Sunflower Authentic Vietnamese

★★★★★

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I think they do delicious Vietnamese crepes here. I tend to order Pho Ga, Cafe Sua Da and a crepe. Sometimes the lemongrass chicken.

The pho isn't THE best in the city, but totally passable and I'm happy to do take-out. Definitely eat on the Valencia-street entrance, versus the 16th-street entrance. Good for large groups of friends who have just finished debating way too long over where to go in the Mission on a Friday/Saturday, and have collectively relegated itself to the state of limbo between: no one has tables or let's just get a burrito.

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★★★★☆

I think they do delicious Vietnamese crepes here. I tend to order Pho Ga, Cafe Sua Da and a crepe. Sometimes the lemongrass chicken.

The pho isn't THE best in the city, but totally passable and I'm happy to do take-out. Definitely eat on the Valencia-street entrance, versus the 16th-street entrance. Good for large groups of friends who have just finished debating way too long over where to go in the Mission on a Friday/Saturday, and have collectively relegated itself to the state of limbo between: no one has tables or let's just get a burrito.

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I love this place. the staff is nice and the food is delicious. I've had about half the menu now and I've really liked just about everything I've tried. The garlic noodles and shaken beef are both great.

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★★★★★

I love this place. the staff is nice and the food is delicious. I've had about half the menu now and I've really liked just about everything I've tried. The garlic noodles and shaken beef are both great.

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Shaken beef and the imperial rolls are all I need to make me happy here. Great place to get a delicious and inexpensive bite to eat. Parking can be a bit of an issue, but there's enough public transportation to solve that issue.

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★★★★★

Shaken beef and the imperial rolls are all I need to make me happy here. Great place to get a delicious and inexpensive bite to eat. Parking can be a bit of an issue, but there's enough public transportation to solve that issue.

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I can't believe they don't put pork in their spring rolls! Who doesn't put pork in spring rolls?!
If you are just looking for pho go here, if you want killer seafood don't.
Very missionie crowd.

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★★★☆☆

I can't believe they don't put pork in their spring rolls! Who doesn't put pork in spring rolls?!
If you are just looking for pho go here, if you want killer seafood don't.
Very missionie crowd.

Pros: my 2(!) prawns were good

Cons: where's the pork?

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I just recently discovered this restaurant and it is my new favorite for Vietnamese food. The food is very good and inexpensive and service is great. My only disappointment is that they don't deliver.

2
★★★★★

I just recently discovered this restaurant and it is my new favorite for Vietnamese food. The food is very good and inexpensive and service is great. My only disappointment is that they don't deliver.

Pros: Excellent food, inexpensive , Good service

Cons: Don't deliver, parking difficult

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my wife, who was born and raised in Vietnam, says this is the real thing - great food and reasonable prices - especially at lunch.

2
★★★★★

my wife, who was born and raised in Vietnam, says this is the real thing - great food and reasonable prices - especially at lunch.

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Two of us ate here for $28 including appetizers. The food is good and mostly authentic seeming. The vegetarian entree selection is weak, but the one entree tofu dish is good. Also, there is a huge selection of vegetarian appetizers, which seem to be good. Their take on hot & sour soup and pot stickers is worth trying.

2
★★★★☆

Two of us ate here for $28 including appetizers. The food is good and mostly authentic seeming. The vegetarian entree selection is weak, but the one entree tofu dish is good. Also, there is a huge selection of vegetarian appetizers, which seem to be good. Their take on hot & sour soup and pot stickers is worth trying.

Pros: Value, Authentic, Tasty

Cons: Vegetarian entrees, No Parking

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I was shown this place by a friend a while ago and was really impressed! I find my self going back anytime I am craving Vietnamese cuisine. I have been to it many times and the food is always good. The price is definitely right! Vietnamese rolls are good, go for the meat ones over the veggie ones. The dish where you make your own rolls is great as well. Great variety of things to put in your rolls. Service is pretty good. Better than you would expect for how little they charge for food. I also recommend their garlic noodles, better than I have had at much more expensive places. If you can, sit at the Valencia street entrance, as it is much nicer than the 16th street one. This place is definitely under rated, give it a try, it is a keeper!

2
★★★★★

I was shown this place by a friend a while ago and was really impressed! I find my self going back anytime I am craving Vietnamese cuisine. I have been to it many times and the food is always good. The price is definitely right! Vietnamese rolls are good, go for the meat ones over the veggie ones. The dish where you make your own rolls is great as well. Great variety of things to put in your rolls. Service is pretty good. Better than you would expect for how little they charge for food. I also recommend their garlic noodles, better than I have had at much more expensive places. If you can, sit at the Valencia street entrance, as it is much nicer than the 16th street one. This place is definitely under rated, give it a try, it is a keeper!

Pros: food, prices, selection

Cons: parking

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This little treasure tucked away in the always busy Valencia Street is great place to try delicious and traditional Vietnamese dishes for a great price. Try the crispy Vietnamese crepe with layers of shrimp inside. The imperial rolls are to die for as the outside layer has the perfect level of crispiness while the innards are chock full of flavorful ingredients. In addition, the soup stocks have a refreshingly natural taste as they are made from hours and hours of grinding the meat. For dessert, order the fried ice cream for an interesting conclusion to your meal. P.S: Don't miss out on the Vietnamese coffee that features a creaminess that other cofees can only dream of. The beans are imported from France and cannot be found here.

