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Tu Lan

8 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
+1 415-626-0927
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
8 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

We live in one of the greatest multi-cultural cities in the world and we have our fair share of good Vietnamese restaurants, but nothing compare to Tu Lan's authenticity and deliciousness. We have been to San Francisco twice and ate at this restaurant three times....More

Date of visit: June 2014
Thank KarenT71421
Reviewed 13 March 2015

This is a great hole in the wall spot, it reminds me of what you see in movies, the first floor is small you walk in there seems to be a hidden set of stairs in the back and you head up and there is...More

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank Frank M
Reviewed 12 March 2015

I've traveled a lot, and this is still my favorite restaurant in the word. The place is just as dumpy after a recent renovation, but that's part of the charm. The street is a bit scary, too. But the food is delicious and arrives to...More

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank cbruckman
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Hole in the wall, the kind one loves to discover in a city and go there often with friends... large portions, delicious, and friendly service with low prices... an obvious choice!

Date of visit: February 2015
Thank travel2findoneself
Reviewed 14 January 2015

They were really friendly and the food was ready quickly. I had take out .All in all though, food was typical take out. Wasn't extremely impressed. You do get a lot of food though for the money.

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank rm27839
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

I was a regular client of this small restaurant while I live in SF, and every time I come back to the city I make sure I come and eat some Hanoi soup or fried rice here

1  Thank PepeCasaKei
Reviewed 29 October 2014

My husband and I ate here right after checking in to our hotel a few blocks away, after seeing the great reviews here on Tripadvisor. It was everything we hoped, especially the quality of food and the low prices. The quantity of food was generous...More

Date of visit: October 2014
2  Thank marcellusmom
Reviewed 17 October 2014

This is a classic hole-in the-wall eatery in SF that serves up some of the best Vietnamese food in the city. The atmosphere is stripped down to the basics, but the food is the real draw for this place. I recommend the Imperial roll noodle...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank BobFitz2012
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

The location of Tu Lan restaurant is convenient if you are staying around town area. The space downstairs is limited and may be smokey...However dining upstairs will be a quieter environment. The toilet is superbly clean if you compare with the front door downstairs plus...More

Thank MummyJL
Reviewed 18 July 2014

No one cares that this is in a seedy neighborhood because the food is so damn good! Fresh ingredients, friendly wait staff, HUGE portions and CHEAP! Plenty to eat and leftovers to take home. I asked for something that wasn't on the menu and they...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank salsatraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-0927
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