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“Good Chinese food on the Island”
Review of Dragon Palace

Dragon Palace
Ranked #252 of 984 Restaurants in Charleston
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 27, 2017

We stayed on the island during our visit to Charleston, and were tired of seafood, so chose Dragon Palace for dinner. The décor is heavy on the lacquered wood, but that is traditional Chinese interior style. We ordered a couple traditional dishes, the cashew chicken and the garlic chicken, both with fried rice. The presentation was attractive and the portion size was adequate, but not generous. We shared a mango cheesecake for desert, and it was a real treat. Delicate mango flavor made the cheesecake very enjoyable.

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Reviewed January 4, 2017

We have eaten at Dragon Palace infrequently over the past few years but thought we would give it a try again in Late December. We opted for takeout. One order chicken with stir fry vegetables, and one beef with stir fry vegetables. We added vegetable spring rolls and pork egg rolls to that order.
We were told our order would take 20 min. but when we arrived it had obviously been ready earlier as it was tepid when we got it home.
The main issue was the preparation and taste of the meals. Both the chicken and beef tasted exactly the same. Same sauce on both and the veggie slices were HUGE. I have never seen a celery stalk,cut in half and served as well as huge hunks of other veggies.Both order of egg rolls were tasty but extremely greasy. There are so many other better choices than Dragon Palace and it will be them we frequent from now on.It's a shame because DP is so convenient to where we live.

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Reviewed December 25, 2016

I've been searching for a quality, table-service Chinese restaurant for a long time, and I have ALMOST found it. The food is very good at Dragon Palace, tasty, not salty or greasy, and well presented. The prices are very high though. I don't mind paying $50 for lunch if the food is very good, which it is, but the service and ambiance don't match the price. From the "hi, y'all" when we walked in, to the "you done?" when we were finished, it just doesn't have that elegant feel that I remember from nice Chinese places in the past. And maybe a little background music would help too, instead of hearing the employee's ringtone on their phones.

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Thank mtnblueberrie
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Reviewed December 3, 2016

Though it is in a strip mall, the opulent decor inside exudes quality. The food is authentic Cantonese style and all dishes are tasty and well presented. Even the young grandchildren were welcomed with kid- friendly choices. Service could have been faster and prices were on the high side for Chinese food. Another time when we did take out for the family they forgot to include one item and we had to return to the restaurant. They not only had the missing item ready for us, they had included extra egg rolls to make up for the oversight. All in all a very good restaurant on Daniel Island.

Thank 2Dox
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

love the food here, and the ambience of the restaurant food is always great, hot, service excellent... have taken several freinds here, and they love it as well, very courteous staff..

Thank 672juanitas
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