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Party Size
For 2
Date
Tue, 4/24
Time
11:00 PM
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Booked 17 times today

Xanh Restaurant

4.2
511 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vietnamese
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Hours of operation


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

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

Dinner: F-Sa 4:30pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 964-1888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thuy Pham
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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.
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Private party contact
Seren P: (408) 838-0566
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Catering
Xanh offers lunch and dining catering. Please email all catering request to events.xanh@gmail.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Villa Street
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Parking details
There is a parking structure right behind XANH.
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Public transit
There is a Cal Train stop right across the street from XANH.
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
What 511 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We come here every year for out anniversary and have not been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great find for Thai - excellent food and outstanding service. Was there for a business meal, good energy, will definitely be back.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Xanh is our go to place for upscale Vietnamese food, but since the change of hands, food quality is dropping.We will give it 2 or 3 more tries, and if if does not get back to like it was before , we will look for a new place.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Another fine meal. Plenty of veg*n options, even if a little fewer than a couple of years ago, IIRC. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I had the lunch buffet which is really amazing. There are lots of choices including meat dishes, vegetables, salads, rolls and even Pho. Everything is quite tasty and a great deal. I will come back more often

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Overall the ambiance and bar situation were fun but the food was pretty limited for vegetarians and the options I tried were just OK flavor wise. I’d recommend but mainly for drinks or meat eaters.

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Everything is sweet, even the soup. It tasted just like warm pineapple juice with some salt...

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Had a great double birthday celebration and dinner! Food was fresh and delicious. They were very kind in letting us finish our dessert as they closed for the night. Will definitely go back!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server did not come by for about 40 minutes after the food was dropped off. Drinks including water and alcoholic beverages were not refilled. The food was interesting and fine, but disappointing for the price point. The bussers were not great at food delivery or table clean up. Generally expect better for food delivery when a starter costs $18. Overall, the entire experience was disappointing for the price. They’re asking you to pay for the interior decorating and ambiance.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Was disappointed to find the place almost empty on a Friday night, considering that the vibe of the restaurant seemed to be really vibrant and the decor hints that it's a loungey, loud vibe. The food was delicious though and service was on point (probably bc no one else was really around).

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had great service and great food. We were just passing through, and stayed nearby. This was a great find for us

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

This restaurant should never have accepted an 8pm reservation. Within 30 mins of sitting down we were told the bar was closing. Within 45 mins they informed us the restaurant would be closing . Our check was put on our table and plates cleared - including unfinished wine glass.
Food is the best though!

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Disappointing experience. Had an 8.45pm reservation and immediately after being seated were told kitchen closes in 20 mins? Everything from then on was very rushed, entrees arriving before appetizers and staff cleaning up while we were still eating. Ok if this is a budget restaurant but when spending $150 it’s not what you expect.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great Selection for lunch. The Buffet had a great selection of different foods

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent Vietnamese restaurant in Mountain View. Had an after matinee theatre reservation, and stumbled upon Happy Hour on a Sunday. Great small plates and inexpensive drinks. Beautiful decor. Wonderful fun! Server was attentive, but mixed up our bill with someone else's. Otherwise, would have given five stars for Service, too.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a delicious meal and drinks at Xanh. They had nice drink options, delicious appetizers and main dishes. We ordered quite a few appetizers and wanted to wait to order dinner until after we had received our appetizers, this seemed to confuse our waitress, she offered to hold our order until we were ready for dinner, but we repeated that we wanted to wait on the dinner order until we had our appetizers because we didn't know how hungry we would be after the appetizers. When we were ready to order the main dishes we ordered quite a few. My sister said she thought we over ordered, as the quantity is quite large per dish. We ended up canceling one of the dishes. Thank goodness we did as we would have had WAY too much food. After finishing our meal and asking for boxes our waitress bought us our check. No asking if we wanted anything else, dessert, coffee. Everything and everyone else was lovely, but the waitress kind of put a damper on the whole experience.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Delicious food, and wonderful service. So many options, very quickly presented. Excellent cocktails. Very attentive server, not intrusive at all. One of my very favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

great place for lunch business meeting but also personal dinner

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet suffers from two major issues:
1. Three of the dishes are labeled with "basa fish", "catfish", and "fish." In reality, they are all the exact same: basa fish. Unfortunately, basa fish is the cheapest and most toxic fish on the market. It is imported from the Mekong delta in Viet Nam, and comes from massive farms which are the most polluted in the world. Basa fish should not be consumed.
2. Service has deteriorated to the point that you get ZERO service nowadays. If you want a glass of water, you have to go to the next room and fill your glass yourself. Nonetheless, when the check comes, they offer three choices for your tip, "18%, 20%, and 22%." Really???

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The food is good and atmosphere nice. They really worked hard to make an interesting menu

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We remain regulars because Xanh earns our loyalty. Attentive service. A wide variety of shared dishes disappointed none of the six of us.

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1.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Xanh has great food, but we went there on a weekday around 6:00, and the noise was stratospheric. I sat across the table from someone I absolutely could not hear. When we exited the restaurant, a fire engine with a siren went by, and it was quieter outside than in. I'll never go there again. My throat was sore from yelling in conversation.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great place for a group

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice up scale Vietnamese eatery. Serving traditional Vietnamese dishes, plus a nice compliment of fusion interpretations on the region. Sophisticated & modern decor that is in keeping with the higher price points. Service was a bit spotty by the people are all very friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We had dinner with friends before going to a play; we informed the server of this and she exceeded all of our expectations. We shared a salad, one appetizer, and two entrees. Everything was excellent and the presentation was superb. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Veg lunch options expanded with an additional cauliflower dish, spicy tofu and a fried vegetable roll. Ready-to-eat lunch for the twenty-minute lunch "hour". Enough service for a serve-yourself affair.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Modern restaurant with good service but the portions are very small and prices are too high. Not worth it.

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was poor, food was okay, some items were cold, some over cooked. Very loud and difficult to carry a conversation.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was good, the place was super packed for lunch.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

The fusion menu is very interesting.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

restaurant and service is very good. Your follow up regarding phone reservation is poor. Your voicemail states that you will call back in two hours---I never received a phone call. So I decided to go on-line to sign up for reservation----if I wasn't near a computer then the reservation would have never occurred. If you specific reservation is by phone or on-line then you need to follow through.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service. Kobe beef roll and Rack of Lamb were excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Lunch buffet for 14.95 is a pretty good deal. The selection is pretty good for both vegetarian and meat dishes. I especially liked the jalapeno deep fried tofu cubes.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Elegant meal recommended by friends from work. Glad we made reservations as the place was very busy. We had the Shaking Beef and Lemon Grass Chicken. Both were fantastic - not sure which I would choose next time!

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on December 1, 2017

I made reservations for lunch, meeting some friends from out-of-town. Open Table confirmed my reservations one day before. But when we arrived, we found that the restaurant was closed for the day!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Xanhs is always good. The menu is creative, the food good and the service friendly. The food is Vietnamese with a lot of California creativity added A must try for the Peninsula

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1.0Dined on November 16, 2017

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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3.0Dined on November 4, 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.

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