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Out the Door

The Embarcadero
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1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-861-8032
08:00 - 16:30
17:45 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
17:45 - 22:00
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San Francisco
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is top notch! The decor is understated but elegant casual. I love the Jicama and grapefruit salad and crab noodles.

Thank Deborah V
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were about to catch the ferry back to Vallejo from visiting "The Rock" and stopped in to get a bite. They are called Out the Door for a reason because they sit right at the entrance. We tried the Steamed Pork bun based on the recommendation of the employee that was working the counter. It was like a pillow.... More 

Thank Pork C
Long Beach, CA
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a little put off by the price of this sandwich ($12 I believe... May have been $11). Either way it was a lot for a sandwich. I ordered the Saigan Roast Pork. The sandwich was was large and they did not skimp on the roast pork filling. The flavors were awesome, and the meat was tender and moist.... More 

Thank LongBeachJake
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I like the restaurant and have been there on several occasions but the take out was disappointing. At $13.50 for a take-out sandwich, it should be really good. In this case the meat was dry and stringy and the bread and other ingredients just average. Only good part was the sandwich size and the location. Not worth it.

Thank 474alanh
Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

You can enjoy good Asian food in short time. Many of the menus were not heavy. And there are many kinds of hot noodle, fresh salad, and bun (similar to GYOJA). But I don't wanna recommend you to dine at the restaurant. So, It is goood to take this food to pier39 and take a lovely time!

Thank chloe_lovely02
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had lunch in the Ferry Building at 'Out the Door.' It was good and comparatively less expensive than the normal San Francisco 'treats.' We had a few of the steamed 'Buns.'

Thank Ron D
Sterling, Virginia
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617 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Enjoyed a beautiful Pho from Out the Door. Walked in and saw someone in a chef's coat sitting near the door, eating Pho -- I figured f the chefs eat it, it has to be good, right? She directed me to the first stall on the left as you walked in from that entrance, (coming from the Starbucks) and voila,... More 

Thank mshapiro99
Singapore, Singapore
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973 reviews
798 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,031 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This is not a replacement for/take-away version of The Slanted Door, as the menu is completely different and much simpler. While expensive at $11-12, the bánh mì thịt contains the biggest amount of meat seen in bánh mì's around the world, and consists of a modernised interpretation of the original. The steamed buns (bánh bao) are also quite yummy.

Thank Lam N
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Just like the slanted door, they deliver on quality with every item. not just ast food but good food, and good pricing

Thank Jeffrey M
Canton, Ohio
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The steamed buns from this location are very, very good. It you indulge in the Boba tea, ask them to sweeten it a bit. Ours was very bitter.

Thank Holly B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:30
17:45 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:30
17:45 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:30
17:45 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:30
17:45 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:30
17:45 - 22:00
08:00 - 16:30
17:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Embarcadero
  • Neighbourhood: The Embarcadero
  • Phone Number: +1 415-861-8032

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