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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:
$30 and under

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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food

4.6

service

4.4

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4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (22)
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Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Organic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vegan (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Our Girls Night Out dinner was cut short by the rude host on Saturday night. We made a 5:30pm reservation. We were running slightly late & received a call from the restaurant at 5:42. I figured they were just checking to see if we were still dining with them. We arrived a few minutes later, only to be told that we were going to have to give up our table by 7:30pm. I've never been told that I would have a table for a limited amount of time when I've made a reservation. The whole evening felt very rushed. By the time we were ready for dessert, we were told that we would only be given 10 minutes. Such appalling dining treatment. Perhaps the restaurant should stop overbooking their evenings. Or maybe they need new management. Will not be returning.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

This restaurant is very very loud. We dined there with friends from out of the country and had an extremely difficult time hearing each other. I would caution against going there with people who have any difficulty hearing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

As always everything at OTD was excellent. We usually have crab pasta or prawns but decided to try the chicken in caramel sauce - so tender and delicious! The tri-colored cauliflower was spicy and tasty. Also appreciated the expanded dessert menu. The ginger cake was fantastic!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

It was over all very well. The food is delicious and sturdy portions. Service could use a little bit more attention

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We had a terrible experience at OTD today.
We arrived early for our reserved table. When seated the waitress arrived fairly soon and when I asked about the ingredients of a dish all she did was repeat the names of what was already on the menu but never described what they were and seemed annoyed that I asked.
In spite of her lack of expertise we ordered our food. We watched as 5 or 6 orders were delivered to diners who arrived after us. We finally got the waitresses attention 1/2 hour after we placed our menu choices and it seemed that our order was simply forgotten. At the time she realized it she told us it would take awhile for our food to be made. We were so discouraged that we decided to leave. Instead of apologizing she exclaimed defensively that it was not her fault . Normally we enjoy OTD very much but this experience really put a damper on our afternoon today .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This place used to be very nice, and it's still fine, but not as special as it used to be. Beneath the white, wood, and glass, there's a slightly tired feeling. I think it's just lacking the love and care and just riding on its rep at this point.

Decor seems like it used to be on point but now is a bit overused. Vibe here used to be a clean, creative aesthetic and now is sort of a place where families take their babies and tables are packed a bit too close together.

Re food: Buns are still great here (and the pancakes were surprisingly good too) the Beignets have been taken off permanently! I asked our waiter about this and his response was that they were too popular and the kitchen couldn't keep up. Now, I don't manage a restaurant but this seems like a profoundly strange approach to me. Rather than take off the most POPULAR food item, I'd have preferred they just hiked up the price until demand fell off a bit...

Service was friendly and attentive enough. Can't fault them for any of the reasons that I probably won't be coming back here as often.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

I thought this restaurant was over priced, especially for the ambiance. The prices were high for a place that felt like a nice diner.

Tags: Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Spring rolls were yummy. We got some filet mignon beef dish that was GROSSLY over salted. It was practically inedible. We tried to give it a chance, but really tasted like somebody had dropped a bucket of salt/seasoning on it. My teeth were making squeaky noise it was so salty.
Dessert was good though! Peanut butter chocolate pie.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Eat there a lot. Slanted Door at 1/3 the prices. Lunch is actually more spectacular than dinner, but both are outstanding. Get a reservation. Lunch menu is different than dinner and both are exceptional. Hate to give this review, makes it harder to get in. Oh well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2017

These folks provide consistently good meals in a great environment. We had a great birthday celebration.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Best Pho in town!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Food was cold and arrived late

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Im sorry to say that although the food was quite delicious, the amount of dungeness crab in my dish with cellophane noodles appeared to be only about a tablespoon total. For $20, too much $. My friend had at least 6-7 shrimp w/her rice and it was good-size dish $20+, so I would say not enough crab plus price too high for small portion. Would be better if meal included veggie or salad. Plus no non-dairy desserts as far as I could see. Surprising in an Asian inspired restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We've been going to OTD for a few years now, and we make a point to visit every time we are in town! The menu is always interesting and we are impressed no matter what we order! I am constantly telling people that this is a must-eat in SF!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Went for brunch. Food was great! Mimosas were outstanding

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 16, 2017

OTD continues to be delicious -- great food, drinks and service! The ambiance is cute and it is close to a lively street.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Cozy, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Spring rolls seemed like they had been made hours ago. Wrap was thick and dry. Vegetarian steamed bun was tasteless. Chicken salad acceptable but not as good as in the past.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2017

