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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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Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Franklin
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291 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place isn't fancy and you have to walk through the Tenderloin district (through a sea of pee and weed) but boy is it great and cheap! The lemon beef salad was incredibly fresh. The pho was fantastic with layers of flavor, the number 27 with beef, pork and Tofu was savory and rich.

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Thank Danainfranklin
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 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 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 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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1 Thank RYN_Nyc
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188 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 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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76 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 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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327 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 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
Reviewed 11 October 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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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 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 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 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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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
USD 20
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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