Embarcadero's Slanted Door Opens Appetite for Vietnamese Cuisine
Growing up Vietnamese AF + living in San Jose, CA for five years… I think it’s safe to say I know exactly where to get the Bay Area’s best Vietnamese food.. or so I thought.
Every little part of me really wanted to hate Slanted Door. Really. Most of my favorite Vietnamese places were mom and pop shops that probably had a health score of like 70 #AmIRite?!?!
Slanted Door is probably theeee most upscale/unnecessarily bougie Vietnamese restaurant that I’ve ever been to. I could already hear my mom’s voice yelling in my head.. she and my bank account were not happy with me that day.
We ordered :
- Crispy Vegetarian Imperial Rolls
- Grass-Fed Verde Farm Shaking Beef ($41?!?! ILLEGAL MUCH!!)
- Japanese Hamachi (MY FAVE!!!)
- Grilled Lemongrass Pork Noodles
- Beef Carpaccio
- Confection Plate
From beginning to end, every dish that was brought to the table was more phenomenal than the last. Slanted Door’s quality cocktails + that killer view of the Bay Bridge could easily put anyone in the best mood! I had such a great time and can’t wait to come back again… I have my eye on a few more dessert items I have yet to try!