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Dragon Well

Marina District
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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: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty food, perfect size portions

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank mymakeupperspective
Dallas, Texas
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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!

1 Thank ScottH9848
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank marseeahh
San Francisco, California
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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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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure of dinning At the this Chinese restaurant Spring this year, Staff were great, First visit food was absolutely to die for, Second visit not so good (might have made a bad choise) Would go back

Thank Fred P
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The food here is nothing you wouldn't expect from a Chinese/Asian restaurant, but it's prepared and seasoned very well. The service is very good, but perhaps the best feature is the relatively quiet, enjoyable atmosphere inside. Every other place on Chestnut Street seems to be overflowing with people and noise and commotion. If you're looking for a place where you... More 

Thank Racandee
Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

What a fabulous spot - great food (mostly traditional with some unique Chinese dishes), great service and very reasonably priced. As we told our charming young waiter, if we lived in San Francisco we would dine there every week.

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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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