Marnee Thai Restaurant in San Francisco was reviewed on Check, Please! Bay Area Season 5: episode 5 (505)

Marnee Thai Restaurant San Francisco Ethnic Dining

Marnee Thai on KRON 4 Best of the Bay

Marnee Thai - Hello Restaurant Episode 165 produced by Tokyo TV

Marnee Thai - Hello Restaurant
Episode 165 produced by Tokyo TV


MICHELIN Guide 2011-13 Recommended
Top Thai restaurant in the Bay Area, 1993 – 2014
(San Francisco Zagat Survey)
Best Thai food, 2007
(Audience Winners, Best of City search)
City’s Best, 2007
Certificate of Honor, Outstanding Cuisine, 2006
(City and County of San Francisco)
Best Thai Restaurant, 2005
Master Chef Award, 2005
(American Academy of Taste, Las Vegas)
Top 50 Thai Restaurants in the US.
(Thai Food Magazine)
Thai Select Premium Award, 2003, 2007, 2014
(Ministry of Commerce, Thailand)
Thailand Superchef Award, 2003
(Export Promotion Department, Thailand)
Best Thai Restaurant, 2001, 2003, 2004
(San Francisco Magazine)
International Chef of the Year, 2001
(Awards of the Americas, New York)
Best Thai Restaurant, 2000
(San Francisco
Outstanding Bay Area Restaurant Award, 2000
(KKSF Radio)
Grand Prize, Pad Thai Festival Contest, 2000
(Los Angeles Thai Press Club and Consul General)
Best Thai Restaurant, 1998, 2007
(San Francisco Weekly)
Best of S.F. & Northern California Award, 1994, 1997
(Gault Millau Guide)
Great Cook Award, 1993
(Sunset Magazine)



“Marnee Thai is one of the best Thai restaurants in San Francisco”
(Joey Altman, KRON T. V., 2005)

“Best Thai restaurant 2001, 2003, and 2004″
(Readers Poll Winner)

“A longtime city favorite, where the service is sweet and efficient and the food top- notch. Quarters are a bit cramped, but you’re too busy scarfing down creamy duck curries and slippery pan-fried noodles to bother eavesdropping.”
(San Francisco Magazine)

“Magic on the menu…near the end of the evening, May joined the group and, one by one, described their characters, their pasts, and their futures by reading their faces. Bobby spent the next several months exclaiming over her accuracy. He loved the food, too.”

“Face reading is an ancient Chinese practice May learned from her Chinese father when she was a young girl in Thailand. Before coming here, she refine her occult talents by studying palm reading and birth date reading, and when she became restauranteur, she did not abandon these ancient practices.”
(San Francisco Focus, December 2005)

“The most for the least, only one Bay Area restaurant made it into the “extraordinary” category in the 95/96 Zagat Survey of Best Meal Deals in 30 U.S. cities.”

“The uniform praise in this consumer driven compilation goes to the Sunset District’s Marnee Thai, erroneously described hole in- the-wall “Castro/Noe Valley” eatery with “always awesome food”
(San Francisco Chronicle, August 16 th, 1995)

“Heavenly chicken, crisp and sticky, sweet and spicy, one of the most popular dishes Chef Chai Siriyarn and his wife May, prepare at their San Francisco restaurant Marnee Thai, is chicken wings.”
(Sunset Magazine, February 1993)

“Marnee Thai is more than just a neighborhood spot. It is an exceptional restaurant with wonderful food and very low prices.”
(Jim Wood, San Francisco Examiner, 1991)

“A new Thai Adventure-Bored palates should head to the Sunset. You don’t have to go further than the appetizers to know you’re in an extraordinary restaurant. Marnee Thai is one of those rare restaurants that makes up in little touches for anything it might lack in expensive decor. The place is virtually carpeted in fresh flowers, with bouquets on every table.” 
(Stan Sesser, San Francisco Chronicle, 1987)

“Uncovering 14 new finds-The Bay Guardian’s forth annual guide to great deals on inexpensive meals”
(Bay Guardian, February 1987)

“An unassuming man with great talent. Chef Chai’s food at his restaurant is traditional. He still maintains the standard of taste that is true Thai. The chicken satay was very tender and perfectly seasoned. I look forward to going back for more of his food.”

Mc Dang (The famous food critic and columnist, a T.V. Food Personality of Thailand) September 9th, 2005
Ratings: Taste, Hygiene, Quality of materials, Service,