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33 Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BP, England
+44 1803 552220
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of Paignton. We offer dine-in...
Authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of Paignton. We offer dine-in, takeout and delivery. Great for any occasion!
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty food - attentive staff

Husband and I decided to go for the three course set menu. It was delicious! You hardly noticed the ladies who served us - they snuck in like Ninjas bringing in plate after plate of tasty morsels. It was one of those meals where you wished it would never end! Price was very reasonable. Excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely meal nice and hot and tasted delicious. Would use again and staff was very friendly and polite. Prices were very good.

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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went here because our favourite Chinese Restaurant has been closed for refurbishment for a couple of months. Crispy beef was really nice - lovely sauce and the beef was really crispy. The rest was rubbish. Brown sludgy rice, Kung Pao prawns that were way too hot and a very average shared starter. What really annoys me about this restaurant though... More 

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west sussex
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was our first visit to Paignton, so did not know the best places to go. Whilst out shopping we saw the Dragon Pearl, and thought it looked OK, so went back for a meal that evening. The food was good, and the whole thing could have been Ok, but was totally spoiled by the 'couldn't care less' attitude of... More 

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DragonPearlPaignton, Manager at Dragon Pearl, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Many thanks for your message, we always appreciate feedback from customers. In your particular case, you had requested to take away your left over food which you ordered from the buffet menue. As stated very clearly in our menue, customers who order the buffet may order as much food as they like for the set price, but will... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch time meals there a couple of times, sadly not impressed, saw the reviews for evening meals so thought we would try again, bad mistake, the staff were so dour, we didn't feel at all welcome, I ordered duck, it was tasteless, I was using my wifes sweet and sour sauce to at least get some sort of flavour.... More 

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DragonPearlPaignton, Manager at Dragon Pearl, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Many thanks for your feedback. It has come as a surprise that you did not enjoy your duck dish, we had a table of 20 people in that night who also ordered the same dish but enjoyed it immensely. I guess it is a difference of taste. If in the future you have any problem with this, please... More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Husband and I decided to go for the three course set menu. It was delicious! You hardly noticed the ladies who served us - they snuck in like Ninjas bringing in plate after plate of tasty morsels. It was one of those meals where you wished it would never end! Price was very reasonable. Excellent value.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Greeted very warmly after going in without a booking, shown straight to a table and given a basket of prawn crackers whilst choosing what to order. food arrived quickly and hot. All in all a lovely meal at a reasonable price.

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Devonshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Having eaten at this restaurant over many years (when it was Lai Kin) and now Dragon Pearl it was a pleasure to go back again. We had an officer party where there was about 15 of us who opted for the 'eat all you can' buffet. Excellent price and it took a little while for the food to come out,... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Visited Dragon Pearl on the second day of a long weekend trip, and the food certainly satisfied, with one of the nicest starters I think I've ever had at a Chinese restaurant. In all, we had a pair of very lovely meals, and would certainly visit again.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We got a takeaway to celebrate Mother's Day and wow was it lovely! Took 50mins from ordering to delivery which I thought was good on a Saturday night The food was fresh and tasty!! Nice big chunks of vegetables and not greasy at all All the food tasted wonderful! The last Chinese we had from the harbour area was just... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Me and wife visited in march. Really loved the food, all freshly cooked and large portions. Didn't have to wait long for food as it was quite, service was good. Clean restaurant and reasonably priced too. Would definitely visit again when in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 552220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of Paignton. We offer dine-in, takeout and delivery. Great for any occasion!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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