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Vietnamese Fusion. The menu at Anise restaurant fuses Vietnamese ingredients with Western style and technique to create a cuisine that's greater than the sum of its parts. Chef Rosalie Cartwright has reinvented the spring roll by filling these with nontraditional ingredients like swordfish, pork loin and mango, and tofu with shiitake mushrooms and peanut sauce. Check out the excellent green apple beef salad, too.
2007 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Staff Pick and Reader Survey Winner - First Place
In Silicon Valley all the best restaurants are in minimalls and Anise Cafe is no exception. It's hidden in a shopping center off San Carlos, but once you find it you're in for exceptionally fresh and exciting modern Viet food served in a clubby, nightclublike atmosphere that's more SOMA than San Jo.
-- Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper, September 26, 2007
Anise Cafe is a modern Vietnamese restaurant with an old soul. Our menu offers a range of flavors and spices from Viet Nam while embracing California's rich and diverse agricultural bounty. We use only the freshest ingredients selected from local California farms combined with aromatic herbs and classic spices rooted in the traditions of Viet Nam. Our signature cuisine embodies the best of Vietnamese and French cooking, taking a classical approach to fusion.