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601 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7910
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Little restaurant with great asian food..vietnamese and thai. inexpensive. But, the neighborhood is rough. Best to eat here in the daylight hours.

Thank James M
San Francisco, California
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230 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

After finishing some business at San Francisco City Hall, my friend and I checked the time to be 11:30 am. Its time for an early lunch! We decided to go over to Larkin and Turk Street, where the "Little Saigon" Vietnamese strip is located for some Pho!. Its a few blocks from City Hall, the Federal and State government buildings.... More 

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

When you see the little guardians at the gateway to Little Saigon, you are near Mangosteen. Mangosteen is a small family run restaurant serving up delicious Vietnamese cuisine. The hearty offerings are chicken, beef or seafood in broth or on a bed of savory garlic noodles. Since I am partial to noodles, today I ordered the cubed filet mignon steak... More 

Thank Audrey C
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We have been going to this little hole-in-the-wall for years and always order the same thing-Banana Blossom Salad and the crepe with shrimp-we think those are the best we've come across in the area. This is not a fancy place and the dishes are not gourmet but they are very well done, nicely seasoned, not greasy and very fresh. We... More 

Thank autumntiger_23
Richmond, CA
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

I went to Mangosteen to have lunch. The place was packed. Fortunately for me, there was one small table for two waiting for me! I ordered the vegetarian garlic noodles and tofu dish. It was delicious. The portion size was large. Good thing and friend came by to help me eat it. It was mad busy, but we didn't have... More 

Thank Shonda D
Bucharest, Romania
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2015

We bought two soups, both with seafood. The bowls were very large and we barely managed to finish. Everything was very tasty. We also took the fresh coconut juice, which was served in the coconuts themselves. Very good, make sure to try it!

Thank Tiberius S
Akron, OH
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124 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2014

Nice place right across the street from the Phoenix Hotel. Title of review says it all, but since I need more characters: good food, fair amount of vegetarian options, solid service, and reasonable prices.

Thank Wombatter
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2014

The eggplant and grilled pork dishes were delicious. Been going to Vietnamese restaurants for 20 years, and this is one of the best.

Thank John_H56003
Elkhart, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

Across the street from the Phoenix hotel, this restaurant was friendly and chic. Good prices, excellent food.

Thank Carrie S
San Francisco, California
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Honestly this restaurant is sort of like a hole in the wall in a not so great part of town in the tenderloin, but if you look past that the food is excellent and the staff that works here very accommodating and kind. Its a great place to eat before the symphony, opera or theatre. Not at all pretentious. If... More 

Thank Australican

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-776-3999

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