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Golden Temple

4.2
4.2
802 Reviews
$30 and under
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. We are raising the standards for your health by purchasing from the highest quality and respected purveyors available to us.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Contemporary Asian, Asian

  • 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 Contact us directly for parties of 8 or more on Mother's Day.

  • Phone number

    (617) 277-9722

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jimmy Li

  • 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

  • Private party facilities

    Contemporary Chinese-Asian cuisine served in a beautiful architectural atmosphere with professional service. Whether it's a small intimate dinner party, cocktails, hor-d'oeuvres and dancing for a hundred or a board room lunch, Golden Temple will provide you with a remarkable and memorable experience

  • Private party contact

    Lily Moy: (888) 906-8290

  • Neighborhood

    Brookline

  • Cross street

    Washington

  • Parking details

    Valet available after 5:00 PM On-street parking available

  • Public transit

    Green line C line "Washington Square"

  • Entertainment

    DJ and dancing every weekend, Thursday through Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 802 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service, good food but the place good use a good cleaning!
  2. FD

    FrancesD

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    WE has a delicious meal. If you like ribs then this is the restaurant to get them. They're the best ever. We had a combination of meat, chicken, and vegetables, and everything we ordered was excellent. The service was good and the place was clean and attractive. We had reservations and our table was ready for us when we arrived. All together it was a wonderful experience.
  3. RL

    RachelL

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    When we reached for our 915pm reservation, there was no one at the hostess desk. I went around to talk to someone at the takeout area to see what was going on, they told me to wait someone would come out. We waited a good 4,5 minutes for the host to finally come. He didn't apologize for us having to wait or anything. Just seated us. The waiter didn't say hello or introduce himself. Just was ready to take our order right away. The food was ok, nothing special. Overall it was just ok. The customer service was lacking. And again, the food wasn't special. I would not go back. Too many other good restaurants around with good service and food to deal with this. Its too bad, I was really looking forward to eating here.
  4. C

    Carmajohn

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waited 20 minutes without being waited on. Restaurant was not busy and had an odor. Left and went to another restaurant and was served within 5 minutes.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! We had wonderful service and enjoyed our Chinese New Year gifts!
  6. p

    pattymc78

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time attending Chinese New Year and it won't be my last. The Golden Temple does it right! The food, waitstaff, were amazing. Food came quickly, as well as the drinks. Seeing the Dragon ceremony outside, made my night.
  7. PF

    PaigeF

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff and great food. The menu has a lot of options and whenever I try something new I find another thing to love at Golden Temple. Great for a party of two at the bar or a big family event. Whenever in the area Golden Temple is my go-to Chinese restaurant.
  8. M

    Marley

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Golden Temple is THE BEST Chinese food restaurant in the world! If you haven't been there, you are missing out! They have the most delicious food! And the bar is great! May, Tom, Andy and Bee are fabulous bartenders who know their customers and make sure we always have a great time when we are at GT! We are glad Evelyn is back too!
  9. AS

    AlexandraS

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Ribs were really dry and tasteless- would not recommend- the other food was pretty good- a little disappointing they do not have pork dumplings
  10. JH

    JanetH

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food as always. We were a party of 9 seated in the ballroom area. Empty when we arrived. We would have preferred the main dining room. Service was good although some of the entrees came out staggered instead of all together. Overall good experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    New Year’s Eve
  12. KM

    KMK12

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent as always. 8:30 reservations on NYE. They were very behind on seating reservations, we were told when we arrived. We were sat by 9. Service was slower than usual. Neither of these things were surprising to us - it was New Year's Eve, one of the busiest nights of the year for dine in and takeout at one of the busiest restaurants in the city on New Year's. We noticed other patrons leaving or getting frustrated at staff over the wait (again, it's packed, what did you expect?) The staff was gracious and the food was still delicious. We left full and happy.
  13. D

    Denise

    New England

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    The only complaint is that we had to wait 50 minutes past our reservation time. Apparently they overbooked as we were one of many individuals that had to wait an unreasonable amount of time past the reservation time. The host just kept telling us that it was not his fault and offered no resolve to the situation.
  14. j

    jends23

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Sadly, Golden Temple has been around for years! We haven’t had dinner there in awhile and with our daughter, we really looked forward to it. The manager or whoever the lovely woman was, was very sweet. The waitress, young and not great. The food was tasteless! I don’t want to say that but it was literally every dish we had! It wasn’t too busy and I’m hoping there is a good excuse! I’m not a foodie, and surprised that we felt that way and others don't! I’m really disappointed and hope that it’s just us!
  15. LA

