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Xanh Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.xanhrestaurant.com
  • Email: events.xanh@gmail.com
  • Phone: (650) 964-1888
  • 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 (408) 838-0566

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 generationContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Not a place for a romantic dinner. Noise level very high. Presentation is fabulous and food is great. If only they could contro l the noise level."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Asked for ice water. The water tasted terrible. The waiter said it was tap water. There water should be at least filtered so it does not taste so bad. Is tap water in Mountain View that bad? Enjoyed the duck but portion could have been a little more."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Excellent food and impeccable service. The dish presentation is also great. Expect to pay a bit more but well worth the experience."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Had never been to this restaurant, but the husband had gone for lunch buffet and really spoke highly of it. Party of 4, so we were able to share 4 generously portioned dishes, plus a side dish of eggplant. Had chicken curry, spicy curry, short ribs and glass noodles w/crab and the lettuce wrap appetizer. I really can't say which I liked best, as all were excellent. Made a reservation, table was waiting for us, even though they were very busy. Good service, nice, on top if it wait staff. Can't wait to go back with other friends."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great value for Happy Hour! Good presentation and specialty drinks"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Some of the most refined Vietnamese haut cuisine in Silicon Valley. Very friendly and attentive service. Presentation of dishes is artistic. Fun sidewalk seating by Mt View's pretty Caltrain station. Food balances sweet and savory nicely. Duck roll exquisite. Curry very good."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The place is nice and the food is amazing, they could use a little improvement on the services side (servers are slow). A definite must if you are in the area"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Still love the salads and vegetarian rolls, but fewer vegetarian options, and more unhealthy/fatty ones. A delicious lunch bargain."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I took my friends here for lunch. The best way to get in with no long wait time is to make reservation. The service was prompt and professional. I had dinner at Xanh with a bunch of friends before and felt it was pricey and food quality was nothing to brag about. I was told to try the lunch buffet and it should be a better deal. Overall, other than nice decoration and professional services, and again the food was ok, nothing special and make you want to come back for the second time. I you want to come here, there is nothing to say against it but I'm not recommending it either."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Cathy our waitress was phenomenal. She didn't have to write down our order. She's a good listener and so polite. She knows detas of the dishes and could answer any question we had about the dishes. The guy helping clear dishes was very nice and friendly too. I love the fountains and mirrors reflecting colored squares. Lighting was perfect!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We tried the chicken skewers but didn't really like them....kind of mushy. The Pho You Pho Me was tasty but the meat chunks and noodles were so big that it was hard to serve and messy. The meat was also really undercooked. We also ordered the Pineapple Short Ribs. They were very good but you don't get a lot for your money. The chocolate mousse dessert was really great and I would order that again. Our service was really attentive as well, after a very-delayed (like 10 minutes) greeting. The food doesn't always bring me back but the Sangria does!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The courses were prepared to perfection and so artfully presented; such a treat for the gastronome and the artist in me. The service was impeccable and when my 86 year old friend accidently toppled her water glass, we were quickly offered a fresh table. BUT the noise level is dangerous! Its tough to maintain a conversation of any length --because of the need to repeat unheard comments. Bottom line is there is no reason to "linger" and try all the beautiful culinary potentials because the "peace and quiet" of busy Castro beckons! what a shame."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Came here for the lunch buffet. Was an excellent way to try all the different dishes. A great deal considering the variety and quality of food and that it's all you can eat. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Food was very good as always. However, it did take FOREVER to get our drinks. Girl took drink order for only two of the four of us. What??? Finally came back & asked the other two what they wanted. Service smoothed out after that & we had a nice meal. It was a Wednesday night & the place was packed. Noise level was really off the charts. Impossible to talk until later, when the crowd began to thin out."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Restaurant was no doubt pretty nice. It was a three course dinner at $65 per a person which does not include drinks. I figure since it was Valentine's, they introduced a set course and charged more since the demand would be higher. The first course for us was quite disappointing when we ordered the thit ko; it was four toothpick skewers with cubes. Overall, the experience was nice, but expensive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Can't never disappoints! Excellent food, service, ambience. Valentines Day was a-mazing!