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Golden Inn Restaurant

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3901 Victoria Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2A1, Canada
+1 250-758-2733
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Went here tonight for dinner. Small buffet around 14 dishes I think. Food was fresh when we arrived. The veggies were cooked properly in a stir fry which was nice for a buffet. Wonton soup had no flavour. No cold salad dishes. Dessert was very limited. Service was good the server was friendly. Overall a good meal.

Thank Daphne D
Nanaimo, Canada
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The food consistency here is ridiculous, but when it's good, it's very good. This place on a good day actually has the best tasting Chinese food in the city. However you never know when it's a good or bad day until you have it. The only saving grace here is that this place has the greatest tastiest Chinese sauces going.... More 

Thank NutsoLonsdale
The Wine Island
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Went for buffet. Selection was not what you would call large. 16 items as I recall. The deep fried pork, prawns, chicken balls, sweet n sour chicken was very over cooked. White rice was starting to dry out on the top in the tray. Food was very slow coming out of kitchen to the trays when they were empty. Emphasis... More 

Thank Birdman5
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We had the buffet, and it was pretty good. Not a large buffet, but the food was tasty and refreshed regularly. Staff was friendly and attentive, which you rarely see with a buffet. The decor is very nice and makes for a nice date environment; we will definitely go back.

Thank Holly C
Parksville, Canada
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The buffet at the Golden Inn is not huge, but I have found over several visits that it is usually very freshly cooked. They don't have large amounts of food out at any given time, but seem to replace items more regularly when each item runs out. I personally don't get that "gutty" feeling that I sometimes get with other... More 

Thank JimS456
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Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Good food. Beautiful decor. The Peking duck 3 courses is great. Have tried it two times. Will go for it again. And the special foo young

Thank Chen Z
Nanaimo, Canada
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We went for their Saturday night buffet. Their choices were limited; the food was so so and not kept too warm. The buffet had a dessert section, including vanilla or chocolate ice cream. The service was not great. For a Saturday evening, the place was pretty empty. Nice chinese decorations. Lots pf parking space.

Thank Gilles C
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Excellent and fresh chineses food. They had a Buffet on when we went in, they do not serve Eggrolls in the Buffet. We asked for some and they provided them even though they weren't part of that night's buffet. The Eggrolls were packed full and delicious and were substantial in size.

Thank Jim G
Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

i have been going here for 39 years still as good as it ever was and the decor is cool not like a cafeteria

Thank mudduck300
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95 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Has the look and feel of an old school chinese restaurant but bright neon bulb replacements completely remove any attractive ambiance. Hot sour soup quite good. Egg rools should be called dough rolls.......not what I was expecting. The other dishes were fine, and the crispy chicken was interesting but good. Tab came to $83.00 incl.tax so $90.00 incl tip for... More 

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Asian, Chinese
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  • Address: 3901 Victoria Ave, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-758-2733

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?