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Golden Unicorn Restaurant

18 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-6803 (Chinatown)
212-941-0911
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Ranked #3,432 of 11,650 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chinatown
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The sesame buns are a must! I liked the dumplings. Service is in Chinese language but a smile is the universal language for more.

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DARIEN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you're frequently in NYC, it's easy to get in a rut and keep going to the same places. Recently we started sampling Dim Sum restaurants, starting in Chinatown, NYC. The restaurant generally does not take reservations, so you put your name on the list, get a number and wait to be called - standard operating procedure for the neighborhood.... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Good News: We live in the NoHo area of Manhattan. About twenty-five years ago, a Chinese friend introduced us to Chinatown dim sum by taking us to Golden Unicorn. We've been going there ever since. On Sunday mornings, nothing is better than getting the kids and a group of friends together and heading down to Chinatown for the dim sum... More

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've had dim sum in Flushing and Chinatown before but I'm taking the Golden Unicorn as the golden standard. When I got there around 2 on a Saturday, the line was almost out the door. For a party of two though, it was only a twenty minute wait and well worth it. Every dish was solid (favorites were the chicken... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I found myself in mid town Manhattan today and suddenly got a "hankerin" for Sui Mai, so I scooted down to East Broadway and arrived before the lunch crowd really arrived. Immediate seating and excellent service made this lunch break well worth it. Suffice it to say that the Golden Unicorn is still the gold standard for upscale Dim Sum.... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Golden Unicorn is my go-to spot for dim sum. The food is always hot & fresh out of the kitchen. It's helpful if you have a Chinese friend in your group but pointing at the items on the cart works too. Get there before noon if possible to avoid the bigger crowds and to ensure the freshest items before the... More

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37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The food is amazing (if you like dim sum) and the price is really good. My husband and I had a great meal for 24 dollars. If you are around Chinatown, it worthy a visit. No reservations, big waiting lines and no English are part of the package, but the delicious food makes it all a small details.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a groupon and got the price fix meal. Very generous portions. Call for reservations. They were closed for a privet party the night we called. We had to go a different night.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Expect to be sitting with others when you visit this very busy spot. I just love the Dim Sum that is served here. The carts actually have pictures and descriptions of the food that is on the carts for those of you who do not know what is in the entree's. The cart ladies are a bit rude but they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a nice three course dinner with good food and kind and helpful service. The meny sjukdom have been possible to ser from the street though. Moe we had to take the elevator up to the restaurant to see it.

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