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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.

1651 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
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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

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(617) 277-9722

Website:
http://www.healthyfreshfood.com/

Entertainment:
DJ and dancing every weekend, Thursday through Saturday

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

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

Public Transit:
Green line C line "Washington Square"

Executive Chef:
Jimmy Li

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
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Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Bar Seating (2)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Consistent and delicious every time I go !!!
This family owned restaurant is 5 star class !!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Birthday date

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My family has been dining her for 40 years. The quality has never changed. By far the best Chinese Restaurant you can find.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Enjoyed the evening, dinner and dancing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always a treat to go to Golden Temple. We ordered the boneless spare ribs, crab Rangoon, General Gau chicken, shrimp with lobster sauce, and Chinese eggplant and it was all delicious. The waiter was nice and attentive.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent mussels in wine and tomato sauce. Great fried rice. Nice service and prompt delivery of food. When in Boston this is our go to Chinese restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Surprisingly spacious inside. Extensive menu and alcohol list. Service was attentive. Food was very good. Will definitely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was a fun place to celebrate my sons birthday. Great drinks and food. It was a bit pricey. Looking forward to returning to celebrate again soon.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Basically, the food was bland. It tasted like they forgot to season it. Also, on a Friday night prime time the restaurant was only about 20% full. I went because of the reviews, which in my experience have been reliable. Not this time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A great gem for good Chinese, our server was hilarious good guys night out, and about around the town. Will return thank you!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great meal. Last minute decision and great choice.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

A great place with good food and good service. The food always comes out hot! We love the place.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Always consistently the best food, drink, atmosphere and service!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Golden Temple is the best Chinese food around. The food is fresh, healthy and they are always coming out with great new dishes.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Try the margaritas!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent food and good service..
Highly recommend !!
Alcoholic Drinks are very pricey though..
Parking is tight and you'll most likely have to valet, if you don't know the area or willing to walk.
Make sure the Sox game isn't getting out as you're heading in or you'll be in traffic..
In conclusion the food really is excellent!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Was able to sit outside on sidewalk with my dog and husband.
Mai Tais (the Golden Temple Mai Tais) are the best.

Great Peking duck and egg rolls.
My husband loves this place, the kind of Chinese food he grew up with but they do have more inventive entrees and appetizers

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Thought we would try a different Chinese restaurant for my son's 10th birthday. The Golden Temple was close by with reasonable ratings. However, I found the value/price ratio to be a bit low. Higher than usual price for weirdly sweet hot & sour soup ($6) , pot stickers (6 little dumplings for $7), although the orders of brown and white rice were quite large. I didn't notice any great quality here. Overall, an average, if slightly higher priced restaurant.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Always excellent as usual. One of our favorites places to go. Parking can be a problem.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Hadn't been to Golden Temple in a good while but really enjoyed the food and beverages, the blue Hawaiian was one outstanding drink loved it lots. Our server was attentive and same with the others around they were ready to help when needed. Loved the scallion pancakes, Brussels sprouts with chicken too.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food, our server was fantastic. DJ was a great bonus and actually played great music for some fun dancing to top off the night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I was totally disappointed in the Golden Temple. I have wonderful memories of going there when I lived in the area. It has been many years since my last visit and I was looking forward to finally get back here to eat their wonderful food. What a let down. The wait staff was slow and not very knowledgeable about the food. The food itself was the worst I've had in years. All the dishes were cold and so salty one could barely consume the food. The only reason I did not leave was because my dearest friends were visiting from Florida and had been looking forward to going there. The only good thing I can say about The Golden Temple is they didn't rush us out. But then, there was hardly any diners in the dining room which was very telling. I will never go back there again.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

This restaurant is always good. Going early on a Friday is the perfect time to enjoy

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Great food great service

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

They did a really nice Mother's Day Dinner! They had a single red rose on the table for every Mom, nice touch! They even sent each guest home with a separate free dessert!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We had never been here before and thought we would have a fairly quiet Chinese dinner. The main dining room seemed very nice but we were seated in the bar/party area. There were two large parties one of which was an actual party (balloons, cake, etc ). The music was pretty loud as well. There were only two waiters for the whole room. Not the quiet dinner we expected. We were entertaining my daughter's friends and wanted to be able to talk easily. Moral to the story, make sure you are seated in the main dining room. It would probably have been a much different experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Part of our ribs came out so burnt you couldn't eat them - by the time our server came - and by the time the new ribs were delivered - we were finished -- so sad because I usually love the ribs

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for as long as I can remember. The food is always great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The interior is bizarre. Lots of exaggerated architectural elements. Seating is not comfortable because the booths are too narrow. No place for your knees and feet. I wouldn't go here to impress a date. It is more of a kitschy night out at an old-school Chinese restaurant. The food was better than average.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Awesome ribs

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 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Amazing as always. Never a disappointment Golden Temple

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Too busy on a Saturday night bad service and food too salty. Have been there before for lunch and had better food
When large party in house service is not good
The mai tai's were better than the food

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