Charles Phan at Hard Water

About Charles Phan

Charles Phan is a chef, author, and owner/founder of The Slanted Door Group. A group that is serving vibrant home-style Vietnamese food in a modern setting. He received the James Beard Award for Best Chef California in 2004 and The Slanted Door was awarded Outstanding Restaurant in 2014.


  • Who's Who of Food & Beverage
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best Chef: Pacific
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee for Outstanding Restaurant (The Slanted Door)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Silver Spoon Award
    Food Arts magazine
  • Author
    Vietnamese Home Cooking, The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

My Restaurants

  • Hard Water
    Pier 3
    Ste. 3-102
    San Francisco, CA
  • Out the Door
    1 Ferry Building, Ste 3
    1 Ferry Building, #5
    San Francisco, CA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Charles Phan reviews  at
"warm yourself in this cold night with hot buttered rhum cider: barbancourt 8yr rhum, fresh presses apple juice, organic Straus butter, cinnamon, clove, and allspice. . . . #winterdrink #cider #butteredrum"
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Chef Charles Phan reviews  at
"Grilled Niman ranch flat iron steak with sweet corn, cherry tomato, roman beans, summer squash served with garlic soy dipping sauce . . . . #flatironsteak #corn #cherrytomatoes"
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From My Menu