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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

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Casual (7)
Special Occasion (6)
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Romantic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Fun (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Live Music (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was mediocre and not flavorful. Service was decent.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always delicious, always fresh, never outdone! House-special ribs are a MUST. They're conscientious of any dietary restrictions. Always friendly and efficient.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Crab Rangoon very good. Pad Thai had no seasoning. Veg lo mein also bland. Spicy green beans were good.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas is great at Golden temple. The food, drinks and relaxed atmosphere are perfect with family and friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Quality has gone way down. We were extremely disappointed.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Not going back again. It used to be a great restaurant. For the past 1-2 years, the service has been consistently bad, the food is never hot when it is brought to the table, and it's not worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The place was busy but am glad I made the reservation ! Food is 99.99% good . Nice to see familiar faces where they know you as you know them .Had a nice time with family and friends

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

They overbook so you regularly have to wait, even with a reservation. Service and food have been on the decline lately and don't match up with the high prices. Glory days of Golden Temple are long gone.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Exceeded our expectations. Got us right in on Christmas Eve. Food was prompt and delicious. Drinks were amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Welcomed Christmas Eve and felt welcomed. Service and food were top notch.

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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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