Golden Temple

4.6
695 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Contemporary Asian, Asian
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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
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Phone number
(617) 277-9722
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jimmy Li
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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
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Private party contact
Lily Moy: (888) 906-8290
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington
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Parking details
Valet available after 5:00 PM
On-street parking available
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Public transit
Green line C line "Washington Square"
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Entertainment
DJ and dancing every weekend, Thursday through Saturday
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Special events & promotions
During the summer and early fall enjoy outdoor dining in our cafe
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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

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What 695 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Overall, we had an excellent meal. I know that the restaurant had been there forever, but this was our first time. With so many new restaurants in the area, we just hadn't stopped into Golden Temple. Now wish we had done so earlier! The vegetable tempura was excellent (crisp and not greasy). The chicken wings were also good.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Lunch was good but not as well seasoned as usual. Still one of my favorites

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Get a drink from their cocktail menu. All are great. And the chicken wings are delicious. The chicken fingers are great too

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The Beijing duck was excellent, but the usually excellent General Gao's chicken was a overdone and dry. I mentioned this to the waiter and he immediately removed from our bill without my having to ask. As always, the Stoli Doli's were excellent.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food came to quick and cold, And did not bring all the food at the same time. It’s a bit pricey for the value of the food. The only good things was nice and quiet. I personally won’t go there again.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

This is, and has always been the best Chinese food on the planet. The quality is always top shelf and consistently fabulous. You won’t find better!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The food was delicious. It was my friend's birthday, and I mentioned it briefly when I arrived, and they brought a fantastic cake with a candle in it. Stoli Doli cocktail also perfect.

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2.0Dined on June 5, 2018

They advertise a gluten-free menu. They DO NOT have a gluten-free menu. I’m not sure anyone knows what gluten is or thinks about allergy sensitivity, cross-contamination, etc. Do not eat there if you have any food sensitivities, it is dangerous and they lied about their expertise here.

Having been here last 15 years ago, the place has gone way downhill. It’s decrepit and poorly maintained. The waitstaff is slow and difficult to communicate with. The menu is long and confusing. They need to shut the place and update their menu, decor, and everything else about their business if they want to continue to serve food to people. It’s not working.

The second star is solely because they took one of the dishes that no one touched because it was not what we were expecting off our bill without my asking.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The appetizers all came out hot and fresh. However, I was a bit disappointed that I wanted Meat Wor Bar and it was not on the menu. The bartender ordered it for me but put it under Seafood Wor Bar, which was double the price. The dish was not fresh and had way to much brown sauce usually the dish is very light and delicious. Other than that everything else was great.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I always love this place. Since we started booking through open table we have come to love this restaurant. One hiccup this tome. We had later reservations and when we go there no one came to the desk for a good 5 minutes. We went into the bar because there were seats available. We decided to eat there. Bartender was fantastic and more than accommodating. His nAme was Andy he made the night worth sitting at the bar. Service and food fantastic

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

10:15PM Late Night Dinner, a good choice but this night was not the usual for Golden Temple.
We have been coming here for years but never have dined after 9PM.
Returning to town, hungry , we headed to Golden Temple. The DJ side bar was hopping and sound blasting, fortunately the dining side was far enough away to have a meal in a quieter space.
Although I made a reservation , I stood at the host/hostess desk upon entering for 10 min without anyone attending to me. I paced back and forth in view of the staff who was in an isolated area preparing greens no one asked if they could help. Finally My husband joined me after parking the car, and we sat down at a near empty dining area.only one another booth was
occupied.
More time to wait for a waiter....friendly waiter arrived, with a smile.
Lukewarm tea
Wrong order received but happily exchanged
Vegetable Golden Cloud arrived with chicken, but we didn’t bother saying anything .
Great bone-in ribs, as always

We don’t know why the attention was off, why the order was not perfect but we can stilll say that this is a go to dining experience late night or regular hours. We stay committed as regular patrons.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Took my mother for Mother's Day as we have done several times in the past. Three times we ordered and were minutes later told the dishes weren't available. What we finally ordered was brought at different times so we couldn't begin eating together and so subpar and we didn't even eat most of it. Our waitress, while lovely and polite seemed out of her element and we had to repeatedly request things. Overall a terrible experience and complaint fest that got in the way of us just enjoying time with each other.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were there for Mother's Day and had a very nice time. They staff gave all of the mothers a rose, which was a very sweet touch.

