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About Le Soleil

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.

133 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Vietnamese

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: M, W-Su 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: M, W-Su 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
2nd and 3rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 668-4848

Website:
http://lesoleilsf.com/

Parking Details:
Ample street parking surrounding our humble restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Dennis Wong

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Le Soleil Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food consistently fresh and delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 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.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

great neighborhood spot / A gem

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

This is always a great restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very tasty food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Delicious options for both vegans and meat eaters.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Great food - nice fusion between asian and french cuisine

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Good solid Vietnamese in a sweet setting.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Delicious and great service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2017

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

Tags: Outstanding Value, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Great food and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2016

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Ambiance nice. Great food - so tasty. We loved it and will return again and again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Had read glowing reviews of the crab and noodles and shaken beef. Both were tasty but not fabulous or special in any way. Very nice waiter, but slow to bring wine. Not worth going out of your way for, as we did.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Every dish was delicious! There was a nice variety to choose from, & the wine list was good.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Solid Vietnamese, the Crab was better than Than Long/Crustacean. The sizzling seafood platter was quite good, a little sweet for my likes, it could have been spicier. Dessert was fantastic, but I'm a sucker for fried banana and coconut ice cream. Overall, foodie Vietnamese, and availability on Saturday evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Every dish had unique, wonderful flavors. I'd recommend this restaurant to folks who enjoy, mid to strong, but always complex flavors. The chef is a genius.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2016

During the summer, the restaurants tend not to get too crowded. My friend and I enjoyed the minimal noise level. There were no children, so that helped minimize the noise. I'm guessing once everyone is back from vacation, this restaurant like others will get crowded again.

I introduced a friend to this restaurant and she liked it very much. We also enjoyed the ambience. The dishes were very good, however, a little expensive.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Food is always excellent - great for sharing in groups. I had put that one person in my party was gluten free and upon arrival, there was a special coded menu outlining which items were gluten free. have never seen this level of service before. THANK YOU!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Very attentive server. Great food. Very enjoyable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2016

We used to come here all the time before we moved out of the neighborhood. Coming back after a couple years away, the service is still friendly and the flavors are still nice. But portions feel smaller and prices feel higher. The restaurant was surprisingly empty.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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