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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%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“pho” (20 reviews)
“spring rolls” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese
645 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-7939
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 9 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 27 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 17 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 21 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 16 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 15 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
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

It's been a few years since the first time I discovered Turtle Tower. It's still the same unpretentious restaurant that served delicious soups with quick, efficient service. We were welcomed by the soft-spoken owner. I enjoyed my fresh, warm, and tasty bowl of Phở Chín....More

Thank Monkeyed
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place is known for their chicken noodle soup. You wont find the different types of pho here. the menu is simple. chicken or beef noodle soup. The noodles are flat rice noodles that doesn't clump. Always get the chicken noodle soup and add tons...More

Thank Allen L
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice Pho restaurant for northern Vietnamese cuisine . Pretty upscale for the neighborhood and accepts credit cards! Only open for lunches.

Thank dougrh
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
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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