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Randomly seated at a strange table on the left side this time over by the bar on what was or is usually the dance floor. Was so disappointed in the food egg rolls way overcooked, fried rice had no taste to it and the beef and broccoli was beyond disappointing I’m afraid this place is off my list! Service was great as it always is, waiters attentive but the food is just a disappointment you know wasn’t that expensive
The greeter at the door was not terribly friendly. The waiter was very slow getting to us, and it was about 45 minutes or more before he took our order for drinks and food. He left some sauces on our table during the first 10 minutes, and that was our "welcome". The food was pretty good, highly recommend the vegetable fried rice, lots of fresh, chopped vegetables in there, and the shrimp with almonds; also the shu mai (sp?) appetizer. The Beijing duck was just okay, as was the boneless spare ribs--both a little more fatty than desired.
Fabulous food, drinks and staff !!!
This was our first time at Golden Temple after seeing it on the Phantom Gourmet. We started with the chicken pot stickers which were very tasty but small. We had the ginger sole which was good; decided to try after reading their seafood is delivered fresh daily but the sole seemed like it might be a couple days old. Also got the vegetable fried rice which was excellent. We will definitely go back. Drink prices were a little high; vodka and soda $9.25 and cranberry juice $4.75 and he wasn't asked if he wanted a refill.
The restaurant is quite unique; however, the booth we sat in needed the walls and design fixtures cleaned - very dirty! Worth the try.
Food and ambiance were 3/5. Would have received a 4/5 or higher rating, if food had been hot! Was warm when we received it, and cold @ 10min after we started eating. Would hope it's only a fluke.....
Always great food, service can waiver a bit at times, but always an enjoyable evening out. Will be under renovation over the next several months, should be better than ever once complete
Saturday night they have a DJ who plays great music. They have a small dancefloor. Food is fantastic - by far the freshest and best tasting Chinese Food I've ever had!
Very dark no lighting. Food is over priced. Food is greasy. Very disappointed
Golden Temple is one of our go to favs for Chinese Food. Great food, great service and cozy ambiance every time. If you go during the busier times it can get noisy but the energy is positive. HIGHLY RECOMMEND the vegetable spring rolls and vegetable fried rice. Every dish we have had there has been fabulous.
We went to the Golden Temple for my mother’s 82nd birthday the service was phenomenal the portions of food were very generous and the food was very fresh I would highly recommend this definitely will come back
It was great to be back in suburban Boston to eat the Chinese food of my youth. Is there any way the rest of the country can figure out how to make Shrimp and Lobster sauce the way Brookline does? Can Golden Temple ship it to me along with the ribs and duck sauce? This Newton girl who now resides on Long Island misses her Chinese food! Just kidding but loved my nostalgic meal. It was a perfect birthday treat!
This place have been great when it was the only Asian restaurant around, but with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Asian-fusion, etc. restaurants on every block, I really am hard pressed to find a reason to dine here. The chairs, while comfortable, must be 30 years old, and their wear and stickiness are representative of their age. While the gentlemen serving us was friendly and attentive, the food was mediocre and certainly overpriced compared to other Chinese restaurants of comparable quality. Oh well.
We ordered several different entrees, and all of them were superb. The crab rangoon was out of this world! The wait staff were attentive and informed, and our water glasses were filled without having to flag anyone down. The next time you want a delicious meal, you should definitely go to Golden Temple!
Always great. Just tried it for lunch and it was terrific. We will go again and again.
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.
Lunch was good but not as well seasoned as usual. Still one of my favorites
Get a drink from their cocktail menu. All are great. And the chicken wings are delicious. The chicken fingers are great too
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
More time to wait for a waiter....friendly waiter arrived, with a smile.
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.
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.
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!!
I felt very rushed. Its like once we had our food, the servers boxed it and gave us the check. Not very nice
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.
Absolutely fantastic tasting food and great price!
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.
AMAZING service and food :D !!!
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.
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.
Great food and nice staff.
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.
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!
Food was cold
Good food. Shared with 6 others
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.