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Golden Chow Mein Restaurant - 19 Reviews - 1105 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102-3827, Saint Paul, MN - Asian Restaurants Reviews - Phone (651) 228-1276

Golden Chow Mein Restaurant

1105 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102-3827
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 228-1276
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Golden Chow Mein Restaurant - Saint Paul, MN


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I usually go out with colleages to various restaurant for lunch 2 or 3 times a week. Our lunch time is 45 minutes to an hour. My friends recommended Golden Chow Mein to me. I n...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 9/16/2012

My husband and I have been customers of the Golden Chow Mein since they opened. When we lived in Newport until 1996 we were there at least once a week, sometimes more with friends and family.\r \r Since we moved to Arizona, we make it a point to stop in when we arrive and again the day we leave. We cannot get the quality of Chinese food here and we always try to talk the owners into moving to Phoenix.\r \r I do not know of anyone who has had a bad experience with the food, service or prices. I will be visiting the Twin Cities in another few days and will make it a point to stop in and have a fabulous Chinese dinner. more

Best smaller Chinese Restaurant 12/4/2010

I usually go out with colleages to various restaurant for lunch 2 or 3 times a week. Our lunch time is 45 minutes to an hour. My friends recommended Golden Chow Mein to me. I now almost eat there 2 or 3 times a month. They serve the dishes in a speedy way, yet the quality is quite good. The price is only 1 or 2 dollars more than a typical fast food. They stir fry the vegitables in the way that preserve the freshness, but still tasty. My favor dish is Chicken Almond Ding and Shrimp Lowmein (soft noodle.)\r \r I recommend people try out this place, you will not be dispointed for the friendly service,quality food, and almost fast food price. Because the portion is so big, especialy on the combination dishes, you may even have left over for diner. more

Best eating out place for our neighborhood 11/7/2010

I have been eating at Golden Chow Mein since the late 80's and the quality has not changed a bit. It is a window in the wall but inside this window is some of the most amazing food. First and foremost is the BBQ Pork and Kung Pao Chichen. They are mind-bogglingly good, really. I wept openly the first time I had their roast pork it was so good. Next is the Chop Suey Chow Mein which is fantastic. There are very authentic dishes throughout the menu. Service was perfect and smooth. Order comes just perfectly on time. If you go as a single or double you may be seated next to another person or couple which in my opinion is a benefit. This is one of my favorite places in the world. Oh, try Beef Subgum Chow Mein. You won't be disappointed. more

Delicious and great value! 11/5/2010

Excellent Chinese food and very good prices! The whole menu was full of wholesome classic dishes so it was difficult to choose but I finally settled on the Chicken Almond Ding which was served steaming hot, and packed with veggies and chicken. Outstanding flavor and a good sized portion, ingredients fresh. Service was quick and the owner was very friendly and attentive. A lot of regulars came in to pick up takeout food while we were there and the owner seemed to know everyone well.. The decor is unpretentious with traditional Chinese elements such as the red wooden slats over the foyer.. The brick and stucco architecture of the building provides a quaint old St. Paul ambiance.. It seems like there are hundreds of little Chinese restaurants in the Twin Cities but this one is a rare gem and stands out above all the rest I've tried, including the spendier ones... 5 stars! more

Family style budget restaurant 5/24/2010

I visit this restaurant about once or twice per week. Sometimes I spent around $25 to feed a family of four, and still have leftovers for lunch next day. The food, especially the combinations, are fairly good size. Several dishes are created by the owner, chef, Mr. Qu. It has strong Southern China tradition, with emphasis crispy stir fire of vegetable to preserve the freshness. My favor dish is the Chicken Almond Ding and the beef Lo Mein (Cantonese soft noodle.) The shrimp with vegetables, with its special (yushang) sauce, is quite delightful. \r \r I consider myself an international traveler. The above dishes are almost the same quality as the foods I enjoy when visiting South China. Pros: Good food, large portion, friendly service Cons: Sometime take out orders takes 10 minute waiting more

Golden Chow Mein Restaurant 5/14/2010

Our Family eats here at least once a week and have been for years. We love everything but, one of our favorites is the FRIED CHICKEN DINNER. I know it sounds funny to say that since it is a Chinese Restraunt but, the seasoning they use on the chicken is the best ever!! The portions are great. I would recommend Golden Chow Mein to everyone. It's the best. Pros: THE BEST CHINESE FOOD EVERY more

Delicious Chinese Food 1/29/2010

by oye at Menuism Provided by Menuism
Sesame Seed Chicken is fabulous, tangy & yummy Young Chow Fried Rice is tasty Price is very affordable Food... more

Delicious Chinese Food 1/29/2010

oye Provided by Partner
Sesame Seed Chicken is fabulous, tangy & yummy Young Chow Fried Rice is tasty Price is very affordable Food is always hot, definitely worth a tr... more

Golden Chow Mein 10/27/2009

I have been going to this restaurant for years. You get alot of food for about $6 All the food is amazing. Pros: All the food more


I have been eating here 4 days a week for the last years. I have yet to taste something I didn't absolutely love! Everything is good, and the portions are huge! I always have some to take home for later. \r \r Some of my favorites include:\r *cream cheese wantons\r *egg rolls - hand made!\r *chicken almond ding\r *sesame chicken\r *sweet and sour chicken\r *egg foo young\r *kung pow chicken\r *lo mein- 5 different kinds!\r *chow mein- made to order and quick serve!\r *fried rice- always delicious!\r \r I love everything they have to offer. The foods I mentioned above are just a small taste of what they serve. You can't go wrong eating here. There are a ton of stir fry options with and without meat. There is something here for everyone to enjoy! Pros: great food, great service, great prices Cons: none! more

