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Tu Lan

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

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch

Wow, it was delicious. The place was packed but they found a spot for 8 of us. Service was fast, food was very filling.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Sean M
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Smithfield, Utah, United States
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Smithfield, Utah, United States
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Wow, it was delicious. The place was packed but they found a spot for 8 of us. Service was fast, food was very filling.

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I've been going to Tu Lan for years. Great family run place. Always, always super busy. Everything cooked while you watch, cheap and best viet. in town. They say Julia Childs used to come here. It's pretty low key looking, they upgraded a few years ago, but still sort of clean but funky. In an edgy part of town, buy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I had the really tasty good value imperial roll with pork kebab and rice noodles.The flavours were excellent and the dish well balanced. Yes the place is a bit frayed at the edges and some of the clientele are quite colourful - that is all part of the fun and if you get a seat overlooking the kitchen it's great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
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152 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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rm27839
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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>  > Civic Center
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 $20
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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

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

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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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