The Dragon Express

The Dragon Express

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Hours
Sun
11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon
11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue
11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed
11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu
11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
11:30 am - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Cantonese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Does this restaurant specialise in Szechuan food?
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Cantonese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles33 reviews
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Very good
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3
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Pamela K
Maitland71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
The restaurant is nicely decorated and warm. We ordered the Peking Duck. Although tasty, it was on the smaller side and a little oily. We decided on Peking Duck 2 ways. This was in pancake rolls (using the breast meat) and soup using the remaining duck and bones. This was dearer than some other restaurant and disappointed to find the leg, thighs and wings missing. After talking to the owner and some confusion, the missing parts were brought out. The owner is polite but a little blunt warming up only after some light banter from my elderly parents. Take note, you may have to pay for extra serviettes and takeaway container. However, wine servings are generous.
Written 3 June 2021
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Sandra Boubee
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 family
This was our last night of a weeks family holiday in Christchurch. We booked at 5pm for a group of ten. The staff were friendly and informative. Excellent food. 3 dozen wontons to start. Then a range of dishes and the most succulent roast duck we have had in a long time. The Dragon Express definately lived up to the tripadvisor reviews. Staff were unassuming and accomdating. If we are back in ChCh we would definately come back. THANKYOU
Written 23 January 2021
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Wang Z
Christchurch8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
this is the only place that I recommend for Pekiing Duck in town. I am going for dinner today. Peking duck is oily, but it is nothing to do with the 'deep fryer'. The SECRET of the delicious Peking duck comes from every step of its preparation. From the selected duck meat, the secret marinade, with the catalyst of time. Of course, what quality wood to use is also the key. Pine or oak? Although I am not a professional chef, I have a unique insight into food.
Written 9 September 2020
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owlesey
Rolleston956 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
Came here just for Peking Duck as I had had in Myanmar and loved it. For $65 you are meant to get a whole duck plus pancakes and veges. Unfortunately you only get the skin with very little of the meat which actually was very good. The duck had been put in the deep fryer so very....oily!! Should of asked what was happening to all the actual duck meat left on duck!!!
Written 16 May 2019
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MrsUniverse
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 family
Have been customer for years. Always great food and good service. This is our go to restaurant when we want authentic Chinese food. It feels like mom and dad preparing and serving your food. We love the family feel every time we are here. It’s on the busy Riccarton rd but inside this tiny restaurant is so peaceful and calm feeling. Price is very affordable. Must try, I fully recommend this hidden gem.
Written 22 June 2018
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MANSIONMAN
272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 couples
The duck skin was so crunchy as it should be. The ducks were properly prepared, unlike the last duck we had in Wanaka. The price of $60 NZ was for whole duck which was too much food for the 2 of us. The stir fried veggies were also perfectly prepared. This is a cute and quaint comfortable place with soothing oriental music. The facade is deceiving, but really nice inside. Don’t miss this place!
Written 18 March 2018
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RyanP
Oxford231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 friends
We walked past one Sunday afternoon and just decided to walk in and try it out. We have been twice now and I love it. The lady who looks after you is so funny and charming which just adds to a fantastic experience. Had a few different dishes which are very flavourful and well portioned. I enjoy the duck and pork dishes but to be honest everything we have tried has been spot on. I think it is a hidden gem and definitely worth a very visit. We will definitely keep returning back for a great meal and authentic experience.
Written 4 March 2018
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SD2606
Christchurch2456 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 family
Recommended to us by a Chinese friend we had to try this out for a family dinner and was not disappointment. We were all very impressed and happy with everything. The place seems to be run by a mum and dad couple and they have decorated the restaurant in very nicely. We ordered two ducks for the seven of us and it was the perfect amount with the three course option. Was very reasonable in cost too, $83 for a duck cooked three ways. Loved how the chef wheeled the ducks over to our table to carve.
Written 9 August 2017
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quiet_nuts
Christchurch2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 couples
I always come here mostly at lunch time because their menu is affordable for someone who can't really spend too much on dining and it is not too crowded as well. The foods are excellent, freshly cooked and tasty. All that I have ordered or have eaten so far are great. The lady who always serves us is always cheerful and accomodating and would always ask we enjoyed the meal. I keep coming back to this cozy restaurant almost every other week.
Written 14 February 2017
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Liam W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 family
The food is excellent, fresh cooked and served very fast, green tea is always very convenient to sip on while waiting for your food. Definitely recommend "yum cha" at lunch. This place is so good while you are greeted by a very nice lady. The food is so good we have been over 20 times for sure.
Written 5 January 2017
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WillChristchurch
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 couples
Great little Chinese restaurant in Riccarton. Specialising in Peking Duck. Restaurateur Cliff is a great guy, have a chat and get the low down on quality authentic Chinese food in Christchurch
Written 29 September 2016
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Camille_Hughes_NZ
Christchurch195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 couples
We came for dinner on a Wednesday night. We were greeted with warm friendly smiles. Duck was delicious and carved in front of us. Great evening for a fair price. Will be back!
Written 13 September 2016
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Kate S
Christchurch2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 family
We have had many meals here and always excellent but we recently reviewed pricing and realised we have ALWAYS been over charged friends had a takeaway last night and the same thing happened over charged by $18! conveniently don't have takeaway menu to save trees) so the sign says. I won't return based on this and neither will my good friends very dishonest and disappointing after supporting this business for over 20 months. She (wife and business owner) never gives you a receipt adds whatever price on a calculator so you don't see what she enters for prices so can't go back or prove the dishonesty ...so a warning to all patrons to watch this,great food but DISHONEST pricing.
Written 12 June 2016
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G E Ted H
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 solo
Great Yum Cha for lunch and terrific dinner menu. Be prepared to enjoy te food but also need to know to order by numbers. Owners - husband and wife work the restaraunt he cooks she serves
Written 24 April 2016
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Maree R
Christchurch1181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 couples
Yum. Its so good, the food is delicious and such great value. My husband and I have lunch here often, sticky rice, dumplings, singapore fried rice noodle, roast duck to name a few. The service is great, the food comes fast and the bill is always value.
Written 5 April 2016
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