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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

110 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Vietnamese

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:00pm

Dinner: Su-Th 4:30pm-9:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 4:30pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Villa Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 964-1888

Website:
http://www.xanhrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Xanh offers lunch and dining catering. Please email all catering request to events.xanh@gmail.com.

Parking Details:
There is a parking structure right behind XANH.

Public Transit:
There is a Cal Train stop right across the street from XANH.

Executive Chef:
Thuy Pham

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 events.xanh@gmail.com.

Private Party Contact:
Seren P: (408) 838-0566

Additional:
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

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (15)
Casual (12)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Special Occasion (7)
People Watching (7)
Healthy (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tapas (4)
Authentic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We got there at 4:30 for happy hour; probably would be more noisy later. Glad that they take reservations for happy hour, and that happy hour is every day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great selection of Asian dishes. Can do better with desserts selection a bit limited!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a great meal, never been disappointed. Can be a bit noisy inside, but it does add to the atmosphere. You can also eat outside with plenty of heaters.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The buffet is great if you get there before noon. We were there on a Friday, and the popular dishes were never replenished.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

It seemed that they did not have enough servers to cover tables. The food was great. I think they need to improve their service level so customers feel that they get what they pay for.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We went there because they had an available time. It was warm enough to be pleasant outside, which was great, because the inside areas are super noisy. The food was so beautifully presented and delicious--fresh, innovative flavors. We loved it.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Wonderful night out for a friend's 50th birthday. Food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Overall a good place to eat specialty food, but be aware of rather large meals (even by American standard). So, for groups of two or more, ordering fewer meals and sharing may be a good idea.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

As always, our food was unusual, delicious and reasonably priced. Service was great-a very pleasant dining experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always high on my list. All dishes are so creative.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The lunch buffet here is always good, allowed our large group to be picky! Great ambience and service, great value for money too..

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The service was below average. One dish was brought to table after we were done with dinner.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

It was a good experience. The attendees were pleased. The food was good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Very good food, shaking beef, papaya salad, lemon chicken, shrimp and garlic noodles. Noise level is high for older ears. Waitress was excellent, pleasant kind, attentive and non-intrusive. Many of the draft beers on the menu were not available.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Vegan, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The menu was not up-to-date. A specific item I anticipated having was no longer on the menu and had not been for some time I was informed. Very disappointed.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

I love Xanh and have returned again and again for the delicious, high quality, healthy, and surprisingly light cuisine.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Fabulous food and drinks. Try the Devils Advocate paired with the Bo luc lac (shaking beef). Bliss ....

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

The front dining room near the street is very noisy. The back dining rooms are much quieter and you can carry-on a conversation among 4 people.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food was pretty good, not the excellent that I have had many times before. Wait staff did an excellent job. However, kitchen staff was very poor; way too long to wait for food! Unacceptable, as I discussed with the manager live at the time.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Fabulous food, great service!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had one of the best Vietnamese food.
Ahí tuna tar tar cane in the glass over the steam, tacos was very good, tasty green papaya salad, braised pork roll was okay, but the rice noodle with crab was excellent
We will go back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Xanh used to be one of my favorite places. Lately, they have become very busy, careless and the place itself incredibly noisy. The waiters all want to show they remember everything people at the table order without writing. Of course, they forget and either mix up things or disturb you multiple times in order to ask again what one wanted. Moreover, they do not seem to understand that not all food is to be delivered at the table at the same time or worse, someone's appetizer with someone else's main course etc, in a word, a mess. The peanut sauce for the fresh rolls is a joke these days, more water than anything else. They also gave up a very sophisticated desert called Ménage à trois.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Tasty Vietnamese-style food; outdoor seating was nice; parking garage was convenient.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Service was attentive but not interoptive. Helped with different dinning styles for Asian dishes.
We dinned outside so ambiance was not controllable by the restaurant.
Good place for a date before a play.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

We dined outside. Very noisy because of the frequent passing trains. Appetizers were good. Entrees were terrible. Salmon was dry, Chicken was burned and rack of lamb was non eventful. We'll be back only for appetizers.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Celebrated my daughter's college graduation here last weekend with family. Everyone loved it, especially the salads, which were perfect to share as appetizers.

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