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655 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7925
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Came at 630 pm Sunday, a few empty tables, altho a line formed after. Formica tables, casual. Mix of asians and caucasians. Good raw spring rolls. Wife had pho with excellent savoury 5 spice barbecued chicken topping, I had very good chopped beef "cigars" rolled up in veggies and thin rice pancakes. Too full for desert. 5 starts, loses one... More 

Thank Fstein
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We checked out this place based on on-line reviews. We were not impressed, a little disappointed, in fact. Food was OK, portions were small. Cash only!

Thank Minh-Tam N
San Francisco, California
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148 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

In the heart of little Saigon sits tiny Pagaloc,a very welcoming, family run place awaits you. There tens of these in the neighborhood... So what is so special? ...One thing. The Bo 7 Mon, 7 courses of beef at Pagaloc is what made them popular.They offer 7 mouthwatering courses of beef ranging from raw carpaccio, perfectly grilled and bundled to... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Got a very fussy son and so was dreading this having stepped into the door and seeing the table top cooking going on but I needn't have worried as the welcome was warm and all the questions we had about the dishes were answered with great detail. The food was delicious and my son was very relaxed with all the... More 

1 Thank scfc66
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

NO wait otherwise.. I have always wanted to write a review for this place and I never have.. but my visit there last night has reminded me I need to do it! This place is wonderful! - Every time i order food to go from there and go to pick it up, they give me hot team while i wait..... More 

1 Thank SaraSelavie
San Francisco, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This small spot in the Tenderloin offers great Vietnamese food, with an emphasis on rolls, which we ordered. All the ingredients are presented at your table, along with some quick instruction in cooking at your table. It was a lot of fun to be able to select the fresh vegetables while cooking thinly sliced raw beef and seafood, then assemble... More 

Thank aob60713
San Diego, California
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We loved the fresh spring rolls and two versions of the bun. Imperial rolls, vegetarian rolls, roast pork. Well-prepared and attentively served. Yes, the decor could use some updating. We took a tour of the kitchen visiting the bathroom for a handwash. Looks efficient and well-staffed. The beer selection was slimmer than that on the menu. Even so we loved... More 

Thank skagittraveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

we ate there on a Saturday night and apparently arrived just in time because 5 minutes later there was a line of about 4 tables waiting to sit down. I ordered the 7 flavors of beef and thought it was very good. some of the flavors were a little bland, but I was also unwilling to add the hot sauce... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

People apparently stand in line for hours to eat here. I don't know why the food was inedible. Rubbery and tasteless. There are much better Vietnamese options in this city. Skip it

Thank mistytravels
Los Angeles, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We come here each time we visit SF. I love to find a little hole in the wall restaurant with delicious food and great service. We found both at Pagolac. It was recommended to us by the front desk at Phoenix Hotel which is just a five minute walk away. It is a very authentic Vietnamese restaurant serving fresh delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-776-3234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?