OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)
OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)

OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.outthedoors.com/
  • Phone: 4159239575
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday
    br>Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm

    Mid-day Snack: 2:30pm – 4:30



    Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 9:00am –3:00pm



    Dinner Monday-Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

    Dinner Sunday 5:30pm- 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Charles Phan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For advanced notice pick-up orders, contact us at (415) 923-9575. For more information on off site catering please contact catering@slanteddoor.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact a manager for pricing and details.
  • Private Party Contact: Valerie Klein 4159239575

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fillmore Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking may be difficult, please allow time to find parking during lunch and evening hours . There is a parking lot at Geary and Fillmore (3 blocks away) in the JapanTown Center.
A word from OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)
Charles Phan's latest addition comes to Pacific Heights. OTD serves lunch and dinner daily.

Weekend brunch offers popular brunch favorites.
20 walk-in counter seats are also available on a first-come basis.
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OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.) reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (64)neighborhood gem (59)great for lunch (34)great for brunch (23)good for groups (22)hot spot (21)special occasion (12)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (5)romantic (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • never again. a restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/15/2010
    never again. a restaurant has to have either great food and/or great service. OTD has neither. and not that it matters to anyone in our world since none of us will ever go there again, the $ for what you get in ridiculous. it won't be in business very much longer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was very attentive
    BMcBVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2010
    The service was very attentive and suggestive which I found very helpful. When you ask what is good and your server responds in like they have not had anything or in a rehearsed way I don't feel confident taking their suggestions. The server was so passionate and did not steer me wrong. Even when I ordered a side dish of bok choy he said do you like kale, if so I would go with the kale. Appreciated the guidance and will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was ok but the space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/11/2010
    The food was ok but the space and service were outstanding!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have to say, I was pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/10/2010
    I have to say, I was pretty disappointed with OTD. The menu was very limited, and the food was mediocre. Appetizers were bland, and as for the pho...the beef was overly fatty. I will say that the cabbage & grapefruit salad was delicious, though. The highlight of the experience. I wouldn't dine there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting breakfast menu
    SusieZVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2010
    Interesting breakfast menu blending east and West - something for everyone. Beverages a bit expensive, portions not great for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So excited to have OTD in
    geewhizVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2010
    So excited to have OTD in my neighborhood. I love Charlie Phan's other restaurants and now I can go for a bite any night of the week and be close to home! The food is equal to Out the Door in Westfield and, in my mind, also equivalent to Slanted Door with better prices. The service was great even though the place was packed and I like the decor. Only downside was how loud it was. Hard to talk to anyone who's not right next to you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved it! saw familiar faces
    styleVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2010
    loved it! saw familiar faces on staff who offered me splendid service. food choices were amazing with some choices other than at the other spots of sd. comfort level was terif. would go back any time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great. Nice casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 1/6/2010
    Food was great. Nice casual atmosphere. The only downside was the waiter, who did his job, but with an attitude as if we were a bother to him. Will likely go back though. Maybe he was just having a bad day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been looking forward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2010
    Have been looking forward to this location opening, as we live nearby. We now eat here all the time. The food is yummy and the servers all knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place for brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/5/2010
    Love this place for brunch! The slowed cooked eggs are my fav and the beignets. Highly recommend for brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is just a knock off of
    ReliableVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2010
    This is just a knock off of Slanted Door, a vastly over-rated restaurant that has evolved into a tourist trap after hardly changing its menu at all in the past 11 years. You get pretty much the same stuff here without having to travel to the Ferry Building. The food is good, but hardly exciting anymore.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great restaurant and vibe-cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/27/2009
    great restaurant and vibe-cozy atmosphere. they try to make prices reasonable but still high for the amount of food you get. Service was decent. would be nice to have more options as daily specials
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was really wonderful
    MMMcVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    The food was really wonderful as always. I especially love those crispy spring rolls and the shaking beef....oh, and the green papaya salad. I could go on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OTD is a gem. If you appreciate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    OTD is a gem. If you appreciate Thai fusion, this place should be on your visit list. Service is excellent, and while there is ample seating, sitting at the counter is a painless way to learn a lot of culinary tricks and techniques. Oh, every dish is delicious. Go hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Too noisy. Sitting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2009
    Great food. Too noisy. Sitting at the counter makes it easier to hear.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food fab but no holiday spirit!
    Baily
    Dined on 12/16/2009
    This was the week before Christmas and we were having a holiday dinner with friends. Food was amazing as ever, but I had asked for an earlier table and they said they could not accomodate us. We arrived, the place was near empty and NOT ONE DECORATION! No holiday atmosphere, it could have been springtime. Please, acknowledge the holiday spirit!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the food, service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2009
    Love the food, service and casualness of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After a minor false start,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/13/2009
