After an extended period without a tenant, the banquet sized restaurant space originally occupied by Goldworld Seafood and then Emperor (sic) Taste is back in business. Golden Soup seems to have opened up the weekend before last when I was in Hawaii, and there are a couple of surprises there. First of all, Golden Soup does not serve dim sum, which likely makes this place the largest Chinese restaurant in the SGV in terms of floor space that does not serve dim sum. Secondly, I've never seen such a large, newly opened Chinese restaurant so devoid of activity. Typically when a banquet facility like this opens up there are looky loos out the door for weeks, such that you can't assume from the crowds as to whether the place is any good. So either Golden Soup hasn't advertised its presence, or maybe it takes half-priced dim sum to get all the looky loos to come out. So if not dim sum, then what? I'm not sure, but the restaurant's calling card appears to be value pricing and lunch specials. They have over110 items on the lunch menu, priced under $8. Furthermore a lot of the dinner menu items are under $10. Also I saw a sign that said something about hot pots, so that might explain the "Soup" in the name.
Golden Soup is at 1039 E. Valley Bl., in San Gabriel, upstairs in the back of the mall. It is directly across the street from 888 Seafood, which is on the Rosemead side of Valley Blvd.
888 Seafood Restaurant
8450 E Valley Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770