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86% of 170 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Traditional northern Vietnamese cuisine made with local produce and free-range chicken

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for delivery. Tax and gratuity not included. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid beginning 5/1/14. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $18 for a Vietnamese meal for two (up to $24.50 total value)

Each meal includes:

  • One pho soup per guest (up to $9 value)
  • One drink per guest (up to $3.25 value)

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Turtle Tower

In early 2000, Chef Stephen Nghia Pham and his small family opened a modest Vietnamese restaurant in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's more challenging neighborhoods for business. They named it Turtle Tower—the English term for Tháp Rùa, an ancient landmark in Hanoi. The menu wasn't extensive, but the family made sure to include the most beloved Vietnamese dishes, such as vermicelli noodles, banh mi sandwiches, and, of course, pho. The broth for this savory soup took up to 10 hours to simmer, and the delicate clusters of rice noodles were made from scratch twice each day. But most interesting is how Chef Pham served his soup: alone, without the garnishes or sauces many Americans and sentient pantry cupboards might expect. Diners in Hanoi traditionally savor their pho unadorned, and the chef wanted to present the most authentic version of this dish.

This decision proved to be the right one, as year after year, Turtle Tower receives accolades for its famous pho. Readers of the San Francisco Bay Guardian called it the city's best bowl of noodles in 2011, and the soup has landed on 7x7's list of 100 Things to Try Before You Die every year from 2009 through 2013. The success led Chef Pham and his family to open two more locations, each of which fill to the brim during mealtime with customers eager to taste the hand-sliced rare beef in the pho tai, the morsels of organic, free-range chicken in the pho ga, and the authentic flavors of the other freshly made dishes on the menu.

The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:


86% of 170 customers recommend

  • “Chicken pho is excellent ! ”

  • “Arrive early. Plan to wait if going at peak times. Noodles are fantastic.”

  • “Best pho in SF! ”

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    501 6th St.

    San Francisco, CA 94103


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    5716 Geary Blvd.

    San Francisco, CA 94121


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    645 Larkin St.

    San Francisco, CA 94109


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Many people described the Pho as Good. Others thought:
+ 86%

  • Good
  • Best
  • Love
  • Great
  • Like
- 14%

  • Bland
  • Small
  • Not Like
  • Bad
  • Gross
80% of the people were positive about the Giblets, most described it as Good.
97% of the people were positive about the Chicken Noodle Soup, most described it as Good.
80% of the people were positive about the Chicken Noodle, most described it as Best.
Many people described the Broth as Good. Others thought:
+ 83%

  • Good
  • Flavorful
  • Delicious
  • Tasty
  • Rich
- 17%

  • Bland
  • Flat
  • Not Good
  • Flavorless
  • Not Flavorful
80% of the people were positive about the Beef Stew, most described it as Love.
Many people described the Chicken Soup as Good. Others thought:
+ 89%

  • Good
  • Best
  • Delicious
  • Not Bad
  • Yummy
- 11%

  • Not Good
Many people described the Spring Rolls as Fresh. Others thought:
+ 84%

  • Fresh
  • Good
  • Delicious
  • Reasonable
  • Best
- 16%

  • Mediocre
  • So-so
Many people described the Basil as Fresh. Others thought:
+ 89%

  • Fresh
  • Traditional
- 11%

  • Not Traditional
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