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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 - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Just OK

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
dandreyev
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Beverly, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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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SF Bay area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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Port Huron, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Additional Information about Golden Temple

Address: 1651 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445-4505
Phone Number: (617) 277-9722
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?