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La Vie Vietnamese Restaurant

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The Richmond
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5830 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-2005
415-668-8080
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine Vietnamese cuisine

La Vie is a first class Vietnamesd restaurant. Strong flavors, cooking just the right degree of doneness, and imaginative combinations. The 5-spice chicken on garlic noodles was a wonderful balance of flavors, and the chicken was crisp outside and tender inside. Vietnamese Salad was strongly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Henry F
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River Forest, Illoinois
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River Forest, Illoinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

La Vie is a first class Vietnamesd restaurant. Strong flavors, cooking just the right degree of doneness, and imaginative combinations. The 5-spice chicken on garlic noodles was a wonderful balance of flavors, and the chicken was crisp outside and tender inside. Vietnamese Salad was strongly flavored but again, with balance.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Last Friday I met a client near Ocean Beach to enjoy roasted crab. Unfortunately for that restaurant they were closed. La Vie is a little small but the decor is really nice. After making several phone calls to find roasted crab, social media listed this restaurant as an option. The food was very good and a comparable value to the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

OK - when you go out to an Asian restaurant you expect fast service in and out...but come on... about 90 minutes for Vietnamese food. This is actual time sitting at a table and not waiting to be seated. If I could, I would give 0 stars Here is the rough the timeline: Seated immediately - got the menu 15... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This place deserves a 5 star review. I have been coming here for over a decade and every time it is a treat. We come here for a quite dinner knowing that we will not be rushed and that the service will be very polite. This is not a touristy place and you will rarely meet tourists here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Last night we went to LaVie for the first time. In our opinion, the food was nothing special and overpriced. We ordered the Vietnamese crepe as an appetizer, which was very good and freshly made, when it finally arrived. Our entrees were 2 chef's specials, a dish with sea bass and sugar snap peas, and a dish of spicy mango... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

A friend took us here long ago knowing that we really like Vietnamese food. We were not disappointed. It's a great find and whenever we visit, there's never a wait. The service is friendly and restaurant well-decorated.

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Forestville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

A friend recommended this place and we are so glad she did. Each item we ordered was tasty and great. The noodles were excellent too. So fun to find a restaurant that offers an interesting and diverse menu. Service was efficient and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

Must have the crab, from the presentation to the taste was the best we have had. Great spot to get the local experience in San Fran.

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Bloomington, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

What a great meal--the special La Vie roast crab, the stuffing (won't tell you the recipe), the garlic noodles, the vietnam beer--what a tremendous treat it is to eat here. It has been a favorite of ours for many years!

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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The roasted crab is the best crab I've ever eaten. Get it with the garlic noodles and you are set for a treat.

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Additional Information about La Vie Vietnamese Restaurant

Address: 5830 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-2005
Phone Number: 415-668-8080
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 to 15
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5830 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-2005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: 415-668-8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?