Bodega SF is an evolution of Matthew Ho’s family's restaurant, Bodega Bistro, which operated from 2003-2017 out of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, serving traditional Northern Vietnamese cuisine.
The brand’s success continued as Ho organized pop-up events, eventually transitioning to meal packages throughout the pandemic to meet demand. In 2022, Ho is opening Bodega SF’s brick-and-mortar location, again located in the Tenderloin District, bringing high-quality Vietnamese cuisine back to the community with a modernized, casual fine dining experience. The family-style concept will allow visitors to sample its variety of authentic, creative dishes.
I've been hoping to try this place for a while and it did not disappoint. I live near Vietnamtown in San Jose (meaning I'm not hurting for authentic Vietnamese cuisine), so it's worth noting Bodega was fantastic and held up against my local options. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, and the noodles were phenomenal. The char level was also perfect, as was the house-made hot sauce. Looking forward to our next SF visit so we can come again.
Fresh herbs were wonderful. Would recommend to everyone who enjoys amazing food.
This place is great for family dinners or a place to have dinner with friends. The food here is truly wonderful, great, and full of favor! You can order anything and everything to share. So everyone can have a taste of everything. Clean, friendly staff, and great service!