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2119 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1715
434-979-9292
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Meh, Just an average place

I have eaten at this place several times and the food is just ok. They have a tonne of hibachi and Chinese dishes along with Sushi. On the overall restaurant spectrum of restaurants for Charlottesville this just food I am indifferent for. The truly unique value this restaurant brings is delivery... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Daniel D
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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210 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have eaten at this place several times and the food is just ok. They have a tonne of hibachi and Chinese dishes along with Sushi. On the overall restaurant spectrum of restaurants for Charlottesville this just food I am indifferent for. The truly unique value this restaurant brings is delivery. When you compare this restaurant to the other delivery... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have eaten at this place several times and the food is just ok. They have a tonne of hibachi and Chinese dishes along with Sushi. On the overall restaurant spectrum of restaurants for Charlottesville this just food I am indifferent for. The truly unique value this restaurant brings is delivery. When you compare this restaurant to the other delivery... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My children liked to eat here for lunch and thought the food was good. The service was friendly and efficient and we always saw a lot of regulars there for lunch. Sadly this restaurant has closed. A friend told me that she likes the restaurant that replaced it- its an Asian food chain restaurant.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Stopped in over the Holidays for take-out, the Lo-mein, had a very oily taste & sheen to it, the won-ton soup was tasteless.

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Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Maybe my mistake was ordering one of the specials. It was the special soup, and I guess I expected more than brown sauce and some noodles. Pretty pathetic fair. In fact, it was just plain lousy. I guess their mainstay customer is a university undergrad whose only criterion is delivery, and maybe they appeal to that demographic. But if it's... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Usually get takeout from Dragon Lady, but have also ate-in a few times. Either way, great Chinese food.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

It has been awhile since I have been here buy my have they changed. They had maybe 5 customers and I waited for awhile to be seated. Then it took another 15 minutes for someone to take my drink order. Lunch menu didn't have a lot to choose from. Don't bother ordering soup. They have the smallest bowls I have... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We were looking for dinner and stumbled in. Food good (steamed dumplings were too doughy); excellent service (I think the owner's son was moonlighting as a waiter); reasonable prices. What more could we ask? As we were sitting an eating, I noticed a number of diners come in and warmly greet the owner. Return, happy customers are a good sign.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I live near UVa and don't have a car. I must have Chinese food twice a week and Dragon Lady was the only walking distant Chinese restaurant in sight! they have fast take out service, friendly owner and staff...I just keep going back twice a week for about two years now! if you have the chance to stop by, then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

In any chinese restaurants in the USA, try asking for either a chinese language only menu or something not even on the menu if you want authenticity. A good chinese chef and restaurant would be able to prepare something close to the authentic chinese food (at least for themselve) other than those on the standard menu. Asked and was recommended... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2119 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1715
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-979-9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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