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Golden Unicorn Restaurant

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Chinatown
Chinese, Seafood, Dim Sum
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18 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-6803
212-941-0911
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OH. MY. GOD.

Best dim sum I ever ate, and that includes the amazing ones I had in Shanghai! The food keeps on coming in small carts to your table, you eat amazing dishes until you explode, and then you find out that the check is at an awesome price range as well. What can be better??

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Bali_Tov
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Best dim sum I ever ate, and that includes the amazing ones I had in Shanghai! The food keeps on coming in small carts to your table, you eat amazing dishes until you explode, and then you find out that the check is at an awesome price range as well. What can be better??

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New Jersey
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256 reviews 256 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to the Golden Unicorn for years and it just keeps getting better. The food is always wonderful but there is a key to it. You must get there early! If you get there on the weekends between 11:00am-2:00pm, the food will be hot and plentiful. After 2:00pm, the carts keep coming around with the same things... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My family just had the pleasure of celebrating my sons birthday here. As soon as we arrived, the dim sum carts were plentiful and serving us delicious dim sum and our tea cups filled. Water and Tsingtaos came out soon after we ordered. The service was excellent. Only complaint was some dim sum items that should have been hot were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A large restuarant on three floors serving an amazing array of dim sum where the trolleys come round at the rate of knots. The choice is great and the quality and freshness of the dim sum is superb. If you are going for Saturday or Sunday lunch book well in advance

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Wilmington, Delaware
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great lunch in Chinatown. The Pork Buns and the Shrimp Dumplings were the stand outs, but everything was great. We also had a side order of vegetable fried rice.. Excellent and very additive to all of the other items. Very enjoyable lunch... Would certainly recommend.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I am a big fan of dim sum, but I found the number of dishes at The Golden Unicorn very limited. The majority of the food was served cold and the service was just okay. I asked on 2 separate occasions for bok choy which is a special order and it never came. My beer was also served warm. I... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is not the first time we have been here but it is the first time we did not like the food in the same way. The dumplings were burnt as were some other dim dum items and the octopus had a very strange flavor which we told the waiter about and he stated "good good good". We will be... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Haven't had dim sum for a long time & going to Golden Unicorn brought back great memories. We were seated right away & within 5 min had tea & several dishes on our table. Typical large Chinese restaurant layout in a big room and lots of round tables. Efficient service & good food.

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New York City, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

$49 gets you an 8 course Peking Duck Feast! Food was quite good, old world Banquet Hall style Chinatown restaurant you feel like you are on a cruise ship.

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Houston
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Casual, funky decor, busy dim sum restaurant in Chinatown. Inexpensive, and not a long wait....may need to table share. We were seated in the back on the 2nd floor. Whenever the waitresses came by, the had their backs and the back of the cart to us, asked the other couple at the table what they wanted, then walked away. Ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-6803
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 212-941-0911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Dim Sum

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Chinatown
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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