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Golden Island Restaurant

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336 Lower Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2V3, Canada
+1 250-537-2535
Today
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 equivocal about serving hot dishes to the backwoods denizens of Canada. Order take-out well in... More 

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1 Thank Dane94306
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 owner noticed we had it packed up was very concerned we didn't like the meal.... More 

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3 Thank Dan A
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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1 Thank sashakeena
Fulford Harbour, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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1 Thank localtru
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 long on a Friday night and despite the activity, service was good. Don't expect fine... More 

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2 Thank Dane94306
Ganges, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Could of been a misunderstanding but it was no reason to be treated like we were from SAM!I would hate to think how we would of been treated if we knew what his problem was!!We waited forty minutes for a bowl of soup.After a hour and forty minutes of him ignoring us we walked out.This is a restaurant we have... More 

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8 Thank BDF1980
Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 of the vegetables in all of the dishes were fresh, crisp, and sauteed perfectly. The... More 

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3 Thank Terri S
London, United Kingdom
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. The Szechuan dishes are mildly spiced unless you loudly INSIST on hot spicing. If you... More 

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3 Thank Dane94306
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

The reality is this. This is a local favorite, where the food is unintimidating, the tea never hot, the fixtures shabby, the service variable. This statement will raise the ire and alarm of many locals. All I can say to them is, get serious, take an objective look around. One of their waiters, Sam, is a local legend, for he... More 

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3 Thank LephenStovejoy
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

We think this is the only Chinese restaurant on Salt Spring, and having just come from 12 years in Calgary where there is a lot of competition for Chinese food, we were hoping for better! So, service was great, friendly, and on time. We had take out. The food however was not as good as we were used to, a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?