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Golden Gate Restaurant

1427 E Racine Ave, Ste D, Waukesha, WI 53186
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Ranked #12 of 146 Restaurants in Waukesha
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American, Chinese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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.
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Milwaukee, Wi
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154 reviews 154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We recently were in the mood to try a different Chinese restaurant than we normally frequent. I checked TripAdvisor and the local paper and both agreed that the short trip to Waukesha might be worth it. I have to agree. This is definitely one of the best Chinese restaurants in the Greater Milwaukee area. We were warmly greeted with a... More

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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163 reviews 163 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Found in an unassuming strip mall location, this Chinese restaurant produces big time food. At a recent visit we ordered the "Dinner for Four" which included soup, appetizers, and four entrees with a big platter of fried rice for $53. The food was excellent from egg drop soup to wontons, ragoons, huge egg rolls to the various entrees which included... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Everywhere I live I'm in search if good Chinese and I move a lot! This place is the best I've ever found. We order or dine in at least twice a month. We've even brought out of state guests here and they are all jealous we have this place so close. The food is beyond amazing, service is always friendly.... More

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13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

1 to 5 rating Atmosphere: 2 Service: 2 Food: 2 Food options: 2 Clean: 1 Unfortunately, this place has taken a turn for the worse. Not sure if it is new management or new cooks, but not a memorable experience. Food over cooked and the same quality as grocery store freezer section Chinese. Service was a total joke, had to... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is our favorite in the Milwaukee Metro area. No, in all of Wisconsin. The food never disappoints! We order carry out often, for ourselves and when we have family visiting, as they are close to our home. THey are prompt and priced right. Probably only dine in 1 a year for lunch or dinner.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

There aren't many chinese restaurants in Waukesha--well, actually, there are quite a few--but none that can even compare to Golden Gate. Their egg rolls are fabulous and every dish I've had has been better than average. Great atmosphere and excellent service complete the experience.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We love Chinese food and felt that the food tasted as good as if not better then food we have had in Chinatown in Chicago. My family and I won't go anywhere else for Chinese food.

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Fox Point, WI
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75 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We eat at the golden gate about every other week. We eat in the large and welcoming bar area which has two large t.v's and Paul the owner and bar tender will turn on whatever you want to watch. The menus is huge with all the Chinese menu items as well as American items as well. If you want something... More

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stopped in on a recent Saturday night and were seated immediately. It is a small restaurant and in need of a little TLC. The menu is quite extensive. We choose the Dinner for Two, which included: soup, five different appetizers, two main entrees, cookies for desert and tea. All this for a cost of less than $30. The appetizers... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I have been coming to Golden Gate since I was a little girl. To this day, I compare everyone else's fried rice to Golden Gate's fried rice. So many Chinese restaurants these days skimp on their foods and use semi processed foods in their establishments. Golden Gate does not, and is hands-down THE best Chinese food restaurant. I want fresh... More

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