Slanted Door
Slanted Door

Slanted Door

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.slanteddoor.com/
  • Phone: (415) 861-8032
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-2:30pm, Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Charles Phan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering information, please contact us at catering@slanteddoor.com
  • Private Party Facilities: The Slanted Door has several options for groups wishing to hold special events. Our PRIVATE DINING ROOM accommodates 12-20 guests for a quiet sit-down dinner. Our LOUNGE is available for semi-private cocktail parties for 20-50 people or seated dinners for up to 40. Our PATIO is available seasonally for parties of 40-70.
  • Private Party Contact: Beth Alvey 415-321-3003x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: On Embarcadero between Mission and Clay St.
  • Public Transit: The Ferry building is served by public transportation: Muni, Golden Gate Transit, Bart, F Train. Ferry service is available with Golden Gate Ferry, Blue and Gold Fleet and Bay Link Ferries. For more information, visit www.transitinfo.org and www.sfport.com
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Ferry Building offers the following validated parking.
    Embarcadero@ Washington lot (across from Pier 1)
    Validated rate of $2.00/hr for the first 2 hours; $6/hr thereafter.
A word from Slanted Door
Slanted Door is Charles Phan's modern Vietnamese restaurant. Charles aims to showcase the abundance of sustainably farmed produce as well as meat, game and poultry found at farms around the San Francisco Bay Area and globe.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVietnamese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Slanted Door reviews from OpenTable diners
783 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (508)fit for foodies (507)hot spot (352)special occasion (330)good for groups (307)great for lunch (239)vibrant bar scene (160)great for outdoor dining (143)notable wine list (107)neighborhood gem (100)romantic (73)great for brunch (48)kid-friendly (45)late-night find (45)Show More
  • The Slanted Door DOES NOT disappoint......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The Slanted Door is probably my favorite restaurant in the city. It's located in the historical Ferry Bldg with scenic views of the Bay and Bay Bridge and their food is impeccable. I've eaten here at least 15 times over the last few years and have never, ever had a bad meal. The carmelized prawns are too die for and the vegetables are always cooked to perfection. Not too crunchy and not mushy. The spinach and brussels sprouts are devine. I don't eat beef or lamb, but my friends said their dishes were incredibly delicious. They have a good cocktail list (try the Moscow Mule) and a comprehensive wine list. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terribly Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My girlfriend and I are from the Seattle area, and after hearing great reviews about the Slanted Door and owning both of the chef's books, we made reservations for dinner about four weeks before we planned to arrive in San Fran. Unfortunately, it was the biggest disappointment and let down of our trip. The "one team, one dream" attitude shared by the wait-staff was far from being properly executed, and from the moment we sat down, we were ignored and treated as if WE were an inconvenience. After finally putting in our order with the so-called dream team, we waited what seemed like an eternity as we sat in the dark and stared at each other silently because the rumble in the restaurant was deafening. The only reason I am giving them 1-star is because the pork belly was delicious, and we would have loved to try the house spring rolls, but unfortunately they didn't arrive with the other starter we ordered at the beginning of the meal. After asking the waitress about them, making sure they wouldn't be on our tab, they magically appeared as if we were to eat them for dessert. The entire experience was a major disappointment and we will not recommend the Slanted Door to anyone visiting SF.
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  • Wonderful experience yet again
    DWinSFVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We have never been disappointed at The Slanted Door. It is always a must do when we have out of town guests (IF we can get in) and everyone loves it. The food is varied and amazing. Super fresh tasting. Servers and wine steward excellent. Just wish it was a little less noisy. Certainly not the spot for quiet conversation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I hoped for.
    Susermom
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We have not dined at Slanted Door that many times but have been going since the early days. I'm finally admitting to myself that it's just not as good as I hope for. Bland and unexciting. We finally brought our son and raved about the restaurant and in the end he said he wasn't so impressed. Yes, I know he's a famous chef but I won't be going back. Is it because it's become more of a tourist destination that the standard had to go down?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic-- always!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our go-to place. Every dish is amazingly tasty and the atmosphere is energetic and upbeat and also casual and unpretentious -- you always leave Slanted Door in a great mood. Now that the Embarcadero theater has been upgraded and is one of the best theaters to see movies in SF (they get good films and you can reserve your seat!) the perfect Saturday night is a movie at Embarcadero Theater and walk over for a late dinner at Slanted Door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch at Slanted Door!
