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“Excellent flavours and value for money”

Golden Star Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #1,221 of 5,693 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Perth, Scotland
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent flavours and value for money”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Delicous food!
We had 5-seasoned chicken pho and beef bam. Even our 10-year old liked the flavours - which is a first. Excellent value for money ($30 fed five of us for a light lunch) and quick service. We liked the setting in Chinatown by a square full of eldery chinese playing Mah Jong and cards. The restaurant itself is very basic : formica tables. Don't come for the atmosphere, do come for the food. At 2pm we easily found a seat.
NB They don't take cards, just cash or cheques.

  • Visited October 2011
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  • English first
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English first
United States
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very good food, poor service”
Reviewed August 13, 2011

During my first month in San Francisco, I've tried a lot of Vietnamese food in Chinatown area. Golden Star is a good place to go. The food is great even in Vietnamese standard (same as the price). My American friends enjoy it. This place during lunch is packed; you always can find a seat for dinner.

The downside is their service:
1. Not friendly owners as well as waiters.
2. Not accept credit card.

I would recommend Pho, rice dishes and the drink dessert.

  • Visited June 2011
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Richmond, Virginia
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good Pho”
Reviewed June 15, 2009

This is a tiny local place that serves good Pho at a good price.

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“Super fast service and super satisfying pho.”
Reviewed March 24, 2009

Super fast service and super satisfying pho.

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“Pretty good pho but I prefer the pho from the Pho Hoa restaurants.”
Reviewed August 25, 2008

Pretty good pho but I prefer the pho from the Pho Hoa restaurants.

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