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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    Margarita K.
    "Try the pork buns, duck, and everything else you see"(9 Tips)
    Audrey L.
    "also have one of the best chicken feet dish"(7 Tips)
    Cristina S.
    "The Shrimp dumplings are amazing"(7 Tips)
    Caroline D.
    "A little bit pricier than Jing Fong but much smaller line."(5 Tips)
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  • Brandon B.heart icon on user image
    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
  • Julie B.
    Julie BiAugust 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!
  • Nora T.heart icon on user image
    Nora ThajudeenMarch 13, 2018
    Go for the dim sum! They close it by 4pm, after which is the dinner service that is very expensive! So go early and eat your fill! Chicken feet are incredible! Must try!
  • Melissa C.heart icon on user image
    Melissa ChaiJanuary 2, 2016
    Get here before 11 am on weekends to avoid a long wait. Best dim sum in Chinatown
  • Ljubicaheart icon on user image
    LjubicaMarch 24, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    It's an extremely popular dim sum place for a reason. Everything is delicious and fresh. On weekends, if you don't want to wait, come before noon or after 2pm.
    Upvoted Mar 22
  • 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
  • David Z.heart icon on user image
    David ZhangJanuary 7, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Solid choice for casual dim sum in Manhattan. They also serve nob-traditional dim sum dishes like Peking duck etc. Come before 11a on weekends to avoid the wait.
  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    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!!!
  • 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!
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueDecember 2, 2018
    Dumplings were excellent. Convivial, efficient service, super cheap. They brought us a few vegetarian options once requested. Good for groups.
  • Justin T.
    Justin TJanuary 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
  • Winnieheart icon on user image
    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
  • Nath M.heart icon on user image
    Nath MMarch 7, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    When you see that perfectly fried shrimp and bacon nugget with the Pringle on the side. ALSO! Be sure to get the pan fried rice noodles with peanut sauce before they run out.
  • 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!
  • Caroline D.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Get My Grub On! w.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Tomheart icon on user image
    TomOctober 6, 2015
    One of the more popular and better dim sum spots in Manhattan. Often busy on the weekends but worth the wait.
  • Mayskieheart icon on user image
    MayskieApril 8, 2016
    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.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Susumuheart icon on user image
    SusumuJuly 9, 2017
    Sunday morning like 10:30 is good time to go. After that, literally a lot of people starts to come. To get a table and be seated, all people have to be there.
  • 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
  • Honghui Y.heart icon on user image
    Honghui YuOctober 10, 2017
    Popular dim sum hall serving up all the usual suspects, but the must-try here is the piggie bun filled with egg yolk custard!
  • Lukeheart icon on user image
    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
  • Belle H.heart icon on user image
    Belle HuangMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ 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.
  • 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
  • Audrey L.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Quian P.heart icon on user image
    Quian PanDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    sauteed egg yolk buns, steamed bean curd rolls, sesame rolls, dau fu fa with ginger-infused honey.
  • James L.heart icon on user image
    James LAugust 26, 2018
    Plenty of pictures and names on the carts. Food can be inconsistent. When it's good, it's amazing. However, I have gone on off-days. I've never had to wait for 2 people.
  • Karenheart icon on user image
    KarenJanuary 14, 2019
    Dim sum here is so delicious! Try the little piggy buns filled with minced pork.
  • Daisyheart icon on user image
    DaisyApril 27, 2017
    Veeeeery Chinese indeed! Fun to have lunch in a so genuine place!!!! Of course you have to wait, but they are well organized
  • 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.
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CJune 18, 2017
    Was told the wait would be 30 minutes, but it was really 90. Worth the wait? Not really. Food was good, but there are much better options in the same neighborhood.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Winnieheart icon on user image
    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!
  • Margarita K.heart icon on user image
    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
  • What's Good Hereheart icon on user image
    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.
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HeiserSeptember 9, 2023
    Good food, dicey service. Really liked the bean curd and pork dumplings
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhAugust 14, 2020
    Aside from dim sum & dumplings, get their crispy chicken & deep fried pork chops with Peking sauce!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Colin M. F.heart icon on user image
    Colin M. FordAugust 17, 2018
    Dim sum style, you take what you want off of carts circling the room. Just get what looks good, it’s an adventure!
  • What's Good Hereheart icon on user image
    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.
  • Lani A.heart icon on user image
    Lani AikoJanuary 6, 2018
    Great dim sum plates. It’s busy but not overcrowded. Would go back again.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RoseMarch 12, 2016
    Cheap ($27 all in pp) seemingly endless dim sum. Pro tip- be careful not to order the sweet buns too early on
  • Yvette L.heart icon on user image
    Yvette LiuSeptember 13, 2015
    Authentic, old fashioned dimsum! Must try.... Everything
  • Eric C.
    Eric ChanOctober 13, 2013
    Awesome Dim Sum here. Definitely try it out! Especially the porridge and the Wu Gok are so delicious!
  • 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.
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