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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistently Very Good

We were a party of four and were taken right on time based on an OpenTable.com reservation. We ordered appetizers and house special Mai Tais'. The Golden Temple Ribs are expensive but worth the price if you are Chinese Spare Rib lover. They are double cut and always nicely prepared. Another rock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
DAL0714
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Boca Raton, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boca Raton, Florida
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were a party of four and were taken right on time based on an OpenTable.com reservation. We ordered appetizers and house special Mai Tais'. The Golden Temple Ribs are expensive but worth the price if you are Chinese Spare Rib lover. They are double cut and always nicely prepared. Another rock star was the Claims in Black Bean Sauce... More 

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Washington, DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I made a reservation on Open Table, and when my party of three got there, they said that they needed to see my Open Table confirmation number. Once I fumbled in the dark, crowded, lobby for my phone, my email, and then my confirmation number, they said that they didn't have it in THEIR records. Sorry. But a Christmas Miracle... More 

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Boston, MA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It's a fairly standard, "old school" Chinese restaurant, heavier on the trappings and lighter on the authenticity of the food than more modern places. It's where my grandparents would have taken me back in the day. Still, it serves up fairly good, if American-Chinese fare -- with the smile of owners and staff who know well their regulars -- and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Old fashioned American style Chinese Food done right. If you are 60 years old plus the cuisine at Golden Temple is the only Chinese food that was available when you started eating out many years ago. It is now hard to find as authentic Chinese cuisine dominates the market. Fortunately Golden Temple does an excellent job recreating these dishes. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Go here for a late dinner and stay for the DJ who goes on around 10pm on the weekends. It's awesome, no cover charge, free coat check, small dance floor but good drinks and a good variety of people. Everyone can get as weird as they want b/c it's the golden temple, there are no rules. The drinks are strong.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place has been around for many decades in the heart of brookline on beacon street in washington square. The food is so good and very reasonable. At night, they turn this place into a dance clubby type of spot. They have a live DJ and he plays amazing music. All very danceable tunes. He knows how to get the... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Until last Saturday, I haven't been to Golden Temple in over 20 years. After Saturday's meal - I asked myself why not?. It was excellent! Food was fresh, very tasty and very reasonable. Service was prompt and food was hot. Great meal.

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One of the best Chinese restaurants I have dined at!!!! The food is pure & fresh and goes beyond perfection.....The only drawback I ever have is parking although they do offer valet parking for $10.00

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

After many years the restaurant still serves very good appetizers, ribs and wings, and egg roll. Now has gotten pricy with it new items but still, tasty and worth an occasional binge.

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Everett, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Well with all the issues going on with Market Basket we tried Wegmens in Chestnut Hill big mistake ,but that's a review for another day. On the way home we came down Beacon St to some of our old stomping grounds and stopped at GoldenTemple(it's probably been 35yrs since we've been there after a night of nightclubbing ) Well let... 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: Asian, Chinese

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?