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Sai's Restaurant

505 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2903
+1 415-362-3689
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
7 Aug 2017
“Great hole-in-the-wall authentic Vietnamese”
8 Apr 2017
“Happy accidental discovery...turns out, we like Vietnamese food.”
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
505 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2903
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you are looking for unpretentious, authentic and high quality food, then this is the place for you. I am not an expert in Vietnamese food, but I have gone here at least a half dozen times now and always keep coming back when I...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We missed our reservation at Kokkari because of a flight delay, We were starving, so we just wanted something close. Fortunately, we found Sai's, and we loved it. I can't profess to be a Vietnamese food expert, so maybe the excellent flavors are customary. We...More

Thank ECJacket
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We always stop in when we are in town for some appetizers and a noodle dish to take back to the room.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place and we're so impressed with the flavours, options, service. It's nothing fancy to look at but the the food is amazing and generous and reasonable. Loved that it was a family business with free tea on offer. We will be back....More

Thank Debra F
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Thirty years ago we ate our first Vietnamese meal here at Sai's. The delicate scent of the five spice chicken in a clay pot drew us in! Sai's is s in business today, serving up much deliciousness. The management kindly informed us of the gluten...More

Thank Leilani S
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I got hooked the first time I visited this place. The food is just awesome and the service great. One can come here everyday and never run out of food options as the food offerings are quite extensive. The only hiccup is that my friends...More

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Fairly authentic food with a wide variety of selected dishes, but it can be fairly loud and the tables can be crammed very close to each other so you may be eating right next to strangers.

Thank fitnesstravel2015
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I been going to this place for few years now and never disappointed besides sometimes taking longer but it is expected specially during busy lunch hour. Great place for lunch and prices are reasonable for San Francisco financial district but make sure to go there...More

Thank Shafiq A
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Love the food here. They have some best curry chicken soup and it is very delicious and the quantity is a lot. The line gets crazy during lunch so better to get there early. The price is also reasonable.

Thank Aarthi R
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

What a gem. This little hole in the wall is so worth the trip and the wait for a table. The tea served is excellent and the service is prompt and the food is a treat for the taste buds.

Thank lisa b
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
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narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-3689
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