Temple Gourmet Chinese

4.3
856 reviews
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Temple Gourmet Chinese serves gourmet Chinese specialties in a fine dining atmosphere. Perusing the mouth-watering menu will be just the beginning of your experience. The design of the space is visually stunning and the service attitude is a welcome change to Chinese dining. Temple Restaurant is also committed to being a socially responsible business. The owner is devoted to contributing to the welfare of society especially the local community and not solely to maximizing profit. The concept is to feel good about a restaurant you would visit anyway.
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I was dining with my boyfriend and our 18 month old daughter. Which is a feat in itself. We had reservations, however I didn’t think the staff was very accommodating to us. That was a major turn off. I didn’t even tell my boyfriend that I felt uncomfortable while he ran to the liquor store because he would have wanted to leave immediately.

There was one highlight this evening amongst the entire staff and that would be a young man named Aiden (sp?). He tried to be so helpful to us and I was grateful. He checked up us more than our server. Too bad I wasn’t able to leave him our tip...

I was a die hard fan of Temple when we didn’t have a child in tow but I don’t feel like they get the parental dining experience. It’s on a completely different level.

BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. This was my first time eating at Temple, it move to the list of my favorite places.

SC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The Staff is very courteous and knowledgeable about the dinners that are served. The service is very good also. They have a very varied menu so lots to choose from. The food is very good also.

CF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food, not great food. I've been there in the past and thought it was better. If we were in the area and in the mood for Chinese food, we'd probably go back. But with so many choices in the area, it wouldn't be my first choice.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were greeted and seated promptly, food and service were exceptional

d
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Temple Gourmet. Food and service are always wonderful. Highly Recommend.

RA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generous portions and delicious! Brought wine and they opened for us. Food was very hot when served.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants-but massively disappointing this time. It seems they are going through some significant changes. Food was subpar.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We haven’t been here for several years - always loved it. New Management has done this place a disservice. Service was lacking for sure and the food & ambience a big disappointment.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is always great here, but the service was fair at best on our last visit. We were a party of 7 and none of the meals came out together. Then we ordered coffee and dessert and coffee never came.

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great dinner, good times!!!

k
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints I have the special grouper. Service and Ambience is always great. Shout out to Lucy who made the experience Wonderful

LD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go to place for delicious food and amazing service. It’s our favorite Chinese restaurant

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy our meals at Temple. The best part is having enough to take home for dinner tomorrow!! Excellent!

D
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We haven't been to Temple for 3 or 4 years Since it was in the middle of a heat wave we ate inside and it was full and very noisy. The food and service was very good but it was so noice we couldn't hear each other talk.

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The waiter service was slow, and there was hardly any other customers in the restaurant.

Fish dishes were overwhelmed by the disproportionate amount of vegetables.

BM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service!!

TL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. The only Chinese restaurant I’ll eat at!!!

RN
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had Sesame chicken. A lot of the chicken was very hard and could not eat it.

DP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food came out cold- they reheated and changed the texture . Surprised by that - all in all decent night . Large party and waiter wasn’t. On top of us

KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the open table option. Would recommend to others.
Always have unique dishes

DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Very unhappy with their decision to add a fee for credit card use under the guise of a "service fee' to cover new increase minimum wage law. You should never penalize a cohort of loyal repeat customers.
A poor business plan..I and many others will not be back.

Temple Gourmet Chinese
Responded on July 5, 2019

Unfortunately, the minimum wage hike of $2/hour and 20% increase for tipped hours over a 6 month period has forced businesses to adapt to political changes. We found that giving our customers an option of paying cash or credit was better than raising menu prices and giving customers no option at all. Temple does not profit from the 3.5% increase. This is what the credit card companies charge us. Please realize that this was not an easy decision to make but necessary to stay viable.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food consistently with good service

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is delicious and good size portions! The issue is timing. Appetizers come quickly and then there’s a long wait before the main course.

BM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waitstaff!! Awesome food!!

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little on the pricey side but great food and nice service. Parking is a bit of a challenge in the area but worth the trip.

L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I don't think I will be coming back here again, the staff is made up of a bunch of young kids that look to rush you. Very unprofessional waiters and waitresses. the steak we ordered was a terrible cut of meat (very fatty and chewy) The appetizers were very good I must admit.

This place has gone downhill over the past two years.

BB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good. Great value

KD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic! We ate outside and the service was excellent. Tried the sizzling scallops and shrimp this time along with our favorite black pepper filet mignon. Amazing! Also the satay chicken appetizer was delicious. Can’t wait to come back.

f
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was a terrible experience. I don't know what happened to this restaurant but apparently other people feel the same way. For a Saturday night in June, it was very quiet.

When my husband the waiter did & said it was "only" a piece of steel wool used to watch the plates/pots.

They "soooo" generously took off the price of the soup from the check - & that was it. No apologies, not an offer of a dessert on the house, nothing.

Too bad - it USED to be a nice restaurant; good food & BYO. Someone needs to mind the store.

GL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Tom, was very attentive. The food is consistently outstanding, and we love byob. What more could you wish for?

DS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a consistently great meal!!! One of our favorites

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always amazing and service is awesome. Just a little noisy.

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time and we really liked it. It was hard to make a choice because there were so many appealing choices on the menu. My only complaint is the server suggested that we should order a rice dish since the app and the two entrees were "low on carbs." She recommended the special fried rice, which included lobster meat, and while it was quite good, it was really expensive -- twice as much as the entrees. She should have warned us about that and the fact that the portions are gigantic -- we really didn't need to order it to begin with.

GS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very flavorful foods, reasonable priced, nice atmosphere....highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Temple has a great take on Chinese. They gave a great

LD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Red Bank. We try and go once a month. Amazing food and service

MP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food but wait staff seemed inexperienced.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tom was a great server. We had the chicken and broccoli and the chicken with pineapple. We both had appetizers. Tom was nice enough to hold the sesame seeds on one dish. Lots of food. We both brought home leftovers. Always a very pleasant experience!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good.. never fails to be great!

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