I've had pho all over the bay area (sf, sj, oakland, fremont; basically you name it and i've eaten pho there) and hands down, this place serves the BEST pho (it's not called a #1 but rather a #19). i actually found this place on accident. i go to school in the tenderloin area and so i've had numerous opportunities to eat pho around here and this place destroys the competition. AND THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING BECAUSE THE AREA IS CALLED "LITTLE SAIGON." i used to eat at pho 2000 (about a block away) UNTIL i found them ky. for less than $7, you get the largest bowl of pho (well, ignoring the pho garden challenge). you owe it to yourself to check this place out and give it a try. i eat here once a week! the soup is really hot and really flavorful!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now to note, this is only talking about the place as a club, not as a restaurant. I have actually never eaten here before but have been to many birthday parties at this location. It is a classy spot with two levels, the lower one being the dance floors and the upper one the bar area. What I like about this place is that you can talk on the upper area without feeling like the music is pounding in your face. Once you have had your drinks, you can go downstairs and party it up and then come back up again for a rest. Note, best deal are the beers, 6 bucks while the small mixed drinks are 10 and up.
I love this place and I'm never disappointed. The food and the service is great. The glass noodles with dungeness crab and the Imperial Rolls are some of my favorites. Their take-out in the back "Out the Door" is a great place to go when you want to grab a quick lunch and sit outdoors and enjoy the beautiful view. We often drive down on the weekends just to take a stroll along the Ferry Building and pick up some Fresh Spring Rolls or the 5 Spice Chicken sandwich. The Vietnamese sandwiches here are great! The prices might be a little high but the quality makes up for it.
Went here for a company lunch and was very disappointed. The place was highly recommended; and the atmosphere was really great. Then came the menu. As someone who eats Vietnamese all the time I was shocked by the prices; but hey if it's really good I don't mind paying a little extra. Problem was it wasn't very good. Average at best; and probably the worst I've had in SF which prides itself on great food. Look around you can definitely find much better.
This funky little Vietnamese restaurant has been going strong at least since I moved to San Francisco 30 years ago. It is tiny and cramped, and the menu is not very extensive, but everything on it is absolutely delicious. The portions are more than generous and the prices are extremely low. If you live anywhere nearby, it makes sense to call in your order and pick it up to take home. It's a great value for the money.
The neighborhood is less than desirable so make sure you don't make yourself stand out. However, once you get into the restaurant, the food is worth the trip. We always have the Crab and Garlic Noodles which are two of their signature dishes. You may want to get extra because the two dishes are THAT GOOD. Be prepared to spend upwards of $50-75 per person though.
This place is really great to eat with friends or on a cool date. The service was amazing here and the food taste pretty good. They take great care of people with food allergies, like I have a few too, and they substitute for something else while my friends doesn't comprise their dinner entree. The only downside is the price... It cost a bunch to eat well.
This place reminds me of the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld. I go there with a fear of getting yelled at. Yet, the food is so good that I keep going back. Last week, I have actually witnessed the waitress yelled at a customer in Chinese and the customer just silently sat there taking her insults. She just wanted to eat her pho. What is going on?
If you are looking for a unique dining environment, go to Ana Madera. The decor of the restaurant is excellent. The food and service are above average but nothing that stood out. We usually come here to entertain out of town guests when they want to see something unique and want to experience good Vietnamese fushion food.
We ate here as a group celebrating a service anniversary and everyone raved about it! Everything we ordered we enjoyed. Since we loved Vietnamese food (we were a mixed group of people) this was a perfect place to go near the SF waters by the Embarcadero. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for good food.