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Pagoda & Oriental Garden

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Saw it from the battleship and had to find it

Such an unexpected little garden and pond with fountains right at the water's edge. We saw it while... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona
Naval Observation Tower

The pagoda in this tiny garden used to be a Naval Observation Garden and is now a restaurant. The... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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All reviews peaceful spot we enjoyed walking elizabeth river gardens are beautiful uss wisconsin koi waterfront government plants benches paths
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

My mom and I visited today. We were sad that the restaurant was closed but loved the garden. We noticed that there were bikes for rent near by and biked along the Elizabeth River Trail. It was great

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Double your pleasure---lovely well maintained garden and a delightful Chinese lunch also. We all had the special of the day that was plentiful and very flavorful---Our waitress was a delight and explained about the "tea." Will definitely go for the "tea." next visit to Norfolk

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Such an unexpected little garden and pond with fountains right at the water's edge. We saw it while touring the battleship and had to find it to learn its history. Benches nearby for enjoying this oasis in the city!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CleopatraBunny
Reviewed May 19, 2018

We actually went to this restaurant because of the unique building. The food was delicious and staff was very personable.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

The pagoda in this tiny garden used to be a Naval Observation Garden and is now a restaurant. The garden is very tiny and is just a block away from the USS Wisconsin. It was a nice break from the crowds at the museums. And...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

an interesting and unexpected place in the middle of an upscale neighborhood near the Norfolk Elizabeth River front.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Luis R
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We found this lovely little garden after our harbor tour. We decided to follow the walking tour outlined beside the Wisconsin and were delighted by this element. It is an exquisite little park, quiet and contained. The pagoda has a restaurant that was not open...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kath C
Reviewed October 23, 2017

The Pagoda is located a very short distance from the Battleship Wisconsin. After visiting the Wisconsin and before moving on, we stopped for 30 minutes or so and sat in the shade with a cool breeze blowing. A very beautiful and restful garden for relaxing...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank We-R-Voyagers
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This pagoda and oriental garden is a very lovely place to visit for both Norfolk locals as well as visitors. The gardens are beautiful and the koi are exquisite. If you are in the area visiting the more popular tourist venues, take a few minutes...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Levannah
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

We walked thru on our way to the Chrysler Art museum. It is Along the waterfront. Nice gardens that actually has a restaurant in park.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lindsay T
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May 5, 2018|
Response from Luis R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't recall any signs specifying whether or not dogs were allowed in the park area, but I'm sure if so, one would be required to clean up after them. There was an oriental restaurant building there in the park... More
May 23, 2017|
Response from Jim T | Reviewed this property |
yes, plenty