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Sep 16, 2001 10:22 PM

Thai and/or Vietnamese Deli TakeOut in SF?

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Hosting a small birthday gathering, and helpless in the kitchen. Is there such a thing as a Thai or Vietnamese Deli take out in SF? Best to all you chowhounds.

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  1. San Francisco is not Southern California--there are not many immigrants from Thailand/Vietnam. For example, Orange County's Little Saigon has a lot of Vietnamese take-out delis.

    Actually I never eat Vietnamese food in San Francisco because San Jose has more--and better Vietnamese places.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Hiko Ikeda

      Thank you so much for the info Hiko. The next time I am in San Jose, I will be sure to check out the variety of delis. Unfortunately I am hosting the small party in SF. Happy eating.

      1. re: Jocelyn

        Jocelyn, I doubt that the situation is as bleak as Hiko makes out. Linked below is a post on a Vietnamese deli in the Tenderloin. Also, I'm sure that any of your favorite Thai or Vietnamese restaurants would be happy to prepare a take-out order for your party.


        1. re: Melanie Wong

          A free Vietnamese tabloid is published by the San Jose Mercury News. Once a week?

          Every issue has many ads for Vietnamese restaunts/delis in the Bay Area.

          Another thing is to obtain a Vietnamese-community telephone book.

          1. re: Hiko Ikeda
            Arnel Alcordo

            So interesting to hear other people's take on Vietnamese deli........There's an absolutely delicious place right on Larkin across from the Phoenix Hotel called Saigon Deli.....great Bahn Mi sandwiches and springrolls, Je which is Vietnamese sweet drinks...Where do you chow hounds really eat?

            This place is family run and the food is quick and easy to take out. Not only is it quick but also cheap.

            1. re: Arnel Alcordo

              That would be Saigon Sandwiches, rather than deli. Here's a link to an earlier thread.