Ben Thai Cafe

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Available at 11:30 AM
  • Full Menu
    11:30am to 3:00pm , 5:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Lunch Menu
    11:30am to 3:00pm

Starters

Murder Wings
Our unique spicy fried chicken wings sautéed with fresh peppercorn, krachai, herbs and spices and...
$9.00
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Pork of the Heavens
Deep fried pork marinated in Thai herbs and spices; served with sticky rice, sweet and spicy sauce
$9.00
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Golden Bags
Rice paper stuffed with potato and minced chicken, fried until crispy and served with cucumber salad
$9.00
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Chicken Satay
Chicken skewers marinated in herbs and spices, served with peanut sauce and cucumber salad
$9.00
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Corn Fritters
Deep fried and served with sweet and spicy sauce and cucumber salad
$9.00
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Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Deep fried and served with sweet sauce and cucumber salad
$9.00
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Prawn Rolls
Deep fried marinated prawn and minced chicken wrapped in egg roll skin served with sweet and spicy...
$9.00
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Paradise Wings
Sweet and savory fried chicken wings sautéed with a touch of garlic and topped with fried basil. T...
$9.00
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Salad

Papaya Salad
Som-tum. Shredded green papaya, tomato, green bean, carrot and ground peanuts tossed in chili-lime...
$11.00
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Larb Salad
Spicy and sour salad with your of ground chicken or minced roasted skin-on fatty duck tossed with...
$12.00
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Rib-Eye Steak Salad
Yum-nuea. Marinated Premium rib-eye grilled and served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber a...
$15.00
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Soup

Soup Tom Yum
Spicy sour soup with your choice of chicken, tofu, or prawns, mushrooms, lemongrass, kaffir and ga...
$12.00
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Tom Kha
Spicy sour soup with a coconut milk, your choice of chicken, tofu, or prawns, mushrooms, lemongras...
$12.00
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KJ Noodle Soup
Thick-cut “carpet roll” rice noodles in a rich, dark five-spice pork broth. Served with stewed por...
$15.00
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Curries

Roasted Duck Curry
Red curry cooked in coconut milk with roasted skin-on fatty duck, tomato, zucchini, pineapple and...
$16.00
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Keow-Wan
Green curry with your choice of protein cooked in coconut milk with eggplant, string bean, bell pe...
$13.00
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Gang-Dang
Red curry paste with your choice of protein cooked in coconut milk with bamboo shoots, zucchini, b...
$13.00
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Ka-Ree
Yellow curry with your choice of protein cooked in coconut milk with potato, carrot, onion, bell p...
$13.00
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Pa-Nang
Panang curry sauce with your choice of protein cooked in coconut milk with zucchini, bell peppers...
$13.00
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Sauteed

BBQ Chicken
Juicy chicken thigh marinated in a lemongrass curry sauce and grilled. Served with side salad and...
$12.00
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Ga-Prao
Spicy minced chicken or your choice of pork or beef sauteed with chopped garlic, bell pepper, onio...
$12.00
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Spicy Eggplant and Basil
Your choice of protein and eggplant sauteed in chili paste with garlic, bell pepper, onion, and fr...
$13.00
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Peanut Pra-Ram
Your choice of protein topped with curry peanut sauce, served on a bed of steamed vegetables
$12.00
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Pik-King
Your choice of protein sauteed with green beans, bell peppers, onions, snap peas, and red curry pa...
$12.00
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BBQ Pork
Thin slices of lightly grilled pork marinated in a blend of Thai herbs and spices with a touch of...
$12.00
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Seafood

Pla-Siam
Grilled salmon, topped with red curry and coconut milk sauce; served with sauteed mix vegetables
$20.00
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Pad-Ta-Lay
Sauteed prawns, calamari, scallop, and salmon, cooked with mix vegetables in spicy sauce
$18.00
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Spicy Tilapia
Lightly fried tilapia fillet sauteed with spicy curry paste, herbs, onions, bell peppers, and stri...
$17.00
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Wok-Tossed noodles / Fried Rice

