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Golden Island Restaurant

336 Lower Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2V3, Canada
+1 250-537-2535
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chow mein” (3 reviews)
“pork” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Chinese
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
336 Lower Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2V3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Golden Island Chinese Restaurant has been operating on Salt Spring Island for over 35 years. On any given day you will find Sam, Ted, Winnie and Norman hard at work in the Restaurant. The food is excellent and we have been going there to...More

5  Thank exchef1
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The owner, Sam and his crew provide friendly, efficient service and enjoy bantering with their customers, mostly locals. A Chinese restaurant with the typical variety of entrees - noodle dishes, seafood, pork, beef, chicken and vegetables. The vegetables are always fresh, crunchy, cooked just right...More

Thank Brucelogan
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Typical chinese menu.....the. chow mein didnt hit the mark due to the noodles but other dishes were good...large portions and reasonably prices Very friendly staff including owner. Lots of parking Licenced Best chinese on the island

1  Thank VancouverKeith
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This isn't haute cuisine, but it's very decent and good value in a family owned and staffed restaurant. Joe's ginger beef, ribs and soups and Singapore noodles are all good. Try, if you can, to get the Szechuan dishes hot, but Sam seems to be...More

1  Thank Dane94306
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Food was very good, Service was good. A fellow by the name of Norm was talking with the customers and was very personable and knew the customers by name. The young lady serving us was also very good. We ordered to much and when the...More

3  Thank Dan A
Reviewed 27 March 2016

First time at this Chinese food establishment on a Saturday evening. Food was very tasty, especially the Wor Wonton soup plus chicken chow mein. The staff were very friendly, lot's of locals come for a family dining experience!

1  Thank sashakeena
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for 15 years, takeout once or twice a month(sometimes more)-large portions -fair prices. The tofu and vegetable with black bean sauce is my veggie favourite-they are very accomodating to substitutions, and friendly family service

1  Thank localtru
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Our group of ten friends and family ordered a number of dishes, but the soup and the Singapore noodles were the best. We ordered a set dinner for three, then supplemented it with other choices. This is a very modest place but the line was...More

2  Thank Dane94306
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I don't know what the negative reviews are all about. Our group of seven had a fabulous meal. The Won Ton soup had a flavourful broth and lots of crisp veggies (Be careful though if you have any seafood allergies as it contains shrimp). All...More

3  Thank Terri S
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Several dishes are very good. Prices are reasonable, and Sam, the owner is a prince of a fellow. Most recommended dishes are Joe's Ginger Beef (nobody knows who Joe is), Wor Won Ton soup, lean version Sweet and Sour Pork, mu shu, steamed vegetables, ribs....More

3  Thank Dane94306
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Lower Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2V3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Salt Spring Island
  • Phone Number: +1 250-537-2535
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