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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed December 9, 2023

Our favorite restaurant in Waterloo . Love their egg rolls , crab rangoon , soup, chao har loc , crispy shrimp, and mu shu chicken . Love their fast service and great prices . We come here every time we are in town .

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 25, 2023

Stopped here for lunch and the food was excellent and the lunch specials were a great price and tons of food. Will be back again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 24, 2023 via mobile

I'll start with the good things. The service was pretty good and our waitress was nice. My shrimp with garlic sauce was great and Mom liked her sweat and sour chicken. The tea was good too. However, the hot sour soup was another story. The...flavor was good, but there wasn't much in it. A bit of a mushrooms and a pice of tofu. The crab Rangoons we're probably the worst I've ever had, just soft, soggy big triangles. The fried rice was just ok. I've been there several times but this time was not so great.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed March 26, 2023 via mobile

I’m not from Waterloo or anywhere close. I was really hungry for dinner so I was headed to tried and true Arby’s. Right across the street was Golden China so I took a chance and boy am I glad I did. I couldn’t make up...my mind so I ordered sesame chicken and chicken fried rice and crab Rangoon. It was all delicious. Really really really good. 10/10 - I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed November 2, 2021

Amzing place to dine. Everytime my family and I come to town we go here. My parents used to bring me here when I was little and now I brink my kids. We always order garlic chicken, it amazing. Keep up good work!!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2021

left the motel not intending to eat Chinese. After not getting into our intended choice, I decided to give Golden China a chance. We both ordered mu goo beef. The waitress wrapped my meal in Mongolian pancakes and applied the sauces. The meal was excellent,...the service was attentive without being overbearing. Everything was great. Well, maybe my wife wasn't crazy about her fortune.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

I have been there twice. It's my sister's favorite. It's ok. Lemon chicken I expected in a filet form but it looked like balls, sweet and sour with lemons sauce. Ok

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

We met with a group if 12 people at the restaurant, the service was very good and the food spectacular! I love Chineese food and the Mongolian Beef was delicious. The spring rolls and soup were great as well. Give it a try, I was...surprised we were there on a Wednesday evening and not crowdedMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Ok before I get to the review of the restaurant, I want to review trip advisor...it took us 2 days to find this awesome restaurant because TripAdvisor has the wrong address listed we were about a mile off. But we talked to some locals and...they told us it was a good 0lace to eat and where it actually has been located for years...correct address is 106 Brokeridge Drive, Waterloo. The restaurant served great food and plenty of it!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

I've been coming to Golden China for YEARS as it has always been a favorite. However, today was literally the worst service I've ever experienced at a restaurant. I've noticed this server before as she NEVER smiles and acts extremely unhappy and unpleasant while interacting...with customers. She doesn't even look at the customer when they are speaking to her. Well, today my empress chicken was completely cold in the middle. When my unpleasant server asked me if everything was ok, I explained that my chicken was cold in the middle and didn't taste fresh, she responded: The cook makes food fresh for all orders (and then walked away!) When I paid up front, I explained that I wasn't leaving a tip because the food was cold, and when I told the server she basically told me it wasn't cold and walked away. The woman behind the counter proceeded to charge me full price, didn't apologize, and didn't offer to make it right. I left 80% of my food uneaten. She only said: I'll let the cook know. I stated that she clearly didn't care, and she responded "I care" as I left. I have experienced pleasant service from several others in this restaurant, so it seems they only have one server who hates her job and is likely in the wrong line of work. I had to go somewhere else for lunch as I was still hungry. I'm guessing I won't be back. I rarely complain and realize mistakes happen. But when they do, you can't ignore the customer's complaint and expect them to return.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We frequent Golden China often and it is hands down the best Chinese I have ever had. We have samples multiple meals and have enjoyed every one! Don't pass them up, you'll be disappointed!!!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Fast. Hot. Plentiful. Delicious. I ordered Mongolian Beef... Some of the best I've ever had. I will definitely go back when I'm traveling thru again.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

One of the best restaurants to get crab rangoon’s, and the pineapple chicken, I just love the taste! It’s not on the menu all the time so you have to ask for it! Portions are always way more then I can eat in one sitting.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

I havent enjoyed some chinese food like this in a long time.Great service,atmosphere and most of all great food.Meat was tender and tasty and it came with the soup and a little extra side of chicken and chips....and they didnt forget the fortune cookies...loved it

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

Stumbled on Golden China by accident. Nice atmosphere, kid friendly but has table clothes. Good waiters and usual variety of Chinese dishes. Reasonable prices.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Golden China is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4