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“Most Dependable Restaurant I've found in Reno” 5 of 5 stars
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Golden Flower Vietnamese
205 W 5th St, Reno, NV 89503
(775) 323-1628
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Ranked #289 of 781 Restaurants in Reno
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Fallon, Nevada
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Most Dependable Restaurant I've found in Reno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I've lived outside of Reno for 22 years and often dine in Reno. Of all the restaurants in "The Biggest Little City" The Golden Flower is my personal favorite. I found this gem when I noticed two of "Reno's Finest" had parked there and were inside for lunch. The clientele represents many Vietnamese families as well as every other ethnic group you can imagine and, most likely because of the very reasonable prices, a lot of what appear to be University of Nevada, Reno students.

I like food of nearly any ethnic background if it includes fresh ingredients and is well prepared. I have eaten at this restaurant probably four times as often as whatever might be next. Prices are excellent, generally less than $10.00/meal and usually more like $7.00 each. I can take my wife, two adult children and their boy friend and girl friend and get out of there with a full, happy stomach for less than $50.00 including tip. I believe I have eaten here at least 80 times and have NEVER had a bad meal. Pho (soup) selections are numerous and varied and their Spring Rolls are excellent. Go try it. I'm sure your experience will be as wonderful as mine.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I like Pho and the spring rolls are great! Not a fancy place but fast service, good food and a very reasonalbe price. One of my lunch time favs.

Visited May 2012
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Reno, Nevada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

The food was good. The restaurant is in good repair. The prices are cheap.

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Florence, Italy
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33 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Golden Flower Vietnamese is close to the University of Nevada, Reno campus so I go there for lunch quite a bit frequently with my colleagues. There's no real atmosphere, just a big room with lots of tables, but I rather think it's the kind of atmosphere a bustling asian restaurant like this should have. It's great for what it is.

It a huge menu, with nearly 100 items including pho, stir-fried dishes, appetizers, Banh Mi - Vietnamese sandwiches, and some speciality entrees. Many of the dishes are Chinese with a Vietnamese name, such as Mi Xao Mem Ga - Chicken Chow Mein. I usually go for the Bun Bi - barbecued pork with noodles served in a bowl with some shredded vegetables, bean sprouts, and a clear, piquant sauce, which seems to be vinegar-based. It's great!

The restaurant is chaos at lunchtime as the restaurant fills with a mix of tourists, locals, and employees of the nearby St. Marys hospital. The service is fast, the food is always consistently good, and the prices are reasonable.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Cheap, yummy ethnic food near casinos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We've eaten here a couple times when in Reno. It's the place to go when you want to eat cheaper food late at night. We've had pho & other noodle dishes. It's average for Vietnamese food. There are a few vegetarian options (yes, being vegetarian & eating Vietnamese or Chinese food can be tricky).

Remember this is a real ethnic restaurant so be patient with the servers. If you aren't familiar with Asian food, bring someone who is or be open to whatever food you order. Asian food translations are impossible so remember that something like "rice noodle soup with vegetables" doesn't mean it's the always the same.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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