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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 #3,114 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Arlington, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Love this place!!! Food was great, service was very good and the food never stopped coming!!! Lots of vegetarian options, for all my vegetarian friends (I was the only meat eater in a table of 5+ people!). The meat options were also very yummy. When in China Town, you wanna come eat here!

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

traditional dim sum on a week-end. great fun. need to know dim sum or be an adventurous eater. They push the carts by your table and you pick from the food on the cart. we liked all that we picked out except one. the buns are fantastic. We arrived earlier enough that we only had a 15 minute wait. when... More

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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Dim sum is pretty good here. The taste is actually quite good and not as greasy as some other NYC Chinatown venues. The only issue is that it is sometimes inconsistent when it comes to being hot upon arrival to your table. Crowds on weekend speak to its popularity. Well worth a try if you have the patience to wait.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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39 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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