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8 Sixth St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602 (SoMa)
(415) 626-0927
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Ranked #445 of 5,012 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
Neighborhood:
SoMa
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Oaxaca, Mexico
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I was a regular client of this small restaurant while I live in SF, and every time I come back to the city I make sure I come and eat some Hanoi soup or fried rice here

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Marcellus, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I ate here right after checking in to our hotel a few blocks away, after seeing the great reviews here on Tripadvisor. It was everything we hoped, especially the quality of food and the low prices. The quantity of food was generous too. The only drawback is the location -- not a great neighborhood so travelers be... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a classic hole-in the-wall eatery in SF that serves up some of the best Vietnamese food in the city. The atmosphere is stripped down to the basics, but the food is the real draw for this place. I recommend the Imperial roll noodle bowl, but there are really many great dishes to choose from.

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Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The location of Tu Lan restaurant is convenient if you are staying around town area. The space downstairs is limited and may be smokey...However dining upstairs will be a quieter environment. The toilet is superbly clean if you compare with the front door downstairs plus funny characters near the area. ... Have enjoyed the dining experience and certainly you can... More 

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

No one cares that this is in a seedy neighborhood because the food is so damn good! Fresh ingredients, friendly wait staff, HUGE portions and CHEAP! Plenty to eat and leftovers to take home. I asked for something that wasn't on the menu and they were more than happy to make it. You will not be disappointed!

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Hekelingen, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The food is great at this place. U can eat there or get take-away. Divers menu and good service!! For a good and healthy bite.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Tu Lan was the first culinary destination in SF following my intuition for spectacular authentic down to earth food. It's awesome to watch how spectacular the food is prepared in front of you at the bar. Some superficial gourmet might call it to cheap for the huge plates you get.

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Redding, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

THIS place- WOW So So So So GOOD. Cheep and fast. It was my first time eating Vietnamese food - and I think that I am hooked! The service was great - very friendly.

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Total dive, hole-in-the-wall near the Mission District. The Vietnamese sandwiches are fresh, tasty, and cheap at about $3. There's always a line out the door. Be sure to specify hot sauce- it's otherwise not advertised.

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California
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236 reviews 236 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

... and yes... still not for the squeemish! Although the interior is greatly improved (I'm sure the bugs will eventually return.. .but not yet!), the neighborhood is as disgusting as always; the smells you have to deal with on your way to get in the door of Tu Lan are enough to put you off your meal before you even... More 

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Additional Information about Tu Lan

Address: 8 Sixth St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
Phone Number: (415) 626-0927
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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