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Golden Unicorn

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Ave. 5B Sur | Edificio Evergreen 4to piso, Panama City 0919, Panama
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Standard and tasty dim sum - but arriving at noon the selection was limited. No greens (e.g.. Chinese broccoli or bok choi or mustard leaves or similar) no chicken or ducks feet, no sesame balls. Standard sui mai, shrimp dumplings, fried shrimp - all of average quality by US or Canadian standards. Service was fair - but you have to... More 

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Thank Andrew W
Panama City, Panama
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

If been there several times... the food it's really good ... I went to pick up a To go order ... on sundays the line to get a table for dim sum it's really big

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Thank jaimecr03
Vero Beach, Florida
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

While discussing restaurants with our guide, we were informed that Panama City has had a Chinese population for 150 years. We asked if there were any good Chinese restaurants as there are none where we live in Florida. He suggested Golden Unicorn. It looked like a typical Chinese restaurant from the 1969's or 1970's. about half of the patrons were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This came highly recommended and was packed with local Chinese, which is usually a good sign, but judging from the quality of the food, the locals aren't fussy. In London, the cooking would be at the lower end of Chinatown, at the 'all you can eat for ten pounds ($12) level, with poor hygiene and uncleaned prawns, half of which... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

After 2 weeks in Central America we were just gagging for some decent Chinese food and this place simply hit the spot; just what we wanted - some dimsum and some main dishes. Not much English spoken, but no matter - menu was bilingual, and food came promptly. Best dish was ma po tofu. Simple decor, a bit dated, but... More 

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1 Thank markrein2
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It's simply delicious. We went there on a Tuesday for brunch and a wide variety of dim sum was available. All of them were so tasty and perfectly made.

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1 Thank Eli C
Panama City, Panama
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182 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This was one of the best Chinese restaurants in Panama City. I have to say it has gone down. We were there last Thursday, and ordered sweet and sour pork (very hard pieces); the fried rice was tasteless and the Peking duck (one half duck for 2) was OK, but the duck was quite dry. Soup was very salty. I... More 

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1 Thank Bruni B
Panama City, Panama
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

It's a wonderful place for a chinese breakfast or dinner. They offer the dim sum style with delicious dishes as well for the dinner. It's an amazing experience to find a place like this; clean, delicious and good style.

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Thank lidiabp
Las Cumbres, Panama, Panama
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I think the Dim Sam at the Golden Unicorn is only second to the one in Lung Fung. It is a very spacious place and has some very nice views. I totally recommend it.

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Thank Patricia L
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Greatly disappointed! Was hoping for some fantastic Asian flavor and did not receive it. Had the shrimp dumplings - average. Corvina with corn sauce - good. Langostinos (fried) - good. Chicken with garlic slices - poor (chicken had tremendous amount of fat under skin, gross amount). Service was very good but don't plan to return.

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Thank Erin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. 5B Sur | Edificio Evergreen 4to piso, Panama City 0919, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?