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Golden Star Vietnamese Restaurant

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11 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1801
+1 415-398-1215
10:30 - 20:30
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Pismo Beach, California
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130 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 have an extensive menu from different choices in Pho, to fried rice specialties, entrees, appetizers,... More 

Thank Sandra S
Singapore, Singapore
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152 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 6 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
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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). So tasty, and I got free tea as soon as I came in!

Thank Daina Eve O
New York City, New York
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176 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 did not manage to save it. Really the only thing that I enjoyed was their... More 

Thank Alythra
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great Pho in casual setting. Very speedy and friendly service. Food was fresh and filling. Note: they only accept cash.

Thank BookWorm45
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This small restaurant adjacent to Portsmouth Square serves the best beef pho in San Francisco. Almost all the diners here are Vietnamese ( a good sign). Prices are very reasonable, but they only take cash

Thank 99Julien

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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