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Golden Star Vietnamese Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Asian, Vietnamese
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I always order rice vermicelli when I go to Vietnamese restaurant. The rice vermicelli here is very good. Grilled beef is very tender and flavorful. The sauce is just right. The spring roll is very crispy. My husband ordered the beef pho and the soup...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank chihchen69
Reviewed January 24, 2019

I have eaten at various Vietnamese restaurants around the world, but this was a little like being back in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) almost 50 years ago. The food was good the staff were efficient almost to the point of rudeness. However when...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Iain H
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

My family of four ate dinner here tonight. It was fantastic. The food and service were the best and it was so cheap- we paid $45 including tips and taxes. They gave us free tea and we only bought one Vietnamese coffee so with more...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 858mandyb
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for quick lunch. They will seat you wherever. You may have to share a table if you are alone. Quick sitting , quick service. Had pho with meat and meatball. It was good, not the best I ever had but very good. The spring...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mjczoey
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The Pho was the best as were the imperial rolls. Rest good but not as great. good prices. Basic decor. Overall good value , especially for the Pho

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank EchoDBE
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I was just walking around on a Sunday afternoon and noticed a steady stream of people wandering in. Since I was hungry, I decided to go in with no idea of what type of food. I was the only Caucasian in the restaurant, and everybody...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mitchw441
Reviewed March 30, 2018

While vacationing in San Francisco, met up with cousin for early dinner at Golden Star. It's a family-run business. One of the elders waited on us. We asked why sliced pork or sliced chicken wasn't shown in the soup on menu. Waiter said meat retains...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Steven S
Reviewed February 25, 2018

4 persons (2 asian with knowledge of Vietnamese food). Overall: Average quality but big portions. Spring roles were best of all. Phos were average and no specific taste. Service was very pushy for tipping..... if you don't tip sufficient to their liking - the lady...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Service was super quick. We ordered the pho and spring rolls which came out super quickly. For a pho place, it was good and cheap.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Michelle J
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

31dec2017 1040am Too much bean sprout! Sucks! Ordere the spice sweat and sour soup (no91), the content is 90% bean sprout! The soup smells bean sprout! Crazy! The lady boss, bring drinks and spill here there. The Boss (an old man) is not polite. STRONGLY...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank hendra_tn
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