Temple Gourmet Chinese

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$30 and under
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Chinese
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The quality of this restaurant has been declining for years. They raised prices, charged a credit card surcharge, the service is declining and the food quality is not good. I have been going to temple since they opened 10 years ago and I think I am done. They need to turn it around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently good food. Large portions. Kid friendly on a Monday night. Would definitely recommend it & will definitely return.

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Taryn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner and service. We always enjoy coming here.

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MargaretC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was very nice abd prompt. Food tasty. Would go again.

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alexisb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The first time I went everything was 10/10. But this second time I went the service was terrible and the food definitely wasn’t as good as last time. Not sure if I’ll give it another try after that.

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RachelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and our waitress was wonderful.
The only negative was using a credit card and being told there was a surcharge.

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Jeannem
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been coming here since it opened. The food is really delicious. Very happy to see them doing so well. But the noise level is terrible. It’s deafening. You really can’t have a conversation. We couldn’t wait to leave. It actually made the dinner unpleasant. I hope they can figure out something to do about the noise.

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vipK8tekat
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Portion sizes are good. Service was decent.

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vipfotoose
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The portions were large, vegetables crunchy, meats were tender. It was loud.

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DianaD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great overall dinner. Food was excellent - well prepared, well seasoned: not too much sauce. Portions were a good size. Wait staff was polite and knowledgeable about the food and options. Definitely recommend Temple for an excellent meal.

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CarolB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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TobyH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Never disappoints. 10 out of 10. A+

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vipIraw
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Server opened our wine and dropped our cork on the floor.
After the server took our order, we heard her offer specials to the next table.
We were never offered specials. Service was disappointing.

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vipjanis
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Way beyond the norm

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vipMichael
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The servers seem to be inexperienced and leave alot to be desired.

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NYCFoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sizzling black pepper fillet mignon was delicious as usual. Crispy Creamy Spicy Shrimp and Fillet Mignon egg rolls for apps along with bok choi were very good as well. Chung King Beef was super tender. Everything was wonderful.

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vipmsmom
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best gluten free and non gluten free Chinese food in the area. There was no issue with being glutenized at all!! Attentive service and delicious food.

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vipFrambois
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food. EP Rumson

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vipStuartS
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Good food, but servers were not polished considering menu cost.
They sitter us in the side dining room even though plenty of tables in the main room. This is also one of the few restaurants that charges a 3.5% service fee for credit card- ridiculous. I wouldn’t go back since they are petty.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant. Food and service outstanding. Go there all the time.

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Francie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious but pricey for Chinese. BYOB makes it affordable.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server - Gentleman. He was very knowledgeable and patient with us as it was our first time frequenting this restaurant. All items he suggested where amazing! He was very courteous and polite. The
hostess was also nice and honest with the time wait which we greatly appreciated and where able to walk to a nearby bar since we where early for our reservations. I would definitely return with an enormous appetite.

My only suggestion is that they should have the disgruntled take out waiting people section in another area it leads you to believe that the table service may be lacking... when it was not at all!!

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vipArles
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately they could not handle their Christmas crowd.

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ChristineP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day dinner. Restaurant was busy but I didn’t feel rushed

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vipDlnshoe
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food took a very long time, but was excellent. Most expensive Chinese food anywhere around here. BS service charge for using a charge card. 3.5% that they sneak in. No one does that! Poor job there. $41 for lobster fried rice. Enjoy!

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LoriE
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Service great

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vipchristophery
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect Christmas Eve dinner with 15 of my close family and friends. We had a great table in the back our waitress Kate and staff was attentive and friendly. It was a good value and the food was tasty and cooked to perfection. The food and service here is always good so if you have not tried it you should. We were there late and they in no way rushed us. Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were seated at 6:15 and our entree order did not come out until 750! Clearly there is no management at this restaurant ...seens to be a bunch of people running around with no idea the food they are serving and no concept of good service. No management here and no accountability.
So if you're charging above average prices you need to incorporate better service..was very disappointing for our party of 10.Never again !

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vipMeganM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as always!!

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BrianB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together
Waiiter Alec was great!

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Debc
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at Temple! Food delish and service with Audrey was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our soups came out barely warm . We told the waiter - he brought us more soup however that too was still barely lukewarm . We ordered the steak and lobster medium - the steak came our rare . The manager has us give him the steak we cut in a bowl which he then returned to us cooked medium - very unacceptable for a$47 entree. Overall I would not recommend Temple as the quality of the food and service has clearly declined .

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Taylor was great! She said they were super busy, but you would never know it because service and food was amazing. The only place we get chines food is here!!

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vipCamryns
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food (entrées and apps )came out at random times
Atmosphere could use an update

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GaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

We have been coming here for the past couple years and have been happy with the experiences. Tonight, we started off with 2 filet mignon egg rolls which were cold in the middle and followed by a chicken entree with severely undercooked chicken. Sending back the egg rolls one would think would encourage a visit from the manager and certainly raw chicken should have... we will chalk it up to a bad night...

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BayleeC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Temple gourmet Chinese. Both visits we were exceptionally pleased. The food is spectacular and both times our waitress Audrey was sweet and attentive. Temple is a real gem

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vipBirthday64
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We had not been to Temple for some time. We decided to travel and revisit this restaurant. We had a reservation and were seated in a timely manor. The place was packed. This restaurant is a byob FYI. The noise level in this place is deafening. We took sometime to study the menu and our waitress was attentive. Once we ordered it took an hour for us to be served. Outrageous! My husband was ready to leave. We questioned the waitress and she told us the kitchen was backed up because of takeout. Really? Who should come first? We got a beef dish that was good. Temple rice that had lots of good things in it but was tasteless and a chicken peppercorn dish that was a plain plateful of chicken nuggets. To say we the least we were very disappointed. I made a comment to the manager and he apologized and said the next time see me and I will make sure you have a good experience. There won’t be a next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from our server Audrey, food delicious, definitely plan to go back again soon

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Nancy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were quite disappointed with the Three Scallion filet mignon entree. Four ( out of six) of us ordered it expecting that the dish would include bell peppers as well as red onions . The bell pepper slices were absent as well as the red onion. The sauce was similar to a pot roast gravy . We asked our server why the bell peppers were absent and she was puzzled and couldn’t answer our inquiry. We checked the menu description, and bell peppers are listed as an ingredient!
It was very noisy and almost impossible to hear conversation. A large birthday party group was seated in the front of the restaurant- thus, their celebratory noise was heard by all. Perhaps, seating such a party in a corner in the rear of the room would have been a wiser decision.

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Temple Gourmet Chinese offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 212-8858.

Temple Gourmet Chinese is rated 4.2 stars by 924 OpenTable diners.

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