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Dragon Well

2142 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)
(415) 474-6888
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Ranked #524 of 4,950 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Marina
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My husband and I live nearby on the crooked block of Lombard Street. This is our favorite eat-in Chinese place. The food is very fresh, authentic, and a well-edited menu makes ordering easy. The service is friendly and professional, not the too-often-seen surly and abrupt one finds in Chinatown joints. I love the salmon in black bean sauce, their prawn... More

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san diego,California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Situated on a foodies street in Cow Hollow, the pricing was reasonable for the area. Food was above average and the service excellent. Not the best Chinese food out there, but very good for what it is.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited this restaurant on our first night in San Francisco, after a long drive down from Red Wood National Park. This place was phenomenal. All of the waiters were friendly (and sort of gorgeous) the food was out of this world amazing, service was prompt and the food was piping hot. Between three of us we ordered 2 starters... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Staying in an apartment not far away from Chestnut Street we ate here twice. First time we ordered a main each and there was way too much to finish as the servings are very generous. Luckily we were able to take home the remainder. We returned on a Saturday night and found it very busy with families. Good tasty food... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Was in the area, hungry and stopped a local who lived a block away. Asked him if it was any good and he said it was OUTSTANDING, and he eats there about 3 times a week! How about that?!!!! Well it was AMAZING! Best hot and sour soup on earth and the wok tossed prawns were insane! Go! Great relaxed... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

8 of us were looking for a good place to eat in the area and we were lead here by the great reviews and reasonable prices. each of us had different dishes, from the pork fried rice, to the chicken chow mein, to the mongolian beef everything tasted wonderful and very fresh.. Ryan, I believe was his name, was our... More

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Incline Village, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We visit our son in San Francisco often. Most visits include a stop by Dragon Well for their excellent pot stickers and a cold a glass of Piraat (strong and delicious Belgium ale). Casual and comfortable. Certainly a local's favorite given the number of people picking up take out on their way home from work. My wife likes the chow... More

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Calabasas, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

It may not be authentic chinatown chinese, if there is such a thing, but it was very good and spicy and tasty and the kids loved it too. Cozy place so a bit tight. Service was friendly, Prices are OK. Parking in Marina is a pain.

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San Francisco, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I've been here and ordered takeout countless times over the years. It was barely passable, but convenient. After a long hiatus, dropped in again, and won't be back. Had a scallop noodle dish. Had to ask for a magnifying glass to find the bits of scallop. Greasy. Flavorless. Way too expensive for a tiny plate of greasy, flavorless starch. Used... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Found this place on a restaurant app and had great reviews. They deserved them. The place is cozy and comfortable. Service was excellent. Food came out quicker than some fast food places. Fresh favors and great portions. Not pricy at all and would recommend this place to anyone visiting SFO.

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