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Tu Lan

Certificate of Excellence
Civic Center
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8 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
+1 415-626-0927
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank cdab
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12 reviews
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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.

Thank ando500
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65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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

Thank R H
Annapolis, Maryland
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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.

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.

1 Thank jacquespotgieter
Napa, California
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

The food here is fantastic! Small and crowded little place but such a gem. Staff always friendly to us and the kids and the food order is fast. HUGE servings that we never can finish. Sweet and sour pork is my fave with veggie noodles. Go early like 5/6 coz this place gets full fast. It is in a weird... More 

1 Thank habibtiliz
Plano, Texas
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343 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat. Every place we went was full and expensive. Perry a street vendor recommend Tu Lan. What a home run! A hole in the wall place! Great food and a lot of it. Actually it could be split between two people. I will come back and eat here again. Thanks

Thank Joe B
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Tu Lan has been one of my favorite restaurants for years. I went there before they closed down and I have continued to go after they re-opened, and the quality has not diminished! Definitely order the fried rice and lemongrass salad. Also, the noodle bowls are amazing... really everything on the menu is delicious. You wont ever pay too much... More 

1 Thank Jose G
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Great prices, great flavors. The block it's on is a little seedy, but it's just a few steps off Market Street. Just make sure you go right back to Market when you leave (and not the other way). Well worth the adventure. Best Imperial Rolls I've ever had anywhere!

Thank rdcifuen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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>  > Civic Center
  • Neighborhood: Civic Center
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-0927

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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?

Staying in Civic Center

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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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