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Golden Temple
Golden Temple

Golden Temple Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.healthyfreshfood.com
  • Phone: (617) 277-9722
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 1:15am, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:30am, Sunday: 11:00am - 1:15am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Contemporary Asian, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Li
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available by our dedicated staff for Private Parties, Weddings, Anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs, Baby Showers, Corporate Events, Commemmorative Occasions. We can arrange for specialty linens, china and table settings, floral arrangements, full dining experience. Our catering staff can help you create a custom menu or choose from our extensive menu of the freshest cuisine. We can assist you with all the planning. Or we can provide our delicious food delivered by our premium delivery service and dedicated delivery drivers to your office, home or event. Contact Eric @ 617-277-9722
  • Entertainment: DJ and dancing every weekend, Thursday through Saturday
  • Special Events & Promotions: During the summer and early fall enjoy outdoor dining in our cafe

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Public Transit: Green line C line "Washington Square"
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available after 5:00 PM
    On-street parking available
A word from Golden Temple
The premium quality behind our fresh and healthy food is that we start every dish with fresh, natural, wholesome ingredients. Golden Temple uses only premium lean meats, fresh seafood and natural produce.

We are raising the standards for your health by purchasing from the highest quality and respected purveyors available to us. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A little on the pricey side, but the food is always good here."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Been coming to golden temple since I was a kid and I still love it!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always the freshest and tasty food whenever dining here!! Friendly service from waiters who are attentive to all your needs."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The staff was very attentive when we arrived and was very accommodating (we had a newborn with us).The food arrived quickly once we placed our order. The food was very good and the ambience was great for sitting and chatting. We were there for over an hour and didn't feel rushed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food and drinks here are always reliably outstanding, and the atmosphere is great. If youre looking for night of delicious high end chineese food and outstabding drinks, Golden Temple will never let you down."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was great, scorpion bowl to die for and they even gave us each a champagne goblet engraved with hearts and the name of the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food is very fresh and high quality. The cooking is good for some dishes. The appetizers we had, ie fried calamari's and shrimp are excellent. Restaurant has contemporary interior designs. Excellent environment for dinner out."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I ordered off the Dine Out Boston special menu The dish,Maine Lobster, Ginger Scallion Style Freshly shelled Maine lobster stirfried with fresh ginger consisted of 4 very tiny lobster tails in the shell...buyer beware of bait and switch here"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The something cocabana is the second best drink I have had in a restaurant behind the midi 75. The duck and chicken pad thai were both really good too."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Mai Tai very good,all food very good especially the ribs.The only negative was a screaming baby that was wailing for 5 minutes.Since the parents did nothing the restaurant should have done something about it."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Not too many places you can find on a whim on a late night..."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We felt like royalty. The doors were opened for us upon arrival. Then, Mr. John Ho (Dining Services Manager) welcomed us by name! We have never been there before. Wow!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "If you've not been to the Golden Temple, you've not been to a temple. ...ok, maybe that's a bit sacrilegious, but this IS the place to go for amazing Chinese food & overall great experience! The wait staff is VERY friendly and accommodating. The restaurant has a quiet romantic side--which is also great for family dinners/lunches, and the bar is nice as well. Great DJs Thursday-Saturday nights! And the crowd is mixed, which is nice. It's clean and safe, which is rare to find. This is an establishement my friends and I do not hesitate to frequent two nights in a row--it's JUST that good. I mean where else can you grab a drink , shake a tail feather and eat until 1am? NO WHERE but here! I would recommend Golden Temple to ANYONE!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Dined there for Valentine's Day. Food was excellent, more of an upscale Chinese food. Very healthy portions and fresh meats. Pretty good wine selection. The staff was friendly and quick. They had nice extras specifically for the holiday. