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2023 Harbor Blvd Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 642-7162
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food With Atypical Take on a Few Dishes

Advertised as Mandarin cuisine, this restaurant actually covers a broad range of different Chinese regional cooking. Over the years (it's been around since the '60's), it has developed its own take on regional Chinese dishes. For example, it's Hong Kong style (crispy noodles) seafood chow mein... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Dale W
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Clayton, California
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Clayton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Advertised as Mandarin cuisine, this restaurant actually covers a broad range of different Chinese regional cooking. Over the years (it's been around since the '60's), it has developed its own take on regional Chinese dishes. For example, it's Hong Kong style (crispy noodles) seafood chow mein was good, but not executed in the same way as a typical restaurant specializing... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Have eaten there several times. Got "to go". Only bad part was they put squid in the pork fried rice.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Costa Mesa's best Chinese restaurant. Always a warm welcome and hug from our "Chinese Grandma" except for today, she is visiting China "to get new recipes ". Food is always good, service efficient, but you will never get a smile. I miss our " Grandma ".

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london
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The outside of this restaurant does not give it justice. The service was very good, the interior typical Chinese with a out of round tables enough space for a big family. We went there with friends who knew the place for a long time. We ordered the rice soup, dim sums, diefferent dishes for everybody. It is a well rounded... More 

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Orange County, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I loved this place. Nice folks and tasty food. I had the Orange peel chicken. It was outstanding! The portion size was good too. Perfect amount of sweet & spicy. I wasn't fond of the egg rolls but I am a picky eater. The host and the waiters were very friendly and checked in with me frequently. It's a family... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This restaurant has been around for years and we have been there many times. No matter how long it has been since the last time we were there, the owner greets you like family and remembers you. The food is always excellent.

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Huntington Beach, Calif
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is an institution in Costa Mesa and the food is outstanding. There may be some people of Chinese origin who won't find it "authentic" but I have been in lots of Chinese restaurants around the world and this is as good or better than any of them. It is family oriented and the service is great. The prices are... More 

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Los Angeles, Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We tried this place because it was one of Tripadvisor's top recommendation for Chinese foods in Costa Mesa, CA. I have been eating Chinese foods since I was little. As a Chinese national, I know what good authentic Chinese and good American-Chinese foods are. This place claimed to have been serving Chinese foods for 40 years, The fact is, whatever... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

I was specifically looking for Chinese food close to where I was staying and Golden Dragon had great reviews on TripAdvisor. It is in a strip plaza tucked off of the road. It is a big restaurant and at first it looked like no one was in there, but that wasn't the case. The service was excellent and the portions... More 

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Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Wow. I have been living in Newport for years and have been looking for a good Chinese restaurant and haven't found one... until now. Everything about this restaurant was great. My boyfriend and I went here on an impromptu date night (our stove broke mid-cooking) and we decided to go on a limb and try a new restaurant. Needless to... More 

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Additional Information about Golden Dragon Restaurant

Address: 2023 Harbor Blvd Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone Number: (949) 642-7162
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2023 Harbor Blvd Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: (949) 642-7162

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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