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Golden China Restaurant

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1115 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3311
+1 626-799-8867
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch specials is the go to meal. Cannot beat the price too for under $10 Many choices on the menu not far from the langham hotel

Thank Foster B
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I was hungry and it was getting late as we usually sit for dinner at 5pm which is too early for me. I decided it would be good to drive over to south pasadena to sit for a nice dinner at goldon chinese. I had been there before and was unimpressed. This time I went and sat at my favorite... More 

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Pasadena, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

My wife and I went there for Xmas dinner (Jews traditionally eat Chinese on Xmas day). We ordered sizzling rice soup,which didn't sizzle, and was okay but a bit bland. We next had the pu-pu platter for two which was lots of food but was kind of hit-and-miss. The spareribs were delicious, the spring rolls were ordinary and not very... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

Good food, fun times, great service, good price. Brought my visiting mother and she loved it. If you ask for spicy, it is just that. Got the lunch special for best value.

Thank ostokes
Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2010

We LOVE Golden China! Nice, relaxing atmosphere. Everyone who works here is helpful and will put together any dish you like. We make the drive from Huntington Beach every month!!

Thank CallieLosAngeles_CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2009

Best lunch special in town. Choice of >30 dishes, including soup, tea, and fortune cookie under $7. Have tried 50% of dishes and all were good to excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2008

I have yet to find a place that makes better Gourmet Won Ton Soup, Chow Fun or Shrimp Fried Rice. Each dish is distinct and flavorful. My parents and in-laws are elderly and they are hooked on the Won Ton Soup. When asked where they would like to go out for Sunday dinner it is alwasy Golden China. Hope they... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2008

Small family restaurant. Food is OK.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2007

The food and the atmosphere are so good here. My family and i always eat here for major occasions, and they always can accomodate for our party for 20+

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2007

Hands down, the best Chinese food in the area. Closed temporarily due to fire in September, but I can't wait for the grand re-opening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-799-8867
**Temporarily closed due to fire**

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