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“Best Chinese Food Ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dragonwell Bistro

Dragonwell Bistro
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Ranked #332 of 4,063 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: SW Yamhill
Transit: Conveniently next to the SW Yamhill Max Station in Downtown Portland
Description: Dragonwell Bistro is centrally located in Downtown Portland at SW 1st and Yamhill by next to the MAX Yamhill Station. If you dare, come inside and take a look, this is not your ordinary Chinese Restaurant. when you walk in, you will be greeted with an Upscale Bistro with high ceilings and a full spacious bar along with the Newer decorations Owner Jack Brought back from China. The smell of the food will make you want to sit down, and one taste of any of their popular dishes some of which was brought back by Jack from the 20 years of travelling in China. will keep you coming back time after time. If you are a visit, be sure to flag Jack down to give you some suggested place to go, as he grew up here in Portland but have live in Portland, San Francisco, LA, New York and Asia for the past 20 years. We love visitors, from all over!!
Enterprise, Oregon
1 review
“Best Chinese Food Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Until a few days ago, the best Chinese food I'd ever eaten was 41 years ago in Japan, but that changed when my wife and I had dinner at Dragonwell Bistro. Everything was cooked perfectly and the presentation lovely. Dessert? You're not going to get a Fortune Cookie here! They have several to choose from and I had the ginger custard... it was wonderful! You owe it to yourself to have a meal here.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Chinese food ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Tastiest, most perfectly spiced Chinese food I've ever had. Visiting Portland for the first time and was delighted to find this place. Menu is topped off with incredible Chinese desserts. This is a must-try experience!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Dave S
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just add customers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Visited Dragonwell Bistro and had the best experience. They had a "happy hour" menu - small plates which was amazing. The dumplings were good, lettuce wraps, general tso - not to sweet but oh so flavorful - the salt & pepper squid (calamari) was the best I have ever eaten - cooked perfectly.
Our server was very helpful helping us choose our food and took time to chat with us. The only thing
missing were customers. With food and service this good - where is everybody?

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Kevin C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Despite being almost empty, service was neglectful at best. Where did they go?? Sorry to do them the favor of eating there. Food wasn't,t that great and what else did they have to do.

    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Peginnc
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Sacramento, California
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lunch in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Was lookiing for a place to have a nice lunch while downtown and we stumbled onto this place. Walked in and it was quiet, clean and smelled wonderful. Sat down, reviewed the menu and found something affordable and appetizing. Lunch was great and we did not feel rushed or over run with noise. I would definitely recommend this place for any meal.

Visited September 2012
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