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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (12)
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Good for a Date (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Cozy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 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 19, 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 15, 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 10, 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 9, 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 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 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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vip
 (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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went to Xanh for Father's Day. We ate on the earlier side because we were attending the Theatreworks production. We got in an out easily (5:30 seating for 7 show - could have used 15 more min.) The food was wonderful especially the Ankle biters (spicy shrimp - but not too much spice) and the eggplant was great. We also got the Yellow curry and mango or papaya salad. All yummy. As well as the great lettuce wraps. The cocktails weren't that great. As the place filled up the service got slower. But the server was sweet and helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The service use to be good but not lately.
Most dishes have good presentation & taste.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Loved this restaurant! While a beautifully decorated restaurant, we sat outside for dinner, where aside from the occasional passing train, it was much quieter than inside. They have Happy Hour seven days a week(4:30-6:00), and the drinks and appetizers are very reasonable. Our dinner for four was a mixture of appetizers, small plates, and two main courses. All were shared and delicious. The service was excellent, with very good timing between courses. Convenient covered parking in rear. Will return!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

What I enjoy most about this restaurant is that the food is very fresh and the portion size is not huge. We had a great meal but all of the dishes showed up at almost the same time and so some of the food was cold by the time we ate it.

Tags: Casual, Organic, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food. Convenient for pre show dining

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This is my go-to restaurant before the theater in Mountain View. The food is delicious, creative, and very well presented. I like to try new things as well as my old favorites (papaya salad, shaking beef, sea bass in a banana leaf). Everything is absolutely delicious. The only problem for me is that it is too noisy. It's good to go early or eat outside if noise bothers you.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Just had the most incredible meal at Xahn with our friends! This has been our favorite restaurant in the South Bay for a years. However, the food and service were even BETTER than usual this time! Bigger food portions, same consistent flavors and freshness, and excellent service. Cannot go wrong here!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

It's been a while since the last lunch here. I'm glad all of my guests liked the food and atmosphere. Thanks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Food and Service was very good. Will come back again for sure

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

I love lunch here. Their buffet is fabulous. I met 2 friends for lunch, probably our 5th time. Today, I was trying to eat pretty healthy and it was easy. I ate the tofu in the soup, curry tofu, a small sample of lemongrass chicken, green beans, green apple salad and my personal favorite, papaya mango salad. Great lunch!! Service was also great. We sat on the outside so we could soak up the sun and people watch. Great experience!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent new age Vietnamese food. Great variety. Very fresh and light flavors. Loved every dish. Only down side this trip was a table of 6 extremely loud people. They made conversation impossible for everyone else in the room. Would have been nice if management had asked them to lower their voices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Tapas, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

A friend and I chose to go "family-style" with multiple smaller plates and got a great selection - all good. Beer selection was also good, and the staff was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Good restaurant for a business team lunch. Good value and buffet stile allow for people to join whenever they can.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Went there to meet a friend for lunch and they serve only buffet at lunchtime. There were plenty of items to choose from but as with most buffe to, quantity doesn't mean quality or taste and Xanh proved to be no different. All items were mediocre in taste, with some items just too salty or overlooked with little flavor. Will not go back, at least not for lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

My friends and I came here after work one day for happy hour. We sat outside, which was nice since it was a warm evening. The service was impeccable, the food tasty and fresh. We sampled many items, including the Spicy Popcorn Chicken, Vietnamese Tacos, Kamikaze Wings, and Kobe Roll, all of which were excellent! Would definitely come again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Consistently has great food. The happy hour is a terrific deal!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We always appreciate when the owner stops by to check on our satisfaction....great place, great food, great service. Thank you Lance.

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