Golden Temple

4.7
709 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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
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 709 People Are Saying
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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

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

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D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, drinks and staff !!!

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p
New England
77 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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T
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.....

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A
New York Area
294 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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U
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Very dark no lighting. Food is over priced. Food is greasy. Very disappointed

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MM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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!

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d
New England
47 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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s
New England
59 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Just tried it for lunch and it was terrific. We will go again and again.

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TR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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P
New England
38 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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

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Z
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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MT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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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OS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DK
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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b
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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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v
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

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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NK
New England
70 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DJ
New England
165 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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EP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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MA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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J
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

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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NK
New England
70 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic tasting food and great price!

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING service and food :D !!!

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CP
New England
34 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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AP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice staff.

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MM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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Y
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Food was cold

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DR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food. Shared with 6 others

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LH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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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