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Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar

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1200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230-4520
+1 804-354-9888
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Richmond, Virginia
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite possibly my favorite restaurant in Richmond. It's not fancy, but it's a great place to go with friends, family, or on a date night before heading to a movie across the street at Bow Tie Cinemas. Food is always on point and great selection of beer & wine. I highly recommend the jalapeño fried rice. I ask... More 

Thank mamaluvs2travel
Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

My title summarizes it! Nice portions, busy night, but still relaxed & professional. Never disappointed 👏👏👏👏

Thank Bonnie P
Prince George, Virginia
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Came here for a girls night out for dinner. This was my first time and my friends 2nd and 3rd time. The place is a little small for the amount of people they service but the atmosphere is pretty cool. The waiters were friendly and the service was pretty fast. The food was really good as well as the drinks.... More 

Thank tdoug12
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

It's the first time we got in after 3 tries. We got the last available table on a holiday Monday evening. Most of their draft beers are local and state brews. I had a Triple Crossing draft which was only $6 before 7 pm. We had a tasty spring roll appetizer and a generous portion of bourbon chicken. It was... More 

Thank Murray E
Round Hill, Virginia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Wish I had this kind of chinese food at home; this is how it should be. Staff somehow mixed up our reservation for our large party and it was a very crowded Friday night but they made it right by us and we were glad we waited. Everything on the menu that we tried was good and just the right... More 

Thank kahlerohana
Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Fat Dragon is one of a cluster of restaurants, most serving Asian food, by the same owner. All are good. After seeing a movie nearby, we stopped by Fat Dragon for a late meal. There was a friendly welcome -- indeed, customer service was excellent. Immediately we asked for a table as far as possible from the overly loud recorded... More 

Thank wlsachs
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

My fiancé introduced me to Fat Dragon last year. Now that I live in RVA, I'm ordering out or eating there at least once a week. The Szechuan chicken wings are sooooo good! The green beans are soooooo good! The Chinatown ramen is sooooo good! See where I'm going with this?? Great selection of beers, ciders and wine. Atmosphere is... More 

Thank C_villeChar
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

I LOVE this place. Love it, love it, love it. From the decor, the staff, the drinks, the food... it's amazing. The Mandarin Samurai is my favorite drink. My boyfriend had the Malaysian Mule which was fantastic. I've had most of the appetizers and all were so good, fresh, and tasty. You can't go wrong here... you've got to try... More 

1 Thank TMT2
Chesapeake, Virginia
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Authentic Chinese, fresh local ingredients, no hormones. Nice bar, lots IPA's. Family style portions

1 Thank miyuki e
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

My wife and I visited this restaurant with a couple who are our dear friends for dinner on Sunday, the 16th of October 2016. In short, the food was very good, and unfortunately that was the only good experience. We do not intend to go back to this restaurant even though the food was good because the service was terrible.... More 

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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
$7 - $15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-354-9888

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