Golden Era

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3.59 out of 5 stars 3.59 / 5.0, 27 reviews
Address: 395 Golden Gate Av, San Francisco 94102
Neighborhood: Civic Center
Phone: (415) 487-8687
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegan)
Restaurant Type: Vietnamese
Average cost: $11-$20  per person after tax and tip$11-$20  per person after tax and tip
Vegan Dessert: Yes
Accepts credit card: Yes
Parking: *UC HASTINGS PUBLIC GARAGE'S ENTRANCE IS ON LARKIN ST.* *Golden Era's customers receive a $5 flat rate on parking after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends w/ validation. Please be sure to follow garage's hours of operation.

Notes: 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.

Affiliated restaurants include Golden Lotus in Oakland, Blossom in Pleasanton, and Merit Vegetarian in Sunnyvale.

Formerly in the Tenderloin, this is their new location.

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Golden Era
Added by tammy on 2004-04-27, Last update: 2014-11-29, Viewed 20001 times
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Average rating:3.59 out of 5 stars 3.59 / 5.0 Based on 27 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)

Rating Comments   Reviewer Date
5 out of 5 stars 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
Reviews: 2
2 out of 5 stars 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
Reviews: 23
3 out of 5 stars 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
Reviews: 139
4.5 out of 5 stars This is where my vegan partner wanted to be taken for his birthday! An enormous selection of vegan Chinese food. fedora
Reviews: 9
5 out of 5 stars 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
Reviews: 133
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