Golden Buddha Chinese Restaurant
1905 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
Fax: (404) 633-6200
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Delivery, Take Out, Chinese
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Good For Family: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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Solid Chinese food - usually do takeout via the YP app and Grub Hub. Quick, tasty and decent price.
I have dined here for at least the last twenty years. In recent years, the place has gotten very hit or miss. It seems to be coasting on its reputation and the fact that there are so many bad Chinese eateries in the area. To its credit, the service is consistently good.
A friend and I had dinner there last night. First course of egg rolls should have been sent back at once. The egg rolls tasted old as if they had been fried hours (days?) before.
The sizzling rice soup was satisfactory. My entree of Golden Buddha Egg Fu Yung had a strange taste. Mixed in with the other ingredients I discovered were chicken livers— a first ever for me with this dish in any Chinese restaurant. My friend’s shrimp fried rice had little to no taste. It was simply devoid of seasonings and the shrimp (Who knows where they were imported from?) were like rubber and tasteless as well.
The fact that this place does a good business can mostly be attributed to its proximity to Emory and the fact that most of its customers seem willing to pay for overpriced, mediocre food.
Super, fast service. Food is always piping hot and delicious. Try the dinner combos. Best Mongolian beef south of NYC!
12/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Very disappointing. Overcooked, mushy, brown sauced, gloppy mess. No distinct flavors, stale ingredients, obviously no pride in the kitchen, they're just shoveling it out. This is not what good chinese food should be, but it is sadly too often what passes for chinese food in Atlanta.
01/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
The food is always great. I really like the San Shan Soup. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a ""Chinese fix."" The only thing that I don't like is the ugly looking dishes on display walking into the restaurant. This is on the tacky side. However, this has nothing to do with the service or the food.
10/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I ordered delivery. the delivery was on time and the food was hot, the delivery guy was nice. They get the one star for this alone.
I ordered chicken fried rice. not good. greasy, a lot of pieces of meat but it could not be identified as chicken. I ate around it and the rice was tasty but I kept thinking that I don't know exactly what creature I was eating, or what else could be mixed in with the rice. So no more Golden Buddha for me.
03/10/2010Provided by Citysearch -
me and my fiancee live in the area and are new to Atlanta. we were looking for a quiet nice chinese restaurant just cause we were craving it. initial impressions were good. high prices, but whatever. when we finished our dinnner i asked the waitress to put $7 on my credit card and 28 in cash. simple enough. NOT ONLY DID SHE CHARGE MY CARD 35 DOLLARS, THEY DIDNT EVEN APOLOGIZE FOR CHARGING ME INCORRECTLY. THEY MADE IT SEEM AS IF IT WAS MY FAULT. THEN THEY TRIED TO STILL TAKE MY CASH AND CHARGE MY CREDIT CARD AGAIN! I ENDED UP HAVING TO GIVE HER MY CASH AND A CHECK BECAUSE I DIDNT WANT THEM TO KEEP CHARGING MY CARD. NEVER IN MY LIFE HAVE I EVER BEEN TREATED THAT WAY. STAY FARRRRR AWAY FROM THIS PLACE! DISGUSTING EXPERIENCE AND TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE.
11/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to the Golden Buddha for more than 20 years. The food is a sort of Chinese-Korean mix that works wonderfully well. It is ""stick-to-your-ribs"" fare that is generally superb. There have been a few lapses in quality over the years, but it is 95% excellent and a fantastic value. They always serve twice as much as a normal person can eat, so there is always enough to take home and make another meal from.
The Empress Chicken is to die for.
10/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Crab Rangoon - soggy and tasteless. Mongolian Beef - rehydrated beef jerky. Steamed Potstickers - bland meat nuggets in a wonton. Basil Spring Rolls - just basil, need I say more. Veg Spring Rolls - oily vegetable imposters. Ask yourself before you go here if you really want Chinese because you won't get here.
02/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Nothing can compare with this restaurant, the food is so good and addicted,try one of their special seafood noodle soup and the empress chicken is awesome!!!and one more thing their home made dumpling is outstanding,i will say 10 point for this place,very highly recommended
09/26/2005Provided by Citysearch -
OK so they say this food is Americanized. I still say it s the best Chinese food you can get in this city. I went to one of the highly-touted restaurants on Buford Highway and the Mongolian beef and pot stickers did not even come close to the Golden Buddha's. Try the sizzling San-Shan soup or the hot & sour soup. This place has been here since I was a child, but after trying many, many other Chinese resturants in Atlanta, the Golden Buddha is still the best! Friendly, fast service and good take-out too!
08/21/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Golden Buddha is THE place for Chinese in Atlanta. Get the Princess Shrimp, a batter fried shrimp dish or Beef with Plum sauce: two dishes that can't be beat. For appetizers, the fried Pot Stickers are simply products of some Chinese culinary dream, and shouldn't be missed.
The staff is a congenial bunch and quick to refill your water or to get you another ice cold Tsingtao
01/29/2003Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to this restaurant for several years now. They always have very good service, consistently good food and a casual setting. It's great for large groups, the wait staff is very patient and cooperative. It's wonderful. Right down to the big gold buddha once you enter the restaurant.
11/09/2002Provided by Citysearch -
I'm really tired of hearing that Golden Buddha is a great Chinese restaurant. I hae never been impreseed by their food. It's just regular old Chinese, nothing special, and especially not to the point it could be ranked in the same list as P.F. Chang's! On top of that, Buddha's way overpriced. It's not at all worth it.
10/01/2002Provided by Citysearch -
This is a great little chinese restaurant. There is nothing exceptional about it that makes is top-10 on anyone's list, but if you are looking for good food, good service, and reasonable portions at a reasonable price, then this is your place. Lunch is quick and a great place for a relaxed business dinner.