With a great view of the Bay Bridge, Slanted Door at the restored Ferry Building in San Francisco is a fabulous Vietnamese inspired restaurant. I heard about the Slanted Door from my brother, who is lucky enough to live in San Francisco. I mentioned the restaurant to my Vietnamese Utah manicurist and even he had heard about Slanted Door… cool!

After a 5 mile run across the Golden Gate Bridge, my long time friend Sharon and I were hungry for something healthy and yummy. Off to Slanted Door we go!

Based on the crowds, we expected a long wait but were pleasantly surprised with a quick seat outside. The glass wall between the outdoor eating space and the pier walkway makes for a nice wind break, but didn’t obstruct the view… and views are always beautiful in San Francisco!


The service was perfect as the waiter came often enough, but not too often. When I’m out to lunch with a friend, I don’t want to be interrupted too often. Other than occasional water refills and random needs, I thought that their frequency of service was just right.


Lunch consisted of:

  • Pho
  • Lemon grass chicken
  • Chinese broccoli
  • Spicy chicken stir fry
  • Spring rolls with peanut sauce.

Amazing. Flavors were not too spicy. The vegetables were fresh and crisp. The sauces were complimentary. I can see why this restaurant is so popular. Next time you’re in San Francisco, I highly recommend that you check it out.

I can’t wait to try some other dishes at the Slanted Door again… and hopefully Klint will be with me next time!


About Jennifer Armitstead

Jennifer Armitstead is a career coach and coporate talent consultant. She helps people be their best at work. She supports companies by developing strong teams through recruiting, training and coaching. For more information about Jennifer: http://MovingForwardSolutions.com

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