Lers Ros Thai- San Francisco

49 Posted by - June 7, 2014 - Restaurants, San Francisco

When you ask around for the “Best Thai restaurant in San Francisco” you’ll most likely hear the name Lers Ros Thai.

But what do you do when you actually go to Lers Ros and you get a HUGE  menu in a different language?

For most of us, we get overwhelmed.

Like WTH is “Pad Kra Prow Moo Krob” anyways?? {<- – Except it’s only the most delicious crispy pork belly. Like.Ever.}

So in my case, I get overwhelmed AND end up ordering anything that sounds good…which is A LOT of dishes at Lers Ros. #foodieproblems

Here are some of my FAV dishes in case any of you guys need a recommendation.

Tom Kha Kai ($11.95)

Coconut milk based soup with chicken, peppers, mushrooms, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves

The soup was delicious and had the perfect amount of spice to it (not too spicy).

It also came with a generous portion of mushrooms and chicken.

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Garlic Quail ($9.95)

Fried quail with a side of hot sauce (appetizer) 

This reminds me of eating wings, but with thinner bones and less meat.

 I like saving the crispy garlic pieces to go with other parts of my meal. So YUM!

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Lers Ros Special Combination Plate (17.95)

Green Papaya salad with grilled shrimp, BBQ chicken, and sticky rice

I would pass on this one. The chicken was dry, the sticky rice was hard, and it only came with 3 grilled shrimps.

(overpriced and not worth it)

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Lek Tom Yum Haeng ($9.95):

Steamed sticky rice noodle with ground pork, sliced fish cake, crispy pork belly, and peanuts

My usual go-to order for noodles is either Pad Thai or drunken noodles (SO delish… but totally not food adventurous, I know).

So instead, I decided to try something new and it was DELICIOUS! The crispy pork belly adds a nice crunch to the noodles, which you can’t see because it’s hidden beneath all this goodness.

Thai Noodles

Pad Kra Prow Moo Krob (11.95)

Stir fried pork belly with crispy rind and basil leaves

If you ever come here after reading this blog post, this is a MUST TRY!

The skin is perfectly crisped and the meat practically melts in your mouth. (It’s also the same pork belly used in the noodles above).

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Kha Moo

Well stewed pork leg in five spices soup, served with sides of green mustard, Chinese broccoli, chili & vinegar sauce.

 You can either get this as a rice plate (10.95) or a la carte (11.95)

Lers Ros Thai

 Fried Banana with Honey ($3.50)

So YUM! If you have room for dessert and aren’t worried about calories, try it!

Lers Ros Thai

They have 3 different locations –> we went to the one in Hayes Valley. Although we had an amazing meal the first time there (and service was great), they were very inconsistent the 2nd time around with the food. Their Hayes Valley location also has the least amount of stars on Yelp. I would recommend going to their other 2 locations if you get the chance!

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7 Comments

  • Christina H. June 8, 2014 - 10:24 am Reply

    Loveeeee Lers ros. Was just here last weekend too.

  • Jake June 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm Reply

    Best Thai in SF for sure!

  • Matt June 9, 2014 - 5:31 pm Reply

    I’ve been to the one on Hayes and the one Larkin. I would have to agree with you, that the consistency on Larkin is much better.

  • Alexandria June 10, 2014 - 1:44 am Reply

    This is definitely the best Thai place in the city. Make sure you have a reservation because it is always crowded. My favorite dish is the red chicken curry!

    • CynEats June 10, 2014 - 1:45 am Reply

      I haven’t had the curry yet, but will def try it next time! : )

  • Laura June 13, 2014 - 10:26 pm Reply

    I ALWAYS get overwhelmed with their menus. They have so many options and I never know what to get besides my favorite 3 dishes. Thanks for the suggestions, that soup looks really good.

  • Sara G. June 14, 2014 - 10:23 pm Reply

    Soooo bomb! That crispy pork belly is heaven.

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