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Cordon BLEU Vietnamese Restaurant

Nob Hill
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1574 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4708
+1 415-673-5637
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Coquille, Oregon
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

People stand in line in the rain to get this incredibly savory food! Since 1972, I have loved this place. The family run business (Say HI! to Karen!) never skimps on quality and flavor. Flamed grilled chicken, and thinly sliced pork skewers dunked repeatedly in a sweet and tangy marinade, and flipped on a hot grill seals in the juices... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We found this little gem through TripAdviser - thanks! It really is tiny, more a hole in the wall than a restaurant. We managed to get the last two seats and struck up conversation with a couple of regulars who offered their recommendations. My partner, who is renowned for his huge appetite, couldn't finish his delicious meal. Their grilled chicken... More 

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San Francisco, California
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225 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Coming here is like going to my aunt's house in terms of hospitality. It's not fancy but i love how down home it is. A little dive serving up Large portions for a very reasonable price since before i was born. Good service from an one woman grilling place. Food is cooked in front of you. Fresh, hot, delicious. My... More 

Thank Avrilx
Orange County
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121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a local, hole in the wall restaurant. The dishes are home style, with their specialty grilled chicken and Vietnamese egg rolls. Most of the clientele seemed local. The Vietnamese egg roll called the Imperial Roll were very good, the grilled chicken just ok. The side of rice was like a double portion covered with a mystery gravy. Good... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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201 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We found this place by accident when we did not want to wait 2 hours in line at Swan Oyster. I would rate this restaurant 3.5, better than Average but not ready for Very Good. Perhaps Good? Their speciality is their chicken. They bake it in the oven whole then they chop it into pieces and finish the pieces on... More 

Thank A_OKD
Novato, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Fun hole in the wall eaterie, mostly grilled meats, open kitchen, low prices, friendly staff, what more could one ask for?

Thank Jerome L
Manila, Philippines
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I always make sure I eat at this place at least once whenever I'm in San Francisco. The quality hasn't changed through the years. I love their roasted chicken and imperial roll and I always have a feeling of satisfaction after dining here. Staff is friendly and when I ate last week, the place was full of regulars who knew... More 

Thank docojos
Tel Aviv, Israel
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

Went here because of all the reviews. It's a dirty dive with bad food, and I like dirty dives. Had the noodle salad and wife had the chicken salad. Both awful. Don't bother.

Thank NYTA
Pearland, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

Visiting Union Square from Texas. Heard about this place from some friends and thought we should try it out. Upon arrival the place is TINY!!. just a long table with stools overlooking the kitchen and cook. Family owned and very nice lady cooking... i got the number 5 and the portions are very big!. Imperial roll in my opinion was... More 

Thank Ismael C
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We were honeymooning in San Francisco, and found this gem of a place - If don't mind eating at a place with no ambiance , seriously this place has about five-six bar stools and two little tables - then you are in for a treat. I imagine this is peasant food in Vietnam, very simple meat or chicken cooked on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1574 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109-4708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-5637

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