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Bodega Bistro - Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine

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607 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7910
415-921-1218
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good!

We went to this restaurant with no expectations since we had never tried Vietnamese cuisine....it was a very pleasant surprise. The food was excellent, the service prompt and courteous and the prices quite reasonable. Very close to the Asian Art Museum...

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Graciela A
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We went to this restaurant with no expectations since we had never tried Vietnamese cuisine....it was a very pleasant surprise. The food was excellent, the service prompt and courteous and the prices quite reasonable. Very close to the Asian Art Museum...

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Have been tasting Pho around the world from Hanoi, Saigon to Paris 13, Litle Sagon and Moscow, Berlin... wherever Vietnamese people have set their foot settle in, but NO ONE can beat this Pho, especially the Pho of former owner also chef Jim. A bowl of rare-done steak, one of the best steaks in the earth, with its noodle, exactly... More 

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Thank DosNguyen
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Having been to Vietnam several times and learning to judge the Vietnam food and not the surroundings is also appropriate here. Neighborhood isn't the best, but not the worst. Food is tops prepared in authentic Vietnam style and flavors. Takes you back to Saigon! Enjoy. ...

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Thank David B L
pleasanton, ca
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We ate here today after reading reviews on Open Table. Food was poor, service was okay, ambience was non-existent. You know that feeling you get when you walk in a place that says, "uh-oh"? Well, we should have known better. That they are on Open Table is a joke. You walk in and take any open table. I have a... More 

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Thank shareefmahdavi
paris
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Third time I go to the Bodega, over three years. I like this restaurant. Especially their nems that come with salad and green herbs. The best I know. The service is kind, efficient. Servers do care about customers. I like the cantina atmosphere

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Thank AZERTParis
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited Vietnam 2 years ago, this was the best Viet food I ever ate afterwards. The neighbourhood is not great, but certainly not dangerous.

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Thank Tessa L
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Ordered lemon grass chicken and vegetarian spring roll and they were great. The only reason I went was because I was waiting for a friend. Will go back next time in town as would love to try the PHO.

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Thank Theonewolf
Benicia, CA
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121 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Basic Vietnamese fare with above average pho at very reasonable prices. My only issue with this place is that you pick your own cutlery out of a metal container on top of the table. Germaphobes like me have a tough time trying not to think about all the folks who may have inadvertently touched my fork before I pulled it... More 

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Thank Linda4490
Berkeley, California
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253 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Came to BB for an early dinner. Some people have mentioned about the Tenderloin location but during daylight it should not be a problem and the area still draws many people that are not trying to cause any problems. Yes, there are plenty of street people but most are not attempting to start confrontations. as I mentioned in the title... More 

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Thank flashncrash
Canal Winchester, Ohio
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We went there to try pho for this first time. Needless to say, we were impressed by the service and taste of the food. Our portion size was quite large I must say. The only downside was that this place is in a shaky neighborhood. I would do lunch here not dinner because of the area. Overall, we would try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 607 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-921-1218

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, French, Chinese, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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