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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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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pho” (29 reviews)
“noodles” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
11 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108-1801
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While vacationing in San Francisco, met up with cousin for early dinner at Golden Star. It's a family-run business. One of the elders waited on us. We asked why sliced pork or sliced chicken wasn't shown in the soup on menu. Waiter said meat retains...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 25 February 2018

4 persons (2 asian with knowledge of Vietnamese food). Overall: Average quality but big portions. Spring roles were best of all. Phos were average and no specific taste. Service was very pushy for tipping..... if you don't tip sufficient to their liking - the lady...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Service was super quick. We ordered the pho and spring rolls which came out super quickly. For a pho place, it was good and cheap.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

31dec2017 1040am Too much bean sprout! Sucks! Ordere the spice sweat and sour soup (no91), the content is 90% bean sprout! The soup smells bean sprout! Crazy! The lady boss, bring drinks and spill here there. The Boss (an old man) is not polite. STRONGLY...More

Thank Hendra T
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, quick and friendly service and a real value. I liked the spicy calamari and enjoyed the complimentary tea

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This place is well-known for their pho. I was not in the mood for pho so I gave their shrimp and pork combination a try. It was not the best I’ve ever had (Hu Dat in Corpus Christi has the best), but it was very...More

Thank Wandere1963
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We came with low expectations but were surprised at how good the food actually was. Service was sorta awkward but still OK. Prices are decent for the area. Would definitely recommend this place!

Thank Elad I
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Was in the city, visiting with our daughter and was hungry for Pho. Punched up TripAdvisor and found Golden Star. We love Pho, but in Boise the selection is very limited. Quick service outstanding Salad rolls and very good Pho. Peanut sauce a little whimper....More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Located in San Francisco's Chinatown, I used to come here some 25 years ago when I lived and worked in SF, I have not been back for at least 20 years. Just tried it again for lunch on a busy Sunday. I was pleased with...More

Thank joelmcc
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great Pho restaurant. One issue I have had with some Pho restaurants is a very small quantity of meat in the soup. This was not the case here it was a good ratio of meat and noodles to broth. Another big plus was excellent imperial...More

Thank Josh K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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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