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1651 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-4505 (Washington)
Green line C line "Washington Square"
(617) 277-9722
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Meh food, meh service

We didn't get a waiter or waitress assigned for about 10 minutes after being brought to a table by a host, so I had to get up and ask for one. The kung pao chicken and general gao's chicken was just OK. I think this is a good spot to go to for work events and whatnot, but not for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Ryan W
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We didn't get a waiter or waitress assigned for about 10 minutes after being brought to a table by a host, so I had to get up and ask for one. The kung pao chicken and general gao's chicken was just OK. I think this is a good spot to go to for work events and whatnot, but not for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you have a yen (pun intended) for "old time" decent to great Cantonese food, this is the last bastion in Boston. I eat here when I crave the "Sunday night" Chinese food of my childhood and teen years (the 50's and 60's) -- with some updated specialties. Sure, one can turn up the nose at some of the dishes,... More 

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A very good, upscale Chinese restaurant in Brookline. Excellent for big groups and business, nice take out, some outside tables.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Delicious Chinese food in Brookline. Cantonese style. Best dishes pork strips, ribs, egg rolls, beef mushroom chow yoke and lobster in lobster sauce.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Golden temple has been around for years and it is clean and the wait staff is very knowledgeable. The food is fabulous. they use only organic fresh vegetables and meats. All the seafoood, lobster, meats and chicken dishes are the old time standards.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very large restaurant and it is very popular in the community. Food was not too impressive, seemed to be pretty standard chinese food, but service was good. We were there for birthday party and they also gave us a birthday cake for free.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great food, friendly staff, and accessable to roads. Had 5 people for dinner, wonderful options on appetizers, and then fantastic entrees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you are looking for great old fashioned American style Cantonese food this is the only place to go in Metro Boston

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Golden Temple is a large Chinese restaurant in Washington Square. The food is very good, though the service was extremely slow and not especially friendly. One tip: Try the wok seared Yukon potatoes side dish. It may not be part of a typical Chinese meal, but this is a terrific side dish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There are quite a few restaurants in Coolidge Corner and Washington Square; if looking for Chinese this restaurant (here for past 50 years) is excellent--as good now as when I was last in Brookline decades ago. Metered Street parking may be available on Beacon St or side streets, but if not they do have valet parking. Various noodle dishes and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1651 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
    (Washington)
  • Public Transportation: Green line C line "Washington Square"
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: (617) 277-9722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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