Pad Thai
Rice stick noodle with choice of protein, egg, garlic, tofu, chopped pickled turnip, scallions, gr...
$12.00
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Pad See Ew
Rice noodle with choice of protein, broccoli, egg, and house soy sauce
$12.00
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Pad Kee Mao
Rice noodle with choice of protein, snap peas, broccoli, onion, bell pepper, tomato, and fresh bas...
$12.00
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House Fried Rice
Your choice of protein with egg, onions, and green onions
$12.00
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Gra-Prao Fried Rice
Your choice of protein with onion, and fresh basil in our house chili paste topped with a sunny si...
$14.00
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Our Family's Favorites

Sweet and Savory Squid
Indonesian. Indo-Pacific dish with squid, onion, scallions, and bell pepper cooked in a sweet savo...
$15.00
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Lek’s Pork Palo
Chinese. Our mother’s specialty! Pork and egg slow-cooked in a Chinese five spice stew for over tw...
$15.00
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Oxtail Soup
American Thai. Oxtail slow stewed with carrot, tomato, and cabbage. This dish is rich and hearty,...
$15.00
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Roasted Duck Noodle Soup
Chinese Thai. Your choice of either thin rice stick noodles or flat fun noodles in a rich broth wi...
$16.00
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Khao Soi
Northern Thai. Egg noodles swimming in red and yellow coconut milk curry with your choice of chick...
$15.00
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Sides

Jasmine Rice
$2.00
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Brown Rice
$2.00
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Sticky Rice
$3.00
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Fried Egg
$2.00
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Peanut Sauce
$4.00
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Cucumber Salad
$3.00
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Steamed Vegetables
$5.00
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Drinks

Coke
$3.00
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Diet Coke
$3.00
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7-Up
$3.00
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Apple Cider
$3.00
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Sparkling Water
$3.00
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Thai Ice Tea
$4.00
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Thai Ice Coffee
$4.00
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Ginger Honey Lemonade
$4.00
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Unsweetened Thai Ice Tea
$2.50
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Whole Young Coconut
$6.00
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Lunch Specials

Served with rice and salad
Keow-wan Lunch Special
Green curry with choice of protein cooked in coconut milk with eggplant, string bean, bell pepper,...
$12.00
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Gang-dang Lunch Special
Red curry with choice of protein cooked in coconut milk with bamboo shoots, zucchini, bell pepper,...
$12.00
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Ka-ree Lunch Special
Yellow curry with choice of protein cooked in coconut milk, potato, carrot, onion, bell pepper, an...
$12.00
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Pa-nang Lunch Special
Panang curry with your choice of protein cooked in coconut milk with zucchini, bell peppers and fr...
$12.00
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Gra-prao Lunch Special
Spicy minced chicken or your choice of protein sauteed in a home-made spicy garlic sauce with chop...
$11.00
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Spicy Eggplant Lunch Special
Eggplant and your choice of protein sauteed with chopped chili, garlic, bell pepper, onion and fre...
$12.00
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Peanut Pra-ram Lunch Special
Your choice of protein sauteed in a curry peanut sauce and served on a bed of steamed vegetables
$11.00
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Pik-king Lunch Special
Your choice of protein sauteed with green beans, onions, snap peas, and red curry paste
$11.00
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BBQ Chicken Combo
Juicy chicken thigh marinated in a lemongrass curry sauce and grilled
$13.00
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BBQ Pork Combo
Thin slices of lightly grilled pork marinated in a blend of Thai herbs and spices with a touch of...
$13.00
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Drinks

Coke
$3.00
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Diet Coke
$3.00
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7-Up
$3.00
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Apple Cider
$3.00
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Sparkling Water
$3.00
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Thai Ice Tea
$4.00
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Thai Ice Coffee
$4.00
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Ginger Honey Lemonade
$4.00
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Unsweetened Thai Ice Tea
$2.50
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Whole Young Coconut
$6.00
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About Ben Thai Cafe

(415) 771-2562 • 1335 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Our restaurant is a celebration of the cuisine that we love and grew up with, a blend of Thai favorites, Chinese home cooking, and a little Indonesian flair. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have