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Golden Unicorn Restaurant

18 E. Broadway, New York, NY 10002 40.713521 -73.996973
at Catherine St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-941-0911 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$$

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    4 out of 10

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Official Website

goldenunicornrestaurant.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 10am-11pm; Sat-Sun, 9:30am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.; F at East Broadway; B, D at Grand St.

Prices

$9.95-$24.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Daily
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Family Style

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Between the marble lobby, the elevator ride, and the acoustic-tile ceilings in the big open-floor rooms, a visit to Golden Unicorn starts out like a visit to an office building. But when the Cantonese food arrives all workaday comparisons drop. The food is market fresh, with a broad dinner menu that ranges from American-Chinese standards like sweet-and-sour chicken and chow fun noodles to items for more adventurous palates, such as shark's fin soup. Flavors tend to be subtle, as you'd expect with Cantonese cooking. That restraint is an advantage when ordering from the dim sum carts, which are the real draw here. Seven days a week, fresh dumplings and silky crepes come rolling through the dining room. Flavoring comes from judicious ginger and scallion touches, not excesses of grease. Light breading on steamed buns conceals juicy barbequed pork centers. Decadent salt and pepper shrimp are deep fried and served in their skin with the heads still on. Between the largely Chinese crowd that keeps both levels of the ballrooms loud and bustling and the obligatory glowing-eyed dragons on the back walls, you quickly forget you're in the kind of space usually filled with cubicles.

Recommended Dishes

Sweet and sour chicken, $9.95; Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce, $9.95; jumbo shrimps in black bean sauce, $18.95

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