2
★★★★★

This little treasure tucked away in the always busy Valencia Street is great place to try delicious and traditional Vietnamese dishes for a great price. Try the crispy Vietnamese crepe with layers of shrimp inside. The imperial rolls are to die for as the outside layer has the perfect level of crispiness while the innards are chock full of flavorful ingredients. In addition, the soup stocks have a refreshingly natural taste as they are made from hours and hours of grinding the meat. For dessert, order the fried ice cream for an interesting conclusion to your meal. P.S: Don't miss out on the Vietnamese coffee that features a creaminess that other cofees can only dream of. The beans are imported from France and cannot be found here.

Pros: Coffee, Good Food, Inexpensive

Cons: Difficult Parking, Crowded

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I don't know how this place hasn't become a huge hit citywide. All of my friends love it. I have never had a bad experience. The food is simply awesome, and almost everything on the menu is under $10. I love the shaken beef, but everything is delicious.

The service is also great, but that's almost to be expected in a smaller restaurant. It's the high-end food at low-end prices that's amazing.

Don't expect high-end decor, but the Valencia location is above average for the Mission. The 16th location is a quicker diner-type locale. But the food comes out of the same kitchen, so you can't go wrong with either.

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★★★★★

I don't know how this place hasn't become a huge hit citywide. All of my friends love it. I have never had a bad experience. The food is simply awesome, and almost everything on the menu is under $10. I love the shaken beef, but everything is delicious.

The service is also great, but that's almost to be expected in a smaller restaurant. It's the high-end food at low-end prices that's amazing.

Don't expect high-end decor, but the Valencia location is above average for the Mission. The 16th location is a quicker diner-type locale. But the food comes out of the same kitchen, so you can't go wrong with either.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Great Prices

Cons: There are only two!

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When this place first opened they were directly competing with Slanted Door (same menu - better price). I'm happy they have won out! There are two entrances and I prefer seating on the Valencia side. I always get the Shaken Beef (nothing but cubed tasty beef) and the green beans. They have a great lunch special too. Service is friendly. House wine by the carafe is good. I often skip going to new restaurants in the neighborhood (they come and go so quick) in order to be sure I'm satisfied with my meal.

2
★★★★★

When this place first opened they were directly competing with Slanted Door (same menu - better price). I'm happy they have won out! There are two entrances and I prefer seating on the Valencia side. I always get the Shaken Beef (nothing but cubed tasty beef) and the green beans. They have a great lunch special too. Service is friendly. House wine by the carafe is good. I often skip going to new restaurants in the neighborhood (they come and go so quick) in order to be sure I'm satisfied with my meal.

Pros: Food, Location, Walk In

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The food is fine but nothing remarkable. Standard take on vietnamese dishes, especially if you are used to Vietnamese places in Tenderloin, Richmond, Sunset, Chinatown, Oakland. For the type of food the prices are a bit higher than they should be.

Being an Oakland native, I have eaten a lot of Vietnamese food over the years and this place ain't all that.

1
★★★☆☆

The food is fine but nothing remarkable. Standard take on vietnamese dishes, especially if you are used to Vietnamese places in Tenderloin, Richmond, Sunset, Chinatown, Oakland. For the type of food the prices are a bit higher than they should be.

Being an Oakland native, I have eaten a lot of Vietnamese food over the years and this place ain't all that.

Pros: decent, friendly service

Cons: mediocre food

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This place is a wonderful retaurant. I can't say enough good things about it. I've been there four times and have had a great experience each time. The food is always very flavorful but isn't too heavy and the service is always friendly and impeccable. I've ordered something different from the menu each time and have never been disappointed. I frequent Vietnamese restaurants, and this is easily the best value in the area, and perhaps even the best food. The prices are generally less than $10 per entree. I've had a great time there with large groups and on dates. Neither location (around the corner from each other) is what I'd call "fancy", but the Valencia location is noticeably fancier. To park, there's a hidden $2/hour parking garage on the parallel alley west of Valencia right across from the restaurant.

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★★★★★

This place is a wonderful retaurant. I can't say enough good things about it. I've been there four times and have had a great experience each time. The food is always very flavorful but isn't too heavy and the service is always friendly and impeccable. I've ordered something different from the menu each time and have never been disappointed. I frequent Vietnamese restaurants, and this is easily the best value in the area, and perhaps even the best food. The prices are generally less than $10 per entree. I've had a great time there with large groups and on dates. Neither location (around the corner from each other) is what I'd call "fancy", but the Valencia location is noticeably fancier. To park, there's a hidden $2/hour parking garage on the parallel alley west of Valencia right across from the restaurant.

Pros: Great Food, Inexpensive, Perfect Service

Cons: Only one location ;)

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If you like very inexpensive, delicious, authentic Vietnamese food, you'll find it at Sunflower. I could eat their vegitarian hot and sour soup every day. With hot chilis, tomato, pineapple and fresh lemongrass it always hits the spot. Better for you than your Mom's chicken soup when it comes to fighting a cold. So good I dream about it.

2
★★★★★

If you like very inexpensive, delicious, authentic Vietnamese food, you'll find it at Sunflower. I could eat their vegitarian hot and sour soup every day. With hot chilis, tomato, pineapple and fresh lemongrass it always hits the spot. Better for you than your Mom's chicken soup when it comes to fighting a cold. So good I dream about it.

Pros: Inexpensive, very friendly, helpful with menu

 

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