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“Chinese is good here”
Review of May Dragon

May Dragon
Ranked #2,346 of 3,600 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: May Dragon invite you to Celebrate Chinese New Year 4712- Year of the Horse Come to enjoy the Chinese Lion Dance performances during this festive season. Performed by Jimmy Wong's Martial Arts Academy (Total of 9 shows): Thurs, January 30 7:30-8pm Lunar New Year's Eve Fri, January 31 7:30-8pm Lunar New Year's Day Sat, February 1 7:30-8pm Fri, February 7 7:30-8pm Sat, February 8 7:30-8pm Sun, February 9 7-7:30pm Fri, February 14 7:30-8pm Lantern Day & Valentine's Day Sat, February 15 7:30-8pm Make your reservations today! The Lion Dance embraces the beauty, art, culture, traditions, and history of China. A good performance is believed to bring luck and happiness. Gestures and movements that closely mimic the emotions of the mystical animal tell the story behind the performance. Emotions and expressions portrayed by the dancers include excitement, caution, curiosity, playful, anger, sleepiness, confusion, happiness May Dragon, a Chinese restaurant rated four-star by the Dallas Morning News, has received rave reviews from Texas Monthly, Southern Living and D magazine as well. You can't help but rank this restaurant as one of the best. Their menu offers Peking duck, fresh lobster in ginger root and scallions, steamed whole fish in black bean sauce and roll-your-own lettuce roll with shrimp. "May Dragon serves a health-food type of Chinese food. May Dragon's Chinese food is natural. They don't put all that MSG in it," says satisfied patron and Hollywood star Chuck Norris.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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“Chinese is good here”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

May Dragon
4868 Belt Line Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75254

Menu web site - http://www.dallasmaydragon.com/

Driving along the street this day at noon we decided lunch was in order. The holiday season and its associated foods was wearing thin, all of us were discussing a different meal when the focus turned to Chinese. May Dragon offers a varied menu. While my wife & I both enjoy Hot & Sour Soup she enjoys General Tsao's Chicken and I, Mongolian Beef for an entree. Various presentations of rice either fried, brown or white is always acceptable to both of us. Overall, the food was served hot and the quality was good. In as much as this was a mid-day meal and several more hours of shopping were ahead of us our libations were limited to water.

Service was adequate. We were shown to our table and informed our waitress would be with us shortly. While waiting our table was supplied with water, sauces and dipping noodles. Our waitress was very polite and helpful- our orders were noted and taken to the kitchen. Perhaps it was the noon time and their lunch crowd never materialized but this patron's observation was that service was not as sparkling as it might possibly have been.

The ambiance was wanting- the entrance seemed to be the only source of light and it was filtered through room dividers made to look like older, Chinese screen room dividers.
At best the mood was somewhat somber. The quality of food far surpassed the mood! If one chooses a romantic first date May Dragon might just work but for a spontaneous family outing this may not be the first choice.

Perhaps fewer screen dividers and more light would help the atmosphere. The wait staff might find a need for more frequent table visits are in order. Adding more light and increased table presence would enhance the already good food.

  • Visited November 2013
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Loco, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Food”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

My wife and I purchased a Groupon for May Dragon. We had never heard of it before so we did not know what to expect. My wife ordered the sesame chicken and I had the orange beef. The sesame chicken was great and that was the best orange beef I have ever had. The service was what you would expect in a four star restaurant and the price was great. It was $10-15 per entree. The atmosphere was awesome.

  • Visited September 2013
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Richardson, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

The hot and sour soup was okay. The crab rangoon was awful. The wrappers were so heavy and doughy that the filling was completely overwhelmed. I love mu shu chicken, but the plum sauce was cloyingly sweet. My husband's dish included overcooked shrimp. The service was slow and inaccurate (we were initially presented with another table's entrees). There are too many good Chinese restaurants in the area to return here.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Kay K
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ROUND ROCK, TX
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“Outstanding Chinese Food!!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

It looks a little upscale, but the prices didn't indicate that. The food was outstanding. The piano player was a very nice touch. We definitely will return there.

Visited September 2013
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dallas
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“May Dragon Rocks!!!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

May Dragon is the best Chinese restaurant in Dallas bar none! The food is authentic cuisine and the service is excellent! This will delight your palate every time! I highly recommend!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Paula J
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