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was very easy for a work lunch - I ended up going two days in a row, actually. Both days, when we were finished, it seemed to take a bit longer than we expected to get the bill. In fact, both hosting parties asked if we had to pay up front. Maybe this was because it was buffet style. However, there was fantastic food with a variety of choices. Highly recommend and will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Upscale, trendy. Great presentation and delicious food. Can't wait to go back and try more dishes."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I love the food except some dishes are just a bit too sweet."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our apps and cocktails. The main courses were just OK and the wine list is small. Cool atmosphere. I would go back for drinks & apps with friends. Probably wouldn't recommend for a full evening-long meal. Service was good, unobtrusive and attentive."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was great although garlic noodles were overcooked a little. Were out of lamb by 7:30 on a weeknight. Papaya salad excellent. Tamarine shrimp very good. Calamari very good. Service really bad (unlike prior visit). Took over 30 minutes to take order and drinks arrived after two dishes arrived."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I can't comment on the food, because the service was so awful. The noise level in the bar was intolerable. Somewhat better at the table. We waited 40 minutes and got one drink between the two of us. We gave up and left."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I enjoyed my evening dinner here, even though the volume levels were a bit louder than I expected. We had a moderately sized group, and the servers were very attentive. The food tasted very good and came out quickly. Some of our orders were 'not available', which we alerted to promptly following the server's return from placing the order. One of our party had to ask for necessary utensils, which is a minor negative."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Menu is interesting, but the dishes are poorly executed and the service is terrible."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "I think they served me leftovers. I sent it back and left."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Just had another tasy dinner at Xahn. We arrived prior to our reservation, but were able to be seated right away. This time I tried the Shaking beef which was on a bed of salad. One of the more expensive items on the menu but the portion was just perfect and the meat was cooked to my request. we had a cloud appetizer which was very interesting and gave me some new taste experiences."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The staff was great, from the hostess to the waitresses, attentive and fast. This is the only reason I can give the restaurant a 3 instead of a 2. The food was average at best, we had left overs of most dishes and no one wanted. Went with a group of 6 so we were able to order a good number of dishes to all share so I feel I got a pretty good feel for the restaurant, the only dish I'm can complement is the eggplant and side. The bar looked good so maybe go for a quick happy hour drink and go somewhere else for the main meal."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "this is elegant Vietnames food highly influenced by the French contacts. huge menu and everything is good. the only problem is that tables are close together so it is noisy. not a place for a romantic conversation or anythng you dont want to spread all over Silicon Valley."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "the food was great. this restaurant has a completely separate gluten free menu which can come in handy"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The food, presentation and service are great at this restaurant but they continue to have private events in the main area with loud obnoxious music during the main eating hours. Since the dinning rooms are open to each other you can't get away from the loud music and you can't talk to your companion. They should wait until 9PM to hold such events."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My family and I enjoyed a delicious meal on Christmas Eve here. The restaurant was surprisingly not packed, but the food was nonetheless delicious. I like their fusion of Vietnamese tradition and a French haute cuisine. Check it out; in the heart of Mountain View!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Best thing going, food is excellent and the choices are endless. Have also been here for happy hour which is also a good find. Inexpensive drinks and wonderful appetizers!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "It is convenient to do reservation. Lunch buffet is great and good price."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The food was really, really good. I haven't been here for about a year and I honestly think they've improved during that time - a rarity for such a popular restaurant. Congrats to them for maintaining or improving their standards. I had to take one star off because of the really poor way they handle reservations and, in particular, the hostess. We had reservations at 7. Checked in at exactly 7 and was basically ignored for at least 30 minutes. No 'your table will be ready soon' or 'I'm terribly sorry, we just got a large party. In contrast, our server was wonderful and apologized many times for the delay. That was appreciated. I'll absolutely come back. But I might make 2 or 3 extra reservations to ensure there is a table."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "nice place, good service. Lunch buffet is good, but not outstanding."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Food wasn't terrible but wasn't anything to write home about. There are not many good Vietnamese options in Mountain View however."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Fine. Not a disappointment, but nothing spectacular either. Seems a bit overpriced, but I suppose the expense accounts keep them busy. Suggest making a reso in advance - even on a Wednesday night, walk-ins were being quoted 30+ minutes."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "I loved their Vietnamese chicken tacos! I wish they had more spicy dish options though:-)"
    Dined on 11/19/2013