Golden Seafood Restaurant

518 Old Post Rd Suite 3, Edison
(732) 515-9797

Recent Reviews

Terri C.

We came on a Friday around 1pm for dim sum and the place was relatively full, though there was no wait, maybe because it was Veterans Day. We ordered our dim sum from an ordering sheet. There were no carts going around. The selection from the sheet was limited, but it had the popular dim sum dishes. The first thing I noticed upon sitting down is that my tea cup was dirty. There was something inside, like a dried leaf. Then I noticed my chopsticks were grimy and sticky. The waitress exchanged for another set but my new chopstick had some black marks on the ends. At this point, I wished I had my own utensils. The food is ok. It's not the best dim sum but it does it's job if you are looking for dim sum.

Charmaine Pequeno

Delicious and cheap dim sum! Came here on a Sunday afternoon with family and we loved our meal! This spot is an authentic dim sum restaurant where the food comes around in carts. There was a short wait when we came in around 12/1pm because of the lunch rush but it was worth it. Would definitely come back again!

David H.

Took my daughter, a Rutgers undergrad, for some dim sum and noodles on a Sunday. Place was full and carts were f so till moving around the dining room. Nice selection, fresh and hot, though service was inconsistent. No one brought tea, clear empty dishes, bring water, but food was good. Would come back for dim sum again and dinner.

Larry C.

Golden is my 2nd favorite Chinese/Cantonese restaurant for dim sum and dinners. (DimSum Seafood in Avenel is my 1st favorite, which is where we usually have our mega family gatherings of like 16 people for dinner.) This place has all the standard fare that one would mostly get from a good Chinatown place. Excellent weekend dim sum, good noodles & rice dishes and many cultural dishes that you wouldn't find in an average Chinese restaurants.

Karen Kwan

Hearing so much about this restaurant and was happy to hear that it offered dim sum. We finally got the opporunity to go try it out. Conveniently located in a strip mall that has plenty of other restaurants - korean, chinese. We arrived around 10:30ish and was seated right away. It opened at 10 so we wanted to get there a bit early before the crowd.Once seated, we were asked what kind of tea we wanted and then the carts starting arriving. It was non stop carts and all waiters were super nice and friendly. The dim sum dishes were all fresh and tasted great. Small plates were $3.25, medium $4, large $4.75, etc. There were also regular dishes you could order from the menu if you wanted something different.We were eager to try their salted fish and chicken fried rice. It was pretty good and not too salty. We couldn't finish everything we ordered so we took the rest home.I would recommend not arriving until at least 11ish. Arriving early has it's perks of quick seating but we noticed that there were more variety of dishes after 11. From the time we arrived until shortly after 11, we filled up on a lot of the regular dishes and were so full by the time different dishes came around, we didn't get the opportunity to try them out. But due to this, it makes we want to go back to try more, which i'm sure we'll do soon.Parking wasn't an issue as the strip mall has it's own parking lot. Also, dim sum is only offered on the weekends.

Jess D.

This location is pretty big compared to most dim sum places in the area. Turn around is pretty decent. Wait time isn't too crazy but we know how it is trying to get into a dime sun place on a weekend. The food is pretty tasty service a tad bit slow. They have a pretty good selection of dim sum and special plates . Pricing is pretty comparable to most places and portion sizes are the same. The shumai is Nice and big not small like some places . The rice rolls were delicious and I enjoyed my chicken feet . The pork buns were nice and fresh. The noodle dish was delicious just like eating pan fried noodles. The soup dumplings were yummy. The turnaround in the kitchen with the food could be a little better had to wait in between because carts weren't coming out fast enough and they were pretty busy. I would definitely recommend this place if you are in the edison area.

Tom L.

Came here twice, once for dim sum and one for take out. Dim sum was on a weekday so you ordered off a menu rather than picked off of carts. Everything was good but strangely, they didn't offer har gao or egg tarts on weekdays. To me, those should be the two most important menu items for dim sum but they claimed not enough people ordered them. For takeout, opted for the fried flounder lunch special and a few other dishes. When I came for dim sum I saw a lot of people ordering the flounder but it was a bit disappointing and on the smaller side, mostly filled with rice. They also took down the wrong order so make sure to check your order. You definitely need to flag down the servers for anything you need. This place would fall under the recent viral theory that most authentic restaurants fall under the 3.5 star rating as the food is authentic, but the service is lackluster

Dian D.

Best place for dim sum. It's very authentic, and has amazing pineapple buns. Coming on Saturday is a real treat, definitely check this place out!

Roberta C.

I tried to give only 2 stars. We went there for 2 person's birthday celebration and were very disappointed. The cooks need to learn seasoning. Most of the food was totally lacking in flavor. I have never had such flat tasting dim sum and the food we bought as takeout was just as bad. Have they never heard of ginger and garlic? Save your money and visit other Edison oriental restaurants.

Karen K.

Hearing so much about this restaurant and was happy to hear that it offered dim sum. We finally got the opporunity to go try it out. Conveniently located in a strip mall that has plenty of other restaurants - korean, chinese. We arrived around 10:30ish and was seated right away. It opened at 10 so we wanted to get there a bit early before the crowd. Once seated, we were asked what kind of tea we wanted and then the carts starting arriving. It was non stop carts and all waiters were super nice and friendly. The dim sum dishes were all fresh and tasted great. Small plates were $3.25, medium $4, large $4.75, etc. There were also regular dishes you could order from the menu if you wanted something different. We were eager to try their salted fish and chicken fried rice. It was pretty good and not too salty. We couldn't finish everything we ordered so we took the rest home. I would recommend not arriving until at least 11ish. Arriving early has it's perks of quick seating but we noticed that there were more variety of dishes after 11. From the time we arrived until shortly after 11, we filled up on a lot of the regular dishes and were so full by the time different dishes came around, we didn't get the opportunity to try them out. But due to this, it makes we want to go back to try more, which i'm sure we'll do soon. Parking wasn't an issue as the strip mall has it's own parking lot. Also, dim sum is only offered on the weekends.