    SunCityAl
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We took first time visitors to San Francisco, rode across on the ferry, and they had their first ever SF meal at Slanted Door. It was, as always, exceptional! Great food, a wonderful view and ambiance, and very reasonable prices. A great introduction to a great city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the Best!
    PadreVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Amazing and a never miss in my book!!!! You will experience 5 Star Service and Foods beyond belief!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skip the Shaking Beef!
    DoloresheightsdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food at Slanted Door is still very good and I have been there many many times. We debated having the Shaking Beef but decided to splurge; this time, it was just not worth the money - certainly not worth $36 and not exceptional at all. Still love the jicama, grapefruit, pecan, cabbage salad and the carmelized prawns were also very good. Crispy imperial rolls were easily as good at other Vietnamese restaurants. Our waitress was good and the view from our booth was lovely - so all in all, still a good lunch spot in SF.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch overlooking the Bay
    lifeisgood
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Grapefruit and Jicama salad was AWESOME, Crab Crepes were delicious and different than anything I had ever had. Sit outside at lunchtime and watch the birds, the ships, the bay and the people strolling the pier. Unforgettable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The servers were inattentive and slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Very disappointed with the service as I had a client in from out of town who was dying to try it Food was good as always but the i attentiveness and constantly needing to ask for things left a sour taste in everyone's mouth
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food quality has changed.
    CraigLagunaNiguelVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Visited the Slanted Door for the 6th time in 5 years. The food quality has changed and the flavors from past visits were missing. Basically, it just wasn't as good a meal as in the past. Something has changed. Example, the clay pot chicken was missing its magical flavors that brings me back each year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Flavor filled food
    BWFlames
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    All items we had were delicious. The Yellowtail was spectacular. The pork ribs were delicious but they seemed over cooked And somewhat tough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food was excellent, our waitress was very pleasant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and experience
    tradeshowtraveller
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food was delicious -I was concerned as I don't eat meat but the seafood and all veggie options were plentiful and delicious. Sugar snap peas amazing, yellowtail sushi was probably best I've ever had, all was good. View of bay bridge fantastic. Very busy place but not overly loud. highly recommend for business or special occassions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This Restaurant is one of my favorites in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mels
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Have eaten here many times but this time everything seemed rushed, the dishes didn't live up to previous experiences and the menu seemed less interesting. Desserts were mediocre. Living on reputation? Dissappointed
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Overpriced for Vietnamese food. Found the beef just plain and not worth the extreme price tag. Could find cheaper prices earlier but the location is unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sharon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have eaten there many times. I organized a family lunch reserving on line with Open Table. I asked for a round table and was given a rectangle table in a corner which made talking difficult. Our server came and left from time to time, but was mostly not available. The food was good, but not as excellent as in the past with taste and quantity. I will return, but not in a group again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too busy to care
    Skylerpants
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had several people recommend the place to is so we had high expectations and anticipation. The service was so impersonal. No discussion or guideance through the menu. We were truly an after thought to our waiter. Long waits before drinks arrived and in between courses. The beverage I ordered with my meal did not arrive until after the check was paid. The food was good but but bland. We noticed we would have rather had the items from our neighboring tables. If there's a next time I suggest checking the invisibility cloak at the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Perfect for family style dining- just be sure and order two of most items for your larger party. Desserts were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slanted door
    Sfreview
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was good but the reservation list was running 30-45 minutes late even though I made my reservation at least a month in advance. They gave us am appetizer for our trouble but they couldn't even spare an entire appetizer- she cut up one spring roll on a plate and tried to pass it off as more than one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always love it
    BirgitVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Slanted door again had great food, everything one wanted, and a great atmosphere. Always a good place to take the out of towers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Everything we ordered was exquisite. You can really taste the quality in their ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly Disappointed
    TrishVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Slanted Door used to be one of my favorites however the service was so bad on Fri nite I doubt I will ever be back. We were a party of 4, took 20 minutes for someone to come over & take our drink order & that was because we waved down a server. Waiter comes over and leans on the table with both hands barely makes eye contact, he acted so bored with the whole scene. We felt like we were bothering him. Dinner came, waiter never did. After we finished we sat for another 30 mins until our table was bused. We wanted dessert but after 20 more mins of waiting for the waiter we decided to skip it. I needed to wave my arms in the air in order to get the check. We were there for almost 2.5 hrs. Food was good but not good enough to endure bad service.
