Despite its name, San Francisco’s Tenderloin isn’t particularly known for its steakhouses. One short stretch of Larkin Street reveals the neighborhood’s true treasure: Vietnamese pho. The area known as “Little Saigon” is lined with mom-and-pop restaurants that specialize in the hearty noodle soup. Typically served with a plate of fresh herbs and bean sprouts, the dish has become a San Francisco staple thanks to a wave of Vietnamese immigration that began in the 1970s. The local culinary scene has certainly benefitted from this wave, as sightings of delicious pho have become commonplace on Larkin Street and across the city.Read More
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In Focus: Dunya
- Neighborhood: Nob Hill District
- Cuisine: Mediterranean fusion
- Atmosphere: casual
- Signature dishes: roasted free-range chicken, feta prawns, and moussaka
- Best way to sample the large wine list: Order a flight of three glasses at the bar.
- Best time to visit: Flamenco dancers entertain guests on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
- What the name means: Dunya is an Arabic word that roughly translates to "world," which is why Chef Coskun Abik only serves food found on Earth.