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About OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)

Charles Phan's latest addition comes to Pacific Heights. OTD serves lunch and dinner daily.

Weekend brunch offers popular brunch favorites.
20 walk-in counter seats are also available on a first-come basis.

2232 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Vietnamese, Organic

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm

Dinner Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Dinner Friday-Saturday 5:30pm- 10:00pm

Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 9:00am –3:00pm

Cross Street:
Fillmore Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 923-9575

Website:
http://www.outthedoors.com/

Catering:
For advanced notice pick-up orders, contact us at (415) 923-9575. For more information on off site catering please contact catering@slanteddoor.com.

Parking Details:
Street parking may be difficult, please allow time to find parking during lunch and evening hours . There is a parking lot at Geary and Fillmore (3 blocks away) in the JapanTown Center.

Executive Chef:
Charles Phan

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.4

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4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Organic (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (5)
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Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

I've been meaning to try this restaurant for a while & am glad that I did finally. The food was good -- interesting, fresh, pretty, delicious. However, our server was very, very lacking in presence. She seemed to be annoyed that we were asking her for things -- like things we wanted to order to eat at the restaurant where we came to eat. We definitely overordered and had leftovers for 3 of the dishes. We asked for them to go at the end of our meal. We never got them and I only realized that once we were on the Bay Bridge going home.

Oh well. Don't need to go back. Too many other options in the City where food & service are both important.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food is good - but, it’s overpriced and the portions are EXTREMELY small.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The host told us that our reservation had been bumped because a large party arrived and took it. Said this with a smile on his face.
He seated us after 2 people arrived after us and were given a table.
First time dining at this restaurant, won't go again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have always enjoyed OTD and the wonderful menu & food Charles Phan has put together.

HOWEVER I must note that on this visit the service was below par, the timing of plates of food to our table completely unorganized and erratic, and then it took the servers forever to offer us desert menus, then another 20 minutes before coming back to take our desert order, and then since they had totally elongated and messed up timing they actually had the nerve to ask us to leave because we were over whatever time they had allotted us, and we were flabbergasted. It's too bad...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

OTD never fails to live up to expectations. The menu has been revamped since Executive Chef Robert Edwards has come onboard. The vegetarian dishes are a third of the menu and really expand the options. The spring rolls are some of the best you will have in the country. Our squad is partial to the cellophane noodles with crab and the shaking beef. Mix in a side of kale or a seasonal veggie dish and you are sure to have a meal to remember. Daniel runs the front of the house and leads by example. From the servers to the bus staff every aspect of services is excellent. It's a neighborhood gem where everyone is made to feel welcome.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Spicy, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Mesquite grilled pork over rice is a must try!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was great. Great service. Great ambience. Great food. All the staff were knowledgeable and passionate; and everyone around us was having a good time. Every recommendation from the staff was spot on. We had a bottle of Precedent (?) French Oak aged Riesling and it was perfect.
Dumplings, pork ribs, fried chicken, beef brisket and the amazing kale. Wonderful.
Please don't dine here, I would hate not to be able to get in again.
Compliments to the Chef and the staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Simply delicious!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food and service, except for host at door, was exceptional. We wanted a bottle of bubbly to sip while we waited for our table (we arrived early, so the wait was on us, not them) and then carry to the table. The bottle never appeared. He—the host— said it would be “presented” at our table. Why not serve it when we requested it? Tacky!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place with terrific food. Everything fresh and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Perfect weekend brunch spot!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was terribly slow!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always good here. Never had a bad meal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love Saturday brunch at OTD!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

So so good. Craving Vietnamese similar to Babar in Seattle. This place didn’t disappoint! Food was well though out. Portions were nice. Staff was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love this place. Wish they would bring back breakfast!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food and service, but the extremely noisy restaurant challenges conversation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fabulous food! Great service! Wonderful venue!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding food. Outstanding service. I LOVE OTD.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We come here every Christmas when visiting bay area relatives. Can't wait until Slanted Door (sister restaurant) opens in LA.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Three of us had a feast: grapefruit salad, daikon cakes, spring rolls, grilled chicken with rice and egg (brunch menu on Saturday). The only discordant note was the chicken pho, which smelled off because of a too heavy hand with the nuoc mam. We eat the soup often, here and in Vietnam, but had to return this one, which was taken off our bill and graciously replaced with another order of the delicious hot daikon cakes. We come here all the time since we live close by.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Such a cute place...Nice staff... delicious food

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

No one greeted us and We waited for a long time to be seated despite the fact that our table was open.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It is perfect in every way. The most scrumptious food, try the green papaya salad, don't miss the steamed bork buns- they are most delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Hail OTD! This is a grand room of kind wait professionals and excellent cooks. Come a wee late on the lunch shift and the noise of exuberant food worship subsides and a very fine occasion of dear companionship enhanced by plates of fair genius ensues.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is very casual . The design is elegant but sparse / it is fine for lunch ; too cold and cafeteria looking for a dinner occasion ! The food is fresh : inventive Vietnam cuisine . Great imperial rolls ; yummy salads . Perfect drop in for lunch or a business meeting .the staff is exceptional

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Organic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food is always great. The restaurant's acoustics are tough though since it's so modern and they need more to soften the sound. It's very loud and we had to yell across the table at times. OTD should think about ways to soften the sound

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

So many wonderful things to say about the fantastic attitude from the staff and the food. All high marks there. We were left a bit unattended at time, but also.. not in a huge rush, so it wasn't a problem. Also, there is no sound treatment in there at all. Very loud. BUT.. I'll go back for the wonderful food and great staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We loved our experience at OTD. The service was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. My favorite was the cellophane noodles with crab.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I love OTD but the noise was deafening at lunch time. Need some acoustic tiles or something to help with deafening noise levels.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great Vietnamese food. Expensive, yes. Tastey, very.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious!! We loved everything we ordered!! The yams were fantastic!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Out the Door offers consistently excellent and delicious food year after year!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fabulous food, friendly staff, great atmosphere! Everything on the menu is so good that it’s hard to make a decision. Great wine and beer selection. John is so knowledgeable about all the menu items that it makes dining such an amazing experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Comfortable ambience, a bit noisy, high-quality food but a bit under-seasoned. Good pho but could have had depth. I will definitely return.

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

Hadn’t been to OTD in a few years but when looking for a last minute table we returned post/movie. Now I know why there are usually tables. Same menu but every dish I tasted fell flat. (kids enjoyed the fried chicken but I didn’t try it.) and even though half empty the service was meh.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Best Brunch spot ever!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

OTD is reliably delicious. Great food and service and atmosphere

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We come here regularly but have noticed that when it's really busy, and certain people are not working, that the place is unorganized and food becomes non-consistent and preparation and presentation is very poor. This is the third time that we have experienced this poor experience. It's very sad and disappointing that management and/or owner does not listen to their regular customers to improve these issues.

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