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About 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.
Brookline, MA 02445
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
DJ and dancing every weekend, Thursday through Saturday
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
Valet available after 5:00 PM
On-street parking available
Green line C line "Washington Square"
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
During the summer and early fall enjoy outdoor dining in our cafe
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Golden Temple Ratings and Reviews
Went there for New Years Eve dinner. There was no mention of a “Special Menu” when they called to confirm the reservation but they made sure to tell me that there was a per person minimum. All the items on the menu (except for the appetizers) were not your typical run of the mill, simple items that most people like. And they were totally unwilling to accommodate and special requests and were extremely rude about it. So if you have any food allergies or dislikes, oh well. Not good for a restaurant if you ask me! Of course they jack the prices way up because it was New Years and give you smaller portions. To make matters worse our food arrived cold. We will not be going back.
This was the eighth New Years in a row we have come to this restaurant. It has always been one of our favorites and we looked forward to our one time a year there and this year was a terrible experience! Our service was slow and not attentive. The dishes on the table were all scratched up and looked dirty. We were sitting at the table for ten minutes before she even came over to ask us if we wanted a drink. They have always had a half menu on New Years but this year they took of the beef and broccoli. We had food on the table before the drinks were served and when the drinks finally got there, our friend had to remind the server that she ordered tea. I ordered a peachy heaven and it was delivered in a filthy glass and had things floating in it with sentiments at the bottom of the glass. The drink they brought to replace it was a completely different drink than I ordered but I didn’t want to wait another ten minutes for yet another drink so I didn’t say anything. The food was delivered cold but over cooked and it was all a mess. Did not taste or look fresh at all.
All in all, we have come to expect a lot out of this restaurant and this time we were totally let down. They stopped giving out their champagne glasses out a couple of years ago and since then it has just gone down hill for us. It’s sad to say but I think it’s time to find a new place to celebrate the New Years.
We have been on New Years Eve in the past. This year noticeably absent were the festive decorations, (silver and gold balloons and streamers throughout ) and wait staff!!!. We were seated on time, then waited and waited for a server. Ordered drinks and appetizers at the same time. They came together! and ordered main dishes. Items we wished to order we were told "we are out of it" at 6PM.
No buspersons, no runners. A scant number of servers were clearing tables, delivering food and cashing out.
After a long time determined to be 45 min based on the party across from us who has not even been greeted in 45 min. I had to get up, go to the hostess desk and ask for the check.!!!
Turns out the club soda with a splash of cranberry and lime was $6.75. Only cranberry juice...no lime, no club soda....NO TIP! We generally tip 20%.
The food was good but not up to usual standard. Terrible service!!!
The service was horrible. The waiter said they were getting lots of takeout orders keeping the kitchen busy. There were five of us. One entree was served and we waited at least 20-30 minutes for the second entree. That dish was cold. When the third entree didn’t arrive after another 20-30 minutes we took it to go. I won’t go back to this restaurant again.
We came for Christmas when we thought the restaurant would be prepared for a big crowd. It was a big mistake. They had a holiday menu which seemed to be their normal menu but with no flexibility to make any changes whatsoever to anything on the menu. The waiters were not helpful when we tried to ask for accommodations for two members of our party who had dietary restrictions. We ordered edamame which came out lukewarm and mushy - they couldn’t make another order that would be any better so they replaced it with a small order of spring rolls.
A special family dinner with very, very good food ruined by miserable service. After a round of drinks, our party of 4 ordered 2 appetizers and 5 dishes that we intended to share. They literally brought one dish out at a time, with about 5 minutes between each dish arrival and the next — and forgot two of our dishes. After all of the appetizers were done, then comes the fried rice, but no other dishes. Do we (a) eat it by itself, or (b) let it get cold while we wait for everything else? Well, we initially chose (b), until we realized this was how they they were serving. It wasn’t just us; the party across the aisle had what looked like a plate of lo mein show up after they were done eating everything else, and the server struggled to understand they’re request to send it back and remove it from the bill. Then, of the 4 drinks (all non-alcoholic) that we ordered during our prolonged one-dish-at-a-time meal, we only received two, but of course were charged for all 4. Not the type of service you’d expect at an upper scale and expensive restaurant.
Had not been here in a few years and wife and I decided to bring daughter for first time. Needless to say it was a major disappointment and highly overpriced for so so good. It started with our table being the first one downstairs from the bar area. With bar being full and bartender controlling the music at a high volume, did not make for a great dining experience. We all ordered cocktails and appetizers and I must say that the pork strips were outstanding. The dumplings came out warm and my daughter ordered the seaweed salad with mandarin oranges that could have fed the entire room. The GT special pad Thai was good, the shrimp with lobster sauce was just served warm and I had ordered pork fried rice with my dish which can out as I was finishing my entree. Our waiter in bringing out the main dishes took my daughters salad and placed it on a shelf behind her head...I couldn’t believe it and had my daughter take it down and place on the table once again. The server was polite and very nice but at 6:00pm at night, no excuse for problems with kitchen but it took forever to receive food and warm at best. For 3 people having appetizers, 2 entrees and a cocktail each, I thought $201 was pretty pricey for mediocre food.
Very disappointed in our meal. We have been here before and it was good( not great) but this was awful. There were 6 of us and out of the 6 meals and 5 appetizers we ordered, only the wings, ribs and wonton soup were tasty. No flavor and bland and basic veggies in our dishes.
Waiter was very difficult to understand and was unable to accommodate a request to mix two vegetables with chicken into one dish.
Golden Temple was amazing! They made our wedding anniversary so special. In my online reservation I had requested to have flowers at the table, instead they brought over a bouquet of a dozen red roses. Then at the end of the meal we were presented with 2 complementary desserts! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious! Thank you so much for such a memorable anniversary!
We have been going to Golden Temple for over 30 years and it never disappoints! We love the stoli doli's to start with our favorite appetizer's are the Golden Temple Rib's, chicken finger's, and egg roll's. All the main dishes are fabulous, along with rice and vegetables. Great place for date night or big parties. The staff are attentive and always deliver with a smile!
Parking: valet for$11. There are metered parking available but there are 5 busy restaurants competing for the same parking spots. Best bet is to valet on a weekend.
Food: we enjoyed all the dishes we ordered.
Service: very good, especially since the restaurant was fully booked on this Saturday evening at 8 pm.
Overall: we would return again. Good idea to make a reservation. We were there on a Saturday evening and they were completely booked. Additionally, the bar side was packed.
The service was not what I remember, I have been going to this restaurant since I was 6 or 7 so over 30 years.. The staff seem to busy to pay attention to their tables, had to wait for staff once seated. After ordering and receiving food, staff did not come back to see if everything was ok. Then had to wait for table to be cleared and get the check. Ultimately staff seem to be covering more than what they can handle.
Without a doubt, the Golden Temple is the best restaurant on the planet . By every measure , you can't beat this place. And I'm not just talking Chinese food , which is their specialty and which they prepare to perfection. I'm talking of culinary delights beyond the wildest dreams I've dined there many times over the years, and they keep outdoing themselves. The Golden Temple always exceeds expectations!
This time disappointing. I have been coming her for a couple of years and always had fantastic food. A late lunch this week and the sweet and sour chicken was so tough and dry not worth eating. Fried Rice a little dry. I will go back again because 1 out of 100 is not bad. Still think they have some of the best food in town and worth a visit.
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