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Sai's Restaurant

505 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2903
+1 415-362-3689
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“pho” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
505 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2903
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

We went there expecting Vietnamese food and got basically Chinese. We've eaten at many Vietnamese restaurants, so we know what type of food to expect, and sadly this didn't measure up. My wife's combo plate had chicken and beef that although marinated prior to cooking,...More

Thank trav720
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I was in SF for a business trip and decided to walk here for dinner. The restaurant is unimpressive, but if you want a delicious bowl of Pho, order the chicken curry. MMM MMM MMMMM! I will think about it forever. The imperial rolls were...More

Thank clm150
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We loved our beef pho at Sai’s! It’s kind of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that is very authentic to my experience in Vietnam. The staff was very friendly—I heard our waiter say he’s worked there since the late 80’s! He was very kind to us as...More

Thank TravelStudent1
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Its that time! I just finished a workshop in the neighborhood and wandered outside. Walked across Sansome and Washington Street. There was "Sai's Vietnamese Restaurant!" Decision time. Should I walk two blocks up Washington Street for some Japanese food, or just go in and eat...More

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful and fresh Vietnamese food. Great pho and traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Probably some of the best I’ve had outside Vietnam. Friendly service. All around great place. Go!!

Thank K1a2t3e4
Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you are looking for unpretentious, authentic and high quality food, then this is the place for you. I am not an expert in Vietnamese food, but I have gone here at least a half dozen times now and always keep coming back when I...More

Thank johnfN6982YJ
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We missed our reservation at Kokkari because of a flight delay, We were starving, so we just wanted something close. Fortunately, we found Sai's, and we loved it. I can't profess to be a Vietnamese food expert, so maybe the excellent flavors are customary. We...More

Thank ECJacket
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We always stop in when we are in town for some appetizers and a noodle dish to take back to the room.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place and we're so impressed with the flavours, options, service. It's nothing fancy to look at but the the food is amazing and generous and reasonable. Loved that it was a family business with free tea on offer. We will be back....More

Thank Debra F
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Thirty years ago we ate our first Vietnamese meal here at Sai's. The delicate scent of the five spice chicken in a clay pot drew us in! Sai's is s in business today, serving up much deliciousness. The management kindly informed us of the gluten...More

Thank Leilani S
Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but
can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s
version of Wall Street. The rush of business people
make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of
life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the
narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of
historic and contemporary architecture, including the
iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94111-2903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-3689
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