Had a wonderful night dining
Had a wonderful night dining clients. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable about EVERYTHING and even made great recommendations for us based on what we liked. The prices are reasonable.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
This has been a very reliable
This has been a very reliable place for tasty Chinese food for a long time. I have never been disappointed. I recently discovered that one can request brown rice, which is a nice option.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The OpenTable reservation
The OpenTable reservation made the morning of my lunch with a client, and confirmed by email, was not received by the restaurant. Caused some uncomfortable moments as we struggled to get a table. Restaurant excellent; OpenTable not good.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A bit on the pricey side for
A bit on the pricey side for Chinese food but the ingredients appeared and tasted first rate.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a group of 8 to celebrate
We had a group of 8 to celebrate a co-worker birtday. We had excellent service and great food. Thanks
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gathered here for my husband's
Gathered here for my husband's birthday dinner mid-week with a total of 7 people. The waiter was friendly and patient, and we had a great time. The food was superb, as always.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food is Hen Hao Chi (delicious!)
Four of us shared four entrees (duck, scallops, lion-head beef meatballs, noodles), a pot of tea, a bottle of wine and two orders of the bao (soup-filled dumplings). Every dish was delicious. Having spent time in China last year, I can attest that the roast pepper-skin duck was authentically prepared and served. The meat was tender and savory, but authenticity means small bones in some pieces (fact, not criticism). Tea selection was broad, we had kee mun (a red tea) and it was delicious. The bao were tender and the advice on how to eat them was much appreciated. I would recommend this restaurant both for discerning Asian diners and those who want to learn more about authentic Asian food. Prices are moderate.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Hour Winner
I love Happy Hour -- it's lots less expensive and you get a chance to sample many more menu items. Dragonwell Bistro qualifies as a perfect example with an Asian "tapas" style weekday happy hour from 4 - 6 pm. We had pork lo main, salt & pepper calamari, General Tzo's chicken, spring rolls, chicken satay, and the special steamed boa plus two cocktails. The bill was $43!!
The food was uniformly excellent and the service was brisk & informative. On a somewhat related note, any restaurant that features a photo of the owner hosting dinner with our current President is my kind of place.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the finest Chinese
One of the finest Chinese restaurants on the West Coast! The dumplings were as tender and flavorful as the best we had in Singapore and Hong Kong. The Dragonwell shrimp, cooked with delicate tea leaves and served with the same tea, were delicious. Owner and staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Too bad I live so far away.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The entry curtains are stunning.
The entry curtains are stunning. I like the convenience of the reservation online system. The staff seated us right away and were very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious but we go primarily for the cocktails. We all love the lemon drop. My new fave is the Far East Martini.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went in the early afternoon
We went in the early afternoon so we can give an accurate review of the bar scene, but they layout of the room is condusive for a great bar scene. The Happy hour menu is very tempting and drink price is well priced.
The server was very helpful.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional variety, preparation and combination suggestions from our server. I will definitely dine again for any occasion.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finally - great Chinese food in PDX
Dragonwell is truly good, if not outstanding, Chinese food. We had several dishes, including the special Xiao Bao - handmade soup dumplings rarely found in Chinese American restaurants. They were outstanding in every way! Our dinner included chicken and broccoli, mixed veggie stir fry, vegetable low mein and soup. The sauces were distinct and not too salty. The chicken moist and juicy.
The service was good. Our waiter was nice and accommodating - but rushed. He was perfunctory in taking our order, but gave quite the detailed overview of the menu to the table next to us. It was odd, but we chalked it up to having too many tables. Overall, a very good experience! We look forward to returning soon.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived for a late dinner on a Tuesday evening, and were greeted right away. The food was good, and the service was friendly and informative. We ordered the steamed dumplings, and when they came to the table the server recommended the best way to eat them so they could be enjoyed without getting scalded. Moderately priced, even with the bar bill.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Chinese Food
This was our first visit to this restaurant and we were most impressed with both the food and service. I had the best Singapore noodles that I've ever had outside of Singapore. Service was helpful and attentive without being obsequious. Portions were generous and prices were reasonable for a downtown location. Highly recommended.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dragowell is a downtown worker-bee must! The service is prompt, the food good, and at the right price! But, tables fill quickly, so make a reservation to ensure your lunchtime treat!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great price
Really enjoyed our meal. We were looking for great Chinese food while visiting Portland, and this did not disappoint. Great service as well.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good handmade meal!
Nicely furnished restaurant. Friendly wait staff. Food was hot and fresh. The Xiao Long Bao, one of their specialties, was very tasty, especially with the accompanying black vinegar ginger sauce. They were served scorching hot, but the wait staff cautioned us ahead of time. I was pleasantly surprised at the house special fried rice, which was light and fluffy and tasted of the components instead of the typical heavy soy flavor of most Chinese food spots. The portions are large enough to share and I highly recommend getting two or three to split amongst the table.
Glad that we went!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portland's Best Oriental Fare
Dined at Dragonwell on Sister's Birthday. Went early 5:00PM, delighted not busy, & noisy. Tried the special appetizer, pork filled dumpling (like pot sticker but round & steamed) w/ soup inside served w/ black rice vinegar and ginger slivers) Divine. MuShu pork was best I've ever eaten, & served tableside w/ flaming sauce. Honey pecan shrimp served beautifully & also delicious, shrimp cooked to perfection. I requested Salt Pepper Chicken which was actually not on the menu, but they happily accommodated me. Service very well done by a delightful gal who knew her stuff. A PERFECT dinning experience. By all rights this place should be one of the busiest in Portland. If you haven't eaten here, you're missing out.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I give this place 4 out of 5 stars. The service was great (we got there before the dinner crowd came) and the food was delicious. My husband & I are pretty salt sensitive so it's always tricky going out to eat b/c most places over salt their food. I Would highly recommend this place to others.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food great and waiter a hoot!
I knew the food would be good but didn't expect a waiter who knew the menu inside and out and who was funny to boot. It was topped when the owner stopped by. The general tsao chicken was crispy with a tangy, slightly spicy sauce. Very nice. Dry sauteed string beans the best ever . . . cooked just to a nice crispy skin over al dente approach and a sauce that was great. These are old standards and Dragon Well hit it just right.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM