Xanh Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
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
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3.6based on recent ratings
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3.6
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is noisy but the food is wonderful. Always enjoy it!

e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food is well prepared and presented but rather bland. Service is very friendly and reasonably quick. Dining room is blah.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I used to like the food, quality and taste seem to have declined.

RH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were disappointed with our meal. My wife ordered a dish with jumbo shrimp and had to send it back, the quality of the jumbo shrimp was poor, very tough. I had shaking beef, while editable, was not as good as I am used to nor good for this price point.

I don't recommend this restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was a buffet that was very picked over, noodles where dry from being in heated serving dishes. I will not return.

D
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food at Xanh is excellent. We ordered the braised pork belly roll, the papaya salad, shaking beef, and Xanh banana leaf sea bass - everything was absolutely delicious. We sat outside on the sidewalk side of the outdoor area, our table nestled against the restaurant front. We'd recommend trying to get a table on the other side of the sidewalk, nearer the street, as everyone walking past our table was close enough to nearly bump into us as they passed. One uncovered sneeze by a passing pedestrian and our meal could have been ruined. Our server was great, though her support staff was a bit slow to replenish our water, and the sea bass was delivered before our appetizers - quickly corrected once our primary server took note of the situation. All in all, this was a great meal and we look forward to returning once more.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was pretty good. The service was ok. They brought our food one dish at the time. I finished my entree before my husband's came out.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was ok. Shrimp was over cooked but the rolls and potstickers were actually pretty good. Service was horrible though. Our server ignored us almost the entire time. Food was very slow to come out. Overall not worth the high prices!

CC
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food at the buffet lunch is good but they persistently are negligent in replenishing the food.

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I have enjoyed Xanh in the past, but on this occasion the service was very poor and the food was very average.

ST
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very poor service, food and value. It was empty and now I know why.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Bad service, extremely loud, food not great. We would never go back.

LT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The wait staff was not terribly interested in our table. There was a hair in the salad, although the hostess apologized profusely and brought another salad. The noise level was ok, although I can imagine it could be a problem if the restaurant is busy.

S
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Over the years has been my favorite go to restaurant. I guess I haven't been there for a while. Food was still quite good (not great the way it used to be), but services was slow, with just a handful of other patrons in the place. Waitress would disappear for long spells; we would have ordered more drinks (where restaurants make their profit) if we'd service was otherwise. The restaurant itself has seen better days; it looks like there's been no investment in the facilities (floor tiles cracked and dirty; table tops needed to be sanded and re-varnished. All the other restaurants on Castro were packed; Xanh was mostly empty other than the outdoor seating (others figured it out long before me).

KI
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food and drinks, but noisy by train and car

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Mountain View!

B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was really good. But the service was so so.

AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Understaffed, quality has diminished since last vist 4 years ago. Cheaper ingredients used noticeably!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Appetizer portions and salads were giant sized and very unappetizing to look at. Everything was big, large calamari rings, large Tofu blocks, large chunks of chicken in the Satay. The chef must be from Cheesecake Factory. We decided not to eat the main course, way too much food and we lost our appetite. Drinks we’re okay. Service was awful, the servers were nice but very understaffed - took very long to even take our order.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The quality of food did not appear to be as good as the last time I was able to visit Mountain View a year ago.

HC
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I have been many times, unfortunately, the quality has declined.

H
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This used to be our longtime favorite restaurant for date nights or entertaining friends. The food was always fresh and consistently excellent! We took our family there last weekend and were disappointed to find that some of our favorite dishes were slightly changed (not for the better) and both of our fish dishes were overcooked. The service was slow and our food came out in a strange order (the rice and side veggies came at the very end after we had finished the mains). Finally, we used to love the unique and delicious desserts (the chocolate mousse pyramid), but the desserts are now ordinary and meh. I'm so sorry to say that we will not be returning to Xahn!

RK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Xanh was once our go to spot for a fun night out. Unfortunately the atmosphere has completely changed. It is mostly empty for Friday dinner around 7:30pm. They came by at 8pm to announce that their kitchen was closing and started striking tables as we were finishing dinner and they put a closed sign on the front door. Service was poor . Food was not as exciting , creative, or high quality as before and the prices were higher.

O
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great quality and flavor and presentation. This is our favorite high end Vietnamese restaurant. The buffet is the best. Good customer service too. It is a fancy place but feels homey. Good for couples or families.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our evening. Thank you.

RD
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luv this restaurant! They now have Happy Hour seven days a week in the bar. They have tables there, too. Their "Flights" menu is an inexpensive, innovative, and a delicious way to introduce authentic Vietnamese food and cocktails. Great service, food, drinks, and decor. On my A list.

O
San Francisco
344 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is outstanding and beautifully presented. Service is very friendly and efficient. The only negative is that the main dining room is too brightly lighted.

RT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bartender wasn't in. It was lunchtime. That probably says more about me than the restaurant. And the place was deserted. Maybe because it was servining an all you can eat buffet. That is certainly appreciated by us Asians and Indians, the few who value quantity. The white folk were on in or at the outdoor cafe of every other restaurant on the street on this perfectly pleasant day in Mountain View. Not sure what there is to not like about having exactly how much you want - or as little-- for a fixed price of $14.95. Without waiting. And is this the only restaurant to serve Vitnamese cuisine this way? Perhaps we feel a meal should be prepared just for us, to order, and for no one else, because we are special. My favorite item was garlic noodles.

BE
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Catfish and Yellow Noodles were excellent. Other items are just ok. Cocktails excellent. Issue is the price. Even for mountain view this place is over priced based on what you get.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

We were very rushed when we made a reservation for 8:30 pm on Saturday night. We would have preferred you to just let us know prior that you were done for the evening.
The Sea Bass was very dry and seemed stale. The waitress asked us if we wanted our food boxed while we were still eating. Very disappointing experience

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic overall!

AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! I highly recommend Xanh for a family or romantic dinner.

RD
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Xanh. They have introduced a new additional menu called Xanh Flight. In it, you choose from a variety of small “tapas” which encompasses Vietnamese cuisine along with some of their beer and cocktail menu. A terrific fun experience at an exceptionally low price. Highly recommend a trip to this lovely restaurant. Great food, service, ambiance at a price that can’t be beat. Will return!

P
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The Xanh is an interesting Vietnamese restaurant we tried before a show on a Saturday night. The place is huge and the wall decorated with Michelin awards from the past letting hope for an amazing experience...
the hype was a little high. The room was noisy, the drinks underwhelming but the food was good. Shaking beef, cat fish hotpot, rolls were all tasty and the portions were right sized. All of that came to a price that does reflect the state of the Silicon Valley but probably a little too much in my opinion for the dinner experience

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A bit loud but excellent on everything else so easily forgiven!

LA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The menu cant be considered as Vietnamese or Vietnamese fusion. The food quality is good but more westernized.

SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Xanh exceeded our expectations. We went for my husbands birthday and loved the food, attention to detail and the service. We look forward to going back and enjoying many more meals there.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed with this place! In my opinion it is one of the BEST Happy Hour finds in the area...a wide variety of food and unique cocktails. The food is always fresh and perfectly prepared. I will always recommend it to anyone looking for a place to go out on dates, with friends, or just for a good meal!

M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect date night place. Dim lights and great cocktails. The server was accommodating and courteous. Food was delicious - buddha rolls and yellow noodles. Wish dinner menu had more vegetarian options. Great place to hang out with friends.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating wife birthday!!

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