    LynneA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is always delicious but being Christmas Day, I think the server was overwhelmed by all the customers
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    We love coming here for the food, but the service was absolutely atrocious on Christmas day. We sat for over 15 minutes before anybody even approached the table. After that, we were lucky to see the waiter once or twice. We ended up having to switch waiters and get management involved. It wasn’t even that busy. Such a shame…
  17. w

    westernmass

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Almost inedible. Salt bombed and over sauced and over cooked. Absolutely terrible.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Made reservations for 8:30pm, which the restaurant confirmed the day before, so we expected no problems, but there were. We showed up early at 8pm and was told by the host that tables our size were seating earlier, so we should expect to be seated early. A little after 8:30pm, I checked in with the host again. This time, I was then told that they needed to slow down service because they were backed up and we “might” now by seated by 9pm or 9:15pm. I tried to explain that someone in my party has a medical condition that requires she eat sooner, but was rejected by the host. Finally, we had to beg to be seated because of the medical condition and got a table by 8:50. The food was great, but the experience and accommodations were not.
  19. JV

    JosefV

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. A classic restaurant with all of our favorite dishes.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Dirty food. Poor quality and it’s a shame! Used to be the best Chinese around.
  21. L

    Linda

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever I am in Boston this is my “go to” restaurant. The BEST Chinese food I have ever eaten. No other restaurant has ever come close. The Golden Temple Spare Ribs are always excellent. Love the egg rolls, calamari for appetizers. Followed by fried rice, Kung pao chicken. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  22. JB

    JaneB

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a nice evening at the Golden Temple. There were 6 of us, and we got cocktails and appetizers to start, and then ordered our dinner. The staff is very professional and efficient, and the ambiance is nice. Some of the chairs and all our menus looked like they had seen better days..... replacing the worn out chairs and falling apart menus would make a nicer presentation of the restaurant. Otherwise we enjoyed all our food and drinks, and will come back again soon I hope.
  23. D

    Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and great menu.
  24. 1

    1993

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I don’t think the inside has been renovated since I first went 20 years ago. The food just isn’t the same as back then. And they charge different prices than what is reflected on the menu.
  25. MC

    MelissaC

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Server was very good but he had to many tables to handle alone. Tables were not cleared once customers left. Restaurant was dirty. The food was not as good as usual, defiantly an off night.
  26. R

    Roberto

    Naples

    98 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Hot and sour soup was weird! Not very hot and not very sour and not a typical consistency. The lobster sauce was not tasty and very poor consistency. White rice was hard, friend shrimp were just ok! Service was slow and inattentive! The only item worth eating was the spare ribs on the bone and the spicy string beans.
  27. PF

    PreviousFan

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The food was good. When it arrived. But the service was among the worst I’ve ever seen. One waiter managing (or failing to manage) a dozen tables. He took 45 minutes to take our order. Never came by again after giving us the food. Never brought out any of our drinks. Was just annoyed to have to deal with any of his tables.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    And it was a birthday celebration! Amazing service and even more amazing food! It was my first time based on our friend’s recommendation. There was also a great array of healthy choices which made it a great balance! Claims with black bean sauce and the cake dessert they gave the celebrant at the end was top notch!
  29. BL

    BLovesFood

    New England

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My first visit to Golden Temple was a mixed bag. I had heard the ribs were "out of this world." So, I ordered those, a seafood appetizer platter, and beef lo mein. The ribs, to me, were much like any other Chinese ribs. In fact, they were mostly fat, so I was not impressed. I wonder if others ordered something that I missed? I had the boneless rib appetizer. There are on the bone ribs and a large Golden Temple special rib order. Are one of those better than my boneless ribs? Maybe I ordered the wrong thing. Also, I would order just the crab rangoon vs. the seafood combination appetizer next time. the two scallops and the two shrimp were buried in batter. The lo mein was really good. Nothing over the top, just really fresh ingredients. The beef in that was, at times, a bit more gristle than I would like too, but it was good. I will go again and order some of the more exquisite specialty menu items. The basics were good, but not "out of this world." Good service once they got around to taking my order. In other words, they were pleasant but I was pretty sure they forgot about me twice.
  30. BM

