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Le Colonial

20 cosmo place, San Francisco, CA 94109
4159313600
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Ranked #177 of 4,929 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $80
Cuisines: Asian, French, Vietnamese, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Taylor and Jones
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Mill Valley, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A while ago, we were invited to a cocktail party on the bar & lounge floor of this tucked-away SF restaurant. The ambiance was so interesting, that we wanted to come back for drinks and dinner on our own, and were glad we did. The fusion of cultures in the decor and food, made for a fun and somewhat exotic... More

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Bristol, England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Failing to find time to follow up a friend's recommendation to visit this restaurant in Chicago, we found its location in San Francisco - and are we pleased we did! Wonderful location (which brought back very distant memories of when Trader vic's was here) and great ambience. The menu is broad and very varied, with many layers of Asian-ness available.... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended by the limo driver, so we thought we'd give it a try. Upon arrival I was politely told that they have a dress code and no sandals were acceptable. So we left. Now I'm used to people taking one look at me and not thinking I can't afford to eat there, or that I'm not a... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

First night in San Fransisco, we had a dinner a Le Colonial. I can't judge if it is real Vietnamese food, but it was certainly tasteful.

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Missoula, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The dishes were altered to reflect more American, or some other cuisine. The dishes were overpriced and didn't resemble any dishes I had had at the best Vietnamese restaurants in Houston, TX where there is a sizable Vietnamese population. We were charged 4$ for a bowl of rice. I wouldn't return to this restaurant. They could find some authenticity, flavor,... More

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Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We reserved a table here one evening as everyone wanted to try an Asian meal and this appeared to be the best. It is tucked away in a courtyard behind the main roads, a few blocks away from Union Square, but well worth hunting down. The decor is very colonial Asia. We had the starter selection, which seemed to be... More

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San Francisco, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

we went here for dine about town and ended up with one meal off the menu. the beef salad was really delish as was the coconut cake for dessert but everything else was a bit bland. we eat a lot of pho and lemongrass chicken at our local $ spot and are used to a lot more spice and not... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

First, I booked our reservation thru open table for the Dine About SF dates so I knew our experience would not be the full blown restaurant I have been hearing about since moving to San Francisco. I went with someone who had been there twice before and even she was let down by this visit. We arrived for our reservations... More

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Bangalore, India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Le Colonial, San Francisco When the fervent Roman Catholics from France landed in Vietnam, sometime in the 1650s, they hardly realized the impact they would make on the culinary tradition of that small, long thin Asian nation…and in time, in the lands far removed from it. Traditionally Vietnamese food comprised diverse fresh herbs, meat, seafood, rice…and watery soups. The French... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Tasteful decor giving a french vietnamese feeling. Very inviting..did not feel like I was in SFO. Tasty food and friendly staff. I wanted curry but didnt fancy the tofu option for main. The waitress suggested the sweet potato curry without the fish. I would definately return. Booking recommended especially at the weekend.

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