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Dragon Well

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Marina District
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2142 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2709
+1 415-474-6888
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Pleasant Hill, California
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486 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking from Sausalito to SF we were starving & decided to continue walk to Chestnut Street. Stopped into Dragon Well for lunch. Very fresh food and my favorite was the Hong Kong dish of fresh vegetables, steak & shrimp over crispy noodles. Will definitely go back again.

Thank travelwithpam
Saltash, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super service and food.....the whole experience was lovely well worth a visit don't order a main meal for every person as the portions are large! a great meal in a great city x

Thank girlsalound
Wilmette, Illinois
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252 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We went to dragon well for lunch. The place was packed but we got the last table. We didn't have a reservation. The waitress was quite friendly and she took our drink order almost as soon as we were seated. They have a lychee ice tea which is interesting. We ordered several dishes to share and some were better than... More 

Thank nurabbit
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We lobe this Chinese restaurant in the Marina. Had eaten there several times, returned with friends during a visit to the city. Service is very friendly and the food superb; hot, all fresh ingredients, exceptional presentation. We had pot stickers, walnut shrimp, mu shu pork, spicy chicken, and steamed salmon. Every dish was great. Extensive wine menu by the glass... More 

1 Thank AlbuquerqueRush
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The portions are very big! We actually had to cancel one because we were full from the first. The service was super curteus and fair. Will come again.

Thank רעות ג
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We visited Dragon Well for our last 2 meals in America last week. We eat Asian food regularly at home in Australia and after 2 weeks road tripping California we were hanging out for vegetables ! Dragon Well was a very welcoming restaurant and the food was delicious. We particularly liked the lettuce cups, spring rolls (watch the pale coloured... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant when looking for Chinese that offers gluten free (not common in Aus). We were NOT disappointed? The Gluten Free menu is extensive and the owner and waitstaff are completely aware of the requirements of Coeliacs. After speaking with the Manager/Owner we were advised that she and the chefs have been preparing and... More 

Thank Bianca T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for an early dinner one Saturday evening. Spring rolls and soup were lovely. The mains are really good portions, plenty of food, really tasty. Staff were friendly too. Would definately recommend this restaurant. Either go early or pre-book to avoid disappointment, as it was busy when we left.

Thank Lynsey D
Silver Spring, Maryland
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578 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We'd been warned that e Marina District is the home to "numerous, vacuous white people." But if so, I saw no sign of it, and Dragon Well, which looked like a perfectly ordinary Chinese sit-down restaurant full of contented customers, turned out to have truly exceptional food. We got a Chicken in Lettuce Cups appetizer (scrumptious), a vegetable stir fry... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

Dragon Well delivers on quality Chinese food and great service. We enjoyed a dinner of Salt and Chili Pepper Calamari, Lemon Grass Chicken, Moo Shu Pork, Stir Fried Pea Shoots, Sichuan Green Beans, and Mongolian Beef. Everything was well prepared and tasty. In addition, they do not use msg in their cooking.

Thank jrjca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2142 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2709
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-474-6888

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  • 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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