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Golden Unicorn Restaurant

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18 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-6803
+1 212-941-0911
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

New York’s Chinatown has always been full of surprises. Years ago I was introduced to a restaurant that changed my life. A huge and warm hug to Brian, SAT prep master and amazing person overall, who shed light on Golden Unicorn. On weekends this place is dim sum heaven. I’m not talking about the “trendy” dim sum places that look... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dim sum (with carts) ~$20 pp + tip Accepts all major credit cards Weekend brunch Significant wait after 10 am on weekends Recommended Order: Piggy baos When it comes to dim sum in china town, you have several options available to you. I’ve found this to be one of the better ones that have cart service (versus ordering dim sum... More 

Thank Jjm W
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Golden Unicorn is almost a New York institution in its own right and is a great place to enjoy some very good Chinese and asian style cuisine in an fun and relaxed environment! Finding it is easy, the restaurant is clearly marked and illuminated from the street making it easy to find and very visible in the distance, also... More 

Thank Chris L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Frustrating. Waited 90 min. Were told would be 30-40 min. For last half hour hostess told us we were next. Great food bad service at tables too. Many couples/parties of 2 were asked to share tables w strangers. Seemed like a lot of people having bad experience when they could have sat bigger parties sooner and allow others the chance... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waiting for 75 min now. They said 30 when we checked in. Food is great but not worth being strung along for such a long wait

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The delicious food just kept coming! Terrific party room and the food was delicious. As it was Chinese New Year, the place was very busy. There was a party right before and the bathroom was broken. The staff was helpful in directing us up one flight for additional restrooms and e bathrooms were eventually repaired and reopened

Thank Sakgirl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I Met a good friend here for Dim Sum. Got here at opening to try and beat crowd and we were successful as they sat us and started serving us before 9:30 am (listed opening time). Very tasty and as restaurant filled up became more difficult to get certain dishes. Apparently a very popular place and delicious,... More 

Thank Matthew B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited here for lunch and had a great time. I had not previously experienced the variety of flavours and textures available across the range of high quality dim sum. The Tofu desert was an interesting option to round off the meal. This is a thriving restaurant in the heart of Chinatown.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We had a 15 min wait on Monday at lunchtime on MLK day. The cart ladies and waitstaff are very attentive, fast and pleasant. Compared to other places, the employees here are usually smiling. We try a little bit of everything. The tripe is cooked well and the pork is meaty and tender in many of their dim sum forms.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant had some of the best dim sum I've eaten! Har gow and shiu mai had large chunks of shrimp, unusual in the dim sum places I've eaten. It also had a delightful bao decorated as little pigs. This bao had a light creamy egg filling which was delicious. It seemed a little more expensive than other places I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-6803
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-941-0911

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Staying in Chinatown

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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