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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
+1 415-668-8080
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12:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Petaluma, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Decent food, standard menu, owners/wait staff will serve their friends and spend so much time with them that they forget the rest of the customers are waiting to place their orders. The staff does not work together. The young woman will take some orders, run back to the kitchen, then the young man runs out to finish taking orders. This... More 

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Thank brad j
River Forest, Illoinois
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304 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Henry F
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 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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1 Thank Jerry W
San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 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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1 Thank grishick
Austin
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 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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Thank TexJo
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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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Thank Lisa C
Forestville, California
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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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1 Thank jeanne d
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 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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2 Thank Ed R
Bloomington, IN
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5830 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121-2005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-668-8080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?