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Golden Harbor

505 S Neil St, Suite 1, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5231
+1 217-398-8988
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crispy tofu” (10 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
“pot stickers” (2 reviews)
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Taiwanese, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
505 S Neil St, Suite 1, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5231
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have way too many dishes, so hard to select.....they are all good if you like real chinese style food. once you select, you give number to cashier and take number to your table. They charge $1 per each person for cleaning fee, no additional...More

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very large group/family oriented restaurant with a huge menu. Our food was delivered to our table within minutes. Very tasty. Place filled with locals and lots of families. Lots of leftovers. Good experience.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Don't expect to be served. You write down your order, take it to the counter, get your own drinks and silverware. They bring you the food. Food was ok, have had better. Portions are large, but pricey for the lack of service. Food was hot...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This is a small, somewhat unique place near downtown Champaign. There are numerous other reviews praising this place, so I probably don't need to add this one. BUT, I love this place. As of last week the menu stood at over 3000 items. (Not a...More

Thank UrbanaProf
Reviewed August 28, 2018

That's the second time in a week that I went to a restaurant in which I wouldn't go naturally without an explicit recommendation. With the first, I had truly mixed emotions. The food was good but not as good as I thought given the recommendations....More

Thank taucherS
Reviewed July 25, 2018

All food ordered was good--served to share on big rotating table server. There is no wait service: order & pay, get the plates, utensils, tea yourself. Food is delivered to your table. Strange if you're not used to such. Many (very many) menu items. Nice...More

Thank mrjlsee
Reviewed July 22, 2018

My experience has led me to conclude that the best menu has only 20-30 items. The assumption is that each will be at its best without too many distractions. Golden Harbor has proven me wrong. We went with a large group and each of us...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed June 25, 2018

They have the best-minced pork, jalapeno noodles ever - anywhere. Don't leave Chaimbana without trying this place out.

Thank PallaviB9
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Lunch for 7 people after graduation. The menu was full and rich. Service was swift and nice. Pineapple Chicken, Sweet and Sour Shrimps, Mixed Vegetables, Shrimp Fried Rice and Lo Mien Noodles. All was tasty and good. Will be back.

Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurant. it has variety of food with reasonable price tag. very fast serving time also

Thank michaelfrederick57
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 S Neil St, Suite 1, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5231
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-398-8988
  • E-mail
Some Chinese restaurants are so Americanized, it feels like their claims to Asian cuisine are meant to be taken ironically. But that's not the case at Golden Harbor. Everything about the restaurant, from the décor to the food found on the hand-written menus feels authentic. Don't miss out on the crispy tofu, which is the way tofu should always be done. The fried rice is also how it's meant to be - perfectly seasoned but not overdone, which basically describes everything about Golden Harbor. Also, we Do Not take Tips at Golden Harbor. We only charge 1 dollar/Person for the table cleaning fee :) Thank You So Much for your understanding.
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