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Nov 10, 2008 08:00 AM

Royal King -- new banh mi joint for Chinatown/FiDi

Strolling down Kearny, I noticed that a new banh mi venue had opened in the depressed 600 block of Kearny St in the month I was out of the country (or maybe even before). It's Royal King, at 638 Kearny (right next to Hon's Wun-Tun House). No pho, just sandwiches, it appears. Has anyone tried it?

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    1. ok - just ate one of their bbq pork sandwiches. Could've used a little more meat, but I liked the seasoning on the pork, which was thinly sliced. Generous helping of carrot/daikon and nice thin-sliced jalapenos. Soft yet crunchy bread, but meat to bread ratio could have been better. They also have various packaged food items for sale: spring rolls, pork w/rice, pork & imperial roll w/noodles, some kind of shrimp dumpling and other items that I can't identify. Pork sandwich was a mere $3 plus 20 cents tax. All packaged items $3.50 each. Given the nearby alternative (Latte Express), I'd rather go here.

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      1. re: Concetta

        Thanks for the update. According to a yelper,pho is coming when the kitchen is finished.

        Royal King
        646 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA