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About Xanh Restaurant
Xanh, with its cutting edge contemporary design and a more diverse, innovative menu, is tailor made for entertaining and dining. Clearly not your typical Vietnamese Restaurant, XANH is a 21st century interpretation of that beloved culinary tradition retaining the essential elements of the classic but updating it for a new generation
Mountain View, CA 94041
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: Su-Th 4:30pm-9:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 4:30pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Xanh offers lunch and dining catering. Please email all catering request to email@example.com.
There is a parking structure right behind XANH.
There is a Cal Train stop right across the street from XANH.
Private Party Facilities:
Xanh offers three private room options with a maximum capacity of 60 ppl sitting and up to 250 ppl standing. Please email all private dining request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Party Contact:
Seren P: (408) 838-0566
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Xanh Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I've gone to eat at Xahn for many years now. I noticed that the food quality has gone down. I didn't feel that it was as good as the past few years. Glad that it survived this long in Mountain View but with other delicious offerings on Castro Street, Xahn needs to be a bit more inventive with their menus and the taste.
It was my first time at Xanh, and I was apprehensive about Vietnamese fusion as many places tried it and didn't impress. Surprisingly this is good, in quality, presentation, portion for small plates and entrées. The Yellow Noodle dish is exceptional. The place is large and can host multiple parties at the same time. I would highly recommend it for group parties and family dining.
Although we've been fans of this restaurant for many years now, we were recently extremely upset & disappointed when my Open Table reservation for my husband's 11/16 Surprise B'day party for us & 8 friends. Even though I had confirmed this reservation & then even reconfirmed it by dropping off a cake & balloon that same afternoon, they simply weren't able to give us the table for 10 that I booked!! We were all on time & they were apologetic but would only allow us to sit at separate tables which is no good even if next to each other when many of us would have our backs facing each other.
They never even offered us any incentive to return, NOTHING!
I think that the Open Table staff should consider reviewing reservation policies with them. I mean they didn't even tell us that there were any tables coming up soon or offering us free drinks. They just said "sorry other parties were here ahead of you", but then they shouldn't
have accepted my 7:15 reservation for 10 people either, right?
I was terribly embarrassed & disappointed.
My husband and I had dinner here on date night (Sat. night, 7 pm) away from the kids. We ordered the Chilean Sea Bass wrapped in a banana leaf and the vegetarian version of mellow yellow noodles(with tofu). We felt that the sea bass was a bit fishy and the portion small for its price ($38). We thought the noodles were undercooked, and the dish was too oily. It was very loud, too, so it was hard to hear my husband talk! I noticed one of the rooms was completely empty. I don't know if the management or chef changed, but Xanh seems to have gone downhill compared to other times I ate there.
Minus the 10 trains that passed through during our dinner, yes, they are next to a train station and the one very unimpressed appetizer of shrimp and crap served on a Tostitos chip it went very well. The tuna tartare, the pork taco and noodle dish was delicious and fragrant flavors. Our waitress and servers were attentive and very nice. I did note when making my reservations that we were celebrating our 22 wedding anniversary and no one said anything which was sad. Why bother asking if there is a special occasion when making the reservations if no one is going to at least acknowledge it.
When arrived at the restaurant, we found it closed. A waiter at adjacent restaurant told us it has been closed for days, yet there was no message to that effect when I called the restaurant. Instead, the message was, they are too busy to answer calls, and directed callers to make reservations on line. Which we did at the Open Table, only to find it closed, and having to scramble to find another restaurant. Very disappointing!
I remembered the food to be better, the spicy ahi roll never came until after we had eaten our meal, the waitress was beside herself, the rice wrapping was soooo chewy , it was unreal, shaking beef was still delicious as were the noodle, could have been warmer.
Overall, the meal was tainted by the missing appetizer, we did asked about it three time.
The noise in the restaurant is beyond maddening, you have to scream to make yourself heard.
Probably will go someplace else next time I visit MV
I was very disappointed this time with Xanh. I took my team there for lunch. I don't mind having a buffet however most of the food options were not refilled so we had very limited food choices. When they ran out of the fresh hand rolls they put out lettuce and bottled poppy seed salad dressing!
The Vietnamese iced tea was not good. We ordered one, they brought two and then when this was brought to the waiters attention he said we ordered two. He did remove this from our tab however the attitude was palpable.
I used to come to this restaurant for lunch when I worked in Mtn. View and raved about it. I was so disappointed I won't be back.
There are a lot (A LOT) of options on Castro in Mountain View. We enjoyed the food at Xanh and the scene is fun. The service was not great even though they were not desperately busy. We'll try other places in this neighborhood next time and would go back to Xanh for sure.
As always the food at Xanh was absolutely delicious! The glass noodles with crab was yummy as was the mellow yellow curry. The ahi tuna tartare is dramatic in its presentation with dry ice and so good! The whole restaurant was so noisy though-we were surprised it was so busy on a Wednesday evening. We'll be back though, noise or no noise because the food is that good!
I came back to Xanh after not having been for many years. This time, I was very disappointed. The food and drinks are now way over price. A glass of wine for $14??? Really?
The food was OK. Nothing outstanding like I used to remember. It did not represent the Vietnamese food feel you used to have, even though you all tried to be fusion.
I had a gift card that you did not honor because of the change of ownership or something like that. It was very disappointing, but we did appreciate the little discount you gave us for the inconvenience.
I would recommend Xanh for the ambience, but not the price.
Too few waitstaff. Poor service. Happy hour ends too early.
Food was OK but not outstanding.
I'd noted birthday as special note on OpenTable, but that evoked no response from the receptionist or wait staff.
More than 10 minutes before a waiter appeared. No happy hour service at all inside dining rooms.
Dined during happy hour after seeing the happy hour menu advertised on their website. Happy hour prices included Crab Martini and Satays. When given the menu at the restaurant, those items were not listed. We showed the waitress the items advertised on their website happy hour menu and asked if she'd honor them. She immediately said no. Disappointing that she didn't say "yes we will, or let me check with the manager". You'd think they'd rather honor a few dollars off and have happy customers rather than a negative review on OpenTable and Yelp, but alas no. Very short sighted of the staff and restaurant despite the good food.
Our party of 7 included 3 vegans ... all of us greatly enjoyed all the food that we ate. Cocktails also very good. We ate outside... weather was beautiful and not too noisy. I have been to Xanh many times, but the others had never been (4 were from out of town). Everyone greatly enjoyed the experience!!
Generous 2 hour window for happy hour, with lots of great options for food and drinks. We chose outside seating, which was nice, despite the loud train horn that sounded several times as it passed. The Vietnamese tacos were especially fabulous. The Xanh salad and Kobe roll were also excellent. The Kamikaze wings were very tasty, but almost too crispy. The Crispy Shrimp Clouds sounded interesting, but were not very good.
The server was fabulous! She was always there when we needed her, but did not hover.
Stopped in here for a quick dinner and loved the food -- very inventive menu. It's not exactly purely Vietnamese food I don't think (spicy tuna roll and Vietnamese tacos) but seemed like it would have some good choices for a wide range of taste. Service was friendly and efficient, and we enjoyed eating outdoors on their extensive patio.
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