Rice Paper Scissors was created in 2011 by Valerie Luu and Katie Kwan.

Inspired by the sidewalk dining and street food they experienced in Vietnam, we wanted to recreate the experience here in San Francisco — complete with little red stools, Cambodian pop music, and a rotating menu of regional Vietnamese dishes handmade with Bay Area produce and ethos.

Try our catered DIY Pho Bar and follow us @ricepapersf to find out about upcoming events.


Talented friends we feel fortunate to know and work with.

Andria Lo Photography

Valerie Shagday (graphic design)

Chris McNally (illustration & printing)

Studio Mondine (floral design studio run by Amanda Luu & Ivanka Matsuba)