Golden Unicorn Restaurant 麒麟金閣

Golden Unicorn Restaurant 麒麟金閣

Dim Sum Restaurant and Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, New York
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  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BrowneMarch 15, 2015
    Awesome dim sum. Try to get here by 11 on the weekend to avoid the massive crowd of locals. Also, pace yourself, you'll see brand new items an hour or more into your meal that you'll want to sample
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiFebruary 24, 2015
    One of the best dim sum places in New York with lots of tables. Get the shrimp dumplings, chicken feet, small pork chops, radish cake, Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce and definitely Egg Tart!!!
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 27, 2012
    If you don't end up with 2-3 times as many bamboo baskets as you have people at your table, you're doing it wrong. Want a good seat? Come early on Sunday morning... it fills up quicker than you will. Read more
  • Justin X.
    Justin XJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Shrimp dumplings, roast pork buns, chicken feet, basically everything is good. More expensive than most dim sum restaurants in Chinatown, but for a reason: quality food. Crowded on holidays & wknds
  • Julie X.
    Julie XuAugust 21, 2014
    Lines get long for dimsum on weekends, if you don't want to wait make sure to get there before noon! If you don't see your favorite item try asking, sometimes they can make it and bring it to you!
  • Simon
    SimonJanuary 29, 2013
    Best dim sum place downtown and I've tried them all , defiantly worth the wait. Get your hands on the duck if it passes you by. Also the spinach dumpling is the best and explodes in your mouth
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsFebruary 12, 2013
    Seasoned dim summers know to order the leek and pork buns, fried taro, custard buns and outstanding Peking duck – follow their lead and do the same. For more, follow us on 4sq or at www.renhotels.com. Read more
  • Winnie
    WinnieNovember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommended dim sum dishes: har gao (crystal shrimp dumplings - they shape them like bunnies here!), har cheung (shrimp rice roll), dan tat (egg tart), law mai gai (rice cooked in lotus leaves
  • Thy D.
    Thy DinhNovember 2, 2013
    It's like going to bingo waiting for your number to be called for a table! Worth it for food, one of the best for dim sum in NYC. Arrive before 12pm if you're in a large group.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.April 11, 2015
    one of the best dim sum spots in the city. the wait is worth it but get there semi hungry. you feel like you win the lottery when they call your table number!
  • Get My Grub On! w.
    Pretty good for outside Asia and they have all the ladies with the rolling wagons around. Beancurd skin with crunchy bamboo shoot were my favorite.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengNovember 17, 2015
    Get the piggy custard buns! A little bit pricier than Jing Fong but much smaller line. Get there at around 10:30 to avoid the long lines.
  • Audrey L.
    Audrey LoMay 27, 2013
    This has recently become my favorite place for dim sum. It's not oily, non salty and fresh. They also have one of the best chicken feet dish I've ever had, so far.
  • FamilyFun
    FamilyFunMarch 1, 2012
    Tops for dim sumshrimp dumplings, port buns, sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves, and other dishes on carts that waiters roll right up to your table. Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy ChenOctober 6, 2015
    One of the more popular and better dim sum spots in Manhattan. Often busy on the weekends but worth the wait.
  • Mayskie
    MayskieApril 8
    Non-English speaker friendly (point and look at photos on outside of cart!). Lots of delicious, good selections. Service very accommodating. Also carries fried durian rolls.
  • Swift S.
    Swift SwiftSeptember 13, 2015
    Dim Sum is way better than a typical NYC brunch. The wait here is obnoxious though. The best carts only come around once in a while, so make sure you take your time ordering.
  • Meng H.
    Meng HeJune 19, 2012
    Try the fried sticky pork dumplings! A crispy and chewy tapioca shell and a savory and sweet pork filling. THE BEST!
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Turnip cake (made from Chinese radish and rice flour) makes the meal unique. They usually run out by noon, so request them as soon as you sit down! Read more
  • Luke
    LukeFebruary 1, 2015
    Definitely suggest going with a bigger group, for no other reason than you will get a better table AND be able to try more stuff. But do show up by 1130
  • Natasha A.
    Natasha AFebruary 24, 2013
    Get there early and avid the crowds who are there for a superb variety of dim sum delights. End the meal with a durian-stiffed pastry or bitter melon balls.
  • Belle H.
