Outstanding, authentic Vietnamese food. We particularly loved the spring rolls and the green bean salad. Awesome place with very friendly and attentive staff.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Well priced gem
Narrow little restaurant with cool "living " back wall. Great mix of traditional and updated Vietnamese dishes. Wonderful beer selection on tap. Reasonable prices.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Belgium beer and great modern Vietnamese food, absolutely excellent.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little spot
Our experience at Co Nam was excellent. We were able to get a cute little table in the back, the ambience is nice and the servers friendly. We ordered a bunch of small plates. From the soup, to the shrimp paste on sugar cane, to the quail, and the lettuce wraps it was tip top. We didn't particularly enjoy the jicama / apple salad, but we'd gladly go back again to try 5 more dishes.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small, unpretentious, Vietnamese restaurant. Decor is comfortable. Service can be spotty, but is generally very friendly. Food is outstanding! Highly recommend the Omely Wrap appetizer... and, yes, the chili bird peppers are hot but don't shy away from them. The Basa Fish Clapot is as good as I've eaten. Can not say enough good things about the food!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spring rolls were good but
Spring rolls were good but the pork was over cooked. The lettuce was tougher than expected and the sauce was great. Co Nam clay pot tasted very good, was very hot(temperature), it was a healthy portion, but the rice in the bottom was a bit oily. The steak cubes were excellent. This dish was quite warm, done just right and beautiful.
Service was impeccable.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find...
My wife and I had such a good time last Friday (8/2/2013) that we went back the following night. Food is beyond great, service and ambiance really set the mood (it was our Anniversary). The owner (Trung Nguyen) was delightful and took the time to chat with us about his new restaurant. We tried the Spicy Devil Wings for appetirzers...WOW, I sure wish they delivered to So. Cal.
For dinner we had the Grilled-Five-Spice Chicken and Basa Fish Claypot and the Braised Chicken Claypot and Shaken Beef the second...words can not describe the favors, AND, the presentation made each dish special. We are definately going back the next time we are in SF....I recommend this to ANYONE that enjoys GREAT food and a wonderful atmosphere to dine.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to the neighborhood
Don't the stylish atmosphere fool you. The food here is bold and authentic. Beer list is unsuspectingly good.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty food, interesting menu (food & drink), friendly & efficient service, contemporary feel & energized environment; all made for a great meal. We will be back (a lot)
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is a modern
The restaurant is a modern interpretation of Vietnamese food. Unfortunately the specialty drinks were weak.Amongst the appetizers, the squab was exellent. The Claypot( basa fish and chicken medley were also outstanding. The basil chicken was ok . The dessert were good except for the rice cake with mango which was lacking in flavor and was quite dry. Overall the service was attentive. prices were moderate for a vietnamese cuisine striving to be Slanted door
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcome Polk Street Addition
The street food plates make interesting and conversation-generating shared appetizers. The basa fish clay pot got high marks, as did the noodles dishes (best for hearty eaters.) The service was skillful but not pretentious--just the right amount of attention. Perfect for a casual evening out, but up to more special occasions as well.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
yummy shaken beef and good beers
yummy shaken beef and good beers ; lots of other good tastes as well.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local Spot
We had a great meal here. The service was slow because they had just let one of the servers go that day and were under staffed. But the other servers picked up the slack and even though they didn't visit our table often, once we placed our order the food came quickly. Definitely should try this place.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM