Marnee Thai

This Thai legend in the Sunset has been going strong since the World Wide Web was a thing (1986, to get technical). The slanted bamboo roof and walls covered in old photographs and art create a warm, home-like atmosphere that draws you in. That’s where most of the charm of this spot lies—the menu is a roundup of usual suspects that generally lack flavor, like the red curry and tom yum soup. Sure, there are some well-executed highlights, like the coconutty homemade hotcakes that are scooped out of a griddle tableside, and the avocado and green mango salad that has the right levels of sweet and spice. Ultimately, you can find better versions of most of these Thai standards at other spots in the city. Though, if you’re in the neighborhood and need a quick and casual dinner, this place gets the job done. 

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