Zadin
Zadin
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Zadin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zadinsf.com/
  • Phone: 4156262260
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Truc Tran
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Take some of your favorite Zadin dishes to your event. You can find our catering menu online at www.zadinsf.com. We will deliver for orders over $250.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hartford
  • Public Transit: We are two blocks from the Castro Station MUNI stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Zadin
Zadin Vietnamese Restaurant welcomes you to the Castro with an elegant, casual space, high quality food, and an eclectic wine list. We serve a variety of traditional dishes and some updated classics. Zadin, meaning "family" in Vietnamese, is brought to you by cousins Truc Tran and Bao Phan. They welcome you to sample some of their family's favorite recipes.
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Zadin reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great food, boring service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Flavor-infused food with great presentation! Servers were unenthusiastic, non-interactive; just plopped dishes on table without asking if we needed anything more. We would go back for food only. Hoping next time service improves.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Another Fabulous Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    This place is super delicious, upscale Vietnamese fare - Don't miss the prawn/coconut rice/mango dish or the shaking beef - They're especially delicious! We even forgot our half drank bottle of wine and they had it for us the next afternoon - Truly awesome customer service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambiance for a Vietnamese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Nice ambiance for a Vietnamese restaurant. Very friendly service and the food was just excellent!!! We had the pork spring roll, fried calamari, spicy chicken pho and scallops. All of it was outstanding and the presentation was great as well. I highly recommend Zadin!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Vietnamese food in SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    This is by far the best Vietnamese food I have had in SF, the shaken beef is amazing. The service is outstanding also. A wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Repeat Client
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    I have been to Zadin numerous times with many different people and the consensus is always - "what a great place and I would definitely return". Parking may be a bit of a challenge so get there a little before your reservation but well worth it. We went just the other night on a Friday and it was beautiful weather which meant most people parking their cars and opting to walk the neighborhood but we still managed to find a space.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Pho I've ever had!
    ChottoVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    The best Pho I've ever had! Pho Bo Sate was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food... and it was GF
    GFfamily
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    We were visiting San Francisco and as foodies looking for great food that was also GF friendly. This place was well worth a cab from Union Square!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Castro deserves better
    phoenix373VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Zadin is a perfectly well run restaurant from my single visit. The food came out on time, the wait staff are nice and they let us stay there for a pretty long time, probably a bit past the time they were planning to close. But the food was just ok, the Tenderloin is still the go to location for quality, tasty Vietnamese cuisine. We had some imperial rolls, shaken beef and creamy scallop noodles dish. Everything was pretty good, but just not that clean simple flavors I'm accustomed to at places like Tamarine in PA or even the recently closed Vietnam Too Seafood in Little Saigon SF.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waiter, food OK, wine $$$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Pho was good, Shaking beef and Scallops were disappointing. Summer pork roll better than chicken/shrimp one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    A family favorite! It is THE place to go after our Mother's Day outing. Celiacs often feel left out, but with so many gluten-free items on the menu, we could share everything and did. Our favorite is the fried calamari appetizer. It's gluten-free, as is the Shaken Beef. Every item is fresh, sophisticated, and delicious. I've never had a bad meal or experience. Go early if you don't have a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's all good
    HimCanineEqualizerVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    My friends asked me for a recommendation and we recommended everything. Not because we have tried it all, but between all the friends we've brought over there we have covered all the dishes and everyone was excited about what they had. Not just content, but excited. I love the Pho Bo Sate, Lemongrass Pork, and the Beef Dishes. My partner loves the prawns and the scallops, but what does that matter when it is all good! They have come to know us there too and like any good neighborhood restaurant, it always feels good to be recognized and welcomed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service going down hill?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    I've been to Zadin many time and have always been pleased with the good food and fast service. However, on this visit it took a full hour to get a bowl of pho and we arrived before the dinner rush. Hopefully this is not a sign that their service is going down hill.
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  • Being a Gluten Free Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The food was outstanding! Being that 2 out o f 4 of us are Gluten Free it was the perfect place to dine. We shared all of our dishes and we all ate like we were gourmet foodies! A GF treasure to say the least.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and very quick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Excellent food and very quick service. We really enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for the Pho and was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Went for the Pho and was not disappointed! Friendly greeting at the door and a "soup is love" dinner. Yum!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zadin's one of my new SF favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    We were so lucky to find Zadin. It's upscale Vietnamese cuisine at reasonable prices. The food was delicious, and the service was fantastic. One of our new favorite spots in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Always a pleasure to eat here. Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Always a pleasure to eat here. Everything is always so nice!
