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For 2
Date
Tue, 2/20
Time
10:30 PM

Le Soleil

4.4
188 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Le Soleil is home of TUEZDAY NOODZ DAY every Tuesday, simply serving exclusive noodle soups and appetizers.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 188 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.2
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLaurenceSF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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vipmomoftwo (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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Happycustomer (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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vipFoodie1224 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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Khastle1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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vipJosie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Food consistently fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipmeltingpot (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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vipSFnative (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

great neighborhood spot / A gem

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vipBinx (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

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

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Chuck (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

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

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vipMussels (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

This is always a great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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vipUWIS66 (San Francisco)
5.0  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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vipbobbie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Very tasty food!

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sf11foodie (San Francisco)
4.0  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

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vipVickiB (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

Delicious options for both vegans and meat eaters.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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vipFood4Foodies (San Francisco)
3.0  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.

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vipInks (New England)
4.0  Dined on April 2, 2017

Great food - nice fusion between asian and french cuisine

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vipAbertonian (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

Good solid Vietnamese in a sweet setting.

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vipCsfa (San Francisco)
5.0  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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Frinight (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Delicious and great service!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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