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Golden Bell Saigon

1112 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Downtown)
(403) 452-8803
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Ranked #535 of 2,873 restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Downtown
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75% Recommend
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Not as good as I remembered it from a long time ago, but still a decent lunch choice if you're in the area. Prices are fair (for Calgary) and portions are large. But if it's any marker, the clientel is mostly not of Asian ethnicity. Servers are quick and efficient. Meals are out of the kitchen within 5-10min.

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Prince George, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

It’s been a general rule I’ve discovered that if you want to find a successful independent restaurant, you drive to a large shopping center and walk around it. I mean walk “around” it, like outside. They’re never inside, but across the street is prime real estate, often snatched up by Boston Pizzas, Earls, and Red Lobsters—the latter I found this... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Massive bowls of beef pho for under ten bucks. All ingredients were fresh and delicious. Hard to beat.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

The girls who work here are darling and they remember your regular after 2 visits! We've had the seafood soup, the vietnamese subs and all the apps but I cannot get past 74b. It's my favourite - with cantaloupe bubble tea. DELICIOUS. Great value, excellent service, young and funky neighbourhood joint. LOVE IT!

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172 reviews 172 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I was looking forward to a nice sate soup and was pleased to see that this was a feature of the Golden Bell. My wife probably made a big mistake by ordering their version of a Thai curry. My peanut sate soup was bland and starchy and my wife's curry was WHITE, pasty and sweet. Perhaps "adobe2" says about their... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Went here before a movie. Food was quite good can't complain too much. Get what you pay for. Will go back.

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Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

first off and important for me, the amount of sodium that appears to be added to the food here is far less than most other Viet (and many other) restaurants, according to myself and others who frequent this place. Menu is complete with all the items you'd expect at a Vietnamese restaurant. Dishes served are generally consistence in content, served... More

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125 reviews 125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I have a friend who has a business close to Golden Bell and he eats here all the time. He has never had anything bad here. I had a stir fried shrimp with noodles that was really good and filling. $25.00 for a lunch for two. Quick service as well.

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10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I always order the Sate Chicken Noodle Soup here because it's amazing. The staff are really friendly, especially one girl that works there is just so cute and smiley all the time. They give large portions for cheap prices. The fresh Coconut Juice and Fresh Lemonade are really good too.

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Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I go with a coworker at least once a week to enjoy their delicious Vietnamese cuisine. My coworker has special dietary requirements, and they will tweak their recipes to give him a delicious meal, exactly how he wants it. Their soups are flavoured beautifully, and all of their portions are very generous for the price. LOVE the spring rolls!

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