Took a few years to make it to Golden Deli... and I guess I can understand why?
It's about average for a place in Westminster or Garden Grove, which means it's pretty good for a place in Los Angeles, but far short of memorable, let alone worth much of a wait.
#1 combination pho and a lot of the other pho items use sliced ribeye instead of the regular rare steak (round steak), which was a bit odd-- very different texture. Somewhat lighter broth than some other places, yet a bit greasy and fatty due to the use of ribeye. Next time I may stick with pho tai sach, and I would definitely skip the nem nuong cuon, which was quite average. The menu is extensive and would take quite a few visits to get through, and I can see why the place has such a large following.
After the surprisingly up-to-date interior and crowds at Golden Deli, t'was off to the new, yet oddly nearly deserted Honeyboba in Monterey Park. Standard Honeyboba drinks-- ordinary but quite well made-- and some really rickety tables outside.