Golden Temple

(617) 277-9722 | View Website

1651 Beacon St, Brookline, MA | Directions   02445

42.338882 -71.136263

Open Hours

Monday 11:15 AM - 12:00 AM

Tuesday 11:15 AM - 12:00 AM

Wednesday 11:15 AM - 12:00 AM

Thursday 11:15 AM - 12:00 AM

Friday 11:15 AM - 1:15 AM

Saturday 11:15 AM - 1:15 AM

Sunday 11:15 AM - 12:15 AM

 
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Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

Tags: Bar Scene, Business Dining, Carry Out, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Family Style Dining, Food Delivery, Group Dining, Local Favorite, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, Gift Certificate, MasterCard, Travelers Check, Visa

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Golden Temple
Golden Temple
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Golden Temple
Menu
Our Ribs, Shrimp Summer Rolls, Shao-Mai (Shrimp/Pork), Shrimp Tempura, Salt and Pepper Shrimp, Jumbo Fried Shrimp, Spicy Ginger Clams, Clams in Black Bean Sauce, Garlic Basil Mussels, Mussels with Wine and Tomato... more

Reviews for Golden Temple

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The worst service. Employees Insulting and Rude. – I've been ordering lunch from GT for years. After my recent experience this past week I will never give them my business again.

Long story short: coworkers and I ordered lunch. Over one hour later it was delivered. All 5 orderers were wrong. I called, offered to bring back and pick up correct food. I was told they "wanted to do right by me" that they would deliver. 45 min later they never show. I check my voicemail, the woman from GT leaves msg that she checked with the chef and my order was correct. Confused, I called them back and tell the woman Im insulted that she believes that my coworkers and I have nothing better that we would "fake" that we received the wrong order. The food sitting still untouched in the bag. She puts the Manager on, the one who wanted to do right by me" and he starts SCREAMING at me!! Seriously, SCREAMING!!! I put him on speaker so that everone in my office could hear this guy. He threatened me that I am never to call or go to GT again (as if I would at this point) Also that noone from my place of employment is to order from there again. Then he hung up on me still screaming!

I guess thats "doing right" by a customer at Golden Temple

Unbelievable

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Guest Service is Exceptional – This is my first review, but I felt inclined to let other Bostonians know that chivalry is not dead. I had gone to the Temple with a group of friends to have expensive cocktails (quite tasty, and you only need a couple), however I had never ordered take-out. The food arrived in 20 minutes (Living in JP, I find this 4 star worthy alone) and the delivery guy was dressed in a shirt and tie. He was by far, the most polite, well mannered, friendly take out delivery man i've ever encountered. We tipped him 25% for his manners alone. When we opened the bag, which boasted organic, and go green slogans, we were suprised to see a well packaged take out situation. For those looking for not greasy, well made, non-MSG take out, definitely call in here. My boyfriend and I will absolutely be ordering from there again soon.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Brookline institution serves fresh, award-winning Chinese fare in a hip and elegant atmosphere. – The Scene
With a stylish, modern dining room and a trendy bar/nightclub area, Golden Temple stands out among typical Chinese restaurants. The setup of the restaurant caters to all types: couples, large parties, and party goers. The extensive menu appeals to a range of tastes, and the powerful and exotic drinks keep the party going in the discotheque-style E Room. Whether serving dinner or drinks, waitstaff is always respectful and accommodating, willing to alter dishes by request.

The Food
Golden Temple is consistently placed among the best Chinese restaurants in town. While prices are on the high side (for Chinese), the portion sizes of most menu items--from the traditional General Gau's chicken or beef and broccoli to to deep-fried chicken livers and ginger-garlic littleneck clams--are well worth the cost. Flavors and sauces are light and subtle thanks to a focus on fresh and healthy ingredients.

Hits
Outstanding service, exceptional choice and a focus on freshness keep the Golden Temple experience at or near the top of the city's "best of" lists for Chinese.

Misses
While half of the dining space is separated from the E Room, the sounds spilling from the dance floor the DJ's turntables may be a bit loud for some.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing Food – The food is unreal. Everything was delicious. The servers were all very attentive, great atmosphere, etc. Would reccomend to anyone.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

The Golden Temple is a fun place, giving locals an light alternative to heading downtown. That said be WARY - on the 'dance floor' part the wait staff seem to help themselves to 5% tax on the hand written bill given to you. This is very effective on the inebriated patron. The guy even had the audacity to tell me that he was correct. I had about 3 receipts from the night - 2 without taxes, and the last one with. Strange coincidence - NOT!!

So, have a blast, but be wary when paying your tab.

