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Golden Central Restaurant

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5016 Centre Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2K 0S8, Canada
(403) 731-9199
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice dim sum place, looking forward to trying it out for dinner

I've been meaning to try Golden Central for months and finally stopped in today for dim sum. The large restaurant was about 1/3 full on a Monday, which I considered to be a good sign given it's location. Almost all of the patrons were Chinese, which is another good sign. The dim sum was good and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I love the food here and go regularly. The Ginger Beef is amazing. Everything we have tried has been great. Ambiance of the place leaves something to be desired, but the food is great. Go eat some food there.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I've been meaning to try Golden Central for months and finally stopped in today for dim sum. The large restaurant was about 1/3 full on a Monday, which I considered to be a good sign given it's location. Almost all of the patrons were Chinese, which is another good sign. The dim sum was good and the price was about... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I am very disappointed, you used to be my favorite place to order from but tonight's meal was horrible, the wor wonton was absolutely tasteless from the broth to the won ton. The 3 kinds of salt & pepper seafood was devoid of any salt and pepper. Add to this the driver who arrives without a receipt and a $6.00... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a very good place for dim sum, and lots of parking. The service is not the best, but their food is very good. Even dinner is good to go. We go at least once a month for dim sum if not more. The price is very reasonable too.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After our local Chinese joint closed we searched in vain for a decent replacement, i came across a review of Golden Central in the Calgary Sun by Louis B. Hobson, we decided to give it a try for my birthday, & were overjoyed at our discovery! That was 6 years ago & we have never been to another Chinese restaurant... More 

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This restaurant is not a bad one especially when it's situated at a convenient location with some parking. There are more than 100 menu varieties including Southern Chinese dim sum, rice and noodles. The best about this restaurant is that the dim sum items are freshly steamed to order. The quantity and quality are good. There're always long line ups... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is my fave dim sum place in the city. Arrive before 11am and you will not have to wait for a table. Good selection, good portion sizes and all very fresh tasting. Dinner is also very good here. Take away is also good!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Possibly the best Dim Sum in Calgary. Outside of the core China Town, this is the best and cheapest where most dishes still run around $4.50 whereas other places in North Calgary have recently taken huge price hikes! Beat the crowd by getting there by 10am, lots of parking. When busy, service is a little slow which is understandable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We follow ratings on Google Earth and we were not disappointed by this place. Not even an hour later from getting off our plane, we were sitting down to a delicious Dim Sum dinner. We ordered a few of our favourites like, dumplings, salt and pepper squid, sticky rice with pork and steamed stuff eggplants but the surprises were the... More 

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Calgary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went for Dim Sum and the lady that works there, may be the owner, is very rude and abrupt. Unbelievable! She probably just has some serious personal issues, but bringing them to the workplace is just unacceptable, and she should not be working there.The overall service is very slow and the rest of the staff are not really attentive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5016 Centre Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2K 0S8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: (403) 731-9199

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 13
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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