Xanh Restaurant

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590 reviews
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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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San Francisco
4 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!

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OT
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.

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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.

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

We loved our evening. Thank you.

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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.

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O
San Francisco
332 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Fantastic overall!

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

Celebrating wife birthday!!

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DW
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought our son for a birthday gathering of his friends. Food and staff were great

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S
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The music was loud, the place was freezing. Ordered hot tea that came out at room temperature. Ordered food that didn’t come even though my friends dinner come out on time. Was told it was still being prepped but then 12 minutes later it arrived and it was also room the temperature.: the waitstaff did nothing to rectify the situation. Severely disappointing as this place used t

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FD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Located near the Mountain View train station and with a parking garage out the back door, this is a very convenient restaurant to reach. Interesting selection of foods. Attentive waiters. I'd recommend it.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Crappy food, lousy service, jammed all diners in one room making it a very noisy experience

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CA
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and service but way too loud.

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r
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very noisy corporate tech oriented place.

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AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

VERY, VERY noisy, uncomfortably so. Only the outstanding food would make me come again. The service is good and friendly.

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RL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good atmosphere
We Were 12 people dinning. The seravuce was quick and pleasant.

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RP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was fine. Points for novelty if not for authenticity.

Lots of techies so expect the value to not be there.

Sort of loud at busy times so soft-talkers will probably not enjoy the ambiance.

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BC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the food. Flavorful, prepared with care. Pho was really good.

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R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour! We go before theater. Love the menu and prices.

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EW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very creative and tasty. The service was great. Very relaxed meal with friends.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegetarian and meat dishes, service is superb, very nice inside but the patio is also wonderful.

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D
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have ordered the Xanh salad several times. This time was disappointing. The beef quality was not as good as it usually is and the presentation was lacking.

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DL
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

My wife and I went in for dinner. Weren't very hungry so just we ordered two dishes. The food is good but our food came out extremely slow. The table next to us arrived 10 minutes after we did and received 5 dishes at the same time we received one. The waitress said the chefs have different stations and the particular station our food was being prepared at was running behind. It took 20 minutes to receive a simple shrimp dish. Shrimp cooks very fast so we weren't terribly impressed with the service.
I had been there previously a few years ago and the service was good. Maybe just a bad night.

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V
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

👍 I really enjoyed the meal with colleagues. good food.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for Friday buffet. The spread was good and they had various options for both vegeterians and non vegetarians. Most of the items were well made and tasted great. Ambience was great. Overall a good experience.

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RS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food is OK but not great. There's a lot better options in the area.

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JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 1

The food was good, the ambience not good, the noise level high.

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OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and varied choices of food.

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NP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and clever combinations. Love the Vietnamese tacos. Everything we've had here has been flavorful and presented really well.

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