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Tu Lan

Civic Center
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8 Sixth St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
(415) 626-0927
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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    Very good
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  • 2
  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars

Got food from here many times. Me love. Thanks. Stay close. I leave in that building. Stay clean and organized.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Mukhammadiev B
San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Got food from here many times. Me love. Thanks. Stay close. I leave in that building. Stay clean and organized.

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We live in one of the greatest multi-cultural cities in the world and we have our fair share of good Vietnamese restaurants, but nothing compare to Tu Lan's authenticity and deliciousness. We have been to San Francisco twice and ate at this restaurant three times. Julia Child's picture was on the front of the menu because every time she came... More 

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Murrieta, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a great hole in the wall spot, it reminds me of what you see in movies, the first floor is small you walk in there seems to be a hidden set of stairs in the back and you head up and there is a little dinning room. The lunch menu is wide and great.

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Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I've traveled a lot, and this is still my favorite restaurant in the word. The place is just as dumpy after a recent renovation, but that's part of the charm. The street is a bit scary, too. But the food is delicious and arrives to the table before you've blinked. Now that I live on the other side of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Hole in the wall, the kind one loves to discover in a city and go there often with friends... large portions, delicious, and friendly service with low prices... an obvious choice!

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

They were really friendly and the food was ready quickly. I had take out .All in all though, food was typical take out. Wasn't extremely impressed. You do get a lot of food though for the money.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Sixth St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Civic Center
  • Neighborhood: Civic Center
  • Phone Number: (415) 626-0927

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Civic Center

Neighborhood Profile
Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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