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Golden Star Cafe

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821 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207-4443
+1 210-223-1681
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place serves Chinese and Mexican food. If you are out very late and hungry for Chinese this is probably the only place you will find open. I would wait till the next day because the place is dirty and the food not that good.

Thank Ethan H
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This place has been around since the 30's. & it's Been serving the best fried fish in San Antonio & there Chinese food is real good too.

Thank rodriguezjesser65
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Ordered 2 pork fried rice to go about a couple of weeks ago; brought it home. Rice was not cooked all the way and the taste was bland and old. Called the restaurant and asked to speak to a manager. A female staff came on the line. Informed her that pork fried rice was not cooked properly and the rice... More 

Thank Cat J
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Went for fish and brown gravy and loved it. The fried rice was average. Service was fast and friendly and very budget friendly!

Thank Angela F
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
150 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

A mainstay for locals, the food is great and two can eat out of one portion. Lookout for local politicians and artists hanging out in their favorite spot.

Thank MrRitmo
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is what we here in San Antonio call a hole in the wall. It's a pretty small restaurant patronized mostly by locals and known for fried fish served with hot sauce, brown gravy or tartar sauce. My personal favorite is the brown gravy. If you like fried rice, this place will not disappoint you. Make sure you lock your... More 

Thank TannieUSA
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is just tasty food at very fair prices. They don't try to pretend to be a fine dining resturant, like some other don't win and south town places just to shock you with a heavy bill. They food is straight forward, tasty, reliably well prepared at fair prices. No bad surprises here, ever

Thank Ronald W
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This place is iconic in the downtown area! I grew up getting fish with hot sauce and ketchup with fried rice. The food is always good and the service is fast. No frills but basic good food. Restrooms could use some remodeling since they look like institution restrooms. Don't expect unlimited drink refills they are limited but have signs reminding... More 

Thank Carolina E
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

The Golden Star Cafe was once a notable place to eat but the quality of their products and time along with the change towards customer service have taken away from its golden days.

Thank peteraA1019DG
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

My family and I visit this restaurant many times a month and the food is always great fast service for a low cost what more could you ask for


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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207-4443
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-223-1681

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?