Pho in Outer Richmond?
Looking for a great place to get a steaming bowl of pho after a walk at Lands End. Outer Richmond would be ideal, but can drive further in if that makes more sense. I've read mixed reports about the Geary Turtle Tower location so am interested in anything you all have to say about that destination.
For Pho Ga (chicken) I really like Turtle Tower on Geary between 21st & 22nd Ave's. Superb broth and house-made noodles.
I haven't had the Pho at PPQ Dungeness Island, but one of my favorite beef pho's is at their original restaurant on Irving at 19th.
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
I like Pho Garden on Clement and 22nd Avenue, because it's clean and the atmosphere is quiet so that you can enjoy your meal. The chicken broth is excellent. Everything comes out fresh. The service is nice and they have wine and beer. It's very reasonable priced. It's the best kept secret in the neighborhood.
Just throwing this out there since it hasn't been mentioned, but Quan Ngon (aka Pho Ha Noi) on Clement Street near 8th and 9th Streets have great pho. (The other rice dishes are just so-so, but the pho broth is great and I bet the Pho ga would be good). The place is large and clean. It's across the street from the New May Wah Supermarket so you can do some shopping afterwards.
Any of the other viet dishes you recommend besides the pho?
I'd heard about this diner meets Italian and Vietnamese spot before, but the recs were for breakfast or burgers here. I'd love to hear what's good on the Vietnamese side of the menu.
Americana Grill & Fountain
3532 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121