OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)

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1219 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vietnamese
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.

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What 1219 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMadameP
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food!!

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vipAlisonM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yummy as always, fun neighborhood spot with great food served family style at a good value and reasonable wine list

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Only had brunch menu available - not many savory lunch options. Service was very slow.

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vipAmyK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

OTD is a less glamorous version of its sister restaurant, Slanted Door but the food is equally amazing. Brunch is my favorite mealtime at OTD. The menu offers everything from buttermilk pancakes to chicken congee. The only fly in the ointment is the price of the drinks. They are expensive! Other than that, I’d recommend it to everyone, families with older kids, couples, group of friends....

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vipGerald
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

After being told that I should go, I finally went for dinner. Not sure if it was that my expectations was high but I ended up disappointed in the food. It was good but for it it wasn't special. We ordered and shared three items. Crispy vegetarian roll, spring roll, and 5 piece duck breast. Of the three I liked the crispy roll but not enough for me to rave to others. I live nearby so I will try this again and select other dishes that looked interesting before I totally take them off my list. I will say the service is good a d the setting is nice. Vanessa, the manager, is very nice.

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vipmarkt
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Too loud, will not come back

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GeraldV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

got there 15 minutes late they took good care of us

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vipErich
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Service was fantastic. We ended up ordering the perfect amount of food 🥰

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frequentflyer
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipMindyR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipJudyM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, even healthy food with attentive service. It’s expensive but less than Slanted Door. My husband & I shared fresh vegetarian spring rolls & barbecued pork plate. Portions were generous - flavors outstanding.

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MariaF
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish they would open one in the Eastbay (Oakland). My favorite lunch spot.

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vipBobby
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was half-assed

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vipMspiggy
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great welcoming service for high quality food ! Great pancakes expresso and fresh squeezed oj in addition to Vietnamese cuisine

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Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food and wine

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vipRicRod
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always like the OTD food and service. The food is fresh, tastes yummy, and there is a good solid trusted selection of different items. I’m very fond of their salads, fresh rolls, and all the side veggies. Our server was very attentive and sweet yet not overbearing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovenit but as usual too noisy

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Megan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and Amazing food! Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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vipJebus
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food is always amazing. But the vibe is bad these days - it was cold, the service was just OK, the cocktails are ridiculously obtuse (trying so hard to be hip) and the wines only a little less so.

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vipFrangiepod
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really yummy! High quality ingredients. Would def go back.

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BenjaminH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service very matter of fact. Bench seats were metal and very cold. Most customers on these seats were wearing their coats or sitting on them. No cushions on offer. Beware the enormous portions! The food was ok but chicken was pink.

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PeterB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grat restaurant, but far too loud. They could easily reduce the racket by installing some soft materials on their ceiling and walls. Hope they do so.

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vipBPaul
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is consistent and atmosphere more quant than slanted door.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were 12min late and they would not honor our reservation. Fortunately we were comfortable sitting at the communal table but I found the hostess quite rude.

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DiscriminatingDiner
London
23 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my daughter's favorite places! Fantastic green papaya salad, cellophane noodles and clay pot chicken. Also tried the brussel sprouts this time. Yum!

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vipReliable
San Francisco
162 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I like this place and have eaten here many times. Last night I came with a friend from out of town and we were both disappointed. In truth, it came down to one dish: the shaking beef. It was poorly executed and grossly over-priced. As my friend pronounced, a rip off. Were it not for that we would have felt much better about the experience.

OTD and Slanted Door have been calling it in for years. There is no creative cooking going on here. It’s all the old standards. Still good, but nothing new or exciting

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MissionNAtive
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I really don’t write these reviews often. Not an experience I would recommend to others. Service: poor. We were asked if we wanted drinks and then 2 more people in our party arrived and were ignored. They had to flag someone down to get drinks. We had to go to the counter ourselves to get condiments. Pretty sad in a city with so many restaurants. The food was good and that is a plus! Maybe just a bad morning at OTD?

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LisaG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Christmas dinner with family.

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PalmerS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was, as always, creative, well cooked, and expertly served. Unfortunately, the near-deafening noise level in the restaurant took much of the pleasure out of what would otherwise have been a memorable meal for the four of us. The place needs material on the walls and ceiling to dampen some of the dining room noise, and some sort of sound barrier to reduce the clashing and crashing from the open kitchen. In future, my patronage of OTD will be limited to getting food to take out.

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StaceyS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OTD is always an outstanding go-to for anyone out of town!

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vipMspiggy
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is delicious and uses high quality ingredients . For breakfast no one can eat the fresh juice and the expresso .. the traditional cuisine is authentic but the pancakes are good too

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deborahc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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AllisonS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per my husband's dad's recommendation, we decided to celebrate here one night and it was the PERFECT place to celebrate. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the ambiance was amazing! Definitely recommend!

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Deanna
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was exemplary and timing was perfect. It’s been a long time and a lot of restaurants since I’ve had such a perfectly timed and delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superlative

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vipTheempress
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out The Door is consistently terrific. The food is generally even better than the fresh, light and flavorful cuisine one can have in Vietnam. I took 5 friends there and they all agreed that it’s a keeper

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EricR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chicken pho had tender dark meat, which was nice. My father had the prawns/shrimp - which he really enjoyed.

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vipAlisonM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot with yummy fresh food. Fun with friends.

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Fiori
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lunch at OTD was great. Highlights were the duck confit, grapefruit and fennel salad, daikon rice cake, and the five spice grilled chicken with vermicelli noodles. Apple frangipane tart was perfect with Vietnamese coffee and jasmine pearl tea. The best!

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OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 923-9575.

OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.) is rated 4.6 stars by 1219 OpenTable diners.

OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?hash=8fd9b2e4.

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