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Golden Garden Chinese Restaurant

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5737 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921-2225
+1 865-588-5517
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times in the past and it has always been good. Today was different. We were treated differently. We ordered as usual but we waited longer. A table seated after we ordered our food was seated and put ahead of everyone else. Not sure why. This made us feel very frustrated.

Thank ladybeth68
Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been looking for a really good Chinese restaurant in Knoxville, but this is a near miss. Egg roll was excellent. We ordered General Tsao's Chicken, level 5 spicy, and Sesame Chicken. Both were delicious. But they appeared exactly identical except for sesame seed sprinkled on one. The spicing on what was supposed to be General Tsao's chicken was absent,... More 

Thank Mimor
Knoxville, Tennessee
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387 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a workout at the fitness center next door, I stopped in for a bite to eat. I was greeted by a very friendly smiling face, the service was excellent, the food was fantastic. Food came out quickly. I recommend this restaurant if you're in the area.

Thank Mark C
Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was recommended by a coworker. She always raved about this place. Outdated interior, but usually the best places to eat are. They put more into their food than the looks. I had the Beef Lo Mein, not much beef, but it was still good. BEST EGG ROLLS I HAVE EVER EATEN! Crab Rangoon was pretty good as well. The... More 

Thank M P
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you want a James Beard 4 Star experience, keep driving to NYC, this ain't it. That said, it's better than some meals I've had in China-towns. Whoever says this place isn't clean, is blind and hasn't been to many Asian restaurants....it certainly is! And you can see the kitchen and how it's kept....so, shut up about clean! It's prepared... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Food was very good. Place is small, but that makes it better in my book. We have been spoiled for many years by a small place where we used to live, and never thought we would find one like it again.This is about as close as we have come! Only about 4 miles from home, and we will be back!

Thank FedExcontractdude
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat it and it feels like a place where "everyone knows your name" like on the sitcom "Cheers" theme song. It is family run and extremely clean-- yes you may walk in when they are busy and a table hasn't been cleared yet-- but the bathrooms, floors, etc are all very clean. The food... More 

Thank Charles F
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The food here is amazing! I love the Sesame Chicken and Crab Rangoons. My husband and I eat here at least once a week. About the only thing better than the food is the service. The employees are always friendly and humble as to how good the food is. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Margaret B
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398 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I've been hearing folks rave about this chinese place for awhile. So, I had to finally get by there and give it a chance. Ordered the Kung Pao chicken... Wasn't bad, wasn't good either. Maybe because it was missing the peanuts.. How? Why? Who knows... There are too many good asian eateries in Knoxville, to bother with the "out of... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We tried this out of the way Chinese becasue of its high rating on Trip Advisor. A major disappointment. The restaurant is small, not very clean, and has a breeze that comes from the front door. The menu is like many other local Chinese restaurants. We tried several and found them all just barely average. Not sure what the other... More 

Thank james k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5737 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921-2225
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-588-5517

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