Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


1475 Polk St. (California St.) Send to Phone
415-776-2722 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Crab and its many preparations are the specialty at this stylish Vietnamese restaurant.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Sun., Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

  • 4.0 star rating
4.0 rating over 6 reviews
Dining room at Crustacean, San Francisco, CA

Crustacean Restaurant Review

: A 270-foot neon wave spans the exterior of this Vietnamese restaurant, named for the house specialty: Dungeness crab. Inside, a massive, vividly colored mural effectively turns the entire restaurant into an undersea wonderland. Crab is prepared three ways: roasted, drunken (poached in three wines and scallions) and sweet-and-sour. Each style is rewarding, but the garlicky roast crab, the house’s signature dish, is especially tempting. Another signature is an irresistible garlic noodle dish made from a secret recipe. Chicken stuffed with pork, almonds, mushrooms and onions, as well as curried prawns, are other distinguished entrées.

User Ratings & Reviews for Crustacean
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in (and around) San Francisco for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco to Eat at Right Now

The weather is cooling down, but the Bay Area restaurant scene is heating up.

Read more


Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.