Being that I am Vietnamese and love authentic home cooked Vietnamese food, Green Leaf hits the spot! There are your typical dishes, pho, rice dishes, chicken, and beef. However I highly recommend the Bahn Xeo (Bahn Sow). You can find it under the appetizer section of the menu. You can actually make a meal out of it
They describe it as a Vietnamese pancake, but crepe would be more accurate. It is a thin yellow crepe that has bean spouts and meat inside. You can get one or two! I suggest two if you are on the hungry side. It's not a heavy meal, however makes horrible leftovers. The crepe has a very faint coconut taste to it. It's not overpowering at all and even my bro in law (who hates coconut flavoring) loves this dish.
When they bring it out, they also provide other sides (mint leaves, cilantro, lettuce, and 2 dipping sauces). Some don't know how to eat this dish. It's simple. You wrap a piece of lettuce around some Bahn Xeo, add some mint and cilantro, then dip! It's a pretty messy dish, however very tasty. However, beware!! If you don't want bad breath, use the sweet, soy sauce, vinegar dip. The other one is garlic based. Both are very tasty!
When reading the other reviews, I realized that some were complaining about the service. I had wonderful service from the staff members. Pretty exceptional compared to other Vietnamese Restaurants that you find in the international district. But just an FYI, many authentic Asian restaurants in the International District aren't known for their service. It?s pretty much the case you come and go. Instant Gratification! So if you are looking for high class service, PF Changs downtown might be your cup of tea for disgusting Asian Food.