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  • Food and service were excellent!
    CongoVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Food and service were excellent! The summer rolls, fish rolls, chicken noodle soup and garlic noodles were the best items on the menu. Food was served promptly and service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice atmosphere with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Very nice atmosphere with great food to match. Fully enjoyed my meal and the cozy feel of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Food Charms from Viet Nam
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Courteous and pleasant atmosphere and food. They even accommodated our unexpected arriving earlier than our booked reservation, and soon they were able to find us a table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really EXCELLENT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went to Zadin for our Valentine's Day dinner before a show in the Castro and we really LOVED it. Small, intimate but refined and pretty decor. Succulent food. All our dishes were excellent Vietnamese food. Our waiter was really attentive and friendly. Will go back in a beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day delight
    SFtraveler
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went here for our Valentine's Day dinner and were just stunned at the quality of the food and service. We had the salt and pepper calamari and Zadin rolls as appetizers and they were perfectly matched to their dipping sauces. For entrees, we had the soft-shell crab over garlic noodles and the shaken beef. The noodles were not too garlicky and had a wonderful sauce while the beef was tender and nicely matched with the fried yams. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was lovely - thoughtfully
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    Food was lovely - thoughtfully prepared and served, great combination of flavors: hot/sweet/sour/savory. The beef cubes with yam fries and the fried noodles are off the charts delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My book club met here when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    My book club met here when a hostess pulled out at the last moment. It proved a wise choice. The tables re far enough apart tht our discussion did not disturb neighbors. We could easily hear each other talk. Service was efficient. People were happy about their selections, especially the appitizers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was terrific! But we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Food was terrific! But we had to wait between 5-10 mins for our table even though we had reservations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a gem in the Castro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    This is a gem in the Castro neighborhood - great food, great service, and nice ambiance. I tried pretty much everything in the menu, and I loved it. Definitely to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Modern & Delicious Vietnamese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    The food here is fresh and delicious. The perfectly cooked Shaking Beef, crispy Pan Fried Noodles, light and fresh Zadin Fish Roll and Salt and Pepper Calamari with an addictive lime cilantro sauce cannot be missed. Almost everything on the menu can be ordered gluten free and there are many vegetarian options and tofu substitutions. Varied wine list with some great crisp whites to match well with the Vietnamese flavors. Accommodating and pleasant staff. Comfortable and tastefully decorated. I've eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zadin gets an outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Zadin gets an outstanding from me because it has excellent food at a very reasonable price with a comfortable, modern atmosphere. It's consistently good.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food for all!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    The food was amazing, great wine selection, and wonderful service. My daughter has Celiac, so gluten-free is a must. They were so supportive and helpful with the menus (dessert, too). They made her food gluten-free and was so flavorful. Every meal was delicious, well presented, and no mistakes. It was perfect!Gluten-free musts: green curry with scallops and the coconut, lemon bar for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was better than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    It was better than expected and the food seemed better than the last time I was there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food & the service are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    The food & the service are Always good at Zadin. If you're in the neighborhood and craving Pho, go here!
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  • well done good food, service
    oahu2sfVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    well done good food, service that's all you can ask for. Consistent ....
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was outstanding - my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Food was outstanding - my partner Dawn needs a gluten free diet, and the menu and choice were first class. Excellent evening, not expensive, we will definitely visit again the next time we are in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent upscale Vietnamese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    Excellent upscale Vietnamese food - Lovely atmosphere & decor - Super attentive and speedy service - Request a booth if you're on a romantic night out
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    Consistently excellent. Whenever we take guests to Zadin, whether gluten-intollerant or not, they always want to know the exact location for their next visit. Service is outstanding always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Consistently tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    Always delicious. My favorite dish is the pan fried noodles. Yummm. Friendly service too!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zadin has bee a local favorite
    sfrefugee
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Zadin has bee a local favorite for years. You can acutally hear conversations there, when you are not chewing on their delightful offerings. Menu is limited so it's not an every week place, but great for occasional dining out.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Open Table failed to deliver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    Open Table processed my reservation but on the night of the dinner the restaurant did not have ANY info on my reservation!!! We had to wait a half hour for the table!!!! I am less than enthused with Open Table...how could you have allowed this to happen? Must I SECOND GUESS YOUR SERVICE FOR NOW ON WHEN (if) I USE YOU AGAIN?
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful in every respect-
    DraperDome
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Wonderful in every respect- Lighting superb, and booths for 6!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • So many gluten-free options!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    So many gluten-free options! My brother-in-law wanted to come back again the next day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate