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“Excellent Food, great atmosphere, wonderful service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dragon's Pond

Dragon's Pond
Ranked #62 of 288 Restaurants in Walnut Creek
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Hunan (Chinese)
Walnut Creek, CA
Level Contributor
65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, great atmosphere, wonderful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We have reviewed this restaurant before but for some reason it doesn't show up on chinese food review lists according to friends!. Our experience at Dragon's Pond just keeps getting better!. Lily, hostess and co-owner will make suggestions and can make a dish special for you even if it is not on the menu. (example:moderate "heat", leave out chilis, tree nuts, add shrimp, etc.) She is from China and food is Hunan, NOT cantonese. Lunch is very busy. At our last visit a business group of 8 had reservations. (she can move tables around and together to make room for a group.) If you are alone there are tables for two or you can choose to sit at the counter-"bar".. The remodel of the space has been done with excellent taste and hard to believe the former restaurant was a very casual "noodle shop". For the best service go either early or late for both lunch and dinner since it gets crowded during peak hours. .(this is an "intimate" size restaurant".)

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Walnut Creek, CA
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not "run of the mill" but Fantastic Chinese Hunan Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Wonderful experience!. Lily, one of the owners also acts as hostesss She and her brother make you feel so welcome and explain the menu to you if you are a "first timer". They make the rounds to certain all is fine, without guests feeling like they are intruding. They will make suggetions, and also put some of the spicier sauces on the side if someone in your party doesn't like "heat". (senior discounts, and limited validated parking across street in W.C. City Garage.) Also quiet enough for business lunch, atmosphere is great for couples. If you are solo you are still welcomed and you can sit at the bar to have your meal . They do get crowded at lunch so we try to go early, or just after rush for lunch. They are centrally located on Locust Street, within a short walk to the movie theatre and free parking. .

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Danville, California
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

A nice new Restaurant
Extraordinary waiting Staff and most important the Owner makes you feel as a VIP

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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