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.

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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
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  Grilled Lemongrass Pork Shoulder:  rice vermicelli noodle, imperial roll, cucumber, mint, peanut

Grilled Lemongrass Pork Shoulder: rice vermicelli noodle, imperial roll, cucumber, mint, peanut

  Japanese Hamachi:  crispy shallots, lime, thai basil

Japanese Hamachi: crispy shallots, lime, thai basil

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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!

  Confection Plate:  a selection of sweets & coconut cotton candy

Confection Plate: a selection of sweets & coconut cotton candy