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Golden Gate Restaurant

1427 E Racine Ave, Ste D, Waukesha, WI 53186
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Ranked #19 of 144 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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69% Recommend
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It was different Chinese food from what I usually eat. I believe they use oyster sauce instead of teriyaki flavoring. When I was there with friends it was a very long wait for our food. The food was good, I had to pay extra for more rice which I've never had to do, and there were more vegetables than chicken... More

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We tried takeout a few times after hearing so many good things about it. They've had a bunch of awards and are supposed to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in the country. It's a different kind of Chinese food than I was used to. We ordered General Tso's chicken and a spicy beef dish with vegetables. The chicken... More

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