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "For Valentines day GR8 does it right. A real rose on the table. Wine glasses on the way out. Great food and the bar with the little dance floor turns this place into a great atmosphere for groups as well. ENJOY!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always a reliable option. Very good food and great service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The front desk staff to the waiters and the managers on duty were excellent. We felt like we came first. The waiter, Tom, was so knowledgeable and made us try some great new dishes that were delicious. The food was so fresh and cooked to order! We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We were a party of six and everyone had a prior dining experience at Golden Temple...which is why we came back! Sunday lunch was very quiet crowd-wise and we were seated at a large round table. Quickly, we were offered drinks and menus. Two platters of various appetizers were ordered--chicken, ribs, wings--and the salad was nicely seasoned with a citrus sauce. We still had enough of an appetite to order main courses; mine was a thai noodle dish with chicken and vegetables. Portions are large and certainly for sharing. At the end we were even given hot towels! Now that is service with a touch!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The mai tais were perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed the pot stickers as an appetizer and the tenderloin steak with broccoli was delicious. Our server was impeccable! We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Is our " go to" local Chinese restaurant. Food not as good past few months-some parts of dishes have been cold Not seasoned as well."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Took my 87 year old mother out for her birthday dinner. As always the food was good, but our server was another story. He had a chip on his shoulder when he came to our table (when he eventually got there). Was very hasty with everything for rest of our time there. Took my husbands plate without asking, shoved a new plate down while my husband was looking at the menu (bumping the menu - no "excuse me" or anything ) to find something else to order since they were out of the roast duck (and this is a good 15 mins after we put our order in - unacceptable for the calibur of this establishment. We then get our main courses but have to wait for our fried rice - what's that about. He was then hasty to the point of rude in collecting the check."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We have Chinese food often, and this was comparable to our own town's gem."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The Chinese New Year last week brought me back on Saturday night (2.1.2014). All around not good. First, the bathrooms were enough to make anyone gag and lose their appetite. The bathroom mess was reported but nobody addressed the situation. Food inconsistent is polite. Noise level obnoxious@8pm Asked for a change of table but the host was unwilling to accommodate. Lots of open tables Lots of open tables. Just not willing to satisfy a customer:-( ."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I lived in Brookline for many years and this place was an institution - I thought i couldn't go wrong by eating here and I didn't -- it was the Golden Temple that went wrong. Very wrong. I'm sad to report the luster on this gem in Brookline is gone and its good days, much like my 30 inch waist, are a thing of the past. The atmosphere was dated and tellingly, the restaurant was empty. He chicken wonton soup was weak broth. The eggplant with garlic sauce overpowered, rathered then enhanced the delicate flavor of the eggplant. The sweet and sour chicken arrived with the longest black hair in it! At no time did a manager ever come to the table to recognize or apologize for the issues. I have had better Chinese at the food court."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and come all the time however tonight something was off. Our server disappeared after bringing our appetizer and it took a very long time to get everything wrapped and the bill paid. The food was excellent however some of it was cold. The manager John came by and was very sweet. They seemed to be busy with not enough staff as the service is usually fantastic. We will come back however were slightly disappointed this time."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Food was ver good. Service was good also. Nice place to go for Chinese food."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "GT never disappoints. Staff is great, if not overly attentive. Food is always has great taste and portions are very reasonable. What a treat to have such a great restaurant in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We are repeat customers but will not go back. We are seated in a back room with 5 tables - it looks like it is a storage space. Our appetizers were served fairly quickly and are ok. Then our 1st entrée - their Mango chicken arrives with no rice. Before we can say anything the waiter is gone. We wait about 5 minutes and decide to start eating it. It is actually pretty cold by then but pretty good. We finish the entire dish - still no waiter and no rice. Our next entrée Chicken LoMein arrives - we tell our waiter please adjust the check for the rice, which he does. I love lomein but this is the worst I have ever tasted. It use to be the best. I hardly eat it. We use to recommend this place as the best in Boston. We won't do that again"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Limited menu; prices hiked; small portions; food not hot or fresh. Disappointed because on non-holidays the food is great and prices reasonable."