815 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA | Directions 9177634.102306 -118.111612
Sat: 9am-10pm, Sun: 9am-9:30pm, Mon-Tue: 9:30am-9pm, Thu: 9:30am-9pm, Fri: 9:30am-10pm
The best spring rolls you will ever have in your life and I DO NOT SAY THAT LIGHTLY. Their pho is legit too. Oh and get the limeade to drink--it's amazing.
Beats Pho 79 hands down! – This restaurant has a long history in this town as being a well-loved authentic Vietnamese noodle house, and I am so glad to have discovered it! Was going to Pho 79 down the street for a long time just because I didn't know of any other place as authentic without going down to Orange County, but the service at Pho 79 was so bad, and the place seemed run-down and dirty, I had to boycott. Golden Deli is such a breath of fresh air compared to them! The owner and his son are so nice and pleasant, and they always make sure customers are being taken care of, no matter how busy they are. Even the busboy is very friendly and likes to joke around with customers, especially when you order the asian "taquitos." The whole restaurant has a very good vibe. Order the eggrolls --they're heavenly when wrapped in lettuce leaves and herbs and dipped in the sauce--they never disappoint! Love the food, clean environment, and the prices can't be beat. Highly recommend.
Previously Best Vietnamese Pho Restaurant – Is it just me or does it seem like Golden Deli isn't as authentic as it used to be? Pho tastes watered down, a little bland, and from my entrepreneurial experience in Chinese restaurants, that's what happens when you start to have an influx of non Asian customers, you can downplay your menu without the customers noticing a change in recipe.
Good place – Great food + cheap prices = long lines but lat least they are quick and efficient. this is a good first stop for some great vietnamese food. if the line is long, go to pho 79 on garfield where the portions are even larger but the taste is not quite as good (still very good to us)
Foodies and Vietnamese ex-pats fill this tiny eatery for some of the most authentic grub this side of the globe. – In Short
Although it's hidden in the back of a strip mall a few blocks from the busy 10 freeway, this restaurant is easily found by following the folks who rush out of their recently parked cars to get ahead of those who pulled in next to them. Once inside, the minimally decorated single dining room, steaming bowls of pho soup, slippry vermicelli noodles with peanut sauce, and boiled meats are placed in front of neighborhood families and anyone who enjoys an eating pilgrimage.
How is there ONLY 18 reviews for this place?? – Golden Deli is hands down the best Vietnamese restaurant in the entire LA area. Possibly the world!! Ok no I wouldn't go as far as to say that- perhaps I'm getting a little too carried away. I've never been to Vietnam, but if I had, I'd probably still be Golden Deli's numero uno fan..o. This little gem of a restaurant nestled in a small plaza on Las Tunas Dr. has been a local favorite for nearly a decade since it's opening. Consistently scrumptious Vietnamese cuisine favorites like egg rolls and yummy vermicelli noodle bowls keep fans coming back for more. All I can say is- I've yet to meet a person who didn't like the food here. *For you SF dwellers, the closest I can think of as a possible comparison would be PPQ on Irving Street.* Needless to say, I highly recommend this place. Go grab lunch/dinner at Golden Deli. Now. Did I mention that the food here is cheap as heck?? Yes, go now.
Disagree, not the best and Too much MSG!!! – I have been to this restaurant several times couple years ago, but everytime after eating there I had to drink lots of water. They put too much MSG. I had better Pho elsewhere. There are 2 kinds of Pho. One is from the North and the other from the South. The one you usually eat is from the South. For the Pho (South version) please try Noodle City in Alhambra, Pho Ha in Rosemead, Pasteur in Rosemead, or Pho Hien Mai in El Monte. For the Pho (North version) please try 101 Bakery in Monterey Park. So far this is the only place I know that has Pho Bac (Bac means North). It is more expensive compare to the south version, but it is worth it. Pho Bac is not on the menu. They post this special on the wall. They also sell Pho (South version), but it is not good.
Excellent Vietnamese food! – I have gone here several times over the past 10 years or so. The food is excellent. It is not only tasty, it won't even burn a hole in your wallet! The prices are cheap for the food your getting. The wait can be long on the weekends. I recommended this place if you are in a hurry and want to save a dollars. The spring rolls are delish and Pho too!
Crunchy Eggrolls – I had the bun which is kind of like a salad. It has lettuce, vermicelli, bean sprouts, eggrolls, and charred pork. The eggrolls were pretty big. What I like about vietnamese eggrolls is that they use rice paper instead of eggroll wrappers. Rice paper makes it more crispy. Also sometimes with regular eggroll wrappers you feel you are eating too much wrapper because it is so heavy. The thinness of the rice paper eliminates the heaviness and the rice paper gives it a nice aroma.
The Rice Vermacelli (Bun)-No Pho-Yes – Went with a friend on Saturday to Golden Deli Pho. Waited about 15 minutes for a table. Egg Rolls were tasty and warm. They could have been hotter though...indication that they were left out. I had the Rice Vermacelli (Bun) with pork and the pork was cold. I prefer the pork to be hot and having it be cold pretty much tells me they left it out. Not the best Bun around. The Pho was supposedly MSG-packed and very tasty though. They also have overpriced Viet sandwiches and the Shrimp paste also looks good (if its warm).
don't bring any vegetarians – Golden Deli pretty much follows the traditional route of Viet cuisine which is that everything is stuffed with pork or beef. the closests you'll find to a vege dish at this place is at the "VegeTable" restaurant in the same strip mall. I'm sure it all tastes good but the idea of vegetarianism is alien to this restaurant, so be forewarned.
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