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At First Republic, they still look into people’s eyes and stand behind their commitments.

Charles Phan | Northern California, San Francisco Client of First Republic Bank Since '05

As a young boy, Charles Phan and his family fled North Vietnam by sea to Singapore, eventually finding their way to San Francisco. With a vision to blend Vietnamese cooking techniques with local ingredients, they opened their first restaurant in 1995. Woven into the food and dining experience of The Slanted Door is the Phan family's desire to pleasantly surprise their clientele. Similarly, it was First Republic's commitment to unexpected client service that attracted the Phans to the Bank and has kept them as valued clients for more than 10 years.

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Charles Phan 
Chef & Owner, The Slanted Door
James Beard Award Winner