420 Judah St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9412237.762288 -122.466567
Freebies do not entice a return – Were offered free appetizer and glass of wine, but most of the entries we ordered hit below expectation for an average Vietnamese. Dragonfly tries to raise the bar with its decor and prices, but food doesn't measure up. The lettuce wraps were served on an endive topped with noodles and beef; none of the usual herbal accompaniments. The spring rolls consisted of shrimp and noodles and were very bland. The papaya salad was refreshing, but topping of beef jerky wasn't welcome.
For main course we got coconut chicken and green beans. The green beans were stars of the dinner, but chicken left much to be desired. Starting with how sad and small it looked in the claypot, to how bland and chewy it was.
To top off the subpar food, the service was brisk. They cleared stuff before were finished, eventhough nobody was waiting for the table.
A great addition to the area – Ive been here three times and the service and food are always great. The first time I ate here I arrived early for my partys 7pm reservation but my girlfriends arrived 10 minutes late. They still gave us the early bird special of complimentary of wine and fried prawns, which was a pleasant surprise. Ive had the Dungeness crab every time Ive eaten here and its always great. The garlic noodles could use some more garlic, however. The sea bass wasnt so good the first time I had it, but it was delicious and fresh the second time around when I came with a different party. Maybe they had improved it since. The place is simple, clean and elegant. Its a great dining experience here every time.
Great Modern Viet Cuisine – I visited this place for weekend brunch. I had great vietmese food at reasonable prices. Their rendtion of even the most basic pho was excellent by letting you mix in your own meats into the steaming broth. The shaking beef and crab was also good. I agree with the other posts the chocolate fondue was out of this world.
Great service! – Early bird special (everyday between 5 to 7pm) was the two pieces deep fried breaded shrimps and a choice of a glass of house wine per person which was wonderful.
Spring rolls were over charged. I just wanted to see the $7.95 spring rolls and it was nothing special. Other Vietnamese restaurants usually charge $4.95 for the spring rolls. Eggplant dish was really good and Beef look luck was tender and only $9.00.
Because of the early bird special, it was great overall.
Thanks to our server. He was very efficient and nice.
Great food with awesome service! – I visited this restaurant after reading a review that recommended it and I was not disappointed. The food was excellent while the prices are moderate. Very cute and inviting atmosphere. The servers are extremely accommodating and friendly. I too would highly recommend Dragon Fly.
A Nice Surprise – I recently stumbled upon this new resturant in the Inner Sunset and fell in love. Not only was the food amazing, the modern touches to the decor made it an overall fun experience. The only downfall (might be a bonus for others) is the location since it is not in the hub of activity on 9th/Irving. I highly recommend it!
EXCELLENT - Best Vietnamese in San Francisco! – I have no affiliation with this restaurant and am not normally a fan of Vietnamese food, but I had to post a review as I was so pleasantly surprised by Dragonfly. Their salmon entree in particular is fantastic -- some of the best I've had at *any* restaurant, regardless of cuisine or price. Dragonfly is located a few doors away from the main restaurant strip along 9th Avenue, but it's well worth seeking out.
Dragonfly Vietnamese cuisine – My mouth hasn't experienced this type of culinary ride in a long time. We had a lovely dinner here, the quality food, the ambiance, and details brings this restaurant on top. Reasonable price (Most things were about $10). Friendly service, Good place to go for a date, or with a group. I recommend the flamming beef, and the sea brass, the best sea brass I've ever eaten. And the Dragonfly hotpocket was also deelish! The chocolate fondue served with fresh fruit and pond cake is out of this world! I recommend sitting inside is more quite.
Modern Vietnamese cuisine served in comfortable, contemporary surroundings in the Sunset. – In Short
The bright front dining room, with its dropped lighting and a large sunburst mirror on the wall, gives a view of Judah Street's foot traffic, while the smaller back area, decked out in dark wood accents, offers a more intimate experience. The menu features a variety of noodle and rice dishes for lunch and dinner, including a solid rendition of shaking beef and roasted Dungeness crab served with garlic noodles.
Dragonfly-New restaurant in inner sunset – Front room has great modern decor (back room not as nice)
Dishes recommanded - 5 spice chicken generous portions (2 thighs) and delicious, didn't get the shaking beef b/c way to pricey $19 compared to Lok Luck (sp?) beef which was the same but $9 and was like the shaking beef at slanted door. Brown rice- good and healthy. Dessert - black sticky rice - yum!
I had chocolate fondue!!! love fondue!!! came with stawberries, pound cake, apple, mandarin orange slices. with a little grand marnier
very attentive service. guy who clears plates needs polish.
Bathroom - clean, not scary, automatic towel dispenser, handsfree trash can!
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