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Golden Star Vietnamese Restaurant

11 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1801
+1 415-398-1215
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pho” (24 reviews)
“noodles” (6 reviews)
“beef” (7 reviews)
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11 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1801
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided to go there on my last evening in SF. Had been there last year and again it was crowded but to my delight it still is a gem. It has an extensive menu but this time decided on ordering as appetizers their Imperial Roll...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy, no-frills place in Chinatown. My husband and I went for an early dinner. We ordered shrimp garden rolls and imperial spring rolls (fried) as appetizers. For an entree, I wanted soup but not beef pho. The only option was a noodle...More

Thank Starrymu2016
Reviewed 18 December 2016

It was cold in the City and we wanted some good Pho to take out the chill and also eat some comfort food. This is a no frills place and is usually crowded, however, it is worth the wait and the food is delicious. They...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely a very good change from the heavy grilled meats. The hot bowl of clear broth in the cold weather is also very appropriate. The paper shrimp and pork roll is also very fresh. Worth a visit for a change in the heavy diet.

Thank wolfverine
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We were craving some Vietnamese and found this place close to our hotel. When we arrived, the restaurant was full so we figured we made the right choice. Fast, friendly service. Food was excellent.

Thank Marcie D
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I loved this place! It's the kind of low key, not fancy Vietnamese restaurant that serves the best food at the best price. The service was fast too, even on a busy Saturday night. I had shrimp spring rolls and beef bun (vermicelli noodle bowl)....More

Thank Daina Eve O
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's a very basic eatery and quite busy at lunch time. The noodle soup I ordered was very good, and the service was efficient and friendly. Would visit again.

Thank LongIslandGlobal
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic pho and very busy little joint. Had the five spice chicken - really good. Super fast service. This is a good spot if you are staying at the Hilton - just a block away.

Thank Island_GirlMN
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I have had a lot of pho in a lot of different places. This has got to one of the worst that I've ever had. The noodles were hard and undercooked. The broth was too bland - even the addition of lime and hoisin sauce...More

Thank Alythra
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

As a young family with 10 year old twins, we've had pancakes, pizza, been to the Ferry Market etc. But we ate our best meal in this unpretentious, authentic restaurant. Great choice, great food and very friendly service!

Thank Opwijk
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-1215
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