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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 #3,580 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
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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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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116 reviews 116 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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16 restaurant reviews
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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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is super busy on Sundays, so if you go then expect to be packed into a building lobby like sardines with many, many, many other people jostling to hear their number called. The restaurant is one two floors and there are a ton of tables, so it must be incredibly popular. (That, and another large dim sum place... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Having been to Gold Unicorn several times over the past several years I was stunned (and embarrassed) by both the food and service at what had been my Chinatown "Fav." It was a long and very disappointing evening that I shared with friends from NYC and the UK. I won't go into each element that formulated my current opinion except... More

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you like a noisy atmosphere, below average to average food, then this is the place for you. Place looked very tacky, dirty and not the kind of place you would go to if you wanted to impress someone or just have a good time.

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