Xanh Restaurant

Xanh Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.xanhrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6509641888
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-F 11:00am-2:00pm
    Dinner: Su-Th 4:30pm-9:00pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 4:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Thuy Pham
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Xanh offers lunch and dining catering. Please email all catering request to events.xanh@gmail.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Xanh offers three private room options with a maximum capacity of 60 ppl sitting and up to 250 ppl standing. Please email all private dining request to events.xanh@gmail.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Seren P 4088380566

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Villa Street
  • Public Transit: There is a Cal Train stop right across the street from XANH.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking structure right behind XANH.
A word from Xanh Restaurant
Xanh, with its cutting edge contemporary design and a more diverse, innovative menu, is tailor made for entertaining and dining. Clearly not your typical Vietnamese Restaurant, XANH is a 21st century interpretation of that beloved culinary tradition retaining the essential elements of the classic but updating it for a new generation
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Xanh Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (64)good for groups (48)great for outdoor dining (40)special occasion (40)vibrant bar scene (40)neighborhood gem (36)hot spot (34)great for lunch (26)romantic (23)late-night find (9)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice Experience
    stephinnycVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had a variety of appetizers - all which were very good. I was impressed with the service and graciousness of the staff. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were four seniors fully enjoying delicious food, out of doors. Being outside helped us to hear one another well. The server was attentive and gracious. We ate all appetizers which were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday Night's Service
    DinnerBoy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our Friday night's service can be best described as "Choppy". We never could figure out who was our wait person. Our drink order was so late, they comped it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my favorite lunch buffet
    Nanhi
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The lunch buffet is consistently awesome. They present a wide variety, including several vegetarian options. The food is flavorful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overall great resteraunt
    David
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    beautiful looking and very tasty food. nice decor but acoustics make the inside very noisy. Excellent service - all together very positive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and vibe!
    EricVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Xanh. The food is outstanding, with many unique and flavorful dishes, and the restaurant has a great vibe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food OK, Service Confused
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We sat by the window which was fun for people watching but the train that goes by was a bit disruptive (every ten minutes we pretty much had to stop our conversation). We were there during happy hour...so we had some appetizers...all of which were very good. Then we ordered the main course I had a noodle dish...which I thought was a bit bland...nothing special really. My friend had salmon which he enjoyed. Long time ago I visited Xahn at their previous location and I though that was excellent...so this was a bit disappointing. The service also seem confused, there were a lot of people coming by our our table, but at one point when one of them said that our server will be right with us...I really couldn't tell you who that was.
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  • Xanh. Keeping up their excellence.
    Epoq3
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've eaten here a few times. Xanh really tries hard -- nice ambience, great food, terrific staff, although a bit expensive. I have to emphasize two points in particular: excellent presentation, and a wonderful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good food
    suchfoodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I've always loved dining at Xanh and introduced a lot of friends and co-workers to this restaurant. This last experience unfortunately was a tad lakcing in attention to detail. Food was great as always but we were celebrating a birthday and the server did not even mention it. This was a departure from most of the other restaurants we've been at.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place to take friends
    cakole
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This restaurant is a treat. It is a great place for 4 or 6 to share small plates...they are all wonderful and served beautifully in varied bowls, plates, lots of eye appeal but the food is interesting and delicious. It is on our list of favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perhaps they have a new chef?
    HiGeoffVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    What happened? I'm a fan of Xanh but this time the food was sorry but terrible. The garlic prawn was so tough and I left two pieces! Also, the signature "Shaking Beef" was awful. Not as good. I didn't say anything as I had my clients with me and didn't want to ruin the atmosphere. In fact, I came to Xanh with the same clients and they wanted to come back and I brought them back to Xanh. I'm not sure if there is going to be another time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    Marshie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was my second visit this week and 3rd this month. Great place to meet friends for the busses lunch and fabulous inexpensive place for cocktails and appetizers during happy hours
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as I remember....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The meat in the beef pho was cut in huge uneven chunks and the broth was not hot enough to really cook the meat enough. Additionally, the grapefruit salad was served in a very dirty (fingerprints all over outside, and spots) clear bowl. VERY UNAPPETIZING!!!! I have been to Xahn often, but this was a huge huge turn-off!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not like it used to be
    mark
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Portions are smaller. food is not as good. service is not as good
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slipping?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was considerably poorer than the previous times we ate there. Calamari were over breaded and the shrimp with noodles were over sauced.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well, it looks good
    SoaringVulture
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The bar was really loud; the noise carried over into the dining area and it was hard to hold a conversation. Our appetizers (Ahi tuna and papaya salad) were spectacularly presented but did not taste very special. Similarly, the entrees looked enticing but tasted dull. I rate it as a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neiborhood gem
    Marshie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I love this restaurant and come here as often as I can. Their lunch buffet is excellent and only $12 for all you can eat of probably 30 dishes. Their cocktail hour is fabulous! Fancy drinks are only $5 and plea tiful appetizers are $5 each. 3-4 appetizers with drinks make a nice dinner for 2 for cheap!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service.
    CB27
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great service. Friendly host, server. Great food. Fun drinks. Little noisy but good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely go back!
    liv2eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place was a great Vietnamese restaurant with Thai influence as well. The presentation of the food was fabulous and it was all delicious! The wait staff were very attentive, even though they happened to be short staffed. This place was recommended by someone in the area, as I was just in town for the weekend. Would definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but loud
    SusanfromSJ
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is excellent. Interesting flavors and nice presentation. It was a bit quieter in the back room but still got loud at times. If you want outdoor seating be sure to request it when you make your reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible cleanliness&great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    my table was not cleaned, the table cloth paper was oily. my water glass had few hairs and took so long for server to change it. food came out so long too.
