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2142 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina)
(415) 474-6888
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Ranked #403 of 5,040 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Marina District
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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95 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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66 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Additional Information about Dragon Well

Address: 2142 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone Number: (415) 474-6888
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Chinese

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