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Le Soleil

4.5
190 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Casual
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Le Soleil is home of TUEZDAY NOODZ DAY every Tuesday, simply serving exclusive noodle soups and appetizers.

Le Soleil, a marriage of Vietnamese and French styles with a unique contrast of flavors.

Chef Dennis's next venture was Le Soleil, which gave him the opportunity to reach beyond the boundaries of tradition. His marriage of Vietnamese and French styles presented gourmands a unique contrast of flavors.

Stylishly appointed through Annie's eye for beauty and Dennis's flair for cooking , the fine dining experience of Le Soleil quickly spread. It has earned acclaim and recognition from numerous culinary critics, also voted the number one restaurant in 1996 by the San Francisco Focus Magazine. With many other culinary awards that followed, it was featured by various travel magazines, local and foreign newspapers as one of the "must try" restaurants in San Francisco.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Vietnamese
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Hours of operation


Lunch: M, W-Su 11:30am-3:00pm

Dinner: M, W-Su 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 668-4848
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dennis Wong
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd and 3rd
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Parking details
Ample street parking surrounding our humble restaurant.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 190 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always good. Great service. Love the soft shell crab appetizer.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Le Soleil has delicious food, don't get me wrong, but when we were there the other night, the service took forever. Our reservation was for 5:30pm and it wasn't until 6:45 that we finally received our final two courses. I had my 3-year old with me, and he was great, but by the end of the meal, we were all ready to go. The restaurant wasn't full when we were there, but I did notice a lot of to-go orders being packaged up, so maybe that's why the kitchen was so busy, but either way, it was a little frustrating to have to wait so long.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I review restaurants all over the city and it is very rare to find a restaurant that has a high level of food quality at such a reasonable price. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Le soleil is one of our favorite restaurants. Food is always yummy with its generous portions and consistent delicious flavor. The service is thoughtful and detail oriented.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, ambiance and was able to have conversation without a lot of noise!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Le Soleil did not disappoint - au contraire! Had not been there for some years but a friend recently spoke about it so off we went. Food is great.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

casual place very good food, enjoyed my claypot with meat-not rushed friendly service

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Delicious, inventive food and excellent service! Instead of waiting for Burma Superstar or B- Star, we ventured to Le Soleil and it's become an absolute favorite!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was great lunch special the beef was amazing. Their sticky rice mango was amazing! I'd go/recommend this place to frenz!!!@

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Food consistently fresh and delicious.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

I liked the fact that they had a menu that delineated gluten free and gluten sensitive options

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

I was born in Singapore. Living in SF, I could not find good Hainanese Chicken Rice until I found Le Soleil. In the SF bay area, it serves the best version, and comes closest to what I grew up with. The chicken is deliciously succulent and silky and the rice is fragrant! The dish is only available on Mondays and Fridays for lunch. Best to call ahead to place an order as there is limited portions. It is also available for dinner on these days by calling and ordering in advance. The lunch portion is smaller and cost less than the dinner meal.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

great neighborhood spot / A gem

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Great service & delicious meal--particularly the duck spring rolls. We loved it.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Convenient but not interesting. Convenient but not interesting. - Is that 50?

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Been to Le Solei numerous times and food and service always good. My elderly parents just love this place and the owner comes by to greet them whenever we go. They have a good variety of Vietnamese dishes with Chinese influence. All dishes are presented and prepared well.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2017

This is always a great restaurant.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2017

We came in on a Thursday night and the place had few quests. Our guest was familiar with the restaurant and we later learned the family has owned the place since 1993. The decor has changed but food is still as good as our guest remembered it. Where do I start? The coconut soup was extraordinary. The calamari was deliciously unique, the sizzling seafood platter had a variety of seafood and the beef dish was exceptional. I will bring our next out of town visitors here. I will bring our sons here when they visit. This is our new go to restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

delicious macadamia lamb chops. 😋
took friend for her birthday. she enjoyed her food as well, can't recall what she ate.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

This was our first visit. We wanted to eat near Clement Street. Since we love Vietnamese food, we gave Le Soleil a try for lunch. We will definitely return! The food was delicious. The service was friendly and prompt. The price is right. We could tell that it is very popular.....by Noon it was almost full. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Very tasty food!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Tasty Vietnamese food with nice variety of flavors. Our waiter was a little surly until his colleague showed up to help but improved after that. A neighborhood favorite that I've long been planning to visit, very overdue and worth adding to our go-to list

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Delicious options for both vegans and meat eaters.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2017

Seafood was cooked perfectly. Food was very tasty and not overly salty which happens all too often. Service was efficient and friendly. Price was a little high.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2017

Dropped in this quaint restaurant in a lovely neighborhood for a nice cozy Vietnamese dinner.
The two of us had three dishes with two sides. We started with the Duck Spring Roll - duck, cucumber, mint, vermicelli, lettuce, crispies, rice paper in hoisin sauce: is a must to begin a meal. Excellent with a perfect crunch...a favorite of mine and didn't disappoint. Shaken Beef - ribeye with onion, lemon and pepper dipping sauce: a substantial main dish, tender and caramelized; good portion and tasty; Roasted five-spice chicken, cabbage slaw, chili nuoc mam: good flavors, slightly on the dry side; Sides including: Garlic Noodle; Jasmine Rice; and chrysanthemum Tea for 2, which went well with our entrees. We enjoyed this quick, comfort meal. All the dishes came out quickly. Waitress was efficient. It hits the spot and fills our tummies. Will return.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2017

Great food - nice fusion between asian and french cuisine

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Good solid Vietnamese in a sweet setting.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2017

Such a wonderful experience. Fresh and honest ingredients seasoned to perfection, coupled with super attentive and professional service. We'll definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Delicious and great service!

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Very good meals enjoyed by everyone at our table. Lots of variety to choose from and the service was professional and friendly too.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2017

Great place with super tasty, interesting food at very reasonable prices. Friendly staff and usually not very crowded or a long wait. Interesting selection of bottle beers too. Hidden gem!

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was great and beautiful presentation of various dishes ordered. Friendly staff. Parking difficult in this location.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2017

Le Soleil is high quality, luscious food, and entirely reliable. The owners and staff are terrific. I am reminded to go there more often.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2017

We loved the food here. Limited menu and all on the menu looks good.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Chicken lollipops were great, I'll go back just for them. Bo luc lac and oxtail also very good. Coming back for more.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Great food! Appetizers and main dishes were all delicious. The servers were very nice, but seemed a bit slow for a small restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Outstanding lobster special. Dinner on NYE can sometimes be disappointing but not at Le Soleil.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2016

Great food and service!

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2016

Found this restaurant on Open Table, was not let down, in fact it was a hit for me and my guests.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2016

Looked far better on Yelp photo's & review's than it was.

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