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Chinese, Asian
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed October 8, 2020

This restaurant has been around for decades. My grandma talked about going there in the 50's and i once visited in the 70's so its been tried and true and a neighborhood establishment. We had a family dinner this evening. We ordered three variations of...the tomato chow mien, garlic chicken and golden chicken and an order of egg rolls. The food was all super including the soup served before the entrees. The service is super fast and friendly and we even enjoyed the hot tea with our meal. The building is older like everything else in the area and the bathrooms could use a makeover but the food is outstanding the prices super reasonable. I would go back anytime.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed April 13, 2020

These have been hard times for us all. With Shelter in Place affecting so many, it has been nice to find familiarity from a place I adore. I was so happy that they were still open to serve me my favorite special chow mien and...lemon chicken. I would've loved to dine in, but I brought home an extra order of egg rolls and golden chicken so that I can enjoy a nice meal with my spouse. I will be keeping this place on my short list of local businesses that I will be supporting during these tough times. There is no doubt that I look forward to seeing this place open, in full capacity, once everything normalizes. Support local, especially a place like this who has been working hard to keep tummies full for generations.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

I have enjoyed going to The Golden for 30+ years. The decor is very nice and the servers are always prompt and friendly...located in the historic Tower District of Fresno...I’m never disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

The “Golden” might have been edible in it’s Golden years but for the last 15 years they have been ripping customers off by being cheap. I quit going 15 years ago when I noticed the food started to taste old. I saw the glowing reviews...and thought I would try it again. Bad mistake. The pork taste old. The chicken taste like it could be rodent. I asked for the special Chow Mein chop suey and it had no chestnuts. This is why I got the stupid dish. When I called to inform them, a rude man informed me, “we don’t put that in dish anymore, customer must ask.” Which was another load of garbage that stunk worse than their food. I said, “ your menu says it has chestnuts, so you are falsely advertising”. He then hung up on me. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Save your hard earned money and spend it somewhere that you will be welcomed and get a quality meal. It’s obvious they have not been inspected in years. The place is filthy. And to top it off, after I bought 27.00 dollars worth of this Hell, they were only able to give me two packets of soy sauce. Pathetic.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Came in just after noon. Place already started filling up. By 12:30, there was a line trying to get in. Seated right away. 3 of us. (2) ordered lunch specials: Kung Pow Chicken and Beef and Veggies with Fried Noodles (chow mein). Came with egg...flower soup. I ordered something not on the menu. Scrambled eggs and gravy with beef over rice. I am Chinese. Not a whole lot of Chinese patrons in the place. But when you can order something not on the menu and they say, "No problem!," it's a really good Chinese restaurant!!! Xame out just as I expected. Very tasty, hot and flavorful! Also came with a bowl of soup. The food came out fast and hot. (I would recommend chicken or BBQ pork for the meat, if you try the scrambled egg dish.) Service was excellent. Highly recommend. Place was packed the entire time we were there.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

I love this Chinese restaurant. It is small, family owned for more than 55 years. Waitstaff were prompt and efficient. Ordered the Combination Platter appetizer for $18, Chinese chicken salad and pineapple chicken. Sooo much food that we took quite a bit home and finished...it off for supper! Double yum for the day! Highly recommend!!!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

I’m not joking. This is literally my favorite restaurant in the world. I know it’s sort of a hole in the wall. I know the food is greasy. I know that when I leave I’m terrified I’m going to get stabbed by a homeless person....But the food is amazing!!!!!!! Recommendations: Golden chicken: saucy, crisp, sweet...I challenge to find a better American style Chinese poultry Bean sprout chow menu: crispy white noodles...can’t find this anywhere anymore but here Brandy chicken wings: fried chicken served with a sweet sauce - the taste stays with you all night and I love it. Sizzling rice soup: best way to start the meal. So savory and warm- perfect for a cold Fresno day. Black bean sauce shrimp: best black bean sauce dish in the east and western hemispheres! This place is a must visit! Go and all your dreams and hopes will come true! Because you won’t have any...you will only desire the one and only golden!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a very reasonably priced local restaurant that has been here for 20 years or so. The food is very good and fresh! I love that they bring hot tea to every table, you don't have to request it. My favorite is the Sauteed...Kung Pao Chicken! It has great flavor and reheats well. I say this because the portions are large and I always have leftovers.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Food is always cooked to perfection. The Owners Helen and her husband are always so welcoming. We love to support a local business as well.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

The Golden is a little hole in the wall in the Tower District. We ate there at about 6:00 pm and it was packed on a Friday night. The menu is not really varied but the food was more than I could eat and I...noticed that as people left they had take-out containers. The food was prepared well and was very tasty.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

We recently went back there after we found ourselves in the area and hungry. We moved to Clovis and just never made a point of going back there even though we always liked the food. The Golden was in our restaurant rotation for years so...we're familiar with the menu and the food. The food was delicious, fresh and well priced, including sherbet. Yes, the restaurant is old but it is still in the same family. So the menu is the same, too. That's not a bad thing. We decided to make a plan for a return dinner soon.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Whenever we want a relaxing, non-pretentious environment with great food that is reasonably priced we visit the Golden. It is literally a Fresno landmark that is guaranteed to provide a wide variety of tasty dishes. We have been going there for years!!!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Went to the Golden with my book club for lunch. We all had something different to eat and it all was delicious. I had the special chop suey with shrimp, chicken, and pork loaded with fresh vegetables. Service was quick and friendly. Prices are very...reasonable and the restaurant is suitable for families. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is the kind of Chinese food familiar in Fresno for years. Eaten there many times. Have reasonably priced dinners and separate items. Free hot tea. Soup extra if having ala carte item(s). Fast service on our last visit. Had to add some hot oil...and soy sauce to food as it seemed a little bland. At least Two of the waitresses have been there for many years and welcome customers.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been eating Chinese Food, here for years. I can say I will not have Chinese food anywhere else. The way they cook their vegetables, so crispy, tender, fresh, looking is amazing! The pineapple chicken is so delicious and they serve...you enough to take home for second helpings! The Beef, & Chicken, Chop Suey chowmein, is delicious, tasty, wonderfully cooked. The pork Ribs, are delicious, and seasoned beautifully, you cannot get enough! All their food is delicious, and beautifully served, with linen napkins, and hot tea, on the house! You feel like Royalty, and never been treated so kindly ever in any other restaurant! We eat at the Restaurant, and use take out. We do Not patronize any other Chinese Restaurant.They simply do (Not) rate up to the "The Golden" Sincerely, The Stoddard Family,More

Date of visit: January 2016
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No. I'm not sure they serve more than beer or wine. The Golden is geared towards the eating crowd, not the drinking crowd. LOL.
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Yes, Golden Restaurant offers takeout services.

Golden Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3