"The modern atmosphere at this downtowner might conjure thoughts of misguided fusion fare, but rest assured: when it comes to food, Tin is as traditional as it gets. Nonetheless, the dark wood walls, sleek glass pendant lights, and rich wood furnishings are a welcome change, making the spot a draw for groups residing far beyond its gritty, largely industrial neighborhood. High-quality ingredients are the secret that sets this kitchen's cooking apart-from crunchy threads of banana blossom tossed with fried eel, shallots, peanuts, and herbs, to smoky soy-lemongrass pork shoulder atop rice noodles with a spicy lime-chili dipping sauce. Throw in some crunchy imperial rolls and garlicky, peppery wok-tossed shaking beef, and you'll have an affordable feast."
Michelin Guide, 2016, 2017
"Any Vietnamese living in the Bay Area would have to go to Tin at least once. This spot is located near Downtown and is well known for its friendly service and authentic meals.The Bun Cha Ha Noi (pork patty vermicelli), Bun Rieu, Chicken Salad, and Pho Ga are the most outstanding items on the menu. Other than that, even the lemonade, iced tea, and coffee taste like they came straight from Vietnam. If you have already been to Tin, you should visit again, because your tummy deserves it."
The 7 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in San Francisco
Februrary 9, 2017
"This family-run restaurant specializes in southern-style pho, which has a lighter but no less flavorful broth. Tin was owner Hung Dang's predecessor to Mau, and the space here is just as inviting: red accent wall, flattering lighting and long tables for larger groups. Situated on a high-traffic stretch of SoMa, the spot tends to attract clusters of tech types. The family-run restaurant specializes in southern-style pho, served with poached chicken, rare beef and brisket, or tofu and vegetables. The broth is lighter than its Tenderloin contemporaries, but no less flavorful."
Best Pho in San Francisco
October 28, 2015
"Owner Hung Dang named his restaurant after his nephew, but 'tín' is also the Vietnamese word for 'dependable' - which is exactly what his food is. Dependably fantastic, in fact...Tín is Vietnamese cuisine at its best: fresh, brightly flavored dishes served up at affordable prices and with family pride. "
SF Chronicle, April 2010