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“Dim Sum and Then Sum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Golden Unicorn Restaurant

Golden Unicorn Restaurant
Ranked #1,747 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Chinatown
San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dim Sum and Then Sum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

I've had Golden Unicorn on my dim sum radar screen for 3 years but never had a chance to go. My wife and I joined another couple for Sunday dim sum. The lobby experience was a loud cacophony of numbers and shouting, with orders to go to a specific floor (this is a multistory restaurant). The 3rd floor is heavy on red and ornate Chinese. At least 50% of the patrons appeared Asian, a nod (I hope) to the food's authenticity. Within minutes of being seated, carts of delicious dim sum rolled by. Everything we had was top-notch. Hot, fresh, and delicious. We ate until our heats' content. Green tea was loose leaf. Bill for four ravenous wolves to eat: $67. Not bad for NYC. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice ambience and good dim sum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Had dim sum lunch twice at this restaurant during my visit to NYC. The dim sum were very good and the staff were friendly. I like the ambience as it is not as chaotic and noisy compared to some other dim sum restaurants in NYC.

Price is reasonable and dim sum dishes variety were great.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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1,096 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 556 helpful votes
“Better on a Sunday”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

The first time we went to Golden Unicorn for midday dim sum was a Saturday, and we were pretty underwhelmed - the selection was rather small, and it took forever for us to pay our bill, which made us nearly late for an afternoon movie we were going to.

This time we went on a Sunday with my wife's cousin and his girlfriend, and it was much much better. There were easily double the selections we saw last time. And the turnip cake, which we had wanted to try last time but couldn't find, was available in abundance this time - they weren't the best I've ever had (those are at the Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell), but they were very good.

And to finish things off, paying went very smoothly! Sunday is definitely the day to go to Golden Unicorn!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Florida
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351 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Dim Sum Yum Yum !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We landed here via a friend of ours that suggested it that lives in the city. Thankfully she is Chinese so that made ordering and understanding what you were about to eat a lot easier. The food quality was good and they come to the table often. The staff can be a bit pushy when they come by the table but if you politely tell them no thanks they move right along. It is located right in the heart if Chinatown and has good access to the subway on Canal Street. Certainly worth a try.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Best in NY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Typical dim sum place in chinatown. Many flours in the building. One of the best dim sum places i have ever been to. Very authentic and good restaurant,

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tashak73
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