Roseanne P.

Was in the Edison area with some of my cousins and they had suggested this new dim sum spot. She had heard great things from a friend and of course we were all agreed that we wanted dim sum for brunch. Upon arrival you give the number of guests in your party and they give you a piece of paper with a number. There was a bit of a crowd and where there is good food...there is a wait! They do not call the numbers in order but based on table availability and party size. They also will not seat you unless your whole party is present. The wait was fair for busy peak time and waited about 20 minutes. The restaurant is fairly large space almost like a banquet room with large round tables. And a handful of smaller tables against the window. We were seated at a round table and the carts immediately started coming towards us. The steam carts, the congee cart, the dessert/fried food cart, and my fave the sweet tofu cart. The best thing about dim sum, you can literally get all the small plates that you want within minutes of sitting down. Everything was soo fresh! We also were able to order items that weren't being served and they would bring it directly to our table. We got our usual order of spare rib tips, siomai, pork belly with taro, salt and pepper squid, egg custards, salted egg buns, pan fried noodles, egg plant, noodle rice roll, and sooo much more food! Overall the food was great! The staff is very attentive and always available. There is plenty of parking as it is located in a strip mall. Get there early on weekends and make sure your entire party is there when they call your number. I will definitely be back again!!

Unicel F.

This place is AWESOME! I met a friend for dim sum, and came here as a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint. Had a bit of a wait, but if you're fine with sharing tables, the wait time decreases significantly. Pro tip - share the table! You'll be more open in trying different foods and maybe meeting someone new. The experience was very authentic to what I've seen and heard of "dim sum" - moving carts of delicious food where you order on the spot. The place itself was huge and bustling, which really added to the experience. We got a variety of dumplings, shumai, stuffed rice, and everything you would imagine at a dim sum spot. Will be coming back again, and this time, will add pictures!

Rhonda D.

At some point during the COVID-19 frenzy, this place opened up filling a space that was once home to what I'll call a "food market commune" or a type of cafeteria featuring a variety of different food vendors with uniquely Asian snacks and culinary offerings. Perhaps the lockdown restrictions, social distancing, and other stressful effects of the pandemic hammered the final nail in the coffin for that old food court. And now, the entire space is home to the Golden Seafood Restaurant -- or, as the mailbox outside their building says, Edison Seafood Restaurant (suites 1-5). I chose to dine in based on feedback I received from a patron who had just eaten inside. While I scanned the menu outside that is posted in the window facing the street, I asked a woman who was exiting with her family how she liked the food, to which she replied that it's good but would be better to eat in rather than taking food for carry out. The dining room layout is open-concept and felt more like a banquet hall or large room at in conference center, with a large projection screen in back of the room featuring a cheerful greeting for added effect. Let me preface the following comments by saying that I've never dined in at any Chinese restaurant until now, let alone tried dim sum. This place definitely provides a solid benchmark for me to feel comfortable enough to continue with trying other similar restaurants. As soon as I was seated, my server brought over a ceramic kettle filled with hot tea and a cup. I think it was green tea or some other herbal blend. Very good way to start my meal. Since I never ordered dim sum I asked my waiter what he recommended. After he pointed to a couple items, I chose to try the shrimp rice noodle roll. I wasn't brave enough to dabble with several choices from the dim sum menu -- just tipping me toe in the water with that one starter. And I also ordered the fried flounder from the lunch menu. Both choices were very tasty, although the rice roll was NOT AT ALL what I expected. I figured it would be a fried item like traditional egg rolls, but silly me for assuming. The texture of the roll was not my favorite choice but I loved the sauce flavoring, and the shrimps were cooked perfectly. The fried flounder came out piping hot, fully boned and headed - as I prefer to have my fish - very crispy yet little to no seasoning. I took some of the sauce leftover from my dim sum plate and poured as much of that as I could over my fish. The fish also came with a little white rice and a choice of soup. I had the egg drop soup which was very satisfying. Today was a nice introduction to traditional Chinese dining experiences. (Note that I assume it's Chinese food, but to be honest I'm not 100% sure) On my future visit I will aim to try something new.

Loanne N.

A classic Chinese restaurant with plenty of seating. I think they host large events like weddings as it would be the perfect place for a large Chinese banquet. They have a screen in the room that always projects what day it is and I think it's super adorable. The food is great and is Chinatown quality. I've only been here for dinner not dim sum yet, but would recommend the Peking duck, fried tofu, lobster noodles, fried fish, fried pork chop and vegetables. The table comes with complimentary hot tea and peanuts at the start of your meal, and cut oranges at the end which is standard for any Chinese restaurant. It's a tad bit greasy but is definitely up to standard for a typical Chinese restaurant.

Grace L

Have dim sum on a weekday morning. We ordered dim sum and a lunch special, authentic and delicious food. Friendly staff, good service. Bathroom was clean but apparently very low pressure, we complained about it, then it was a little better. Not sure if it was their plumbing system. Suggest to let the manager know if that happens, especially the women's bathroom

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