Thai Ideal (Polk St. near Eddy) came about because of the number of requests at the traditional Thai parent restaurant in Foster City for vegetarian/vegan entrees. I found the Foster City location nearly by accident, when I was looking for anyplace to get vegetarian/vegan food near San Francisco airport. While Foster City isn’t “near,” the drive was well worth it. While I haven’t tried the SF location yet, I can’t imagine it would disappoint.
Simply put, this is the best Thai food I’ve ever had. For a vegetarian, the security of knowing that there is no meat in the kitchen adds tranquility to the meal, as does the elegant decor and soothing music. When we went there, we were hoping for an OK meal. We got an unexpected treat. I’m looking forward to a chance to try the Polk Street location. Who knows? Maybe I’ll meet you there.