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Golden Bowl Restaurant

124 S Western Ave, Waterford, CA 95386-9210
+1 209-874-3838
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17 Oct 2017
“Generally good Chinese food.”
19 Jul 2017
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
124 S Western Ave, Waterford, CA 95386-9210
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We have been customers for a number of years. Always good, fresh ingredients which are well prepared if a bit inconsistent due to Chef of the day. Generally good service, however on this visit the service was a little slow. Things forgotten, late ... Price...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Golden Bowl really compares with the top Chinese restaurants any where around , there are cheaper ways to get Chinese food in the area , but loving the food there keeps me coming back .

Reviewed 24 September 2016

Our local Chinese restaurant for dine in and take out. Nothing remarkable but everything is fresh and well prepared. Service is good and wait staff is friendly.

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 27 July 2015

They have a couple of locations, Merced, Hughson and Waterford. I usually go to Hughson. But Waterford is good if you're coming back from the hills or Yosemite. Right on 132. Good fresh food priced well.

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 7 July 2015

On this visit, we only purchased take out, but I was very surprised by the cost! Expensive compared to most Chinese restaurants. The food was okay, but nothing to write home about. Would probably not go back again despite it's convenient location.

Thank samsonny1
Reviewed 16 February 2014

If You Are On Your Way To The Mountains Or Just Going through Waterford, stop in at the GOLDEN BOWL, Chinese food. GREAT FOOD, very clean AND very nice staff. My wife and I will be stopping very time we come through town.

Thank The1woody
Reviewed 31 August 2012

We really enjoy Golden Bowl! The staff is always very friendly and attentive, and the food is very good!

Thank wannabetravelin2
Reviewed 13 May 2012

The food here is unbearably delicious (we've never had a bad dish), and the staff are some of the nicest people around (always smiling and kind and friendly). Who knew the best Chinese restaurant in the Central Valley would be in Waterford?

Thank EnchantingMama
Reviewed 9 April 2011

We go her often and are never disappointed. Always clean, friendly and great food. Lilly sometimes helps us pick a new dish to try and explains everything very well. A local favorite!!!

Thank Paulette321
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  • Address: 124 S Western Ave, Waterford, CA 95386-9210
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +1 209-874-3838
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