Pho lovers, beware: Because of a fire in the strip mall, Golden Deli is currently out of commission. The good news is, a previously unknown sister restaurant has come to light: Saigon Flavor (no relation to the one in Torrance).
It’s almost like being at good old Golden Deli: same menus, same numbers. The cha gio (spring roll) is just as savory as ever, says copacetic. Yet there are differences. The house special pho (#1) actually has better broth! And there’s a ton of parking in back! And the room is much nicer!
Although it was pretty uncrowded on one hound’s visit, another witnessed a crowd waiting to get in a few days ago. So maybe the word is out.
Vietnam House, across the street from Golden Deli and under the same ownership, also has basically the same food as Golden Deli, plus beer, parking, and they take credit cards.
Saigon’s Flavor San Gabriel Valley]
208 E. Valley Blvd., at Del Mar, San Gabriel
Golden Deli [San Gabriel Valley]
815 W. Las Tunas Dr., at Main, San Gabriel
Vietnam House [San Gabriel Valley]
710 W. Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel