Classical Thai Flavors in a Contemporary Setting




Now accepting online reservations: 

Located in the Inner Sunset, Bussaba is the reimagining of Baan Thai: the original vision of Ning Ariya, now paying homage to the very best of classical Thai cuisine

Established 2010, Reimagined 2018

What started as Baan Thai, the original vision of Ning Ariya in 2010, has now blossomed to a new level of culinary excellence in the realm of Thai cuisine.  Driven by her insatiable hunger to offer the very best of Thai food to the discerning palates of San Franciscans, she traveled back to Thailand in late 2017 to train with Chef Chumpol Jangprai, one of the top chefs in the country, to inspire a new vision for her restaurant.  Thus Bussaba was born: it means "flower", and its blossoming is a rebirth of classical Thai recipes handcrafted from scratch with an obsessive attention to detail and quality in the ingredients.  

The reinvigorated menu is meant to demonstrate the full range of flavors that comprise the cornucopia of Thai cuisine.  Our dishes invoke the essential spirit of several regions and styles of Thailand, from the hearty and herbal North to the colorful heat and seafood of the South.  We emphasize sauces and curries handmade with locally-sourced herbs and produce, and without the slightest hint of preservatives.  For regular patrons of the original Baan Thai, we have also retained some of our original crowd favorites, and continue to focus on the often-overlooked importance of pairing high quality and value wines with the full range of tastes inherent to Thai cuisine.  We truly hope you come to enjoy all we have to offer!



(415) 379.4505


534 Irving street
San Francisco, CA 94122


Mon–Thu 11am – 3pm                                 4:30pm - 10pm
Fri              11am – 3pm                                 4:30pm - 10pm
Sat–Sun    4:30pm - 10pm                         




Bring Bussaba to your home without the inconvenience of leaving your front door!

In order to ensure timely delivery we must limit our range to 2 miles from the restaurant.  $20 minimum order please.

Lunch 11am - 3pm, Monday - Friday

Dinner 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Every Day


We love a good party, and have plenty of experience helping customers accentuate theirs with our cuisine.  We cater to a wide variety of clients in San Francisco, from small startup lunches to weddings and large corporate events. Please allow at least 48 hours notice to ensure we have adequate time to prepare.  Please inquire for more details on your specific event.


We are happy to convert our warm and cozy space to help you host an exclusive event. Rumor has it we do great group dinners and baby showers, usually with pre fixe menus. Please inquire for more details on your specific event.



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Everyday  4:30PM-6:30PM