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“Great food, bad attitudes and awful, rude service!”

Golden Central Restaurant
Ranked #1,030 of 3,512 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $9 - $13
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Calgary
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132 reviews
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“Great food, bad attitudes and awful, rude service!”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went for Dim Sum and the lady that works there, may be the owner, is very rude and abrupt. Unbelievable! She probably just has some serious personal issues, but bringing them to the workplace is just unacceptable, and she should not be working there.The overall service is very slow and the rest of the staff are not really attentive or helpful either.Its a shame really. There are other good places to go in Calgary, so its not necessary to patronize this place. We won't go back based on the lack of service, and the rude lady that works there.

  • Visited February 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great place for Dim Sum”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Good food and great price for Dim Sum. But they are usually understaffed and thus do expect to wait a bit for the food during busy times.

If you want a seat during Sat or Sun, do go there early (around 11am) or else do expect a long wait. The place is located right around McKnight blvd and Center St, got about 30 parking stalls.

We go there quite often for Dim Sum with families.

  • Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Daily Dim Sum near the airport NE Calgary”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Like another contributor, we happened upon this from our hotel, as there are only 2 Dim Sum restaurants that we could find listed for NE Calgary.
We first went about 1 pm on a Sunday, and it was obvious that our party of two would not get in for over an hour at least. Many large families of Asian descent were eating in the restaurant and in line ahead of us - it was packed, but that told us that the food must be good.
On a weekday we tried again at mid-day and there were many seats available.
This restaurant does not push dim sum carts around as far as we could see - even on weekends as it is just too crowded to do so, so you order off of a paper slip. No photos to help you, so you may want to know the names of your favourites beforehand.
The food was very good (as in tasty) in some cases, and in others just average we felt. We have been to some dim dum where you just wanted more and more of a dish because it was so delicious, but here, the portions did compensate. Some of the shrimp dumplings and such were very generous and we appreciated the restaurant for that.
Prices were fair, service was very good, and we would go back - on a weekday only.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Killer Food, Close to Airport”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

We were spending one night near the Calgary airport and were looking for a place to have dinner. We drove for about 15 minutes and came to an unassuming Chinese restaurant on the corner of Centre St and McNight.
The parking lot was pretty full (a good sign!) and when we went in, it was obvious that the place was bustling. The dining rooms are modern and clean, and utilitarian without being uncomfortable.
We each ordered the won ton soup, which was a deep gold color. The broth was the richest we've ever tasted, and the won tons were home made, something I confirmed later with the woman who runs the place.
My husband ordered shrimp spring rolls and they were amazing - completely stuffed with shrimp and nothing else.
We could have stopped there, but I had ordered the ginger fried chicken and my husband had the beef with vegetables. The chicken was seasoned with fresh ginger, and the veggies that came with the beef were perfectly cooked, even the broccoli, which is normally served practically raw at most Chinese restaurants.
This is a delicious and convenient local alternative to the chain restaurants that cluster around the airport. We will return!

  • Visited March 2012
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“I've tried this restaurant a few times now and enjoyed both experiences. Food is good and the decor is decent, tidy and...”
Reviewed June 26, 2009

I've tried this restaurant a few times now and enjoyed both experiences. Food is good and the decor is decent, tidy and clean. Dim sum is ordered off a sheet and is good. Nothing stands out for me at this restaurant but it is a decent eatery.

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