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May 2, 2013 02:39 PM

My Favorite Noodle Spots in San Francisco

This is just a small list of noodle restaurants that I visit frequently:

1. Kirimachi-
450 Broadway St
(between Kearny St & Rowland St)
San Francisco, CA 94133

2. Pho 2000-
637 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. Turtle Tower
501 6th St
(between Brannan St & I-280)
San Francisco, CA 94103
**This one is the 2nd location. The other one, which is the first and popular one to go to has been moved to a different location. Before it used to be in the Tenderloin on Eddy. I believe the moved to someplace on Geary (will keep you all updated).

4. Katana-Ya
@ Union Square, San Francisco
430 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

5. Pho Tan Hoa
@ Tenderloin
431 Jones St
(between Antonio St & Ellis St)
San Francisco, CA 94102

If you want to see a complete list of all the noodle places I've visited, especially in the entire SF Bay Area check out:

Also check out the top 21 Bowls of Noodles in Bay Area:

Hopefully you all have found a favorite out of this list :)

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  1. I believe the original TT that closed on Larkin moved to SOMA. The one on Geary Ave across from the New World Deli has been there for years.

    How do you compare the broth at Pho Tan Hoa to Pho 2000? I ask because I find the broth at Pho 2000 to be too sweet, so I wouldn't want to waste a trip PTH if it is similar.

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    1. re: Civil Bear

      The original Turtle Tower at 631 Larkin (establshed in 2000) closed TEMPORARILY at the end of February and will soon re-open a couple of doors up the street at 645 Larkin, which is being extensively remodeled.

        1. re: Civil Bear

          Ahh you beat me to it! I was going to update haha. Anyways, the broth at Pho 2000 in my opinion does taste a little sweet. Compared to TT, the broth at TT is more clear, not too heavy, and just love the Chicken Pho Ga.

          I would recommend just trying Pho 2000 for the experience and more importantly, there portions are quite HUGE--that is if you like big portions :)

          1. re: TheNoodleGuy

            So what is the Pho Bo broth like at Pho Tan Hoa?

            Also, if you are a noodle fan I highly recommend Chinese egg noodle soups at Hai Ky Mi Gia on the corner of Ellis & Larkin (open for lunch only).

            1. re: Civil Bear

              I actually tried that place out last week for the first time! I tried their duck egg noodle soup :)

              The broth at Pho Tan Hoa is very clean and flavorful which I always look for in pho. Also, it didn't taste like it had MSG in it either which is a WIN as well.