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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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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pho” (24 reviews)
“noodles” (6 reviews)
“beef” (7 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese
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LOCATION
11 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1801
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

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...More

Thank Sandra S
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
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
Reviewed 5 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 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
Reviewed 18 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 28 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
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
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
Nearby
Chinatown
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

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 20:30
Monday
10:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:30
Thursday
10:30 - 20:30
Friday
10:30 - 20:30
Saturday
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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