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“Consistently the best Chinese (American) in the Southeast US”

Golden Buddha Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 367 Restaurants in Decatur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Consistently the best Chinese (American) in the Southeast US”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

This Golden Buddha is THE only Golden Buddha. I've lived in Atlanta for almost 35 years. I've been fortunate enough to have eaten at the Golden Buddha on Clairmont for almost that long. No other Chinese restaurant in the metro area even comes close. Lunch, dinner, they'll even deliver if you happen to be close enough. You can't beat it for classic American Chinese food. It hasn't changed much at all in the 25+ years I've been coming here. The disclaimer for reviewing says I certify I don't have a personal relationship with the establishment...well when they know you because you've been coming so long and the same people have been in charge for so long, I think that's ok.
Sizzling rice soup, fried wonton, eggrolls, mongolian beef, sesame chicken - that's my death row meal, from this place. With hot tea and copious amounts of ice water.
I came as a kid. I now come with my own kid. This place has ruined Chinese food for me, because I can't find any worth eating anywhere else in the country save one spot in Washington DC, so I must return here a few times a year even though its so far out of the way of my OTP lifestyle.

  • Visited November 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“classic food, large portions”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is my go to chinese restaurant for detailed service, attention to food quality. Large portions on entrees. Near to va hospital, toco hills shopping center,and emory university. Large loyal following. Have eaten both lunch and dinner and always a good meal. Even though very busy lunch crowd, never feel rushed and is rather quiet even with a full house. Have back portion or restaurant for larger groups.

  • Visited October 2013
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london
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“cheap but not traditional chinese”
Reviewed December 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

cheap and cheerful and big portions. Owner is very friendly and there is plenty of ample parking if needed

Visited November 2013
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Seacrest Beach, Florida
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377 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Best Hot & Sour Soup in Atlanta”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

This place has outstanding hot and sour soup. The crab rangoons are great also. Fresh and full of crab/cream cheese. The lunch specials are a great buy at around 7 bucks and you get soup, egg role, and main course. We had that this week and the fried chicken was pretty good but the sauces tasted the same and they were not the same. We had the pot stickers last time and they were on the huge side and tasty. The sauces here are great. Would we go back? Yes, but would stick with the appetizers and soup.

  • Visited October 2013
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Atlanta
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Old School Chinese”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Golden Buddah Chinese Restaurant has old-school, American-style Chinese food (pu pu platter, anyone?). A meal there is like a trip back in time - there are plastic examples of the food offered, there dining room is heavily ornamented and the food is delicously greasy.

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