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Golden Bowl Vietnamese Noodle Restaurant

North Prospect Drive, Decatur, IL
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Ranked #13 of 142 restaurants in Decatur
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Nov 3, 2013
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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stopped at this place while traveling through Decatur. A great alternative to a chain restaurant, and located just off Interstate 72, in the Walmart shopping center just south of the exit for route 51. Large portion sizes, we took some home. I'd stop here again when traveling this way.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Love, I'm living in Decatur for only a few months its great to have comfort food! Love the pho peppery flavor heavy beef broth! Yumm spring tools and crispy spring rolls were fresh ingredients! Awesome! Keep it up!

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Bloomington, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Ahh, after my not so good experience at another place in Decatur a while back I had a lunch meeting with an old friend at Pho Golden Bowl today - and I will say the food was lovely, the service was friendly and just attentive enough, the Vietnamese Iced coffee was lovely, The Pho Ga (Chicken Pho) was extremely filling... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Clearly a converted Chinese restaurant (Unless that mural on the wall is really of the Great Wall of Vietnam...). The fresh spring rolls are very large, and the Pho was among the best I have ever had. A very good value. If you like Vietnamese food, this place is a must-visit.

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Decatur IL (USA)
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18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I've been here quite a few times - and always order Pad Thai Shrimp - spicy. Most of the time I also get a couple of shrimp spring rolls to share. As others have said, the atmosphere is blah, but in my opinion the food I've had is very good. My wife like the chicken pho with rice noodles. Soft... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Went here to grab a quick bite after work and was not disappointed. It was quiet inside with only the family who appears to own the place and one other table of customers present. The menu is a little more 'Vietnamese' than other similar restaurants I have been to which may scare away some first timers but the pho was... More

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Decatur, Illinois
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15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

A family favorite of ours! There is much variety on the menu but I usually order one of the noodle soups with chicken & shrimp. Also love the fresh shrimp spring rolls. Kids favorite is the Pad Thai! We always leave full and happy!

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

shrimp phu soup spicy if you like fresh bean sproiuts cheap for 2

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012 via mobile

The food is fresh. fresh cilantro, basil, jalapeños. The portions are huge, and it is delicious. restaurant is clean and the staff is friendly. a new favorite!

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

First of all, you have to remember you're in Decatur IL, which is steeped in blue-collar union folk who must know very little about food since what we have here in spades is buffets filled with beef stew and mashed potatoes.... So with that said, there is a Vietnamese place here! Fantastic! And it has a modest menu of fresh... More

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