Needless to say, upon further questioning, my bill was them recalculated because of the slight 'error'

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Asian food EVER!!! – Me and my boyfriend went there last night and I absolutely loved it! the atmosphere is great and not to mention the food! we started off with the seafood appetizer, it was a bit greasy but still good. then our entrees came out so quickly and it was so delicious! I would definitely recommend it to anyone!!!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Take out quality at very high price – We were seated immediately as we arrived early on saturday evening. Our server was rushed and rude. He brought out the wrong appetizer and then argued that we had ordered the wrong item. When our dinners arrived, they were bland and cold and tasted and luke warm. The black bean sauce on the spare rib appetizer was thick and greasy and the ribs made us think they were last weeks left overs. Shrimps were few and overcooked. Overall this was a severe disappointment. I've had better meals in food courts at malls.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

This is what fine Asian food should be, Golden Temple is simply the best in Boston all around for Asian fare – The restaurant itself is an odd split of a dining only area and a bar / dance floor (the latter about 12' by 12'). The atmosphere is typical 'new age' upper class Asian - odd angles and fashionable lighting with minimal colors and high ceilings sporting odd statue like plates. There are mostly booths which are comfortable and relatively secluded by the standards of larger restaurants which this certainly is. Before I even get to the food, do NOT go here and pass up the cocktails. Without a doubt the best pina coladas I have ever had and fantastic margaritas that surpass ANY Mexican restaurant in Boston except the Border Cafe' in Harvard. The service was mixed the two times we went there, great in the dining area and terrible in the bar area. I would not recommend the bar area for that reason, and it also gets shady past ten pm with a bizarre mix of disco dancing and meat market displays that seem so out of place in such a fantastic eatery. The food here simply has to be eaten to be understood, it manages a perfect balance of true Asian cooking and Americanized preferences. The sauces are superb and do not drown the food in salty or spicey obscurity. The portions are largish, I ended up taking my first meal home (which I almost never do) and having another full meal from the leftovers. This place is everything P.F. Changs wishes it was, not to be missed if you are an Asian fine dining fan.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

High Quality Chinese Food with Beautiful Atmosphere – I eat at Golden Temple once a week and get delivery from them once to twice a week. I have had Chinese all over Boston and have eaten Chinese in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Hong Kong, London, Japan. All these cities have very good chinese; my favorites being Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Japan. But I have never had Chinese cooked with high quality ingredients as Golden Temple; they cook with extra virgin olive oil, no processed sugars, sea salt, local farmed vegetables, organic meats, and poultry. The food tastes great; you feel good after eating and the menu selection is to big to chose from. They have a great wine selection and the Martinis are the best (chilled glasses and quite large) The dining room and bar are so beautiful you'd think you are in New York, Los Angeles, South Beach. This place is not dark and dirty; it's actually clean. The delivery service is great; they always arrive on time and the same drivers (I think they have there own delivery trucks) My favorites are Clams and Black Bean, Chicken Soong, Beijing Duck, Golden Temple Ribs, Chicken Wok Seared Potates, Green Tea Buckwheat Noodles, Spicy Green Beans, Beef Teriyaki, Salt Pepper Lobster, Chicken Pea Pod Leaves, Chilean Sea Bass, Mandarin Chopped Tenderloin. It's great for when you are alone as you can chose either small or large portions. The service is very good for a Chinese restaurant but sometimes you might get a server who isn't so fluent in the english language.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

This is American Chinese food and not authentic Chinese cuisine – I'm reading these reviews and I am puzzled by the positive buzz about Golden Temple. The only thing I do like about this place is that it is cleaner and more upscale than most restaurants that serve this type of fare. Chinese restaurants still have some ways to go in terms offering great customer service, like most Japanese restaurants, so I can also see how a little service here can go a long way for some reviewers. I am Chinese and my non Asian friends raved about this place, but when I went there to eat I realized it is not authentic Chinese food. The only way I can see this place getting the glowing reviews it has received is if it's being compared to other non-authentic places, which tend to be less clean, not as upscale, and the service not as friendly as at Golden Temple. I love ambience and service as much as anyone else, but in the end it's all about the food. So to all the readers, if you like and want the chop suey style American Chinese food, this is your place. However, I believe most of the employees are really Chinese, so perhaps if I ever go there again with my friends, I'll let them order from the menu and I might strike up a conversation with the waiter in Chinese and tell him/her to bring me what he/she and the rest of the staff will be eating when they take their breaks.

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Nominations Nominated for:
Chinese (2010)
Chinese (2008)
Chinese (2005)
Late-Night Dining (2005)
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