The consensus within out group was that the chicken fingers were absolutely delightful!!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I felt very rushed. Its like once we had our food, the servers boxed it and gave us the check. Not very nice

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was fresh, brought to the table hot and haven't had better chinese food anywhere. Love this place overtime I come. The service is excellent. If you choose to visit the bar area, the bartenders are superb. Have to go A must Visit.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Absolutely fantastic tasting food and great price!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Decent food, but the server was rather stilted. He greeted us at the table with "What do you want to drink?" No "hello, how are you" or anything like that. While he did provide basic service, he was not friendly at all.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

AMAZING service and food :D !!!

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I enjoyed my visit here on Tuesday evening. Had a drink at the bar before sitting down for supper. Place was quite on Tuesday night. Service was good and food was tasty. Drinks are good but pricey.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always enjoy going to Golden Temple. The food is always fresh and delicious. The staff is always friendly and warm. One of the best spots in my neighborhood by far.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food and nice staff.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This place has been consistently good for years. Very accommodating to special requests and always fresh delicious food. They are my fave place for crab Rangoon but I have to say it seems to have a little less crab than the usual. Could be it was just this time. Hopefully that’s the case.
I’d recommend them no problem.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I’ve been coming here for many many years and it’s always been a favorite of mine for any occasion. I had a going away party here with about 50 people and great fun, food, drinks and dancing was had by everyone! It’s a great place to come during a holiday or snowstorm!

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was cold

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good food. Shared with 6 others

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I found the food not well prepared. The sauces were goopy and not well stirred into the food. The food came so quickly, it almost seemed not well cooked.
Golden Temple is a longtime favorite, but I think the quality has declined.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Always a blast going to Golden Temple with a group of friends. The service is always superb and quick; the food is always delicious; and the drinks are always strong (looking at you scorpion bowls)! Friday night DJ dancing at Golden Temple has been one of my favorite memories of living in Boston

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was excellent and they surprised us with a delicious cake for my birthday!!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I had wonderful service it was excellent the interior of the resturant is absolutely beautiful it's very cozy.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was not great and the drinks were overpriced.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We began with an order of egg rolls. They were hot with a crispy outside. Inside was veggies and pork. “He” had house special lo mein and thoroughly enjoyed it. The leftovers were still delicious a day and a half later. “She” ordered chicken chow foon but got beef. That could have been an issue for other people. In this case, it was not. It was delicious.

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1.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Two inedible dishes out three. Black bean sauce out of a vat. Tofu had bizarre texture. A disaster and we resolved never to come back.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Golden Temple always delivers on food quality and freshness. We got Golden Temple fried rice, Golden Temple Ribs and salt and pepper calamari. All were excellent, but prices are high. For 3 dishes and 2 drinks we paid $80 and left still feeling hungry. Also have to pay to park on street at meter or valet park. Good for a treat.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Consistent in terms of food.
Service could be better.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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!!!
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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

We chose this for our New Year’s celebration. On the website the pictures were pretty and the menu sounded appetizing. The restaurant delivered on both and more. The staff was attentive and the noise level was great even though the restaurant was very busy. The food was fabulous. We look forward to coming back here soon.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was excellent especially the Golden Temple Ribs and the Steak Kew was cooked to perfection. Best Stoli Doli. Wish I lived closer as I would eat here every week.

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was mediocre and not flavorful. Service was decent.

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