Basil Canteen

1489 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 552-3963
Basil Canteen Website
Food & Drink
Sun (Dinner 5:00-10:00pm)
Mon - Thu (Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner 5:00-10:00pm)
Fri (Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner 5:00-10:30pm)
Sat (Dinner 5:00-10:30pm)
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On the corner of 11th and Folsom, in the historic Jackson Brewery building, is Basil Canteen. Exposed iron I beams, and rustic brickwork give it an urban vibe. The large communal table, which represents half of the seating capacity, lends itself to a convivial environment and that will be helpful as the location is smack dab in the middle of SOMA "clubville", with the Holy Cow and Slim's a stone's throw away. It's a Thai joint from the owners of nearby Basil Thai with a noodle-centric menu with most dishes in and around the $10 range. One thing that is unique is the under $10 selection of "gap klaem," which translates roughly to Thai drinking snacks: skewers, sausages, rolls, breaded oysters, etc. Open nightly for dinner; weekdays for lunch. Basil Canteen also provides dessert, beer, sake, wine, and special cocktails.