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Golden Unicorn Restaurant

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 12
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Golden Unicorn known for more than dimsum

This restaurant with acceptable ambience has a second and third floor with elevator service. Dinners are generally served on the 3rd floor. It has changed hands a couple of times but had maintained its clientele. Although it is a Cantonese cuisine restaurant its Peking Duck is authentic and carved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My brother often goes here on Sundays and he asked me to try it. We arrived at about 10:30AM and the line was starting to form. We agreed to share a table so there was no wait. There were five in our party and we were seated at a large table with another party of four. It was a huge... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Based on the reviews I had high hopes for this restaurant but I was disappointed. The shrimp dim sum is good but the pork ones were disappointing and the fried ones were greasy and not that nice. The other dishes were okay but quite bland and also greasy. The staff also weren't that friendly or attentive (eg they didn't refill... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This restaurant with acceptable ambience has a second and third floor with elevator service. Dinners are generally served on the 3rd floor. It has changed hands a couple of times but had maintained its clientele. Although it is a Cantonese cuisine restaurant its Peking Duck is authentic and carved by the table. Filet flounder sautéed and replaced back to the... More 

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boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My friends and I came here for dim sum. The restaurant is pretty. Definitely looks like a place that hosts Chinese wedding banquets. The food was ok. 3 stars. I like the dim sum in Boston more. The service was really good for dim sum. We had 3 toddlers and a baby in our group. They were very aware of... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My teenaged kids and I were taken here by local friends for the highest quality Chinatown Dim Sum experience. When we arrived, we had a déjà vu experience because we came here 7 years ago for the same reason. The atmosphere is not very relaxing, and you are not coddled by the waitstaff. It sure is the authentic Dim Sum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I am completely surprised with this 3rd floor awesome dim sum restaurant in Chinatown. Try every option, don't be afraid! If you are picky... You can see all options available on any cart reading the on cart menu. "Cart drivers" don't speak English... My favorites are: shrimp ball, pork rice cooked into a leaf and for desert the mango pudding... More 

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Beacon, Ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have been there three times with groups from my office, for lunch. The variety of dim sum is truly amazing! Although I don't like some of them, they are no doubt prepared to the highest standards (based on the entire room being packed with Chinese-Americans, or maybe just people from China ;) ) I had to check the negative... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Locals clearly enjoy this restaurant. The food is delicious and plentiful. The jasmine tea is loaded with fresh herbs. The tables are set with chop sticks but forks are available. For the most part the very serious and very attentive staff spoke Chinese. They anticipated all needs so the language barrier was not a problem. The menu is in Chinese... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Absolutely fantastic food, cannot recommend the dim sum enough. Possibly one of the best Chinese restaurants in china town.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A banquet at Golden Unicorn is a special event worth celebrating. Just got back from a 10 course banquet and it was just excellent. The flavors, visuals, and atmosphere just makes this a truly awesome place to celebrate family and friends. I have been to restaurant many times (>20) for dim sum and dinner. Every visit has been a wonderful... More 

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Additional Information about Golden Unicorn Restaurant

Address: 18 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-6803
Phone Number: 212-941-0911
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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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