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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a James Beard 4 Star experience, keep driving to NYC, this ain't it. That said, it's better than some meals I've had in China-towns. Whoever says this place isn't clean, is blind and hasn't been to many Asian restaurants....it certainly is! And you can see the kitchen and how it's kept....so, shut up about clean! It's prepared... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Food was very good. Place is small, but that makes it better in my book. We have been spoiled for many years by a small place where we used to live, and never thought we would find one like it again.This is about as close as we have come! Only about 4 miles from home, and we will be back!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?