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  • Mixed
    JenMa
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had Slanted Door cost less, I'd be satisfied with our dinner and experience there. The crispy vegetarian spring rolls were a treat, the fried squash boring, the pear salad forgettable. The short ribs and the rack of lamb were sublime. I was put off by the service, however. We had to queue both with people who had reservations and those who hoped to snag a table to check in. Our waiter didn't tell us much about portion sizes; we didn't need 2 mains for the 2 of us. Our short ribs were delivered to the table so long before the rice that they had stopped steaming by the time it came. My husband got his tea, but I waited so long for my 2nd glass of wine that I thought they'd sent to France for it. Never again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Robin
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Wonderful experience and great food. Mour whole party loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food was good but service was very slow. Tables that were seated after us got their food long before we did with no explanation or apologies from our waitress.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Omg- great food and service
    yogiveva
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Staff very attentive, our server a real gem. Food was flavorful and fragrant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a business lunch.
    Ria08888
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I've been here few times for business lunch, love everything about it, food outdoor view and service. No complains will keep coming back.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodie
    foodie
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I heard that this was the place to go in San Francisco. Was seated at a table that had an awesome view of Bay Bridge. Server came was not v friendly, didn't introduce himself, just said that there were no specials and asked if we want anything to drink. I asked him about the pork belly and he just said that it was in a sweet sauce. He took our order and did not see him again until he came and asked if we wanted another drink (we were half way though the dinner). I asked for a doggy bag and the busboy said ok and never saw the doggie bag. Waiter came back and left the dessert menu, never describing anything about the desserts, when he came back and we said no, he left the menu and didn't even say thank you. It was not CHEAP, food ok.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food
    VMMATXVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This has been one of my favorite restaurants in SF for many years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting from east coast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The Slanted Door was recommended to us by a co-worker. We made last minute late night reservations and it was perfect for our needs. The shared dishes made it possible to try several dishes and it helped us to not overeat so late on the evening. We had a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    RingoesNJ
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I get here when visiting SFO on business, and it is always great. Flavorful, friendly staff who offer suggestions on what to select, and a no rush vibe... Even though they are always busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, tasty food, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Had our waiter order for us with guidelines for specific constraints (no red meat) and he did a great job of variety in both food types and tastes. Each dish is kind of a surprise. Very enjoyable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Not a prompt greeting didn't know if the line was for walk-ins or people with reservations, once seated server didn't come for a while drinks were slow to come, service was just okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LorikeetMV
    LorikeetMV
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Food was great although expensive for portions. Felt a bit like a cafeteria.
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  • wonderful
    DrSFG
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    ive been to The Slanted Door twice now and have not been disappointed either Tim. The cuisine is wonderful. I'm getting hungry just thinking of all those unique favors mixing together into a gastronomic delight! If I had any criticism it would be that the wine list was a bit on the pricy side.
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    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slanted door ..the next chain ?
    tpapalia
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This place ate and sat like a decent chain restaurant. Nothing to write home about. Lots of hype with little bite....sorry!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice birthday dinner for my wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Took my wife and our kids (13 and 11) and had a great time. Great service and very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess
    Mexfoodie54
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Our hostess was rude. And although there were tables available she insisted to seat us at the bar. At the end the food was great but they should put more attention to have kind people welcoming clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.