My family is partial to Turtle Tower because it is Northern Style. My parents are from Hanoi and the Pho Ga is as authentic as it gets. The only condiments are fish sauce, lime and jalapeno peppers. The hoisin sauce and plate of bean sprouts and herbs are not served like other restaurants. The broth is crystal sweet with none to minimal MSG. They use free-range chicken and soft slippery chow fun noodles. A perfect ale to cure a cold.
I like a side of chicken internal organs (gizzards, hearts, liver)
Skip the Beef Pho since they use the same broth but add beef instead of chicken.
631 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Hours: 8-30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Have you ever eaten Pho @ 8 in the morning? You'll be surprise how busy the restaurant is!