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Temple Gourmet Chinese

4.6
669 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm,Saturday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(732) 212-8858
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Call and ask for the restaurant manager to organize catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Linden Place
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Parking details
We have a parking lot with 160 spaces in the rear of the restaurant that is available after 5PM. Please enter the restaurant from the front.
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Special events & promotions
Temple will book out the restaurant for special events (Christenings, Communions, Birthdays, etc.)
Additional
BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View
What 669 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Beware, servings are very large!. Great food in a nice setting

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The hostess Brook was excellent. we were running late and Brook called and said she could not hold our table. In any event when we got there she was able to seat us right away at a beautiful table. Always a great experience. Its our go to place in Red Bank for chinese food.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always a great meal at Temple. The Peking Duck & The Chili Chicken special were very good!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great service, great food. Love coming here to get family style, everyone can try so many different and great dishes.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was mostly excellent, although we were underwhelmed by the lobster fried rice. It was tasty and something different but a bit overpriced in my opinion at $43. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Soups could definitely be hotter. Second time they were lukewarm.
Excellent creative appetizers.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Never disappoints. We come often and the food and service are exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Fabulous quick service Fresh hot food Bring lots of guests here and never disappoints

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This was our first time to Temple and we 100% will be back. We've been to Peking Pavilion in the past which was also excellent and I would say the 2 are right on par in terms of quality of food and all of the offerings on the menu. However, Temple edges itself ahead of the competition by allowing you to make reservations and it is BYOB.

We had the peppercorn calamari and filet mignon egg roll to start and both were excellent. The breading on the calamari was super light and I recommend getting chili oil on the side with it. For the entrees, we shared the sizzling black pepper filet mignon (which you could literally cut with a spoon), the sesame shrimp (which were huge), and the vegetable lo mein.

For dessert, we split the banana flambe, which was also amazing. The food was incredible and our waiter was awesome as well in terms of suggestions, service and just overall being extremely friendly. If you haven't tried Temple yet, you're missing out!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We have eaten here several times and the food is always good. It is very noisy so I wouldn't say it was great for a romantic dinner. During the nicer weather they have outdoor seating, but it is first come, first served. We were served very quickly and our waiter (sorry I can't remember his name) was very attentive-making sure water glasses were filled and if the food was to our liking.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent gourmet Chinese food, not typical Chinese fare. Have never been disappointed when eating here.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Excellent food and service. Huge portions. Definitely will return.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was good, our table was in a crowded busy section with lots of the waitstaff passing from 3 different directions. We asked for another table that was empty but were told that it was reserved. It was not filled for quite a long time. It was Chinese New Year but no special menu was offered 😡 Our waiter was nice but very soft spoken & has some difficulty hearing the non Chinese New Year specials

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very good food and generous portions. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Friendly service, generous portion sizes and great seafood specials for Valentine's Day that also happened to fall on Ash Wednesday this year. Shrimp and scallops were large and prepared perfectly. Also the calamari app was so delicious with a light batter we had never had before and hot and sour soup was also really good! Can't wait to come back. The only thing I would say needs improvement is the decor in restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place! Excellent service! Excellent staff! Excellent food!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was excellent from the hostess to the waiter. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The food was good, and we would return.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was amazing and so fresh. We have now been twice and I am sure we will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Unreal. Awesome food

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I am *SO HAPPY* I found Temple Gourmet--I have Celiac Disease and it has been impossible for me to find not only gluten-free Chinese food, but SAFE-to-eat (for a celiac) Chinese food. The server was very knowledgable and even enthusiastic to tell me about all of the gluten free items (already marked on the menu) and assured me if I would like anything else off of the menu that the kitchen could usually accommodate and would work with me if they couldn't. I didn't even get this level of awareness and willingness in DISNEY WORLD, which I covet as the Mecca of all vacation destinations for a celiac's palette. So, so, so pleased with Temple Gourmet.

The only reason I didn't give service 4 stars, which I really want to because of the attention to my food issue, service in general was very, VERY slow (and I am super patient). It was very busy (Saturday night at 6:00) and our waiter was great in every other aspect.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic as always! Temple has ruined me for any other chinese food. Truly a wonderful experience from first bite to the last.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great as well as our server “Q”
Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

As always Temple does not disappoint. Chicken & Broccoli, chicken imperial, lobster fried rice, spring rolls, soup all outstanding. Chef at Temple is top notch. Food clean & delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food and the service were fantastic. We had a loud party of 8 and the staff were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Always an awesome meal!

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

No fish on the menu.
If you are looking for fish this is not the place for you. We've always enjoyed dinner here n the past. But this night was a different experience. The menu has changed. They have turned from a Chinese gourmet restaurant to a regular run of the mill Chinese restaurant.
Disappointed.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

They were very attentive. It was a busy night..New Year's Eve! Great food and sevice and a good value!!!I will definitely be back for more and will even invite my Chinese brother in law who is very picky about his Chinese food!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Pro: We entered to find New Year's eve decorations. Families were gathered. The music was upbeat and enjoyable for many of all ages. We were seated near the bar. My family had 9 patrons. We explained our severe food allergies through open table. When we arrived, our server, Anna, was ready to make sure we would remain safe. Anna was wonderful! Our cups were never empty. All food was ordered correctly. The tastes were delicious! From the Peking duck to the beef and broccoli, wonton soup to the pork dumplings, fried rice to the white rice, etc. not one person left feeling hungry. The prices were accurate to the amount of food received. Temple is an amazing location with great staff. Highly recommend.

Con: There was a cold draft everytime the back door by the bathrooms was opened. That same door allowed headlights to shine into the diners' eyes while eating.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding food. Beautiful presentation. My favorite red bank restaurant.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was excellent. I guess that's what's most important. Waitress was rude to me and my 70 & 80yr old relatives. I will not be returning.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Always delicious food and great service st Temple. Filet mignon beef was tender. Appetizer salad with chicken and beef skewers were yummy too.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We dine here often. Open for Christmas worked for us this year and we just might make it a tradition. The place was full at 5:00. Glad we used OT to make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful Chinese food. A very nice atmosphere with very friendly and attentive waitstaff. The food was terrific. The Peking duck is prepared table side and was delicious. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Great chinese food with a flare. Attentive and knowledgeable serving staff. Great place for family and friends 😉

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The food at Temple is always outstanding. This is not you average Chinese take out place. It is a well appointed BYOB with great service. We highly recommend Temple in Red Bank to our friends and family.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Our waiter was a mess. He was so busy trying to be entertaining that he got the order Wrong and was just generally poor. It’s not a good reflection on the establishment.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

This is a great place: truly gourmet Chinese food! Everything is fresh and delicious and the portions are generous. The service is also very professional.

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2.0Dined on December 8, 2017

First bad meal here, after several very good ones. Night special was lobster fried rice with pound and a half lobster. Weren’t more than a few morsels of lobster, and it was served concurrent with the appetizer. Server apologized said kitchen was backed up by large parties ordering peking duck. Really not my problem. Was given credit for the appetizer, but wholemeal was very disjointed.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is always good. The staff is so nice, our waiter Joe is always nice and helpful with picking new dishes to try.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Long time user first time reviewer.
The food surpassed my expectations. The Lobster Fried Rice and Filet chunks in mushrooms were incredible. Had leftovers and they were delicious the next day for lunch. Will be back.

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