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  • Excellent food in a great setting
    BiggerEyesVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Xahn has some very well executed dishes. The lunch buffet is plentiful, and everyone will find something they enjoy.. Great value at lunch as well. The place itself is done up very nicely, and the wait staff is attentive and attractive as well.. Can't go wrong here..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I'm not sure what happened but I hosted an informal Happy Hour here a couple of months ago and it was great...now, not so much. Not only do you have to go through their event planning to make reservations for 10 or more people, but when we made the reservations for 10, they were extremely rude to my group and gave our table away...there wasn't anyone there so I'm not sure who they gave our table away too. The place was fairly empty so it seems like everyone got fed up with their service (I know that I'm not going to plan another Happy Hour there...). Xanh was awesome before but now it's not... :/
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  • Good Food, Horrible service!!
    Mutantx
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It took them 45 mins to get me my Beer. Food which came out was really good, but pathetic service.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food but slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The menu has many good choices both for appetizer and the main dish. The quality of food is generally quite good and reasonably priced. The service is slow. The waitresses are perhaps overwhelmed and not very attentive. So it can get a bit frustrating. But overall good place to meet up with friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • katoda
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Lunch is below the expectation. The dinner was very tested
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scrumptious Creative Cuisine
    JillVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Xanh is special on all counts - the food is superb - fresh, complex but not precious. The service was attentive and warm - also on all counts. We never felt as though we were waiting for a dish - and we also didn't feel rushed. We ordered four small plates for dinner between the two of us (one too many perhaps) and a delicious flight of sake - the food was sequenced just right. This is a keeper of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tulips2uVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Love this place but had not been there in quite a long time. It was a Friday evening & the place was jumping. We tried several different items and enjoyed them all. Of note, service was better and much friendlier than it had been in the past. They were just so darn nice this time and we really appreciated this. Only drawback is the noise level. It's REALLY, REALLY loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fav Restaurant
    Kie914
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Always have a great time at this restaurant. The food is always perfectly cooked. The cocktails are always amazing. The ambiance is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OutandaboutVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Wonderful flavors and beautifully presented plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but understaffed
    jazE1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing, including the mussels and the banana leaf sea bass. Drinks were strong, but super yummy! The only negatives were that the outside dining was understaffed, so it took a while to get water, drink menu, etc. I also was continually asked by our waiter if it was ok if she went and did other things before coming back to us (can I drop off these checks, this water, etc). What can you say to that besides yes? I just hope the other tables were asked the same for us. Last negative: for some reason the city of mountain view feels the most efficient way to get through town is through Castro, so during our dinner we had several emergency vehicles with sirens blare through. I haven't seen other downtown areas do this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jamieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went for an early dinner prior to TheatreWorks. Actually had a private dining experience; they do get busy later. The service was top notch. The menu is large. The crispy potstickers were were good, but the weakest dish of those we ordered. The grapefruit and apple salad was awesome - cool, crisp and light. My husband had a curry stew that was quite hot and spicy - he really enjoyed it -- and ended the meal with the passion fruit mango ice cream to cut the heat. The portions are very generous, so much was left over, which they offered to pack to go.
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  • Lunch Buffet!
    anhtuanVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Delicious and enjoyable. Curry fish and ca kho were great. Wifey enjoyed che dau xanh for the first time in her whole life.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friday Dinner
    SenLe
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The Xanh Full Moon Wraps (Banh Xeo) are perfect appetizers, even though the food is under the "small plates" section. I like how the menu has a notice of the Banh Xeo needing 10 minutes of preparation. The fantastic Xanh Banana Leaf Sea Bass (Ca Tuyet La Chuoi) also has a notice of 15 minutes of preparation. The Baby Pork Ribs (Suon Rim Man) are delicious as well. The thick slices of cucumbers at the very bottom of the food are good to chew on after eating the Suon Rim Man because they help clean up the saltiness and stickiness. The water is tasty because there are slices of lemons/limes in the water pitcher to prevent the water from getting too bland. The experience went perfectly well because I made a reservation beforehand.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uneven experience
    Foodie4VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Very loud in the front of the restaurant (near bar). Took a few minutes before a server approached our table but then food came out promptly. Heavy on the salt! Expensive for the amount of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    Jenrod
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food was amazing, the drink prices were reasonable, and the staff were so attentive, friendly and genuinely nice people. I definitely intend to let people know about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Business Dinner
    JustTheEA
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This restaurant was suggested by a co-worker for my boss take his team out for dinner, TOTAL SUCCESS!! Along with changing the seating time at the last minute, the staff was friendly. My boss told me he and the team were very please with the selection and would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, not great
    cappyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The menu is very extensive. Some of our orders were much better than others. The Vietnamese tacos were tasty, cooked perfectly. Crispy calamari also very good although on the spicy side. We ordered 2 different noodle dishes(Lucky Egg noodles and Glass noodles with crabmeat), both had nice taste but the noodles were aovercooked. The Chilean seabass dish was very overcooked and soggy but the taste was good. It took awhile to get our table cleared after we finished our main entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great high-end vietnamese
    twanger
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Xanh is a great place for truly exotic combinations of flavor and stunning plating. Get the Ahi appetizer for the dry ice display, and then love it for the the taste. The back room has very nice ambience for conversation, the rest is beautiful but can be noisy. Service is downright great, this place rules.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, vibrant scene
    Sandy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    All dishes had great display; qunatitiea are limited for the higher price items lime lamb and fish. We were there on a Friday evening and the restaurant was packed. Although we got our reservation on time, the service was slow
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.