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1319 Cornwall Ave, #102, Bellingham, WA 98225
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Great Chinese Food

It's our daughter favorite. More natural in it's food. The atmosphere is simple but warm. Lunches are served quickly & our server was delightful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Bellingham, Wa
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Bellingham, Wa
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

It's our daughter favorite. More natural in it's food. The atmosphere is simple but warm. Lunches are served quickly & our server was delightful.

Thank vhagenm
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food! Much lighter and more flavor than the Cantonese style that I am used to. I would definitely recommend this no frills, excellent restaurant.

Thank Rolande
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We love coming to Dragon River, we visit at least once a month or more. The honey pork is amazing and spicy chicken ooh the eggplant and general tso mongolian beef yum! We have ordered so many things tho I can't list em all. My 6yo begs to eat here! He loves the pork fried rice. The waitress can be... More 

1 Thank Danielle P
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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157 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Only two other tables seated when we came in but boy, the waitress did not like us - began with slamming teapot on table and the. Taking her time to wait on us. At the end it did not matter because I could not eat the food - awful soup with odd aftertaste ( supposed to be ho and sour)... More 

1 Thank Patti4709
Bellingham, Washington
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170 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I so wanted to find Dragon River to be a place to get good Chinese food, particularly northern cuisine. Alas, not to be. We ordered Liu Yu Pian, cod with cabbage and fungus. Fish wasn't fresh (likely "salt cod"), sauce a thick Cantonese-style, similar to Egg Drop Soup but without much flavor. Also ordered Tofu stir fried with chilies: very... More 

Thank HeadingOut98229
Bellingham, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is my favorite Chinese place in Bellingham. The food is great, the ambience is fine, and the service is unique. The food is great and it is the main driver for the score of this review and why I keep going back. I really enjoy the dry rubbed Spicy Chicken, spicy beans as well as the very flavorful Egg... More 

1 Thank Plaidsthename
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The restaurant has a dark and non-descript appearance from outside, making it easy to pass by, but I'm glad I went in. The waitress (and seemingly the owner, as others have commented) was cheerful and attentive, answered my questions about the menu with good humor, and helped me select the "Home style tofu". They have many other vegetarian dishes as... More 

Thank Eric W
Bellingham, Washington
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96 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food at Dragon River is excellent. Their spicy eggplant dish (can't remember the Chinese name) - is really to die for. People complain about the service (is only one server, the owner), but we have found her to be quite friendly when she isn't super busy. We go to Dragon River at least once a month!

Thank KDsTravels
Vancouver, Canada
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193 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have traveled the world and always seek Chinese food when traveling. This is a local favorite for our family. The food is fresh, well priced and full of wonderful flavor. The lunch menu is limited but includes soup, spring roll and a pot of hot green tea. Our favorite menu items are General Tsao chicken as the chicken is... More 

1 Thank CanadaKids
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The best Chinese food in Bellingham. I eat there about once a month and every dish I have had has been excellent.

Thank Ron B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1319 Cornwall Ave, #102, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-734-3462

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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