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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
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.
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!!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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