    After a minor false start, hot steamed BBq pork bun was cold which was corrected immediately, we had the crispy imperial rolls, shrimp, pork, mint, red leaf lettuce...great flavors and fun to eat. Service and hospitality were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good, though "dumbed
    SusanLVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2009
    Food is good, though "dumbed down" (i.e. not as spicy as authentic Vietnamese food). Restaurant is very attractive. Noise is too much - when bar is full and people are screaming against background music (unnecessary), you cannot speak to people at a table of four.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The beef was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/8/2009
    The beef was excellent. The arctic char was excellent. The salad was excellent. The springrolls were heavy and inedible. The wine list was poor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot - and the
    ReggieVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2009
    Great lunch spot - and the service can't be beat. The waiter came to our table to let us know that the chef did not like the way our crepe appetizer turned out, so we were given a free seafood salad while the a new appetizer was prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is very good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2009
    The food is very good. The service is indifferent. We waited 30 minutes between our salad and bowls of noodles. We had to ask the waitress where our lunch was. 1&1/2 hours for a noodle lunch is way too much. I sat at the counter once and it was not faster. The stools at the counter have no backs and are uncomfortable for such a long time. It's too bad because the food is wonderful and fresh. Someone made a decision to have few tables and one communal table and lots of counter. Most people want to sit at the tables so a reservation is a necessity.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the fresh flavors and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/29/2009
    Love the fresh flavors and clean taste of the food. Consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good but limited menu....fine
    PacheightsDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2009
    A good but limited menu....fine for lunch but not so interesting for dinner. Recommend sitting at the far end of the counter to watch the food preparation (if you are into preparing Asian food).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine food and fabulous service
    fabfood
    Dined on 11/22/2009
    Fine food and fabulous service from Sadao made for a memorable evening, and the new spot brought back happy memories of the first Slanted Door, on Valencia. We're eager to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food & service.
    BAHTVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2009
    Excellent food & service. VERY noisy. Hard surfaces that reflect sound.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was SALTY. service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2009
    food was SALTY. service was adequate but NOT FRRIENDLY. restaurant is unbearably NOISY.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, modern ambiance,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/19/2009
    Great food, modern ambiance, attentive service. The food is fresh, clean and modern VietNamese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had a great breakfast there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/19/2009
    I had a great breakfast there a week ago..but lunch Friday was disappointing...The server recommended two signature dishes....claypot chicken and spring rolls...They sounded good...unfortunately the chicken, which was billed as slow cooked and very tender..wasnt.. the pieces were tiny..which was fine..but some had the skin on others gristle...It was well seasoned...but not good overall...and the spring roles were tasteless and tough...I loved the ambiance and the service...but unless the food improves....Since I've always enjoyed the Slanted Door, probably I will try again after they've been open longer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Living nearby the restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/15/2009
    Living nearby the restaurant, my wife and I anticipated this restaurant eagerly. Interior was cool and ambiance was very lively but the food was below the expectation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I do not like being addressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2009
    I do not like being addressed by my first name. That is reserved for my friends, family and co-workers, not wait staff. Otherwise the service and the food were good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • really good food but very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2009
    really good food but very noisy bordering on difficult to have a normal conversation
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of interesting and yummy
    stonerfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2009
    Lots of interesting and yummy choices for the vegetarian and meat lover alike. I especially love the wine-on-tap...at $4 a glass, what's not to love? The service was thoughtful, considerate and efficient. The ambiance is urban chic(love the beakers as carafes!!) yet comfortable & homey even. Not sure how they did that...must be the lighting, which is flattering. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and my evening at OTD and will gladly return again and again. I am fortunate to have such a restaurant in my own neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. VERY loud. Hard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/4/2009
    Great food. VERY loud. Hard to hear even for a young 20 year old. Servers great. Bussers slow to bring water etc. Kitchen is fast. But sooo loud. Go for the food, not the talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was terrific, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2009
    The food was terrific, but then I wouldn't have expected otherwise from Charles Phan. However, the noice level made the experience quite unpleasant. One really couldn't carry on a conversation even across a table. There are lots of hard surfaces which makes the look trendy and upscale. However, some kind of baffle system or white noise needs to be used to counteract the din level. I would go back, but only for take-out, not for dining in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charles Phan can do no wrong
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2009
    Charles Phan can do no wrong in my eyes. The food was great as always. It just felt a little bit more expensive than I had expected. It's basically the exact same prices as Slanted Door for the same signature dishes. And it feels like the point of this restaurant should be more of a cafe-style version of the original. I don't know. Just my two cents...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All of these restaurants are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2009
    All of these restaurants are great, but only the Slanted Door surpasses this. Great, fresh food. Sometimes unusual; always delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food at a great price.
    sfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2009
    Great food at a great price. Attentive service. A neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyable dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2009
    Really enjoyable dining experience. Excellent service and delicious food! Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great staff and space - love
    sfshopgurl
    Dined on 10/20/2009
    Great staff and space - love the decor. The waiter made excellent suggestions for us. The food was flavorful - the pork meatballs would have been better had they been cooked all the way thru but were still tasty. The chicken claypot was also very good. We would have preferred the tapioca dessert served warm rather than cold. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate