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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
New Year's Day Dim Sum

Every January 1st, we come here as a family to have dim sum. It is always packed, but a unique experience. Yummy dim sum

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
lisa d
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Westport, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Westport, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Every January 1st, we come here as a family to have dim sum. It is always packed, but a unique experience. Yummy dim sum

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Bethesda
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117 reviews 117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We come back to Golden Unicorn whenever we visit NYC, and it never disappoints. It is a MASSIVE restaurant - always lively and the dim sum is delicious. Highly recommend.

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Westchester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This could be one of my favorite places to visit every time I come into Manhattan. The dim sum is amazing and it's very authentic. It's got a real great flavor of old in New York City and Chinatown.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If there is a better dim sum restaurant on the U.S. East Coast then I am not aware of it. I've been to Golden Unicorn several times and the food has been consistently fresh and well prepared. The restaurant always seems to be busy, and the clientele always seems to be overwhelmingly ethnic Chinese - two very positive signs for... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This Dim Sum restaurant is on the second floor, so it was a bit interesting to find, but well worth it. I'd like to be able to tell you exactly what I ate, but we mostly ordered by the way things looked. I Love trying new things, so this meal was great fun and super tasty. We had an egg... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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266 reviews 266 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
71 helpful votes 71 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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

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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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