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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (21)
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Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Organic (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)
Tapas (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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 4, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 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 26, 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 19, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We came at a good time, not too busy on a Sunday morning. Waitstaff was attentive but the bill took a while as it got busier. That was okay, we were stuffed and needed to sit. The food was delicious, big portions. Will definitely come again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my first time trying Vietnamese food so I went with a friend who's familiar. It was great!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter Mario(?) was awesome. Host was a little bit over the top. Dessert was so so so good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Slanted Door without the stress and prices. Just discovered brunch as lunch menu is great so now three reasons to go, dinner, lunch and brunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Organic, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Chicken was undercooked and had to send back. Waitress was put off by us having kids with us.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great spot to pop by for lunch or dinner. Dishes are upscale Vietnamese favorites such as pho, vermicelli, and rice plates, all of which are excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Cozy, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great Asian comfort food and beloved dishes for brunch combined with modern American brunch ambiance - perfect combination for brunch somewhere nice with friends that is reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always one of my favorites. Never miss a chance to eat here

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Slow service bringing the drinks. I usually get the grilled pork with rice and pickles at brunch . Unbelievably great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food is great quality and well thought out and executed Vietnamese cuisine . The service staff is friendly . Helpful and efficient . The room is well designed clean but a bit sparse . Not a date or romantic spot .. good for drop in casual .. quick business

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was great, particularly the transparent noodles with crab. Service was OK, matter-of-fact, not particularly friendly.
However, I have one complaint that I have made over and over ever since you opened. It is the reason I don't come that often, despite the great food. It's the NOISE!!!! The acoustics are terrible. It is impossible to have a conversation without yelling, so everyone has to yell, thus compounding the noise problem. Please fix this problem and you will see a lot more of me and my friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Never disappoints! The flavor of the food and the sauces is always delicious, and the service really good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Suggested by a local, got a reservation (good idea to have, they were busy). Flavorful and creative food, excellent service. Trust the servers to suggest good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

I eat here 3-4 times a week because I work in the area - I just can’t get enough! The food is ahhhhhmazzzing and I can’t bring myself to eat anywhere else when lunchtime rolls around! I make it a “working lunch” so I don’t feel so guilty about how many times I eat there per week!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Bar Seating, Healthy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Been going for years and the pho, steak, and five spice chicken were excellent as always. The imperial rolls are a must order. The service had slipped a bit, not attentive. Loud as usual, but fun to watch the dishes come out of the open kitchen. If u don't make a reservation there is service at the counter.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I've been coming to OTD since it opened and although it performs consistently the dishes it serves, there is very little variation and innovation in the menu. In order to keep locals regularly coming in, they need to introduce new dishes to avoid becoming boring.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always so delicious!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 27, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants! This is a wonderful hidden gem in SF.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was excellent, and the ambiance was pleasantly surprising. The outside is not marked but the inside is great. Incredible food and great service from the host to the server.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Terrrific lunch spot. Professional service and wonderful food.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Mesquite grilled pork over rice is out of this world!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Love the food and go often Great but too noisy for a conversation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The food is great here. The service is usually. This meal took way to long to arrive and the waiter had some attitude which is rare here. I'd go much more if it was not deafeningly loud.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

OTD remains absolutely delicious and a lovely alternative to the Slanted Door.
Everything was excellent from the food to the service.
Noise level is very high.
I totally recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great food, worst dining experience. The restaurant is so noisy it's hard to digest anything

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The Slanted Door is one of our all time favorite restaurants, so we were thrilled to try Out the Door. We were not disappointed! Wonderful menu featuring some of SD’s trademark offerings, less expensive and most importantly you don’t need to reserve months in advance. Seating is tight and hard to avoid hearing other conversations, and ambiance is more like a quick lunch than a lingering dinner spot. Otherwise perfect.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The Slanted Door cousin...although I prefer Slanted Door! Good food, small profound for Vietnamese and pricey. But delicious nonetheless.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our favorite brunch spot in the city!

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