A fixture in National City, Golden Chopsticks is one neighborhood’s go-to Chinese restaurants with a multi-page menu that spans everything from American-Chinese staples like egg foo young and chop suey to Peking duck and steamed whole fish.
Open since 1995, it consistently draws crowds on weekends and does bustling business selling party trays of many of its popular dishes including the justly-famous salt and pepper chicken wings. Closed temporarily at the start of the pandemic, the family-run restaurant has been operating in takeout-only mode since April 2020 but will likely reopen for indoor dining next month.
After more than 25 years in its original spot, the restaurant is expanding to Mira Mesa where its second location will be part of the same complex as Menya Ultra Ramen, Raising Cane’s, and Golden Island, another Chinese restaurant. A manager told Eater by phone that it should open by late September.