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“Uniquely Flavourful and Fabulous Restaurant”

Golden Era Vegan Restaurant
Ranked #414 of 5,711 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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3 reviews
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“Uniquely Flavourful and Fabulous Restaurant”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is an amazing gem located in the Tenderloin neighbourhood in downtown San Francisco. Absolutely the most flavourful vegetarian restaurant food I have ever eaten and I have been a vegetarian for 30 years! Golden Era is actually a Vegan restaurant with an Oriental style, and a flair for pungent, flavoursome alternatives to every dining treat, from Pot Stickers to Noodles.

There were 4 of us, so we were able to sample 4 different entries as well as desserts and appetisers. All of these dishes were unusually spiced, combining many different vegetables and herbs and spices, most of which were a wonderful surprise to our tastebuds.

Looking around the room, every diner seemed delighted to be there, just as we were.

  • Visited January 2013
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Surrey, Canada
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“Couldn't believe I could enjoy vegan so much!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Went reluctantly... left happy. Had "chicken" fried rice, lemon grass "chicken", pot stickers and cucumber salad. If I went again I would have to have exactly the same because each dish was outstanding. I'm sure other dishes are as well. I am not vegan and this was not my choice of restaurants (I wanted to go to a steakhouse) but am so glad we ate here because I love "chinese food" and this was among the best I've ever had (including non-vegan). I loved everything we had and went away full after a very healthy meal. If I lived in San Francisco I would be eating there regularly. I consider myself a very good cook and am always surprised at some of the good reviews for restaurants I would never go to again (that includes Millenium vegan restaurant) but loved Golden Era. Please don't hesitate to eat there. You'll love it.

  • Visited January 2013
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“All together awesome! ”
Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

Though I'm not a vegitarian i thought i wouldnt like it at first but it was great! There were a vast selection of items on the menu to choose from, the staff was promt, the resturant in general was clean, & the food was great! We even had leftovers for we couldn't finish it all. The only thing i would suggest is to come during the day for its not a very good area to be out in at night.

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Riga, Latvia
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“Delicious mock meats”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

My favorite is the lemon chicken but I've never been disappointed with anything I tried. Very convenient location in the downtown area. Highly recommended as one of the most easily accessible vegan restaurants for tourists.

  • Visited November 2012
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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“Amazing food, Vegan with Difference”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We had a party of eight. We had amazing food. Most vegan places are either clone for meat eater and have a lot of "Chicken" and "Beef" dishes made of soya. and or plenty of raw food. Certainly they have them, but not exclusive. They have vegetarian/vegan chinese, thai and other fusions on the menu. I enjoyed Spicy Sweet and Sour Soup, which was incredible. Also had tofu in lemon grass with brown rice. Enjoyed drinking young tender coconut. It was an amazing experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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