San Francisco’s Larkin Street offers a garden of Vietnamese delights, from beef broths pricked with star anise to spring rolls laced with pickled vegetables. But for a brief time, the bloom was off the rose: Turtle Tower, a pho shop best known for its chicken soup, had closed its original location on Larkin to prepare for a move to a bigger spot on the same street.
Now TT’s open again at 645 Larkin Street, and ‘hounds willing to wait with the famished masses welcomed the return. On Chowhound, Cynsa praises the “clean, pure flavors” of the restaurant’s signature chicken broth, perked up with a squeeze of lemon and slices of jalapeño. The Tenderloin menu now includes banh mi sandwiches, which had only been offered at the Outer Richmond and SOMA locations previously, but srr says to stick with the soup.
Turtle Tower [Tenderloin]
645 Larkin Street, San Francisco
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