DoorDash.

Photos by Garry Alexander

 

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