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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: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendly home cooking!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
travel2findoneself
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
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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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 1 - 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?