Slanted Door

4.5
11130 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Vietnamese
The Slanted Door offers diners a gourmet experience where the food on the plate looks as beautiful as the views of the Bay Bridge and the Bay Lights in the evening from every table. Charles Phan, the executive chef, goes to the root of the dishes to represent the food authentically with a modern twist. The Slanted Door offers lunch and dinner menus with a variety of appetizers, palate cleansers and main dishes.



The meals consist of organic elements including grass-fed beef and pasture-raised, cage-free chickens. Local seafood options include wild Gulf shrimp, spicy Monterey squid and seared Ahi tuna, or visitors can take advantage of the raw seafood bar. Those looking for a vegetarian or vegan menu will find plenty of options available. The Slanted Door offers a family-style menu and a wide selection of desserts with an extensive bar menu to wash it all down.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the best restaurants in the city. excellent bar, excellent kitchen, diverse menu.

L
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overpriced overcrowded last time we visit the food and the service were great very disappointed this time

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super loud

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D
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were a party of 7 and the restaurant was packed! They were right on time with our reservation. It is extremely loud in the restaurant but a happening place. Service was just a little slow in the beginning since the place was packed. We brought some old wine and the wine director knew exactly how to open the bottles. The food was outstanding!!! It has been at least 10 years since we were there and it was just like yesterday with all the creative dishes. The Cotten candy dessert was a big hit with the kids. If I had one suggestion it would be to keep their glass front doors clean and the bar carpet. There were so many finger and hand prints all over the entry doors and it is your first impression when you want into a restaurant. With so many people coming and going it is always hard to keep glass doors clean but gave us the impression that we had the wrong address. Definitely can’t wait to go back!!

TE
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were in the City during a rare hot spell—so we were able to dine outside at 6:30....without a jacket! Great views of the Bay Bridge. Spring rolls and noodles with crab were excellent!

DH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. I had the shaking beef and my friend had rack of lamb. Both were fantastic. Our server was great - relaxed, competent, great timing. A wonderful restaurant. Noisy and expensive but truly outstanding food and service. And a fun place to be.

s
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food but missed open of Sauvignon bland or Pinot Grigio by glass!!!!!

d
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in the world!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can never go wrong with food cooked to perfection and a view of Yerba Buena Island across the water. Fantastic weather accompanied our meal of shaking beef, cellophane noodles w/crab, and bok choy. But it’s definitely better starting with fresh spring rolls and gulf shrimp dumplings. I would highly recommend this restaurant to share great views, fabulous food, and wonderful dining experience.

u
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We were told this is the best Vietnamese restaurant in SF. It was good. The shrimp and pork summer rolls were very disappointing - too much noodle and too little vegetable and virtually no herbs. The melon salad was very good and creative. The shrimp stir fry was also very good. The meal was nice, but the restaurant did not live up to its reputation.

o
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This was quite disappointing. I had eaten lunch there a number of years ago and it was good. This time it was dinner and it was just not that great especially for the price. There was little of the fresh bright flavors one associates with Vietnamese food. And again it was expensive.

JF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I am from LA and each year visit San Francisco and always pay a visit to Slanted Door. We love it.
This year the experience was not typically wonderful. The noise level seemed to increase significantly. We sat in the back corner near the restrooms for the first time, which may be a difference we didn't realize.
The other disappointment was the whole fish entree we ordered. Not been deboned, it was a lot of work with little meat to feed the four of us at the table.
Lastly we were admiring the chocolate cake going by and asked to order it for desert. We were told it is part of the the price fix menu and not available for us. Ridiculous! We were willing to buy a full piece rather than the small one offered to your price fix people, but it was not something that could be offered.

LM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The restaurant is super noisy.....the waiter had too many tables...super nice guy but overwhelmed .....the whole fish was so dry we couldn’t eat it. Nice enough to take it off the bill. I think its one of those SF on the wharf, got famous..now so busy doesn’t care restaurants. Won’t be going back but did buy the cookbook!

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

Been some time since I last had a meal here. It was busy for Sunday afternoon 2 pm lunch. My nephew and I were seated in a corner and the service was slow and spotty. Our waiter was busy elsewhere and inattentive. We ordered 4 dishes and were served 3. As we were finishing the meal, the waiter came over to ask if we still wanted the last item (a salad). The food we did get was very good but the overall experience was underwhelming.

SH
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We decided to book at Slanted Door based on a Recommendation from a friend, “foodie” and frequent traveler. Our experience was just ok—really nothing memorable about the variety of dishes ordered. Noodle dishes were not great, the fried fish was dry and not very flavorful. The special melon salad was quite good. Our server was attentive at first and then there was a long break between dishes. The space is open, attractive but very noisy. We won’t rush back.

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

The Slanted Door does a great job serving consistently delicious Vietnamese Fusion food. It is a reliable date-night dinner. This is my fourth visit.

BG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. Food was outstanding—just really special with tastes that you can’t believe can come from such simple ingredients. Kudos to the chef, the wait staff and the owners. This has been a special place for a long time!

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

If you are staying in this part of the city, Slanted Door should be among your top dinner spots. The food and view were the stars. A little more focus on warming up to the guests (welcome to service) would go a long way towards making sure guests return for a second visit in the future.

BS
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a family reunion and had lunch over a two +hour period. Some restaurants “encourage you to complete your meal and leave” but this was not the case at the Slanted Door.
Our visitors had never had Vietnamese food so we asked our waiter to make the selections for us, after asking our food preferences, and the meal was fabulous!

s
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Slanted Door does not disappoint. Consistently good food and attentive --but not invasive--service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Everyone was raving about the Slanted Door before our first visit, but I think they must be in love with what it used to be. The food just was not that good. We had several of the rolls, which were all bland. Shaking beef was acceptable/good, but at that price I rather have a nice steak from a steak place. For the price (250 for 2 people), we were extremely disappointed. I've had better Vietnamese food at the local Vietnamese place in a strip mall (and for 1/10 the price).

AP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently the best food and service in San Francisco. I have been visiting this fantastic restaurant since it opened in the Mission. Lucky us that it is still going strong.

MB
Philadelphia
397 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great over the years. Nice upscale lunch.

G
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Soup, salad, water, small steak $100 plus tip?
No great value.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was good but service was terrible. Our waiter ignored us most of the evening. Took forever to get his attention.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Way too loud. I clocked 87 decibels on my phone app. Impossible to hear even the person seated next to me. Food was great, but will not return.

E
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellently prepared dishes with unusual ingredients.

D
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced, con-fusion food. Good service. Noisy room

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Despite having reservations, we were made to wait 10 minutes for a table even though several tables were available. The food, what we were able to order, was excellent once it arrived. But our first choice appetizer was unavailable and we waited 15 minutes for our alternate appetizer and 45 more minutes for the main. The waitstaff was apologetic for the delay, but it was frustrating to see people at the next table arrive after us and finish their meal and leave as we were being served.

LC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was amazing and the atmosphere was great. I would definitely recommend it.

TK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places. I always eat here at least twice when I come to San Francisco. Incredible food and experience. Imperial rolls are life changing

E
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice view but not worth the value

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

The cook on the food was below par. We have eaten here multiple times over the years. Least qualitative food experience so far. Pork in lettuce wraps was dry and chewy, the meat on the sticky ribs were tough and chewy as well. The exterior of the ribs had sauce but had not been seared afterwards, therefore no variance of texture. Overall the food was not nearly at the level of previous experiences, especially for the price of $250 for three people to have dinner.

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

This was our second visit to The Slanted Door. The first time was 7 years ago. While we enjoyed our dinner there this time, it just wasn’t as fabulous or special as it was the previous time. It feels a little tired overall, and not particularly noteworthy or memorable, sorry to say.

SN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Come every time we are in SanFrancisco.

TI
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome lunch as always...we love the Slanted Door!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was amazing!!! The drinks were perfect

EK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

food fresh, beautifully presented. efficient service, not as personable but perhaps that's a factor with location in Ferry building, with so many tourists? would nonetheless return as food is very good.

DM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Incredible Asian food! Everything was amazing! Spring rolls, beef, clay pot, noodles with shrimp, tuna tartare. All fantastic! We will definitely be back next trip to S.F.

Very loud inside and so hard to hear your conversation. The people next to us were so loud and because of the poor sound absorption inside their voices actually rang in my ear. All the sound is bouncing off the stark walls, glass and concrete floors. They really need to install some wood, carpet or something so sound isn’t bouncing off the walls.

CK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This used to be an outstanding restaurant. Now it is overpriced and the food is very mediocre. Some of the waitstaff have an attitude. I don’t recommend this place unless you are into getting ripped off.

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