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Tu Lan

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8 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
+1 415-626-0927
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I live about two blocks from this place located on this filthy 6th street SOMA slum, hitting Tulan's whenever my friend, a HUGE fan of this place, is in town. From the outside, and inside, this nondescript restaurant exudes your average old, greasy, low-quality skid-row economical eatery energy. Looks can be deceiving. I walk past this place on my way... More 

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Thank Khash C
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This Vietnamese restaurant is cheap and good. It's a bargain "fast food" type place. It's a small, tight and crowded place that works on volume, so don't go if you are looking for a cozy, leisurely lunch. However, service is quick and the food is good. Perfect place for tourists who are looking for cheap good food served fast so... More 

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Thank RYN_Nyc
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166 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a good spot before theatre. Quick service. A very broad menu. Decor is Chinatown pre-1935. Like others say huge servings determined by the plate size, not calorie count. We'll be back.

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Thank K6KN
Las Vegas, Nevada
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73 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Very good food, huge portions, Very reasonable price, very quick service. This place is just a hole in the wall but it will not disappoint your hungry tummy. If you're looking for an upscale and trendy place, then this is not your place. Just don't mind people hanging around near the entrance of the restaurant. They will not bother you.... More 

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Thank Tony O
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Narrow and quite dark neighbourhood restaurant, it was very busy and I sat at the counter. Large menu of Vietnamese favourites, service was fast but food arrived even faster. Large portions and nice spicy food. Great value for money.

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Thank cdab
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

my officemates and friends always eat here. lunch and dinner. make a line outside the entrance as it is always packed. huge servings. you can request if you want low salt, no msg, more garlic, additional shrimp, egg (for fried rice) (surcharge ), fast service with a smile. love coming here.

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Thank ando500
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65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Friendly Service Food was tasty and had a large satisfying amount Nice vibrant atmosphere really good value for the amount of food I received First visit to a Vietnamese restaurant and will certainly return

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Thank R H
Annapolis, Maryland
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

In and out. The food came beyond fast and was delicious. Nothing spectacular but definitely satisfies the appetite. The portion sizes are huge and the prices are great Beware of the homeless nearby

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Thank Markeshia G
San Francisco, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Everything I've ever ordered here is amazing don't ever miss ordering the crispy noodle dishes. The sauce and consistency of the noodles are everything. EVERYTHING is good.

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Thank moro17
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Hearty meal. Good food. Worth the money. Always consistent and taste amazing. Be sure to go for lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-0927

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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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Neighborhood Profile
SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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