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Golden City Restaurant, 1729 Charleston Highway: 2010   10 comments

Posted at 12:41 am in Uncategorized

Golden City is listed in this year's (Feb-2010/Feb-2011) phonebook, so it can't have been closed for too long. I find it a little interesting however, that Loopnet describes the place as "recently renovated" while work is clearly currently ongoing.

I'm not sure how long Golden City was there. Without going to the library, I can confirm that it existed in 1998, but not in 1976. Again according to Loopnet, the building was built in 1970, so there must have been other operations there over the years. And, speaking of the building -- it's rather an interesting one. The back part is fairly standard looking, but the trapezoid in front is quite unusual.

I wonder how accurate the English name is. If each Chinese glyph equates to a word (or idea) then there are four words getting squoze down into the two word "Golden City". Can anyone translate?

Written by ted on October 22nd, 2010

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  1. I don't read Chinese, but a little Googling reveals that the first two characters indeed translate to "golden" and "city," so it would be plausible that the last two might translate to "restaurant" or something similar.

    This was the original location of Lulan Wang in the late 1980s. Lulan Wang would later move to Fort Jackson Blvd in the old Jesudi's building.


    22 Oct 10 at 2:30 pm

  2. They closed 3-9-10 according to a sign in their window back in May. They had a pretty good buffet.


    25 Oct 10 at 8:57 am

  3. I visited my friend a while ago and we went there, the buffet was pretty decent.


    26 Oct 10 at 3:39 am

  4. I loved this place it's just up the street from where I live. They changed owners a few months back. It seemed like everyone working there went from being Asian to being Hispanic. The buffet stayed the same and nothing else really changed. About 5 years ago they put up new wallpaper but that's about the only renovation I can recall.

    Mr Bill

    9 Dec 10 at 10:41 am

  5. It is now Dino's Sports Bar.


    20 Jul 11 at 11:03 am

  6. And Dino's is now history...


    6 Feb 12 at 8:06 am

  7. I saw some work being done outside of this place and on the sign last week.


    25 Jun 12 at 6:48 am

  8. This is now open as The Tiki Bar and Grill.


    31 Oct 12 at 6:40 am

  9. The Tiki closed some time ago, but the sign is now down and I saw service trucks beside the entrance yesterday.


    11 Dec 13 at 10:57 am

  10. It was called the 'Golden Gate' in the late 1970s.


    17 Aug 14 at 9:10 pm

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