Golden Temple

4.4
750 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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.



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What 750 People Are Saying
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The valet told me to pay in advance and said he didn’t have change. So I ended up over paying. There was another guy there when I got my car. Didn’t know about overpayment.

The food was very mediocre. Not worth taking any leftovers.

Overpriced. Drinks were OK. Mostly ice.

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LL
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate Valentine's Day. The restaurant was decorated with roses and each patron received a love note at their place setting quoting various famous authors. The food was delicious, the service was attentive, the price was reasonable. We look forward to returning soon.

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T
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The overall service was ok. I have been to Golden Temple many times but this time I found the portions of rice and lobster sauce to be very small. All of our food was very salty! The lettuce under the salt and pepper lobster, chicken wings,lobster sauce. I might recommend the Temple to family and friends but I would tell them to ask the chef to go easy on the salt!! I don't think that I got my money's worth on Valentine's day!!

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NK
New England
75 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. This is the freshest and best Chinese food anywhere in and near Boston. Superb. That’s why we keep coming back

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l
New England
44 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, quality food - never disappoints - will be back soon!

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MS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a delicious meal at golden temple. Have enjoyed this place for the last 40 years.

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OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Appetizers were good. Duck was great.

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s
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We weren't impressed. Were told multiple times that things were unavailable. When we pressed our server he said he would "check with the kitchen" and miraculously they became available. I think that's their go-to line if they don't feel like making something. Food on the whole was fine, though one of my dining companions said his steak tasted spoiled (they took it back and did not charge us for it), and several of our meals arrived to the table cold. Would definitely not go out of my way to return with so many other great options in the area.

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MA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food there every time I go everyone is so friendly the parking in the area is great some time they play music on the other side off restaurant witch is nice its very laid back

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FS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Surprisingly not the best experience, we have been coming here for years and always for the Lunar New Year celebration. Our waiter was pretty unavailable and never checked on us (yes it was busy but...). Every year they bring us a mug of the New Year animal - this year he didn't bring them to our table, although everyone else around us received them. When I asked he grunted ask on your way out. Felt like we were treated as second class diners.

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SR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was really terrible this time. Everything was slow overall and we had to wait so long to get our check it was pretty ridiculous. The food was uneven as well. Some of it was quite good and some really bland. We’ve had better experiences in the past, so maybe it was just the chaos of the lunar new year.

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N
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Golden Temple never fails to provide excellent food and service. It is a bit pricey for Asian cuisine, but everything is always fresh, hot and delicious. The Golden Temple ribs and fried rice are my favorites.

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j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Chinese food. Had the spare ribs, scallops, and chilean sea bass. Great Mai Tai also.

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EN
New England
45 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

If you want to find a hopping place on a weekend where they keep even large groups moving in and out at a good pace, this could be the place for you. If you are looking for inventive Asian dishes that celebrate fresh ingredients and work from a rich palette of flavors this is not the place for you.

Golden Temple is a throw-back to a different age when"Chinese food" featured bland ingredients and heavy use of corn starch.

The appetizers we ordered never arrived. The three entrees that my wife, sister and I ordered were indistinguishable amid the gray gloppy sauce until my sister noticed the asparagus pieces in hers, and I saw the telltale red finish of the pork chunks in mine. The food was not inedible. The frozen peas and celery pieces that accompanied the pork chunks in mine would have been fine if I were throwing together leftovers for dinner, but for dinner on Beacon Street on a Saturday night it was unfathomable that any self-respecting restaurant owner would allow that out of the kitchen. Then again, I guess some people like that because the dining room was packed and they were turning tables over as fast as people left.

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KB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, as usual. Wonderful service. Not rushed. We were there to celebrate a friends birthday. We had a great night filled with good food and lots of fun.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was completely tasteless, including their specialty “spareribs.”
Help was rude!

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s
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and good food

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NK
New England
75 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Chinese food in the area. Great service. Always consistent

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The menu prices are inflated on New Year's Eve on the service and food didn't reflect the prices
It was a disappointment

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve. Food was still exceptional. Service was acceptable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

New’s Years Eve

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food per usual! Clean and great atmospheres! Valet parking after 8 PM. On street parking and spaces across the street.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

The service was poor, our food was cold, and the music was too loud.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I have no idea how this restaurant is still in business or why people go here. The waiter had zero hospitality skills, stumbled and jostled placing plates and drinks, was slow and inattentive. The food was bland. Basic Asian take out but over priced bc it’s on a plate at a restaurant(?) which btw, needs a major renovation. So many better options in Brookline and Boston for Asian cuisine. Underwhelming.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Every dish we ordered and ate was perfect. Our waiter was friendly and personable and although very busy, he made sure to check on our table periodically to ask how everything was. We most appreciated the timing between our dishes being brought out as we never felt rushed. Thanks everyone! We will be back!

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D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sorry to say this was a disappointing experience. I hadn’t been there in a few years, but earlier experiences were excellent. We were there on Xmas Day and I guess they were really too busy. There were two of us and we were given poor seating, in the open area next to walkers and trays. Appetizers were good but our main course and rice arrived barely warm so it must have been sitting a while.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I know it was Xmas day but they should have been prepared, too many clients, too few staff. Our chairs were cracked and uncomfortable, the lighting was dingy. They said they could not turn on any more overhead lights. Orders were delayed and then coming out all scrambled. We had to wait for our drinks and then main course came out when we were just starting appetizers. Many other tables were unhappy about service and complaining too. First time...last time !!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good. But they could not handle the Christmas rush and our entrees were served 45 minutes apart to different people in the same party.

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AC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Wait was over an hour with reservations. Never got to sit. Bad, chaotic energy in there

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A
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Best Chinese food !!!

Great waiter

Comfortable seating

A little pricey

Always delicious and fresh

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TS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Christmas Eve, WITH a reservation and still had to wait an hour and 15 minutes.

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P
New England
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Christmas Eve was very busy, there was plenty of staff but they were all rushing around on the verge of panic. Food was good but not as good as usual.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible. Never go there

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, highly recommend if you’re looking for great Chinese food. Some of the best I’ve had...

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J
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food portions were huge and well prepared. Service was attentive. Very upscale experience for a Chinese restaurant. Great for special occasion.

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JD
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I liked my meal, but my date did not care for his. Service was quick, food was nice and hot, but there was minimal interaction with our waiter.

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Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was greasy and without salt!

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NK
New England
75 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Best food in town

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c
Miami
65 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Cantonese cuisine. Try to find street parking to avoid the $15.00 Valet.

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding experience and best Chinese cuisine ever.

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