Food was excellent with lots
Food was excellent with lots of interesting dishes. Recommend the papaya sale and tacos. Outdoor dining was fun but noisy with the rush hour trains and car noise.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale Vietnamese reasonable price
Xahn offers good quality Vietnamese food (gourmet food) at reasonable prices. Service was good; food was excellent. Their drinks are quite nice as well.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely one of the best buffet lunches around. Many of the favorites from Xanh's regular menu, you will be making at least 2 rounds! Highly recommend.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A shining star in Mountain View.
Always an exciting place to eat. Great ambiance and the food is always superb. I like loading up the table from their abundant small plates section. This way we get to try a real variety of splendid foods. The wait staff are the best.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Good for Lunch
The lunch buffet at Xanh is always good and always reliable. The food is fresh and tasty. I was with a friend who is on a very restricted diet and he was easily able to choose what he wanted and is able to eat. I enjoy eating out side in the summer. We had a very nice lunch.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Xanh is one of the very best restaurants in Mountain View, if not the Peninsula. My friends and I dine at Xanh at least 3 times a month. Their Happy Hour is not to be missed daily from 4:30 to 6:30 in the bar area and outside. The main menu has a very wide variety of delicious Vietnamese specialties - the Papaya Salad is the very best I have ever tasted.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive but beautiful Vietnamese
Xanh was delicious! Although everything was quite expensive, the pho was a secret gem--for only $11, I had glorious, homestyle beef broth (no noodles for me). My boyfriend had the duck, which was the most expensive and simultaneously smallest entree on the menu. The pork polenta bed was quite nice but the duck on top was overrated and not filling at all. The appetizers (papaya salad and rolls) were a much better deal. In addition, the drinks were nice and the ambience quiet good, even if the service was just mediocre. Highly recommend the food!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great happy hour!
Great happy hour choices and prices. The buddha roll was a disappointment - very bland - but everything else was just tremendous.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative Asian Fusion
The freshness, tastiness, and presentation of food by competent, knowledgeable staff clearly indicates the chef and owners' love of food. We've gone with local friends and taken friends from the east coast. Every time is consistent, high quality.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for lunch or dinner
The lunch buffet is a very nice option. Also has some interesting options, but it doesn't change very much.
We dined outside for dinner with friends. However, the proximity to Caltrain means you may have loud horns during your meal. This is especially a problem during happy hour since that also coincides with commute times when there is heavier Caltrain traffic.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Happy Hour
Great food and fabulous value during Happy Hour. Food is delicious an portions large and fun cocktails
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food. Just don't
Wonderful food. Just don't expect to be able to hold a conversation.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but can be noisy
The buffet lunch offers a wonderful variety of delicious food. The one downside is that it became a difficult for us to hear one another as the place got busier.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch buffet spread.
Great lunch buffet spread. Excellent ambiance. Enjoyed myself there.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed Xanh's tasty meals which are beautifully presented. The open air seating lends a European cafe feel to the ambience too. I had been there before numerous times for dinner and each time truly loved my meals. This was my husband's first time and he was very happy with the entire experience. Our favorites include Vietnamese tacos for an appetizer and Duck Duck Gone as a main. The wine list is adequate and carried some of our favorites. We will definitely return.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
To be honest, the look of the restaurant is quite "regular". You wouldn't come in to restaurant if you just walk by. Food is great. In fact, I took my guests on Tuesday night and I took another set of guests on Wednesday night to this place. I wouldn't mind going there again if I have another set of guests tonight. :-) Servers are nice and professional too.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second night in a row
I wrote a review yesterday for the first night. Well, I was equally impressed on the second night as well. Plenty of new choices I could make. My guests were quite frankly pleasantly surprised. They must have thought what would be good in yet another asian restaurant. :-) I'm ready for another dinner at Xanh soon.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been several times
The Shaking beef is delicious and the split-personality dessert is awesome! Their presentations are very creative and add to the whole experience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, but too noisy
The food was good but not great, I liked the vietnamese tacos. My wife had the Sea Bass, it was tasty but servinge size was very small. The service was very good. Every item was a couple of bucks more expensove than they should be.
My biggest complaint was the noise level, very noisy to the point of distraction. Lots of glass and hard surfaces, it looks nice and sleek, but is terrible acoustically, they should do somthing to tame the noise level.
I might go again, and would reccommend it to others once they know the negatives, they can decide for themselves.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Xanh or Vàng
Xanh apparently means green in Vietnamese. Hmmm. Service, food uniqueness and preparation, general ambiance and server/hostess friendliness were as good as gold to me. Sitting on the sidewalk, sipping wine and being mesmerized by intriguing dishes was a great experience I will long savour. I particularly liked the dry ice accompanying the "Ahi Tuna Tatare".
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite
Modern, hip place, love the decor.
The food is very tasty, just plain great, price are fairly high but after all this is Silicon Valley , the only negative for me is the noise level, the acoustics are awful , I prefer a quiet restaurant where you do not have to speaks loudly to be heard .
Despite the noise , it is one of my favorite
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch buffet
Went for a group lunch outing from work. The buffet lunch was great. Lots of food choices, friendly to both the vegetarians and the omnivores, and there were no bad choices. All at a very reasonable price. Our group agreed we'd be heading back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food! Awesome presentation
Fabulous food! Awesome presentation, ambiance of a big city restaurant with energetic patrons. Some kids wi families treated welll and the amiant noise was good enough to cover their fussiness before eating. Very attentive wait staff.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We got off to a bumpy start when they seated us in a very cold place and when I asked to be moved, we were offered blankets. The restaurant has several rooms, and we were eventually reseated in a more comfortable room. From there, everything went well. Our new waitperson was accommodating, friendly, helpful, and pleasant. The food was excellent! We shared the spicy tuna tartar which was served atop a vase of dry ice. Dramatic and elegant presentation! We had two noodle dishes, one with pork and one with shrimp, that were filled with wonderful flavor combinations. The noise level is reasonable, so it was easy to speak without shouting, and the restaurant is elegant and hip. A great place if you can get a table out of the frigid zone.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are long time diners at Xahn because it's a consistently excellent experience. The food is terrific, the servers are warm and friendly, the environment is fun and lively. Thank you for another great evening.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pricey for dinner, good for lunch
I took my family to Xanh before it moved for dinner, it was great. Now we go there for lunch buffet, great values from abundant of tasty dishes. We like to go to Xanh for special occasions. Reservation is recommended.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved this restaurant! The menu was diverse and the food was excellent. I loved the decor and the special dishes for each item, etc. The service was quick and attentive which was surprising due to how busy it was. The Papaya salad was our favorite. Everything else was also divine. We will definitely return for more selections to try on the menu!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been coming here for the past few years and the food, service etc. is always fresh, unique and plain fantastic! Portions are generous enough and the place is not overly priced. Would recommend it to anyone who loves good food.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chic and modern feeling. Food
Chic and modern feeling. Food was
imaginative and well prepared.
Service was friendly and efficient.
I would go back and would recommend it
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved their Vietnamese chicken tacos! I wish they had more spicy dish options though:-)
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food but lacks vibe
This restaurant has very good food and the service is great. There are two problems though. One is that there isn't much of an ambience. I think this may be because the restaurant is just too big. The other reason is that the kitchen closes at 9. It's extremely annoying to be pestered by 8:30 to hurry up because you only have half an hour before the kitchen closes.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
All wonderful but….
All was wonderful - food, presentation, excellent service - but there was no way to have a conversation. It was incredibly noisy and my companion and I do not sign.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM