We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best Won Ton soup this side of Chinatown New York!”

Golden Garden Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #144 of 297 Restaurants in Toms River
Cuisines: Chinese
Restaurant details
Southampton, NJ
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Won Ton soup this side of Chinatown New York!”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

My mother and I wanted to have lunch near the craft store we were going to. I saw the sign and thought, "Why not Chinese?" The lunch specials included soup AND egg roll, plus dessert! The price for the Lo Mein special was $7.50 and my Boneless Ribs was $6.95. The Won Ton soup had the best broth. You could tell it was chicken! Many Won Ton soups have broth that tastes like dishwater, not here. Won Tons were tender and well seasoned. My boneless ribs were sweet and delicious as was the Lo Mein. When the waitress asked if we wanted ice cream (included) we were stunned. A great dining experience. We will definitely go back.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Jezziebones
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

14 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    4
    4
    3
    3
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bayville, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not great by any stretch of the imagination”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Everything tastes the same as if everything is being cooked in the same pan or maybe the chef puts the same spice in every dish. Pad Thai was god awful! Scallion pancakes were good. General changs tastes like ketchup. Not impressed at all. Server was friendly and quick.

  • Visited January 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank ShainaB123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toms River, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“went for lunch”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

food was good, nothing great. Had the chicken with garlic sauce. my friend had chicken with broccoli. Soup was very good, but egg roll was a little dry. The lunch was OK... did not 'wow' me at all. Service was fine, attentive. I had the tea which was good. We took the leftovers with us and left them in the car while we made a quick stop at a store. When we returned, the stink inside my car (15 mins maybe)--was so bad, we just tossed out the leftovers. I doubt I would try it again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank aleo101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toms River, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere and very tasty food!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

The food at this restaurant was very tasty. The waiters were extremely accommodating and the atmosphere was relaxing. The menu offers a nice selection to choose from. The food arrived hot and very tasty!!!

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Misha J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BrickUSA
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Try the Duck”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

This restaurant does take out... a good business of take out indeed. Yet please be aware that it has an actual dining room...it's a real Chinese Restaurant...in an area where there is so many Chinese "Restaurants" that are just a counter to receive the take out customer...this is a place to go where you can spend an hour or more. I have a couple of negative things to report, but give this restaurant a try anyway....because our couple of things probably won't affect you. #1 They forgot to bring our appetizer. After waiting a generous amount of time we asked about it...they brought it out shortly after that. #2 My wife (who is from Asia) ordered the whole crispy fish....which I can't even find on the take out menu....my wife said it was way too salty. As for me, I had the duck and it was great! My 11 year old daughter shared it with me and she ate it all quickly. So there it is folks...a real sit down Chinese restaurant at the Jersey Shore. Just stay away from the Whole fish and you'll probably be glad you gave this restaurant a try.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank SteveSBrickUSA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Golden Garden Chinese Restaurant also viewed

Toms River, Jersey Shore
 
Toms River, Jersey Shore
Toms River, Jersey Shore
 

Been to Golden Garden Chinese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing