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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
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pleasanton, ca
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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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paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 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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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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Benicia, CA
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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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Berkeley, California
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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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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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13 reviews
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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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Texas City, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We enjoyed it so much the firat day that we ended eating there everyday. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

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London
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Basic and rather bare appearance despite the linens on the wooden tables but first-class food. Open daily from 10am-3pm and 5-10pm. Does not deliver. Having visited Vietnam with anticipation some years ago, we were disappointed to repeatedly discover while there that the food was actually much better at Vietnamese restaurants in the developed countries - especially Paris (France), Vancouver and... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If only there had been more than two of us, we could have tried more dishes. We ate: Nom (green papaya salad with Vietnamese "beef jerky" $6.30) - the balance of dressing, peanuts, noodles, papaya, beef and seasoning was just right. Bun Cha Hanoi (marinated grilled pork and salad wrap $13.50) is very tender pork in a delicately flavoursome broth,... 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: French, Chinese, Bistro, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?