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Reviewed August 29, 2022

I remember coming here as a kid with the family in the 80's. When I grew up I have taken my own family there a few times. When I heard it was closing we just had to go one last time. Everyone else had the...same idea and if you didn't have reservations it was hard to get to. We had come just before the dinner rush so they said if we can finish in an hour they can fit us in. We said Yes! The decor inside is a little dated and the wait staff was running around ragged due to the demand. Hopefully, they made lots of money in the last 2 weeks. We ordered the Peking Style porkchops - it's one of the best in town. We also ordered lobster with noodles in cream sauce - delish! We rounded it out with fried rice, snow pea leaves, and clam in black bean sauce. Everything was so good. It was sad to think of them closing and all the great memories I had growing up in the city. But it was a great last meal. Thank you Golden Inn for so many years of great food. You will have a lasting legacy on me and the city.I remember coming here as a kid with the family in the 80's. When I grew up I have taken my own family there a few times. When I heard it was closing we just had to go one last time. Everyone else had the same idea and if you didn't have reservations it was hard to get to. We had come just before the dinner rush so they said if we can finish in an hour they can fit us in. We said Yes! The decor inside is a little dated and the wait staff was running around ragged due to the demand. Hopefully, they made lots of money in the last 2 weeks. We ordered the Peking Style porkchops - it's one of the best in town. We also ordered lobster with noodles in cream sauce - delish! We rounded it out with fried rice, snow pea leaves, and clam in black bean sauce. Everything was so good. It was sad to think of them closing and all the great memories I had growing up in the city. But it was a great last meal. Thank you Golden Inn for so many years of great food. You will have a lasting legacy on me and the city.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

Golden Inn is our favourite reminder of authentic Chinese food that’s heads above the rest. For a special treat we love coming here. The service is extraordinary, premises clean and comfortable, servings are beyond generous and we’ve never ordered a dish that wasn’t good. Chow...mein with the crispy noodles is our favourite, even the fortune cookies are tasty.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2020

This place is a real hidden gem. Every time I have family visit town, they want to go here because the food is incredible, which is really impressive considering how big of a city Calgary is, and the options available. The Ginger Beef and Salt...and Pepper Squid is top notch, and worth a visit by anyone. Any negative reviews can be attested to people who are whiny and can be ignored, and that is an honest assessment coming from someone who has no ties to this place. Just go and enjoy the amazing food, it really is a great spot!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2020 via mobile

I've been eating here since 1979. AMAZING FOOD. authentic chinese dishes. If your interested in Real Chinese food its fantastic! Try the ginger crab.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed October 1, 2019

Very disappointing, the dumplings were mushy, dough like, the squid in ginger and green onions was an anemic dish of huge chunks of fresh ginger, and white onion.. The chicken and cashews was so terrible we sent it back. The over- ripe mushrooms canned corn...and water chestnuts were the only recognizable ingredients. Won’t be backMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Recently visited an old favorite, The Golden Inn, have not been there since they reopened after the flood a few years back. What WAS some of the best Chinese food in calgary has become just a bit better than mediocre. Tie that in with questionable...service ( some dishes came really fast....but....others took way too long) and it was not a great experience. I will try it again ..... with clear instructions on getting all at the same time.....that's because this WAS one of the best.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

Big tasty portions, great waiter, reasonable prices. Wrapped all of the leftovers really good. Go there anytime

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Food is a little expensive but the portion and taste is fairly good. Service was prompt and professional.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

We went here on the back of tripadvisor, the restaurant was emtpy which was a little worrying at first, but once the food started flowing this wasn’t an issue. The waiter made a comment about our 2 starters being a lot of food, but we...just went with it. Boy should we have listened to him! The starters were delicious and served quickly. We went on to order a main each with special fried rice, again the waiter commented on ‘alot of food’, stupidly we went with it. Again he was right. A portion here is the size to feed 2 in a U.K. Chinese restaurant - be warned or be prepared to take some boxes home! The food was delicious though and I would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been in the Golden Inn in 5+ years and as always, it doesn’t disappoint. We stopped here twice on our trip. First time was after our arrival in Calgary, I was craving Golden Inn, so we made sure to stop by and get...our regular order. Even for not being here for 5+ years, still the same delicious food. Second time was after a night of drinking and I brought my friends who never have had Golden Inn before and they were quite impressed and enjoyed every dish. Can’t wait to come back.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We went looking for a Chinese restaurant and hit the Chinatown area. Not much to choose from but boy did we choose well. This was possibly the best Chinese food we have had possibly ever. The salt and pepper squid was fabulous as was the...curry beef, egg foo young, bbq duck, and the spring rolls. Everything was great. Cannot recommend strongly enough.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

This is 'the' best late night Chinese you will find in Calgary, hands down - bar none, this is it! Open until 4 am close to daily, when there are no more options left in the city to get something relatively healthy in the middle...of the night, here we have an inviting place with fresh, plentiful plates of stir fried veggies, warm flavourful soups and yummy authentic meat dishes that don't seem to be filled with as much candy sweet flavouring as some Chinese restaurants are known for. The staff here are always welcoming and even if it's been a year or two since we have been in they remember all the details - like my mushroom allergy. That's pretty impressive in my books. The prices are middle range for your average place of this kind, however there is nothing average about the large portion sizes and great flavours. So then when you account for that, it's actually really reasonable price wise. There were lots of left overs to take back to where we are staying for a next day snack! We love this place and it was the perfect spot after our plane landed 2 hours late in the middle of the night! Super great food, the right prices, open until 4am, clean with fantastic staff! What more could you ask for... maybe a few more locations city wide!!! LOL so more people can share the wonderful experiences you do here! Super worth a trip to Calgary's China Town for! Enjoy! We always come back!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Walked in at 130am on a Saturday night. Seated to a table for 2 instantly. Menu is big and plentiful. Opted for the group combo for 2, in my opinion the best deal. Food was delicious and service was fast. Employees were wonderful to interact...with, always a smile on their face and always cracking jokes. Not from Calgary but will definitely go out of my way to visit again. 10/10 recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Wanted a hotel that was near food and near Glacier National Park and this was the one. Never had an issue with parking or our room. Restaurant inside the hotel was convenient too! We used the jacuzzi after our long days of exploring. Would definitely...recommend staying here :)More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a good place to eat that offers rice and found this place. Not so much reviews on tripadvisor but the food was awesome. We ordered the special fired rice and fried chicken. It was delicious. A bit pricey but it was...worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Golden Inn Chinese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5