    BMG13

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    It's really hard to say whether I recommend this place to a friend. The couple across from us said that they sat for 30 minutes and no one checked on them, the food was good though. We sat for 20 minutes without anyone ever coming to take our order let alone bring us water. I got up and spoke to the person I believe was the owner. Within 1 minute, someone came to take our order. We put in for appetizers and our meal at the same time to be on the safe side. Our appetizers came out 4 minutes later, water appeared 2 minutes later. Our entrees came out 5 and a half minutes after that. I know this because I started my stopwatch. My sesame chicken and brown rice while delicious were cold in a lot of places. After 22 minutes we asked for the check because we finally saw our waiter. Our water was never refilled. Like my neighbor said before leaving, the food was good. The service just wasn't.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Apart from the food which was solid, the experience was terrible due to very poor service and a less than appealing ambiance. The lighting was so dim you could hardly read the menu and the service was so slow that we had to get up three separate times to get the server’s attention. Not sure why GT gets so many stars because we definitely didn’t have a 4.5 rating experience tonight. Think twice before choosing Golden Temple.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for my wife’s 50th Birthday, the food was as good as it was 20+ years ago when we used to go often. Love it!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Nice staff but the food was just okay.
  34. M

    Mumsedso

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This is the worst meal we have ever had here - or anywhere in a long time. The scallion pancakes were dried out and tasteless. The lo mein seemed to be nothing more than spaghetti tossed with a few scallions and bean sprouts. The The chow fun was drowning with dark molasses (in Chinese food)? the Chicken with cashew nuts was all celery - you could count the chicken bits and I do mena bits) with one hand - same for the cashews. I could go on and on - suffice it to say we will not go back ever - it seems like the owner does not care - after all he - he collects $13.95 for a whiskey and cola, or a mai tai - why should he be concerned with the quality of his dishes? it doesn't matter to him - he's doing a bang up bar biz.
  35. l

    lovetoeatout

    New England

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality Chinese food - Great service - Such friendly staff especially Beatrice who greets you out front - Love all the food here - Never had a bad meal - Beautiful, clean restaurant - Good drinks, too - Can’t wait to return - Highly recommend!
  36. M

    Millers

    New England

    216 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    216 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bing is an amazing server. Food is delicious and place is and has always been top notch. Try a stoli doli martini.
  37. MI

    MerrillI

    New England

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Dirty walls and not so happy with food or service, What happened?
  38. MW

    MarkW

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Golden Temple still has the best appetizers around (especially the Golden Temple ribs)! My only warning is we like to sit at the bar. We were very happy on open table that you could reserve at the bar, but when we got to the restaurant they told us the bar was first come first served!
  39. A

    Airedale

    New York Area

    375 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    375 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Have been going to Golden Temple for years and have always enjoyed it. This experience was just mediocre. We were a large party, dining room was mostly empty, and it took quite a while to get us seated. Then we asked to have one empty table as opposed to another and they said no, even though it wouldn't be used while we were there. Service was slow, one couple asked to pay for their meals with cash separately and were told no, and the entire restaurant sounded like a nightclub because of how noisy and packed the bar was (830 Saturday night). Will continue to go, but not with a large group, and don't feel as confident about their ability as I did.
  40. SA

    SurinderA

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my mother’s 93rd and Golden Temple was most accommodating with the number of guests attending. All staff had a “ no problem” attitude with any requests or last minute changes. We enjoyed the chilly chicken, the bass and the spicey string beans. We also appreciated that most dishes could be ordered in smaller portions thus we were able to taste a variety of dishes. Our waiter was great as was the valet service for parking😍👍🏾🦍

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Golden Temple is rated 4.2 stars by 802 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington

  • Neighborhood

    Brookline

  • 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 Contact us directly for parties of 8 or more on Mother's Day.

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Contemporary Asian, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet available after 5:00 PM On-street parking available

  • Public transit

    Green line C line "Washington Square"

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jimmy Li

  • Entertainment

    DJ and dancing every weekend, Thursday through Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 277-9722

  • 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

  • Private party facilities

    Contemporary Chinese-Asian cuisine served in a beautiful architectural atmosphere with professional service. Whether it's a small intimate dinner party, cocktails, hor-d'oeuvres and dancing for a hundred or a board room lunch, Golden Temple will provide you with a remarkable and memorable experience

  • Private party contact

    Lily Moy: (888) 906-8290

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