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Golden Temple

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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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Today
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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Pretty darn good

First Chinese food I have had in Cambridge I actually liked! Delivery was quick (I mean super speedy compared to a lot of places!) the vegetable udon was wow fantastic! Really loved it! I wasn't too crazy about the spring rolls, they were too greasy for my taste but they weren't bad. The vegetable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
sopranocharisma
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Port Huron, MI
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Port Huron, MI
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

First Chinese food I have had in Cambridge I actually liked! Delivery was quick (I mean super speedy compared to a lot of places!) the vegetable udon was wow fantastic! Really loved it! I wasn't too crazy about the spring rolls, they were too greasy for my taste but they weren't bad. The vegetable vermicelli noodles were also really good!... More 

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Boston, MA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have been here several times, with meals of varying quality. Once, my landlady actually treated all of her tenants to dinner here -- there was a buffet-style service and the food was incredibly good. Since then, I've been here with friends and on one occasion, came here on a date. The food was okay but not great.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Greasy, bland, pedestrian Chinese food. This restaurant is like an ageing actor who just doesn't know when he/she is no longer relevant, nor that it is time to retire.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Senior Reviewer
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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?