    Belle HuangMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite dim sum place in Manhattan. Go 10am early on weekends to avoid the crowds. Get the green balls and Peking duck, you won't regret it.
  • Allen Y.
    Allen YangAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Narrowly the best dimsum place in Manhattan. Gets really crowded for weekend lunch, so come either before 11:30 or after 1:30pm.
  • Winnie
    WinnieNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious dim sum. Best in all of NYC! Expect a 30 minute wait on weekends. Egg tarts run out early so order them first!
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa ChaiJanuary 2
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here before 11 am on weekends to avoid a long wait. Best dim sum in Chinatown
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 8, 2014
    Come here for great dim sum. Not as severely crowded as Jin Fong, but there is still a wait so come early and get into the list.
  • Margarita K.
    Margarita KrupNovember 25, 2015
    Great dim sum. Come early, the wait is usually an hour. Try the pork buns, duck, and everything else you see
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 6, 2010
    A definite must for the Dim Sum - the waitstaff is extremely helpful, the food is fresh, the room is clean and they put pictures of food on the carts.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammDecember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Dim sum here is a very "New York" experience. Bring a big group, and if you need more tea, just leave the lid off the pot.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    A perpetual favorite with the weekend brunch crowds, go before 11 to get the best of the dim sum and avoid painful waits. - Inspector
  • LeeCooks
    LeeCooksSeptember 25, 2012
    Came for dim sum on a Saturday. First Time & the food was delicious. Extraordinary selection and unlimited supply a MUST try
  • Elaine K.
    Elaine KwanAugust 27, 2014
    Super duper busy on weekends. Come super early or prepare to wait for a good while or share the table with others.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MillerJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A classic NY Dim Sum place - arrive before 11 if you don't want a long wait. Get anything with shrimp in it
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McLaughlinNovember 17, 2013
    The steamed pork buns at dim sum time are insanely addictive. It's a good thing there is an infinite supply of them.
  • Melody H.
    Melody HanJanuary 24, 2010
    Dim sum gets super busy around 11am on weekends, but worth the wait to come at noon when they bust out the goodies: snails, clams, tripe (along with the usual dumplings and shumai). So cheap, too!
  • Lydia D.
    Lydia DingMay 24, 2013
    definitely a go-to dimsum place. better than jing fong! leaves you satiated and happy - not heavy and bloated. go to golden unicorn!!
  • Eric C.
    Eric ChanOctober 13, 2013
    Awesome Dim Sum here. Definitely try it out! Especially the porridge and the Wu Gok are so delicious!
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereOctober 5, 2014
    On weekends, arrive here before 11am and get a number. The waits can take 35 minutes to an hour if you arrive later than that.
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine ParkJuly 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try to get here as early as possible. And don't be shy about getting the staff's attention, especially when packed
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongFebruary 28, 2012
    If you're not up for a schelp to Flushing or Sunset Park, this is probably the best dim sum you'll come by.
  • Yvette L.
    Yvette LiuSeptember 13, 2015
    Authentic, old fashioned dimsum! Must try.... Everything
  • Liang S.
    Liang ShiSeptember 12, 2014
    Get here when they open to avoid waiting in line, and get the durian puff pastry -- if you dare.
  • Neelu E.
    Neelu ElizabethSeptember 23
    Everything is amazing! Just point and order off the carts. You will leave full and happy.
  • Jen T.
    Jen TomOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    really good dim sum but do get there early to beat the crowd otherwise long wait for table and longer wait for food..
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinAugust 31, 2015
    One of the best dim sum in Manhattan, pork buns and shrimp rice cakes are delicious
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseMarch 12
    Cheap ($27 all in pp) seemingly endless dim sum. Pro tip- be careful not to order the sweet buns too early on
  • Fred S.
    Fred SullivanNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here before 12:00 noon it seems like the lines form instantly then. Then you will have take a number and wait even with their two floors.
  • Beverly C.
    Beverly ChengAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent dim sum. Just gets really busy, so be prepared to wait downstairs in the lobby if you don't get there early!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DouglasJune 27, 2011
    Pushy staff with carts will plop down everything they have if you don't stop them. No prob, you can stuff yourself for about $12 a person. Read more
  • Quian P.
    Quian PanDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    sauteed egg yolk buns, steamed bean curd rolls, sesame rolls, dau fu fa with ginger-infused honey.
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