A member of thecafsux lunch crew will be lunching and blogging from a new part of town. To bid farewell, we decided to try something new: we went to a nearby Vietnamese Pho joint (located at 3320 Kingsway, Vancouver).

Gold Train Express Restaurant

Looking for Vietnamese food at 4AM in the morning?
Seeking the best in town?
Do you prefer your beef noodle soup fresh?
Lovers? (?)
Hate fake Cambodian & Vietnamese cuisine?

If your answer to any of the above questions is “yes”, you’re in luck because this restaurant’s sign reads:
Open 24 HR Gold Train Express Restaurant The Best in Town FRESH BEEF NOODLE SOUP lovers AUTHENTIC CAMBODIAN & VIETNAMESE CUISINE

Concise they are not.

Gold Train Express Restaurant

The craziness extends inside the restaurant where there are numerous neon signs and loud trance music playing. Is this a Vietnamese restaurant or a rave?

Gold Train Express Restaurant

There’s a large bowl of pho (pronounced “fuh“) in front of me so I guess it is a restaurant. And how’s it taste? Mediocre. The noodles didn’t taste authentic, there wasn’t much meat, and the soup wasn’t all that tasty. Still, pho is pho: a decent and affordable ($5.95 in this case) way to fill one’s self up.

I probably won’t be back unless I am super desperate for pho in the early hours of the morning and/or I need a place to watch the interesting characters that roam Kingsway from.

6 out of 10

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