Best Shrimp and lobster sauce in town 8/20/2009

Golden Chow Mein IS my favorite restaurant in town. Their shrimp and lobster sauce is to die for. Their combination platters are excellent and fill you up for about $6. I've been getting takeout orders almost weekly for over 10 years, but have dined there since the day it opened. The owner is very friendly and knows me by name--can usually guess what my order will be. I'm glad the restaurant is located nearby, so I can get my Chinese food fix. If this place ever went public and sold shares, I would buy into it. It is a goldmine. Pros: Great food, reasonably priced Cons: Not open at 2 am more

AMAZING 8/14/2009

This is my favorite chinese restaurant! I recommend it to everyone I know, because in these times we all need good chinese food at a reasonable price, and this place has it! The small restaurant has been in business for 22 years they've told me, and they've mastered the art of good service, good food, and pretty good prices. If you're looking for a good deal I would recommend the combinations, you can get 3 different things for around 6 dollars. Also the sesame chicken, lo mein, and egg rolls are my favorite! All food is cooked to order and if you call ahead the food's there waiting for you when you get there. Plus I have some picky kind of ""health conscious"" friends and they're really good her because they can customize orders to have no salt or no msg, or more veggies/less meat, or whatever you like. It's all really good and I'll be repetitive, but I've been to many chinese restaurants and it's cheaper than pretty much all of them. more

Our favorite neighborhood chinese restaurant 6/9/2009

We have been going to this restaurant since the day they opened. The food and service is great. They know us by name and can recite our order. Highly recommend this place. Pros: The shrimp appetizers are huge more

affordable chinese 4/8/2009

The food here is great! I have been going here since i was young and I really like it. I especially love the very reasonable prices! I eat a lot and I'm always satisfied with the portions here for the prices. Pretty much everything is made to order and they can customize orders to make them they way you want it, they can even make the orders without MSG. Plus they've been in business for over 20 years and the service is great!\r \r I really like the chicken lo mein, the sesame chicken, the chow mein, and the egg rolls. (the egg rolls are the best here because they are homemade!)\r \r What can I say? The food is great, the portions are big, and the prices are small.. Pros: Example: best croissants in town Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

Best chinese food! 4/7/2009

I have been to many chinese restaurants and Golden Chow Mein is by far the best! The food is made fresh instead of sitting around all day and the service is great! Plus the prices are very reasonable. My favorites there are the pork fried rice, sesame chicken, lo mein, cream cheese wontons, egg rolls, and chicken wings. But its all good! Pros: Great service, affordable prices Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

try Golden Chow Mein! 2/10/2009

i have been to many chinese restaurants and golden chow mein has truly impressed me! the food is fabulous, the place is clean, and the prices are affordable, esp during these tough economic times. \r i esp like: \r sesame chicken\r special lo mein\r chicken almond ding\r and my daughter loves the chicken wings!\r try it! my mouth is watering as i write this!!!! Pros: co-owner - Yisha - friendly, warm and helpful Cons: closed on sun more

Greatest Chop Suey Chow Mein & BBQ Pork fried rice 2/2/2009

Like great chinese food at great affordable prices. See Yisha co/owner operator for best customer service and\r her ready smile!! Great size portions and custom made to order dishes. Like it Hot???? Order 5 star! Hot chili oil not ground chilies in this restaurant!!!! Best Chinese restaurant in the Twin Cities!!!!! Best Service Time????? Weekdays . - Open til Close. . . . . .Saturday - After 4 p.m. !!!!! ENJOY more

The Best Chinese Restaurants Dont Deliver 8/5/2008

I have tried many Chinese places in the twin cities and Golden Chow Mein is absolutely the best. Their food tastes wonderful. It is never too greasy or looks like it sat under a light all day. They have homemade egg rolls that are out of this world. My favorite dish is the spicy chicken almond ding. I am craving it just writing this! I have never dined in but I can tell you it is nothing fancy. But you wont notice once you taste the food. Pros: awesome food Cons: not open on sunday more

Best americanized chinese food in the twin cities 12/30/2006

I have to recapitulate the previous review:\r \r 1. It is not a fancy place, but rather a hole in the wall that could seat 20-30. That's the charm of the place.\r 2. The service is great but not 5-star dining but what would you expect?\r 3. The food is the best non-traditional chinese food in the cities that I have encountered. It's sad City Search has not reviewed this place because it's better than - David Fong's, Le Ann Chin, The Cathay (my previous favorite), Mandarin Kitchen, Mandarin Garden, Village Wok (another great place with similar ""charm"") etc, etc. If you want traditional chinese food or dim-sum, this is not the place but if you want ""americanized"" chinese food and/or take out - try this place! \r 4. Favorites - their egg roles are the best I have tasted anywhere (they make them instead of buying them), any of the fried rice, chicken or beef with broccoli, egg-foo-young, or sweet and sour dishes are also excellent. Pros: Excellent food, good service more

Best Chinese Food... 3/4/2003

I cannot believe the Citysearch editors have not visited and reviewed this restaurant. Yes, it is a real hole in the wall, the place could only sit maybe 25 people tops, but this has always been part of its charm. There is no restaurant in the Twin Cities that has better Sweet and Sour Chicken. Believe me, one you have eaten Golden Chow Mein, either inside or takeout, you'll be a regular customer. more
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  • Hours:

    Mon. - Sat. 11am - 8pm;Sun. CLOSED
  • Neighborhoods:

    West Seventh