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Golden Star Vietnamese Restaurant

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11 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1801
415-398-1215
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10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 8
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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Solo traveler friendly

Grilled chicken vermicelli bowl was quite nice. Service was friendly, fast and accommodating. Client across me had basil for his pho replaced for cilantro with no problem. Good place for solo female travelers.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
GlobalCitizen07
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Grilled chicken vermicelli bowl was quite nice. Service was friendly, fast and accommodating. Client across me had basil for his pho replaced for cilantro with no problem. Good place for solo female travelers.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Not really sure what all the rave reviews are about. We popped in for a late lunch and were given very unfriendly service. The toilets were dirty and smelly and the food was boring. In its favour the food was served promptly - which was good because it meant we could leave quicker. Plenty of other options in Chinatown.

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Dupont, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great stop on a cold day in San Francisco. Excellent pho in the middle of Chinatown. Never would have found this place without the reviews from TripAdvisor.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had pho twice here, both time when I stayed at nearby Hilton. Nothing is notable about food.. soup is a bit salty. They give generous amount, fast service. Good for a quick bite.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a surprise to find a really good Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown in San Francisco! Actually we wanted to go to a Chinese restaurant next door to try some Chinese food in Chinatown. The restaurant was about to close so we went to Golden Star next door. We ordered Pho beef and spring rolls! This was absolutely a good surprise... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I could have made a meal out of their imperial rolls which are great and crunchy! We've never had Vietnamese so I can't compare it to another Vietnamese restaurant. We had pho which was great. It is crowded and we were told that this is where all the locals go.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This casual place is always packed at lunch time. There is a large community table where one or two people can always squeeze in without a wait. Pho is the specialty but the menu is extensive. I like the pork vermicelli noodle salad #49 . Great spices in the dish and interesting sauces. I pop in often when I'm in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Decent pho for a cold windy night. I wouldn't call it bad but I've had better. Service was nice. We got pho, eggrolls, rice dish and spicy noodle. All decent and price is reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Arrived late to San Francisco but I had a craving for something hot. The restaurant was conveniently located across from my hotel so I made a stop. I ordered Pho and summer rolls. Food came out very fast. As for the taste... summer rolls lacked mint leave, cilantro... Pho didn't have the flavor needed to truly call it Pho and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My bf and I spent a month in Vietnam last year and always search for a tasty stateside reminder of our trip. This place was close to our wanted flavor of Vietnam. The BBQ steak salad rolls we had today were the closest we have had since our trip over seas. Plus the service was great and the price was... More 

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Additional Information about Golden Star Vietnamese Restaurant

Address: 11 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1801
Phone Number: 415-398-1215
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 415-398-1215

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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