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went to Golden Temple on Xmas eve. This is after a lot of good reviews and recommendation. Yet, the food was ok, and the service was BAD. This is after taking into account the fact they were super busy/full. The waiter just threw the dishes at us, did not even stay a sec that we can ask a question. When I did manage to ask if they can do dishes without garlic (food restriction) of no garlic., the answer was simply "no", and she walked away not allowing me to ask which dishes are without garlic. After three or four selections that seemed to be without garlic, and all turned out to have garlic, the waiter finally pointed out which dishes do not have garlic I ended up eating fried rice as a meal..."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My husband & I organized a family lunch at Golden Temple for Christmas Day after reading rave reviews. We arrived & were seated then completely ignored for over 20 minutes...they were short staffed & chose to ignore what they couldn't handle. Others were seated, tended to & fed while we waited. Our waitress was apologetic and took our order when she finally arrived. Food took forever to arrive and then we were ignored for the rest of the time. One of our guests received the wrong order, but after all that waiting just sent it back - hopeless to ask for what he really wanted. Table covered w/ hole riddled table cloths, my husband's coffee cup was unwashed & had mystery bits floating inside, my water glass had prior lip marks. Never again!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I went with my best friend. I ordered chicken pad thai. She asked for a chicken and vegetable dish. According to the menu, the vegetables and poultry were to be stir fried in an oyster sauce. Being allergic to most seafood, including oysters, she asked if both components could be steamed instead. The waiter said, "No substitutions or changes, kitchen busy". After another round of explaining the situation to him, we finally got a manager who reluctantly agreed to steam the food instead of frying it. Fine. The food came out, and mine was actually quite good, but her's didn't look or smell appetizing. I'm not sure why they were so resistant to steam the food, or why it wasn't remotely appetizing. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We found the staff welcoming and attentive to our needs. The food was excellent and John Ho, the Service Manager, checked in with every guest to ensure their needs were being met. The menu provides enough options for any one and they are wonderful listners to make sure they know your needs and preferences. If you are seeking a wonderful dining experience, you must try the Golden Temple."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Loved the ambiance, quiet and elegant atmosphere...Wait staff, friendly,and knowledgeable...Food timing was quick,efficient and hot as it should be..and generous portions... All in all a very good experience and worth the ride from RI..."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This is one of my favorites, the service and food is always perfect and never disappoints. This is a great place, I would strongly recommend. The food is very tasty and the staff is very kind."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Went to golden temple on Friday. It was good. Loves the service an the atmosphere. General Gso was great. However the tofu was a little iffy but it wasn't bad. Drinks were great. Brown rice was different than what I'm used to but nice. Lettuce wraps was good as well."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The food and service were outstanding. The menu provide a wide variety of choices that should please all taste. The option of half or full size dishes is a great way to allow one to try many different things, yet not waste food. The staff was attentive and responded quickly to all requests. One can be assured of a good dining experience."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Presentation of each of the dishes we ordered was unique and delightful. The food was outstanding, among the best Chinese restaurants we have ever had the pleasure of dining in."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Service was great. Staff was attentive. Manager makes the rounds. Hot towels to keep hands clean! Food was great. No MSG. Tastes and looks fresh. So much selection. This place deserves all the success that it has."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Our party of 4 was seated immediately in a good-sized booth. Drinks and appetizers came within a reasonable period of time and the sampler plate was ample (good thing we were hungry!). The entree plates were quite large and there was plenty of food on your plate--fresh and served at the right temperature. Waiters were attentive with the water and checking in to take away empty plates and seeing if we needed anything else. The menu included Thai food as well as Chinese so I ordered a pad thai noodle dish with chicken, shrimp, mushrooms and broccoli that was very tasty. Golden Temple is located on Beacon Street in Boston and valet parking is available (but cash is asked for before you enter the restaurant). All in all, Golden Temple rocked!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013