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“Excellent Contonese ethnic Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Island Chinese Cuisine

Golden Island Chinese Cuisine
286 Barber Ct, Milpitas, CA 95035
408-383-9898
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Ranked #119 of 271 restaurants in Milpitas
Cuisines: Chinese
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San Jose, California
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“Excellent Contonese ethnic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

One of the best "Chiu Chow" ethnic style Cantonese Chinese food in Silicon Valley. Excellent food quality for Chinese food, probably one of the best in North America. Yes, dishes are pricey. Yes, the atmosphere is non-romantic typical noisy and busy Chinese restaurant. Yes, the furnishing is modest in the middle of grocery plaza. This restaurant caters to people who know what top quality Chinese food - Cantonese called "eat family" and This restaurant serves these people well. Yes, best daily dishes are often not in the menu, and dish names are confusing and difficult to name, for the not in the know. Waiters (often in the best Chinese restaurant, the waiters are men and not the same as food servers) will offer long discussion (in Chinese) about the selection and availability of dishes. So, I found friends who know how, and ask them to bring me and teach me how to select and enjoy. You should do same. Parking is crowded during lunch, but plenty for dinner.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“This place is either a 3-star or 4-star depending on your expectations. I am giving it a 4-star because it is simply...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2008

This place is either a 3-star or 4-star depending on your expectations. I am giving it a 4-star because it is simply the best "Chiu-Chow" style Chinese restaurant in the South Bay. You won't be impressed if you only order Cantonese dim-sum or dishes.

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“Have eaten here for regulary weekday lunch and Sunday dim sum. Not spectacular, but not bad either. If too hungry or...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2008

Have eaten here for regulary weekday lunch and Sunday dim sum. Not spectacular, but not bad either. If too hungry or impatient to wait for ABC down the road, then head over here.

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“Average food and pricey.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2008

Average food and pricey.

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“One of my favorite Chinese restaurants. Dishes are always fresh and not oily. Ask for fresh vegetables and seafood of...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2008

One of my favorite Chinese restaurants. Dishes are always fresh and not oily. Ask for fresh vegetables and seafood of the day.

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