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Golden Garden Chinese Restaurant

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5737 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921-2225
(865) 588-5517
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat it and it feels like a place where "everyone knows your name" like on the sitcom "Cheers" theme song. It is family run and extremely clean-- yes you may walk in when they are busy and a table hasn't been cleared yet-- but the bathrooms, floors, etc are all very clean. The food... More 

Thank Charles F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The food here is amazing! I love the Sesame Chicken and Crab Rangoons. My husband and I eat here at least once a week. About the only thing better than the food is the service. The employees are always friendly and humble as to how good the food is. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Margaret B
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325 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I've been hearing folks rave about this chinese place for awhile. So, I had to finally get by there and give it a chance. Ordered the Kung Pao chicken... Wasn't bad, wasn't good either. Maybe because it was missing the peanuts.. How? Why? Who knows... There are too many good asian eateries in Knoxville, to bother with the "out of... More 

1 Thank Beefseeker
Knoxville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

We tried this out of the way Chinese becasue of its high rating on Trip Advisor. A major disappointment. The restaurant is small, not very clean, and has a breeze that comes from the front door. The menu is like many other local Chinese restaurants. We tried several and found them all just barely average. Not sure what the other... More 

Thank james k
Sevierville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Came to this restaurant after seeing such high reviews. We were not disappointed! Enjoyed crab rangoon, egg rolls, hot and sour soup, and General Tso's Chicken! The service was friendly and fast!

Thank tthomas815
Albany, Georgia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Came here off of the reviews here and on Facebook. Food is excellent, love the hot and sour soup. None of the watered down stuff you find elsewhere, thick and flavorful. Crab rangoons were perfectly done, not over cooked like other places. Definitely a cut above the norm.

1 Thank shbg112
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in the Golden garden after reading all the reviews. There were some open tables so we were told to sit at a dirty one and they would clean it. 10 minutes to get table cleaned, another 15 to 20 to take our order and another good half hour to get our food. Food was fine but definitely not... More 

Thank aprshep
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We were introduced to Golden Garden by my sister and brother-in-law about a year or so ago. It's family run and they get to know you and will take time answering questions or adjusting an order, if you don't like an ingredient, but want that dish. It's often busy, which I like to see. The last time we were there... More 

Thank terrisyr16
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have been going here for a number of years, mostly for lunch. They have the most wonderful Hot and Sour soup with the home made crunchies (i also put their duck sauce on them for desert!!!). This is the place for properly cooked General Tso's chicken. Get the hot mustard but be cautious it is very flavorful and aromatic.

Thank Frank H
Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We were visiting family and decided to look for somewhere to eat besides our favorites in Knoxville. We do not have a good hole in the wall Chinese spot in our hometown. We found GGCR on TA and since it was not too far headed there for lunch. It was a homerun. Do not let the outside fool you. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5737 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921-2225
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: (865) 588-5517

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?