Address: 572 O'Farrell St (Leavenworth), San Francisco 94102
Phone: (415) 673-3136
Hours: Open 11am-9pm; Closed Tuesday
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegan)
Restaurant Type: Vietnamese
Vegan Dessert: Yes
Accepts credit card: Yes
Parking: Street parking which can be tricky, there are several paid parking options near by. Approx. $10
Transit: Short walk from Powell BART station and Union Square. You can also take the #38 Geary bus.
Notes: Lost their lease. Closing as of 11/25/13. Would suggest calling to confirm if you're dining that weekend.
Outside, the neighborhood is a bit rough. Inside, high ceilings and elaborate moldings befitting a former hotel lobby. Lots of veg foods - appetizers, soups, entrees galore. Many dishes have faux meats, but can also find tofu & veggie selections too. Try the Carmelized Chicken or the Teriyaki Salmon. Nearly everything is vegan except for a couple of drinks and the flan. Vegan cake from Black China Bakery available for dessert. But the only real complaint is the service, which is typically indifferent.
Affiliated restaurants include Golden Lotus in Oakland and Merit Vegetarian in Sunnyvale.
|Added by tammy on 2004-04-27, Last update: 2006-07-18, Viewed 16121 times|
Average rating: 3.59 / 5.0 Based on 27 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)
|I love this place and haven't had any problems with service, which is important, since I've come here before going to the theater. One of the friends I brought here said something to the effect of, "If I could eat like this every day, I wouldn't mind being vegetarian." There are many tasty choices on the menu, and I think the prices are very fair.||Vita
|A lot of the food seems thrown together without care (to me). The one exception is the Vietnamese crepe. Food is okay, but overpriced. There are too many other veg options to put up with the service (or lack thereof) at Golden Era.||bunnygirl
|Generally I like the food at Golden Era (I'm a fan of the faux meats), but the indifference/lack of service by wait staff is so frustrating and a big spoiler for me for an enjoyable meal. But if you don't mind not having water while you eat or constantly asking/reminding wait staff, you'll be okay. Recently, we picked a specific dish because it was described as having chinese broccoli and mushrooms. It arrived with regular broccoli and the equivalent of 1 mushroom cut into 4 small pieces.||tammy
|This is where my vegan partner wanted to be taken for his birthday! An enormous selection of vegan Chinese food.||fedora
|Excellent choice for a vege meal in the Tenderloin. I've eaten here several times and always enjoyed the food. Service has been excellent last few times. It seems a lot of the customers are not vegetarian, but just come for the good healthy food. Beware that it is a sketchy neighborhood, although I have never been bothered by the "locals" on the street.||greg
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