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Turtle Tower Restaurant

5716 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
+1 415-221-9890
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
15 Dec 2016
“Average Pho spot”
17 Oct 2016
“Best Pho Ga (chicken Pho) in SF”
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All hours
Asian, Vietnamese
5716 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
Neighbourhood: The Richmond
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Just your average Pho place. The funny thing is that they don't have any seafood Pho. It's OK, but just OK.

Thank Nomad627
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We love Pho Ga of Turtle Tower! Their Pho always tastes great, although it can be slightly varries everytime, which is very natural and understandable in cooking. We never taste MSG in the broth. The traditional rice noodles are soft and smooth. Owners pride themself...More

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Why no-nonsense? Because as a (flexible) vegetarian living in Sweden I am used to always find a vegetarian option in an Asian restaurant. But then again, the ones I usually try are imitation of authentic asian restaurants. So this is an authentic one: no tofu...More

Thank bluto77
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Its northern style pho, so no pile of greens. I've had great pho in Hanoi, TT is pretty much the same. Yes it's busy most of the time, so they want you in and out, just the same as a good place in Hanoi. Remember,...More

Thank Ian U
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

The pho here is more of a traditional home style. If you looking for pho with basil and all the fancy sauce than this is not the place for you. Learning from the waiters this is a different region of Vietnamese traditional food. Overall it's...More

Thank Billy V
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

I have only been to the location in the outer Richmond, so I only can speak to that. The only thing I've actually ever ordered here was the chicken noodle pho. Super authentic just like my Vietnamese mother and aunts make it. Turtle towers' noodles...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Really slow service, food was average, and not very friendly. We came in the other evening and had the Com Bo Xao (stir fried beef with onions) and Xoi Lap Xuong (sticky rice with chinese sausage). The service was very slow. We had to ask...More

Thank Avrilx
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I went there a few years ago and .wasn't happy with the experience. A friend said it was good so I thought I'd give it a try. It's better, but nothing great. The food average and the menu is a little sparse. They gave me...More

Thank Ebert K
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We were told that, unlike most of the pho shops in the Bay Area, Turtle Tower serves the northern style of Vietnamese noodle soup. Intrigued, we decided to give it a try. The differences were readily noticeable. The noodles were wider, and the broth was...More

Thank Gaakin D
Reviewed 6 March 2013

We were there at busy lunchtime and were able to order and get our food almost immediately. The Pho ga was very good. The sticky rice and chicken was just as advertised - a mound of sticky rice with shreds of boiled chicken on top....More

Thank Jon V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5716 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-221-9890
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Our gourmet dishes are prepared with love and care to preserve the flavors of Northern Vietnam. We use only fresh free-range chicken, high quality beef, and our noodles are always freshly made. Our soups are served without bean sprouts, basil, and hoisin sauce, as is the Ha Noi tradition.