Lers Ros Thai
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- Lers Ros ThaiOct 03, 2013
Lers Ros is located in Little Saigon Tenderloin neighborhood, a bit ghetto, but this Thai restaurant is worth a detour.
The restaurant itself is clean, spacious, and relax atmosphere. The service is good and efficient. The price is reasonable and the portion is generous. The food is authentic and delicious.
A few dishes you must try:
- a The pork shoulder which celeb chef Andrew Zimmern on Travel Channel has repeatedly order every time he visits San Francisco.
- Garlic fried frog legs - with sweet and sour sauce, just hits the spot!
- Yum Woon Sen the clear noodle salad with ground pork, dried shrimp, Woodears mushroom, onion, lime juice and fish sauce, is so good here.
- Po Tak seafood soup
- Whole Fish fried - tomato sauce, delicious!
1 of my favorite Thai restaurants in San Francisco.
- Lers Ros ThaiJan 04, 2013
Lers Ros Thai may or may not be the best Thai food in the city, but it's definitely the most exciting. It's like homecooked Thai food amped up ten-fold -- there are Thai dishes I've never seen on a menu before, and there are variations to typical Thai staples that will blow your mind. The pungent flavors and fire-hot spiciness here are phenomenal, packing punches harder than with any Thai food I've had outside of Thailand. After my first visit, I was absolutely hooked, and now when I feel like eating Thai food, I'm essentially saying that I feel like eating Lers Ros.
Crispy Pork Belly = It's weird, this dish lacks consistency, even within the same plate. When the piece is done right, it's possibly the best crispy pork belly in the city. The spice, the intense flavor, the ultra-crispy skin, the tender meat -- it all just blends together perfectly. However, within the same plate, there are also pieces that are too tough, too dry, and too overcooked. There are also other pieces where the skin is soggy rather than crispy. It's really strange and somewhat disappointing. But because I know how DELICIOUS the good pieces are, I always keep ordering this dish and will probably continue to order this dish for as long as I eat at Lers Ros.
Yum Koh Moo Yang (Pork Shoulder Salad) = Tender pieces of pork shoulder that go incredibly well with the salad.
Papaya Salad w/ Grilled Prawns = My vote for the best papaya salad in SF. The spice level here is through the roof, making this a dangerous dish for people who can't handle their peppers. The prawns are well-cooked, the papaya is nice and crunchy, and everything just works together excellently.
Fried Quail = Pretty good. This dish rides a dangerously-thin line, since it could easily be tough and overcooked. I had pieces that were, for sure, but when it's done well, it's delicious.
Green Curry = Very good. Green curry is one of those dishes that's tough to get wrong, and Lers Ros definitely doesn't get it wrong. Again, the intense spice is what makes this a winner.
Lers Ros Thai breathes unique and exciting life into your typical Thai fare. With Basil Thai and Marnee Thai, among others, there's tons of great Thai food competition in the city; but Lers Ros is definitely the one that stands out for its ingenuity and boldness.
- Lers Ros ThaiCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 20, 2012
I've been told this is the best authentic Thai in the city. I've heard that it's comfort food as real Thais would prefer. The price is good and the service is wonderful, and, unlike the exterior surroundings, the restaurant itself is clean and comfortable. It may not be the fanciest Thai place in the city, but it's the most balanced.
- Lers Ros ThaiMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 25, 2013
In the last year or so, Lers Ros has steadily risen to the top of my favorite restaurants list. I really think it's the best Thai in San Francisco. I often order the food in, but I find myself eating at the restaurant quite often too.
This is the place to go for real Thai food, not overly sweet, overly fish-sauced, and spicy enough to have me mopping my brow and shoveling the rice in as fast as I can.
Beloved dishes include the curry puffs, fried sun-dried beef "jerky", green curry with fish paste, silver noodles, Poh Tak (Tom Yum with seafood) soup, spicy noodle soups, and favorite of all favorites and the most delicious dish ever: the whole steamed sea bass in a sweet and sour soup.
Also, if you're not feeling up to a trip to the TL, they'll deliver for free, for a $15 minimum charge.
Drool. Love this place.