We are introducing the annual Songkran water festival as part of our initiative to improve the Tenderloin and Larkin Commercial Corridor.


Tom has long dreamed of bringing the festival from Thailand to San Francisco, and to the Tenderloin in particular. With community support for his project, now is the perfect time to introduce the Tenderloin to Songkran through a Southeast Asian food and culture festival in Little Saigon. This non-profit festival will benefit Tenderloin businesses and residents, with 100% of the profits from our Thai beer garden going to non-profits like Safe Passage and Glide. Please join Tom, Sarah, and the rest of the Tenderloin in our first annual festival for the community.

Lers Ros Thai has been a fixture in the Tenderloin since first opening its doors 9 years ago. In that time, we opened two additional locations in Hayes Valley and the Mission District. We also opened a sister restaurant, The Esan Classic, an upscale Thai restaurant in the heart of the Tenderloin. Our international reputation was built from our world-class Thai food and countless features on Network Television.

Having been in business for nearly a decade not only proves that we are here to stay, but that we are here to pay it forward. The owners of Lers Ros Thai, husband and wife duo Sarah and Tom Silargorn, have dedicated the last five years to improving the Tenderloin in a number of ways. Most recently, they teamed up with the Tenderloin Community Benefit District working as an intermediary to the small businesses on the Larkin Corridor.