Golden Temple
Golden Temple

Golden Temple

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.healthyfreshfood.com/
  • Phone: 6172779722
  • 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: Contemporary Asian, Asian, Chinese
  • 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: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Golden Temple reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (18)fit for foodies (14)late-night find (13)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (8)great for brunch (7)romantic (6)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Disappointing....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went during restaurant week and ordered one of the fish main course options. It arrived essentially uncooked. The wait staff was very accommodating in replacing it with something else. However, by then the dining experience had been ruined. Given the wide variety of restaurants in the area, we won't be returning here any time soon.
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  • Duck!
    Chinayum
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Best duck ever! Super crispy and not greasy at all! Well worth the price plus the hoisen sauce is amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • None greasy Chinese
    Chinayum
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Delicious place to get fresh and none greasy Chinese food! I have a shellfish allergy and the manager came over to the table and assured me all the food would be taken care of in an allergy free manner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TinajaneVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    With all the prior great reviews, and having lived in Boston many many years ago, I had great expectations for Golden Temple. Shrimp in lobster sauce is one of our all time favorites dishes, since it contains ground pork and black beans. We ordered this dish with not only shrimp but with lobster also. We were very disappointed. I will say the spareribs were good, egg roll fair and como fried rice just okay. We r coming back to Boston next week but will not return to this restaurant.
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  • Food for some was served COLD
    EatingIn617
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I always eat here but tonight the food was cold. My hot and sour soup was COLD. My Sesame Chicken was barely room temperature. Some of my guests food was hot...kind of annoying, but I wont be running back there, especially with the ridiculous prices they charge. We also asked to split the bill according to what people had bought. When we got the bill, it was split evenly among guests even though we had written on the receipt how much to charge each card.
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  • Great Service
    Anonymous
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went here with a friend while visiting from NYC. Not the best Chinese food I've ever had, and some of the flavors and styles were off from what I am used to in NYC (I have realized Chinese food varies by cities). However, the service was perfect and the space was nice. Mai tais were delish!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Juliet
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I went for my birthday dinner because of the high quality food they use and I have a very strict diet due to some food allergies. The server and staff were great and extremely helpful with finding me food that fit my diet. The manager on duty that night even stopped by to make sure everything was going well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Chinese outside Chinatown
    GandHVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went for dinner, well received and nice reading menu- The soup and striped bass are very good, but the rest is just average Chinese staple. Overpriced for the food, and no drinks.
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  • The Best of Boston
    Quality13
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Never in all the years we've been going to the Golden Temple have we had a bad meal. Best Chinese restaurant in The Greater Boston area... If you like either Chinese or Thai this is the place to visit.. A bit pricey but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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  • Chinese Food
    Bcelts34
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This is really good Chinese food in the Brookline area. There are not many quality Chinese restaurants but this is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Outstanding
    JazzLover
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I booked this through Open Table because it was close to Sculler's Jazz Club and offered Open Table bonus points. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and attentive service. The Chilean Sea Bass with ginger was amazing, as was the special brown fried rice and the calamari appetizer. A bit pricey for Chinese, but well worth it. Warning that valet parking is $10 and no signage to that effect. But our car was waiting for us when we walked out, so if you're tight for time it is a nice service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • customer
    Brightongal
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Consistently good food and good service. An extensive menu to satisfy all tastes with good appetizers and some healthy options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local favorite!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Never disappointing, always good. Our favorite Chinese restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable, if not exciting.
    gourmetgourmand
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Very good for something that pleases everyone. It's never outstanding, but the service is usually quite good. Lots of fruity drinks, ridiculous appetizers and solid, standard Chinese food. It's much better than most places outside Chinatown, but you won't find anything exotic. You can find dishes for those not into "Asian" food, too. They have the dreaded chicken fingers, if you must, but if you like it spicy, I recommend the Spicy String Beans with pork, or the Spicy Eggplant with pork. Both are excellent. If you ask, they will make it extra spicy, and light on the oil. It can be pricey if you add drinks, and especially appetizers, but they also offer smaller portions of many main dishes that are great value.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    KathyM
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We go to this restaurant at twice a year to commemorate a family event. It is always good. We had the szechuan shrimp and szechuan eggplant which both had great flavor. We also had chicken wings and beef teriyaki. The food is fresh and flavorful. It is great for a large party. The last few times the service has been exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rj1541VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    a measure of a chinese restaurant is in their preparation and presentation of peking duck. sorry to report that this peking duck doesn't nearly make the grade
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  • The Best!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This is our favorite Chinese restaurant, they have all the old standbys, the very best ribs, and all the hot dishes anyone could want.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Another Mother's Day success!
    luckyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Yummy food, good service. One suggestion though for Mother's day, bring back the Athan's cakes.... We miss those
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sgibby
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food is always fresh and good. We love our waiter Joe!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why Don't We Go Here very Week?
    bermudaonionVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Great experiece. Great restaurant. There is a shortage of GOOD Chinese restaurants that have a nice atmosohere in the Boston area. Golden Temple absoutely fits the bill. The food was great. Our waiter terrific - consummate professional... And that Golden Temple Mai Tai... yum.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 421 reviews are from the Golden Temple reviews archive.
  • Lukewarm experience
    vbBoston
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We were greeted and quickly brought to our table. Our server was efficient, but the assistant "help" (filling water, etc.) didn't understand much English, so it was difficult to communicate any requests. The food was OK, but everything was "glistening" from all the oil that is used. It wasn't a bad experience, but it wasn't a good enough experience for me to want to go back.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PIPERVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Nothing like Golden Temple!!! Sam at the bar, great food and meeting people seated around you in the bar!!!!! Love, Love, Love!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • moodyfoodyVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Boston has many Thai restaurants but not very many Chinese restaurants -- hence, we were quite happy to find Golden Temple. Although somewhat pricey, the food was enjoyable, the decor was pleasant, and the service was excellent. I was impressed by the generous portions and lovely presentation. I recommend checking it out the next time you're craving Chinese fare in Boston.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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  • Good food, but Chinatown is better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The menu showed my meal (Chilean sea bass Hunan style) as spicy but it wasn't spicy at all. Ask for extra spice if you like heat.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Chinese Dining
    BDdinners2VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The expanded menu offers a new foods and tastes and combinations. Portions are ample and good for sharing. Servers are polite and helpful in explaining how the dishes are prepared. A wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little on the pricey side,
    Eena
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    A little on the pricey side, but the food is always good here.
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  • Great as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Been coming to golden temple since I was a kid and I still love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great asian food
    mealguy
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Always the freshest and tasty food whenever dining here!! Friendly service from waiters who are attentive to all your needs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff was very attentive
    luvcm60
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and drinks here are
    Katie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Food
    brookline2e
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What I ordered was not what I got
    ALAN
    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
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  • The something cocabana is
    supanice
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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.
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    romantic
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  • Still solid after all these years
    rf52
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Late Night Dining
    TamyVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Not too many places you can find on a whim on a late night...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful service!
    Jamie
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a temple you NEED to visit
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Love Golden Temple
    CocoSmoothj
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, thoughtful extras.
    Ac32cl
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines date
    alairelibre
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.