Xanh Restaurant

Xanh Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.xanhrestaurant.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 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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVietnamese
Xanh Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (77)good for groups (67)special occasion (51)vibrant bar scene (50)neighborhood gem (45)hot spot (43)great for outdoor dining (42)great for lunch (31)romantic (22)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Ambiance great, food was not
    LeahVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Food was overall okay but expensive for what you got. Lots of let downs and we tried a variety of items on the menu. Some foods are very traditional (our shrimp came with the head and she'll still on) and some are very American fusion. In order to set standard for guests it's best to choose one way or the other. Nice decor inside and definitely feels like a hotspot but somewhere to just grab a drink not an entire meal.
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  • Smelly Fish
    HomieVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Sad, since my office is on Castro and Xanh offers the closest Viet Fusion Option. We asked for main course 'best dishes' and were pointed to shaking beef and seabass. The beef was fine, but, I could smell the seabass the moment it was set on the table. Seems that the entire kitchen staff and the waiter, who carried quite some distance have olfactory issues. My associate insisted to eat some and that ended up in his napkin. We could have sent it back, but, I consider that a fatal error and will simply not go to Xanh again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic vietnamese, but has gotten too sweet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Great selection of authentic Vietnamese and good service, but the food was just too sweet. All the sauces seem to taste alike and was sugary.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding !!!
    yogachick28
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I recently made reservations for a large group of 16 for a Birthday party. I requested a quiet area of the restaurant since we had a couple of hearing impaired guests. Xanh accommodated the request to the best of their ability and everyone had a GREAT time. The service is OUTSTANDING and the food is FABULOUS !!! Several of our friends raved about the food and they will be returning on their own. We were already fans of the restaurant, and eat there whenever we get over to Castro Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service can be improved
    Yaelb
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    When my daughter arrived they couldn't find her on the reservation, after they called me a day before to confirm the reservation, my daughter and her friends (it was a big a group) ended up waiting close to 45 minutes for a table. Food is always good, but service was mediocre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Xanah Dinner
    Dinner42VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Nice ambiance along with good food. Sat in the back room service was very good, but several main dishes were cold & needed to be sent back. The bar area is extremely noisy, since this was a Friday night!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour but poor service
    AbbadabbadooVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Xanh has a great happy hour menu 4:30-6:30 on weekdays, with delicious apps and decent drinks. I go regularly, but the service never fails to disappoint. It takes at least 10 minutes to find a server to order, and you have to flag them down to get them to come back. On my most recent experience, the server got 3 out of 7 items wrong, didn't apologize, and didn't make any change to my bill. Service for lunch/dinner is much better.
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  • Nice decoration, so so food
    KhoaNguyenVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Nice decoration and a good place to have business lunch or dinner. The food is so so and nothing to brag about. I prefer Tamarind over this one.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Polished food, beautiful setting
    Eatsoutoften
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Have enjoyed this restaurant since its earlier incarnation across the street. The food continues to be creative and consistently delicious and the service more than accomodating, with the bonuses of a beautiful, modern setting and a fun cocktail list. The only drawback is that it can be noisy but our last dinner at Xanh happened to be on a quiet night--5 stars for our most recent experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Worth the drive from San Jose
    foodfanVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The Happy Hour food and drinks are such a value. Special thanks to our server Fatima who was so attentive and made us feel special!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Love the Happy Hour!
    sakuraVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I frequent this place often for their HH. Highly recommend their kamikaze wings (HH only), popcorn chicken (HH only), basil fries (HH only), & Viet tacos (3pc). Their dinner menu offers good Vietnamese dishes, including vegetarian options (look for the green V), & gluten free options (ask for their menu). Try these! Ahi Tuna Tartare, Fried Calamari, Xanh Salad, "Pho me, Pho you", New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Coppa Tri-Bana While their items are more on the pricier side and many would complain about this, it is a family-owned FUSION Vietnamese restaurant located in downtown Mountain View, with a wonderful ambiance. So please, if you're looking for cheap Vietnamese food, go to a regular pho restaurant down the street; Xanh is not for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    claireeats
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Delicious food, the service wasn't bad either! Great atmosphere, the architecture and decorations are very modern and food presentation as well. Would go more often if the food was less pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    SophieAndy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Lots of good choices and everything was very tasty. The Seabass was a little 'fishier' than the last time we had it, but otherwise, everything was delicious. The satay was great. The crispy egg rolls were great and 'bigger' than we expected. The garlic noodles were ok. the string beans in peanut sauce was tasty. The korean beef was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bayarea4Food
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good place, great ambience. Fine dining place for special occassion with decent food options
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    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    bryaf
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Selection of food at the lunch buffet was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it
    DavidL40
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    A group from work went for dinner and we had a great time. The food was truly extremely good. The jalapeno calamari was the best calamari I have ever had. The curry seafood and vegetable dishes were excellent. Its great for a group of friends to get together, have a great food, drink and hang out. Its probably not a great place for a quiet romantic dinner but the decor is fresh, modern and very clean. The service was good and the staff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lunch with the gang
    dhilly50
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We ate at the lunch buffet. The food was hot and well presented. We enjoyed the beer with lunch. Overall great open air spot. However it is close to the train which does interrupt a conversation. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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  • Our favorite in Mountain View
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We love this place, and we're glad they're back on OpenTable since we stopped going there when they were off OpenTable. Interesting and tasty appetizers. Fun cocktail selections Great entrees to share or enjoy individually Nice design inside, and comfortable sidewalk seating outside.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern interior, Good Food
    redpandy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I chose this place for a weekly team lunch. I've had my eye on the bold, modern sign for a while but never ended up making it. Let's just say I wish I had come here sooner. Nice modern interior, really helpful staff, large diverse lunch buffet. The only challenge to me is parking (well, it's lunch on Castro) and getting a table. Thank you OpenTable and Xanh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm addicted!
    Cannidy
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Consistently fantastic. Drinks & food ares spot-on every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy restuarant
    foodexplorer
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Decent fusion asian/vietnamese food. Good cocktail list. Nice dessert list. Like their small plate choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LUNCH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Happy hour food/drinks are good but the buffet lunch is TERRIBLE. Food/Pork chop was cold, dry, no good. Not sure what we were eating since everything was all mixed up in some sort sauce. Only people want some cheap, QUANTITY lunch would have lunch here.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Different experience
    Roses
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We loved it so much last time, but it was totally different experience. They might change a chef- duck wasn't appetizing at all, appetizers were lucking of taste- you could feel only heat.
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    good for groups
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  • Good food, great service!
    eLJC
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We have been to Xanh several times and have always come away delighted, though sometimes stuffed! We have eaten inside (very nice) and outside (lovely). The food is excellent and quite varied. Service is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey, noisy train, small portions
    Michelle
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I think I could tolerate 2 of these 3 things, but all three just made up for a surprisingly disappointing experience. Also, while the people-watching is good for sitting outside, you may want to avoid sitting outside during Caltrain rush hours. The food is tasty, but for modern Chinese cuisine, I would have expected it to be healthier. I got the duck main course and it was literally duck and rice - modest portion at that, but with no vegetable accompaniment. One of my faves, coconut rice was just "meh" - shrimp puffs were stellar shining star, but what that's fried food isn't good? Finally, not sure why this restauant comes up under searches for "vegetarian" (at least on Yelp) as there are no non-meat main courses.
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  • Used to be great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have frequented this restaurant for many years. In the last year I've seen the service and food slip. Shrimp is easy but no longer good. The sea bass is now tiny. It's too bad because my friends and I used to think this was a great place.
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  • Get the Grapefruit Salad
    wisc
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    If nothing else, do that. Duck Duck is also great, as are many others... Consistently lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • Vibrant Restaurant
    Nora
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My friends and I went to have lunch at Xhan. They have an excellent buffet for lunch for a very reasonable price. The buffet offers a large variety of food. It offers fish and meat as well as a vegetarian variety. It can be noisy when it's full of people and noisy from its location just across of the train station. It has nice space to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, 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.
  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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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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  • 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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  • 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.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic