The Slanted Door

Modern Vietnamese

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The restaurant that put Modern Vietnamese cuisine on the country's culinary map, The Slanted Door, has broken records (being California's highest-grossing, independently-owned restaurant) and won awards (James Beard Outstanding Restaurant in the US in 2014) since opening in 1995 in the Mission District. Years ago, pioneering chef Charles Phan moved the restaurant to the Ferry Building along the Embarcadero, garnering countless new fans for his fresh takes on Vietnamese fare, including his popular cellophane noodles with Dungeness crab. Phan sources solely organic, local produce and humanely raised animals. Set to Bay views, drink menus are equally intriguing from Erik Adkins' expertly-crafted cocktail menu to an array of German Rieslings and unique sparkling wines.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

"Celebrated chef-owner Charles Phan has mastered the upmarket, Western-accented Vietnamese menu. To showcase his cuisine, he built a big space with sleek wooden tables and chairs, white marble floors, a cocktail lounge, a bar, and an enviable bay view. Among his popular cult dishes are green-papaya salad, daikon rice cakes, cellophane crab noodles, chicken clay pot, and shaking beef (tender beef cubes with garlic and onion)—and they don't come cheap, although the dishes are made with quality ingredients. The restaurant has also become a regular stop for those who appreciate finely made cocktails, many of them created by star bartender Erik Adkins." - Fodors


A modern take on traditional Vietnamese cuisine using the finest, freshest local ingredients.


The spacious, modern dining room in the Ferry Building overlooks the bay.


  • Winner: James Beard Foundation, Outstanding Restaurant 2014
  • Best Restaurants in Embarcadero 2017 — Zagat
  • Crispy Imperial Rolls: 100 Things to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die 2016 — 7x7 Magazine
  • San Francisco's Most Popular 2015 — Zagat
  • San Francisco's Best Vietnamese Restaurants 2015 — Zagat
  • Bay Area's Top 100 Restaurants 2014-2015 — San Francisco Chronicle
  • Three stars from the San Francisco Chronicle 2004
  • Zagat rating of 4.6 out of 5

Menu for The Slanted Door

1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Lively, Modern, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Hot Spot, People Watching, View
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (415) 861-8032
  • Private Dining Room: Yes