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Dragon Well

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2142 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 474-6888
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
tasty food

Fab food, all good potion sizes,service was brilliant,there are so many restaurants in the area,all look pretty good,not looking forward to flight home to London .we cut short our holiday/honeymoon due to weather,but will be back to do The Big Sur,great city,would have loved to stay longer

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
judgedredd134
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My children and I sought out this restaurant after a damp day of walking in Muir Woods. I had read the reviews and hoped for a very flavorful experience. We found street parking (which was a nice surprise), arrived fairly early (5:30) for dinner and were seated promptly since there was only one other diner. Between the three of us,... More 

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United Kingdom
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Fab food, all good potion sizes,service was brilliant,there are so many restaurants in the area,all look pretty good,not looking forward to flight home to London .we cut short our holiday/honeymoon due to weather,but will be back to do The Big Sur,great city,would have loved to stay longer

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Thank judgedredd134
Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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240 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I've had way better Chinese food in Chinatown. The food was good but not great. It's a nice environment and caters to a more affluent demographic in the area. They do a lot of take out and there was a line so make a reservation.

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Thank Mark M
Danville
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Tucked away from the usual tourist traps, Dragon well is a bit of a hidden gem in a nice part of the city. Nice neighborhood, nice restaurant, very good service, hot and sour soup was superb! Tasty entrées, sized just right. I always feel guilty in many Chinese restaurants because I can't finish the entire entrée. My wife and I... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Our table was a little wobbly and the staff could not have been more helpful about it, we just asked for a beermat but they came over all apologies for the inconvenience! Food was great. Can understand why it rates so highly!

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Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had four separate people recommend this gem on Chestnut Street in the Marina District. It was delicious- more innovative than most Chinese food restaurants, with an upscale atmosphere. We ate here twice during our stay in San Francisco and would highly recommend it to others. Don't miss the pot stickers to start off!

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1 Thank ScottH9848
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Overpriced Americanized Chinese food. Far from authentic and caters to the taste of those who don't know what authentic Chinese food supposed to taste like, the people that live in the area and willing to pay the price. Go visit Chinatown in San Francisco for Chinese food worth paying for.

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2 Thank marseeahh
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We have lived in the neighborhood for many years. Dragon Well is our go to place for carry out. The menu has options for the entire family and the food is high quality. We recommend that you give Dragon Well a try! Local Tip - stop by the Marina Lounge (next door) for an adult libation before/after dinner. I recommend... More 

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

By far the best Chinese food we have ever eaten! The food was cooked to perfection and despite a full and very busy restaurant the staff and service were first class, very attentive, friendly and helpful.

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Thank Kevin1400
Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Read about Dragon Well on Tripadvisor and the reviews were right on target. Lettuce wraps and wonton soup were delicious start. The prawns were the best I ever had. Service was impeccable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2142 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: (415) 474-6888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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