601 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109
The next time you are in the Golden Gate City, do come down and visit Mangosteen. Founded in 2007, Mangosteen is a Vietnamese restaurant that aims to give great Vietnamese fare to the San Francisco Bay area while keeping prices within reach. The restaurant is located at 601 Larkin Street in between Willow and Street in Tenderloin of gorgeous San Francisco. It is one of the very first Vietnamese restaurants in the area, and in our opinion, one of the tastiest.
Mangosteen is best known for its expertly crafted imperial rolls which are fried to perfection. The five spice chicken is always a best seller which can be had with either garlic noodles or rice. Bun bo Hue, a Vietnamese soup containing rice vermicelli and beef in a broth of pork, beef, lemongrass and shrimp paste mixed with a variety of herbs, is another customer favorite. It can well be considered as a contender for the popular pho noodle soup. Pho roughly translates as noodle and can be served hot or cold depending on one's taste.
Apart from cooked foods, Mangosteen also has on offer various fresh salads. The Lotus Root Salad and Banana Blossom Salad are highly recommended for those who want to try something a little bit different. Finally, Vietnamese food would not be complete without some offering of seafood. Customers can choose sea foods that are stir fried, steamed or sizzling. One can select from prawns and shrimp, sea bass, cat fish and selections of mussels, squids and scallops. On the healthier side, vegetarians can also enjoy what the restaurant has to offer with a wide array of vegetarian dishes that are cooked the unique and tasteful Vietnamese way.
With so many delicious restaurants in San Francisco, especially in Asian cuisine, every spot needs to have something special in order to survive. Luckily for Mangosteen, their food is what keeps patrons coming back again and again. With amazing food and prices, we feel confident we will be around for a long time to come. So the next time you're hankering for some Vietnamese food in the Tenderloin SF area, just pop on over to Mangosteen and enjoy what they have to offer you.