“My favorite place in SF for southern pho is currently Ha Nam Ninh,” says sfbing. The hours are erratic, and the service is excruciatingly slow, but it’s all worth it when your made-to-order bowl appears, piping hot. “The stewed beef bits are tender and flavorful with a lot of intriguing connective tissue (essential),” and garnishes include cilantro and a house-made garlic hot sauce. Want tai? Get the raw beef on the side to avoid overcooking, and it comes with an extra bowl of hot broth to cook it in, so you don’t have to murk up the lovely dark, clear broth.
Ha Nam Ninh [Tenderloin]
337 Jones Street, San Francisco
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