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“Very average meal & service”

Dragons Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #150 of 966 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Lunch and Dinner, with amazing Yum Cha menu - very popular with local and visiting Asian foodies as well as lovers of really good Chinese food.
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Went there tonight ( Monday ) not very busy.
We ordered 4 dishes of Yum Cha... calamari was chewy, spring rolls were over cooked.
Also ordered Beef with seasonal vegetables and rice. No rice bought to the table with the dish so 5 minutes later asked for the rice. A further 10 minutes- still no rice and now our beef dish was cold. So we got them to put our beef meal in a takeaway dish and went to counter. Told the staff at the counter - we didn't eat our meal as we didn't get our rice ( twice asked for ) No apology at all.
All in all - quite a disappointing dinner experience.

Thank shez13
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I meet some friends here every couple of months. I love the orange beef, fantastic stuff and the best place I've had it.
Great service and atmosphere

Thank ewanb99
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We enjoyed excellent stir fried dishes here, along with delicately spiced fried rice that appealed to us because of its unusual lightness. We ordered pork and chicken, both with seasonal vegetables, to satisfy a hankering for what we think of as "classic" Chinese fare, amid so much locally and rather murkily described as "fusion."

In retrospect, our standard choices didn't do justice to this restaurant's large, interesting, and diverse menu -- a whole page of King Prawn! -- but we'll surely return to sample more.

The restaurant's atmosphere is pleasant, with appealing decor in the bright style so often featured in restaurants specializing in oriental cuisine. We liked it, especially when it was still pretty empty and we could look around.

Although there are quite a lot of tables, they're not packed in. Because we were among the first to arrive for dinner, at 5:30 PM, we got a quiet spot next to the wall. Good thing. By 6:00 PM the place was hopping. So, a word to the wise: be sure to make a reservation, especially on weekends, and try to come early it you enjoy dining with less hubbub.

The people who work here are friendly and solicitous. They seem very earnest in wanting to make everything perfect for their customers. Service is quick, and what is delivered to the table is piping hot from the kitchen.

Given the large number of people who come here -- and many of them seem to be regulars -- it's not surprising that things are done efficiently. If you're down to the last bites of a particular dish, you may want to hold onto the plate so it isn't prematurely whisked away to make room for the next course or the next group of guests. This happened to us twice, but we were quick, too, so the plate stayed, and so did we.

Prices seemed a bit high when we first looked through the menu, but considering the excellent quality and large portions, as well as the very attentive service, we felt that they were reasonable.

Dragons has a good reputation here in Wellington, and it's very popular for both lunch and dinner. Having finally been here, I can see why, on both counts.

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Thank CarolDM1900
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Saw the reviews and the high 4 rating, so I gave it a try.

Big space, huge. Friendly staff.

Not as much of the veggie side as I hoped but a reasonable amount of options. I opted for the 'Adjun' (sorry not sure) Vegetable Chow Mein as it had a greater variety of veg than the normal veg chow neon; according to the waitress.

The dish arrived and it was massive, enough for two at least.

As promised a lot of different veg; some I wasn't sure what they were. Some of it wasn't really to my taste but it was still an enjoyable dish.

At first I though it was going to have too much sauce but it was fine. Plenty of noodles.

Didn't blow my socks off but overall it was a nice meal. $22

Thank Sean F
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you like good Chinese food, this is not the restaurant to go to.

The food here is just ok. Not very tasty. We ordered 3 dishes. Orange beef that didn't have any tang, Singapore noodles which was very bland, and a shrimp dish which was overcooked and very bland also. We had to keep asking for things - like a napkin - and never got serving spoons to put the food on our plates. It made it quite hard to get some of the gravy.

The restaurant was nice enough and not very noisy also not very busy.

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Thank masimow
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