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601 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7910
415-776-3999
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good vietnamese food

We bought two soups, both with seafood. The bowls were very large and we barely managed to finish. Everything was very tasty. We also took the fresh coconut juice, which was served in the coconuts themselves. Very good, make sure to try it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
Tiberius S
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We bought two soups, both with seafood. The bowls were very large and we barely managed to finish. Everything was very tasty. We also took the fresh coconut juice, which was served in the coconuts themselves. Very good, make sure to try it!

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Akron, OH
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Nice place right across the street from the Phoenix Hotel. Title of review says it all, but since I need more characters: good food, fair amount of vegetarian options, solid service, and reasonable prices.

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The eggplant and grilled pork dishes were delicious. Been going to Vietnamese restaurants for 20 years, and this is one of the best.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Across the street from the Phoenix hotel, this restaurant was friendly and chic. Good prices, excellent food.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Honestly this restaurant is sort of like a hole in the wall in a not so great part of town in the tenderloin, but if you look past that the food is excellent and the staff that works here very accommodating and kind. Its a great place to eat before the symphony, opera or theatre. Not at all pretentious. If... More 

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sydney
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We had goi cuon ( fresh spring rolls) , bun bo hue, pho , seafood noodle soup, all well done. The restaurant is nicely decorated for the price of the food. Try the iced coffee and soursop smoothly. The neighbourhood does look a bit scary , park in the paid carpark diagonally opposite the restaurant . It's only about $2.

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Oslo, Norway
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This place is super authentic! Coming from the hectic Larkin street downtown of San Fran we entered this little Vietnamese buzzy colorful world made out of a small square room wall painted in limegreen and with red paper clothed tables. And mot the leastt; they got an open kitchen in the corner. We ordered veggie curry coconut and tofu sweet... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

...because... it was! Two years ago we travelled through Vietnam. The people in Vietnam were very friendly and helpful. The food, in general, was awesome and mostly good. All this was lacking in Mangosteen. The servant hardly said anything, never asked how the food was, if we wanted anything else. One was not brought to a table but rudely pointed... More 

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San Francisco
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102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Glad we asked where to go for lunch. A great Vietnamese restaurant. Definitely try the garlic noodle fish fish (25) and the Bun Rieu crab soup.

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Lynchburg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This restaurant is close to the Civic Center and San Francisco City Hostel. We ordered the Crepe which came with a pile of greens with idea to wrap the crepe in the greens. It was very good. A diner at the next table told us to order #52 - that they are know for it. Everything was very tastey. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-776-3999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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