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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

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Reliable, modern family run neighborhood staple

My husband and I always enjoy eating here after work or picking up takeout on our way back from a country weekend. Favorite dishes are the chicken lettuce cups, scallop and yellow chive yi mein, ma po tofu, salmon in black bean sauce.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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  • Families with children
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pnjaban
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I always enjoy eating here after work or picking up takeout on our way back from a country weekend. Favorite dishes are the chicken lettuce cups, scallop and yellow chive yi mein, ma po tofu, salmon in black bean sauce.

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Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The attention was very good!! Excellent food, I recommend the Hong Kong noodles, simply delicious, try any noodles, very good!!!!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Service was very attentive and responsive. The food was good and moderately priced. It was a short walk from our B&B, Union Street Inn. Many locals were picking up take out, so that is always a good sign and more were entering to be served. Enjoyable meal.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is a "must do" for us on every trip. We love (and always get) the chicken won ton soup ... it is a meal in a bowl. There are lots of cool shops on the same street so you can have fun before or after.

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food is quite oily and not as good as it used to be. The Chinese chicken salad is quite nice. The service is wonderful. The restaurant is looking a little tired since my last visit.

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Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Dragon Well is a calm room in a not so great neighborhood(sorry but you guys are way too yuppie for me) The family run business presents the dishes beautifully and the taste lives up to the appearance. Service was friendly but polished. Strongly recommend the calamari(spicy.piquant) appetizer. Noodle dishes light and full of fresh seafood( we ate shrimp that were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Three of us shared dishes: Mushu pork, wonton soup, pork fried rice, and sweet-and-sour chicken. They were all delicious, and we had to take a bunch of food home.next time I'm in San Francisco and in the mood for Chinese food I would definitely return to this restaurant.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

On our first night in San Francisco, we strolled along Chestnut Street and attracted by a busy restaurant with a good atmosphere we went into the Dragon Well. We both enjoyed terrific food (me - the Mongolian beef and my partner - the lemongrass chicken). The waitress was friendly and helpful and the bill was very reasonable. I would recommend... More 

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Rochester, NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

In town for a visit and brought here by locals with a predisposition to Asian food. We were somewhat in a rush for an appointment and the service did not disappoint. Our party of 6 enjoyed the salt and pepper squid; butterfish; veggie fried rice; salmon dish; curry noodles; greens and a chicken dish which was brought out in record... More 

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pnjaban
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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