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Turtle Tower Restaurant

645 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7939
+1 415-409-3333
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“pho” (22 reviews)
“chicken pie” (6 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese
645 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7939
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first tried Turtle Tower 15 years ago. We were in the neighborhood after a long absence, so we went back to try it again. The beef pho #3 and the chicken pho were both still very good. Don’t forget that this pho is different...More

Thank SDJA
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Just the best Pho I know, and the place is always hopping, sometimes there’s a line. Come and enjoy deeply satisfying and filling food! Enjoy!

Thank William M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The northern style pho is really quite a refresher. I've been on a pho kick, and eating it everyday on all my weekend trips that I've made to SF this year from Chicago. Usually I've been going to Pho Tan Hoa and Pho 2000 and...More

Thank terinay
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I'm not an expert but I have been a devoted fan of Vietnamese food for over 25 years and I can tell you that the chicken pho at Turtle Tower is simply the best!!! It's my go-to chicken soup when I need some comfort food....More

Thank TrippingTrudy
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not a devoted fan of pho, but this was some of the best I've tried. Chicken pho was delicious, chicken was super tender. The pork Bun was also great. Fast service.

Thank Janine K
Reviewed 26 July 2017

After I had minor surgery the first place I wanted to go afterwards was Turtle Tower so I could get some of their recuperative, very tasty, chicken pho. It's very clean tasting and the chicken tastes organic, like they made a good effort to get...More

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

waitlist for lunch, vietnam cuisine,delicious soup brooth, we try many vietnam foods, but turtle tower is special, we order pho with slice beef, portion is not too big, like usually pho portion, rice with meat n veggie

Thank liarosse
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I actually like the broth better at their Richmond district restaurant on Clement Street. It's good here and cleaner here and there's more seating available. Quite a popular place for take-out as people come in after placing their order and then pick up and leave....More

Thank Chartreuse
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Many of the reviews complained that the chicken pho did not contain enough chicken. I disagree - my wife's and my pho had plenty of chicken (all white meat). The large bowl is huge. The menu is varied, but most everybody was ordering pho. The...More

Thank Carey2016
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I'm convinced that the people who rated this high do not know what pho should taste like. It's bland and doesn't quite have the right flavors nor sides. Definitely not worth the wait to get in either.

Thank trang h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7939
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-409-3333
Our gourmet dishes are prepared with love and care to preserve the flavors of Northern Vietnam. We use only fresh free-range chicken, high quality beef, and our noodles are always freshly made. Our soups are served without bean sprouts, basil, and hoisin sauce, as is the Ha Noi tradition.
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