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Dragon River

1319 Cornwall Ave, #102, Bellingham, WA 98225
360-734-3462
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Ranked #205 of 389 restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Chinese
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English first
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I recently called to phone in my fairly substantial order for my gaggle of teenage boys. When the word "spring roll" didn't come out of my mouth immediately during a senior moment, the women said "Oh my God, are you ready or not, I'm really busy here". Since she was so rude I asked her to read back the order... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The food's alright but the service leaves much to be desired. The only server there is consistently in a bad mood and flatout rude. She doesn't acknowledge requests but will mysteriously show up 5 minutes later and slam down the requested item. Large groups are flat-out refused because I guess they don't want money. The restaurant also has a strange... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The food here is continually declining by the usual small town Chinese restaurant tendency to dumb down their dishes by adding more sugar and making sauces thicker by stirring in too much cornstarch. When they first opened a year ago the food was reasonably good home-style Northern Chinese; now its the usual too sweet, overly thicken food that one finds... More

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Bellingham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I was just here this week and we were a group of 4. The food was delicious as always. I'm writing this new review as a sort of warning. Walking into the restaurant I saw a new sign posted and it was a little angering. The sign was to the effect of, they no longer accommodate groups of 8 or... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Based on comments from trip advisor we ventured into Dragon River for a Bellingham Chinese dinner; well worth the trip. we arrived early, were seated by the owner, Sue, who warmed up to us quickly. We ordered 3 dishes and 1 appetizer. Cost to graze was $48. All arrived hot, fresh, well presented and taste was better then promised. The... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

What a gem this place is. I found this place hidden among other shops and what a great find. The food was delicious and the service was superb. We tried two different dishes, both very yummy! This town has really been lacking in good Chinese food. What we ate tasted fresh, not greasy by any means, and the portions were... More

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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is our go to Chinese restaurant in Bellingham. The food is fresh and delicious, the spicy chicken and stir-fried green beans are amazing! I highly recommend eating here.

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Bellingham, Washington
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I gave this place a "Very Good" rating because I think it is the most authentic Chinese restaurant in this town and it is a little Chinese couple that runs it so I give them props. However, I guess I just dont really care for much Chinese food. Its always greasy and slimy. The hot and sour noodles were simply... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Food is as good as it gets in Bellingham. Chinese has been at best lacking in B'ham until now. Dishes I've seen few other places. A couple of unusual dishes to try out so we will be back. But.... we will try and go at slower time, on a slower day when we have nowhere else to be in a... More

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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

I have eaten here several times, and I have ordered most of the "authentic" section of the menu. Definitely not your usual MSG, sugar, and cornstarch Chinese fare. I have enjoyed everything, but my favorite is the pork and wood ear mushroom dish. This is one of Bellingham's best restaurants, yet it is still moderately priced. My biggest complaint is... More

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