OTD is a secret gem off Fillmore Street. Have been dining at this restaurant for the last 5 years.
Small groups, big groups, the staff can handle it but make sure you book in advance. Great vegetarian options and some great wines to go with the menu. Will keep coming back as long as the food quality remains at the highest level.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

OTD and the Slanted Door are my two favorite Vietnamese restaurants in San Francisco. BECAUSE, the food is always creative, fresh and truly flavor filled. The Imperial rolls are outstanding as is the marinated chicken, the spring rolls and the steamed buns.
OTD is a true bonus for me since I live near by and can usually get a seat at the bar if all the tables are reserved.
I highly recommend it for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Our favorite brunch spot in SF! Such a great place to go alone, on a date or with a group of friends. Great menu to please all different foodies. We love the spring rolls and pho but the steam buns and lemongrass pork over rice is equally as good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2017

The food is good. The service leaves much to be desired. The food is ALWAYS late, especially when you're sitting with a few people. What is the point of eating together if half the people get their food early and other half get their food 10 minutes later? It's simply ridiculous if a kitchen like OTD can't work this right. It happens every time. Also, my tofu and shitake mushroom dish was tasty, but they might as well have called it onion and scallion dish!!! I know onions and scallions are cheap and they make a dish taste better, but c'mon!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Brunch at OTD is the best! Spring rolls, daikon rice cakes, pork steam buns, and pho are a must have.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 23, 2017

OTD continues to be the best Vietnamese food in San Francisco. It offers clean, innovative flavors and great ingredients in each dish, accompanied by good cocktails and wine. It's a trendy setting that attracts 20-40's with a nice communal counter for drinks and overflow dining. Yet it's the food that shines. Best green papaya salad on either coast. We make this our first stop when we come back to SF.
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Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Food was generally quite good - the usual Vietnamese-fusion items one would expect. The server could not have been more indifferent. We could have been in a Chinatown restaurant and gotten faster and better service. Overall, a ho-hum experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Food was excellent as always but the service was terrible. Took an hour to get our drinks and take out order and the food took another hour. They forgot our to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Magical! So delicious everything was perfect. Get the pork buns! And everything else on the menu!

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Space was freezing and portions have shrunk while pricrs have gone up not as good as before

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Consistently great food and great service - can't ask for more!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2016

The flight of the wine of the month )from Treasure Island!) was fabulous!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Love, love, love the food here-fresh ingredients, amazing flavors, unique menu-have been here many times and will keep going. Staff is friendly and helpful with the menu. Love sitting at the bar, it is the quietest place in the restaurant. Sitting at the tables can be a bit noisy.

Tags: Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Food was great, actually better than Slanted door. I'm guessing it is because it is a smaller restaurant and has better Quality control. It is a little hike if you are a tourist though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Delicious food, attentive service. Favorites include the chicken buns, pork belly bahn mi for brunch with the grilled onions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

The shaken beef was over cooked and chewy and not worth the price. The best item on the menu is the spring roles.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Other than the noise it is a good restaurant. Excellent service. The alacart menu adds up. Such was $30 each with tip, no alcohol. The ingredients are well paired and we liked the glass noodles with crab and the Cajun prawn toss with rice. The gluten free diner had several choices.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2016

very pleasant place for an informal business meal; we keep returning!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Daniel (staff) was so kind in helping to organize our dinner for 8!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2016

I had always wanted to go to Slanted Door, and OTD was in the neighborhood, so I went for lunch. When I saw brussels sprouts on the menu, I stopped looking, because I love brussels sprouts. They were good, but I think I needed a little more. I will go back and order the shrimp dish, which although $20, looked good, and would probably be adequate to fill me up for lunch. I had heard that it was noisy, but it wasn't crowded, and the noise was moderate. My order was filled promptly, and with a smile.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2016

The service has gone unfriendly, not even a genuine smile

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Out The Door has great food. But the noise level is so high that I would hesitate before choosing it as a destination. Maybe they could get some softening fabric on the walls to absorb some of the noise.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2016

I've been a fan for years and NEVER get tired of dining here. Whether with a group or by myself the food, service and wine never disappoint. Anyone i bring here always enjoys it and returns. Simple good and they treat you well. Food is special fresh and innovative without being trendy. I never miss a chance to come here when I'm in town. Best green papaya salad anywhere

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