The Slanted Door
1 Ferry Bldg
San Francisco, CA 94111
Dining date: 11/25/17
The Slanted Door has been a staple in San Francisco for many years now. The restaurant still serves up some of the best bay views in the city, as well as reliably good high-end Vietnamese fare. My family and I have visited many times and stopped in for lunch over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
crispy imperial rolls gulf shrimp, pork shoulder, vermicelli noodles, roasted peanut
gau choy gow wild gulf shrimp & green garlic chive dumplings
pho bo vietnamese beef soup, prather ranch london broil, wide rice noodle
grilled wild gulf shrimp rice vermicelli noodle, vegetarian imperial roll, cucumber, mint, peanut
cellophane noodles hodo beanery “yuba noodles”, roasted chili, sweet peppers, nameko mushroom
lemongrass chicken red onion, jalapeño, roasted chili paste, roasted peanut
caramelized catfish claypot cilantro, ginger, thai chili
The food at The Slanted Door was just as expected – delicious. The gau choy gau was a table favorite with its shrimp filling and crispy, glutinous exterior. The cellophane noodles with yuba is one of my mother’s favorites; it’s a bit spicy with plenty of flavor, especially since it doesn’t have meat. The catfish claypot was another highlight with its very savory depth of flavor and tender chunks of fish. It was great over rice. The Slanted Door is certainly more expensive than other Vietnamese options in the city, but the quality of the ingredients help to justify a higher price range. The Ferry Building location, and the view, help as well. I would definitely return and I’m looking forward to the restaurant’s arrival in downtown Los Angeles in the near future.