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best pho in sf?

alimentation Aug 10, 2007 01:50 PM

I looking for super authentic, delicious pho in San Francisco proper. The kind with rare steak slices that cook in the broth and is served with sprouts and greens that you throw in to taste. Any suggestions?

  1. Dave MP Aug 10, 2007 02:27 PM

    The best pho I've had here so far is at Turtle Tower, but it's north Vietnamese style, so it's not served with sprouts and greens.

    If you do a search, you'll find lots more. Here's a good thread, a bit old, but probably still pretty helpful:


    Turtle Tower Restaurant
    631 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    1. Melanie Wong Aug 10, 2007 02:49 PM


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        yogurtsoda Aug 10, 2007 03:08 PM

        P.P.Q. on Irving near 19th. There's one on Clement and 25-ish St. too, I think.

        I usually order seafood pho, but at P.P.Q., I always go for beef.

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        1. re: yogurtsoda
          VirgoBlue Aug 10, 2007 08:08 PM

          Agreed. Love their pho. The beef they use is angus, I believe. And their crispy five spice chicken is great too.

        2. alimentation Aug 10, 2007 05:23 PM

          MW, you're always so helpful! That SF Chronicle story was helpful, too. I'll definitely try out PPQ, as I'm in the Richmond more often than the Tenderloin.

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          1. re: alimentation
            Melanie Wong Aug 11, 2007 09:29 PM

            You're welcome. If you're interested in trying Turtle Tower's northern style, it has a second branch on Geary.

            Turtle Tower Restaurant
            5716 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

            PPQ Vietnamese Cuisine
            1816 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

            PPQ Dungeness Island
            2332 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

            1. re: Melanie Wong
              champagne Aug 12, 2007 01:03 PM

              MW- what do you think of Pho Hoa Hiep- across the street from PPQ?

              1. re: champagne
                Melanie Wong Aug 12, 2007 01:07 PM

                Sorry, haven't been to the Irving branch. Here's Dave MP's post on it,

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