Golden Diner is one of my new fave spots of 2019 ❤️. Since I first discovered the location back in July, I’ve returned a handful of times. Sadly, it took me this long to write a review.
As you may know, The Momofuku alumn is the main chef👨🍳 and if you catch a seat by the counter (highly recommend) you can watch my main man grill every dish with his eyes until each one is perfect. He’s also very amicable while being brutally honest with his side cooks, making sure everything is on point. I’ve contemplated staying there all day long, because the dedication is incredibly entertaining and far better than anything on reality TV 💯.
You definitely get diner vibes but with a refreshing, modern-casual flare. Food is simple, high quality, Asian/American inspired diner food without being pretentious.
What to order: OMFG The Home fries 🤯. Tasty AF. Probably ruined all the home fries in all the land for me. The home fries are deep fried, smashed and then baked in the oven before the good seasonin’ toss. Since I’ve been there I’ve had eggs, bacon and Bibimbap salad which were all very good. They also have a matcha crumb cake which is delicious but a tad bit on the sweet side for me.
If you’re in Chinatown, you have to visit or you will be extremely sorry. Oh and they just dropped their dinner menu. Ahem… GO.
Golden Diner- ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
123 Madison St
New York, NY 10002