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1427 E Racine Ave, Ste D, Waukesha, WI 53186
262-547-2171
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Winner of the "Top 10 Chinese Restaurants in America" 2010 Award, Channel...
Winner of the "Top 10 Chinese Restaurants in America" 2010 Award, Channel 12's Alist "Best Chinese Restaurant in Milwaukee Area" 2007-2010 Award. Family owned since 1980. Chinese & America Cuisines, Noon Lunch Buffet, Carry-outs, Full Bar and a gift shop.
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food. Work on the to-go packaging.

Good Chinese food, though nothing stellar as some might claim. I loved the egg rolls, though my wife found them too greasy. Hunan and General Tso's chicken were good enough. To-go service was friendly BUT the packaging was severely lacking. A large order was packed and stacked into a thin, tall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Russ S
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good Chinese food, though nothing stellar as some might claim. I loved the egg rolls, though my wife found them too greasy. Hunan and General Tso's chicken were good enough. To-go service was friendly BUT the packaging was severely lacking. A large order was packed and stacked into a thin, tall paper bag...giving it a high center of gravity. Further,... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our go to Chinese place in Waukesha is Kim's Garden. Alas when we stopped last night they were on their annual vacation and the place was closed for a few weeks. Nothing but Chinese was going to do for us so we ventured over to the Golden Gate. The restaurant was clean and service was very friendly and efficient. Our... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

At least every other week! Best Chinese food in Waukesha. Lucky to have them in town. Dine-in or carry out...doesn't matter. Keep up the great work!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you like Award Winning Chinese Food, the Golden Gate is the Place! Golden Gate was awarded: “Excellence in Customer Satisfaction” by Talk of the Town of Wisconsin "Winner of the Top 10 Chinese Restaurants in America 2010." The award was presented by the Mayor of San Francisco and Chef Martin Yen “Overall Excellence” at the 5th annual Top 100... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Just moved to the area and thought it would be nice to find a good Chinese restaurant. This is NOT it. Pot stickers where deep fried, not pan fried with steamed tops. Even the shrimp toast was lame - skimpy and tasted of old oil, as did the egg foo jung. Hunan shrimp was only OK with a taste of... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have been here a few times but will not be coming back anymore. Food has nothing special to it and no flavor. You can get better tasting Chinese and a cheaper price else where.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited here on New Years Eve. The food was good. The restaurant was clean. I thought the portions were smaller than other Chinese restaurants, however the prices were lower. I would eat here again. The service was a little slow, but they were busy. The waitress stopped by often to check on us.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have to start this with....I don't give bad reviews often and I don't do so lightly. My wife and I had to try this place twice because I felt it would be unfair to rate it badly on one visit. Visit 1 - We ordered Kung Pao chicken to share and and egg roll. Egg roll was average (a... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went the night that they were giving the veterans a free meal. IT was a lot better than expected for being a buffet. The steaks were all grilled to your specifications and were very good. Salads deserts all were good. It was a cold windy night and we went out a half hour early and they were already seating... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

the food is good but not great, average food fair, but the service is very good and the food came quick and hot. it is an average place with better than average food

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Additional Information about Golden Gate Restaurant

Address: 1427 E Racine Ave, Ste D, Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone Number: 262-547-2171
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
Cuisine: Chinese, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1427 E Racine Ave, Ste D, Waukesha, WI 53186
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: 262-547-2171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Chinese, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Winner of the "Top 10 Chinese Restaurants in America" 2010 Award, Channel 12's Alist "Best Chinese Restaurant in Milwaukee Area" 2007-2010 Award. Family owned since 1980. Chinese & America Cuisines, Noon Lunch Buffet, Carry-outs, Full Bar and a gift shop.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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