Dragon Chinese Restaurant

Dragon Chinese Restaurant

 

Dragon Chinese Restaurant
118 - 5 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0E2
Canada
(403) 718-0088
 

 

The Dragon Chinese restaurant is a Chinese restaurant located on top of another restaurant by the Calgary Bow. The place itself offers up some Chinese food away from Chinatown, but the dim sum is the reason we wanted to go. Not sure how dim sum in Calgary is, but this place was not very good.

We ordered the usual dim sum favorites like shrimp dumplings, chicken feet, sticky rice, shrimp rice crepes, etc. The shrimp dumpling is the standard for what dim sum is for me. I usually judge anyplace by how good their shrimp dumplings are. However, the shrimp dumplings at Dragon were a huge disappointment. The dumplings themselves fell apart at the touch of the chopsticks and had this sour taste as if they put way too much vinegar. An order comes with 4 and I usually get 2 orders of these things elsewhere. I couldn't even finish 2 of them. Real disappointing.

The shrimp rice crepe was way better, but still subpar. The sticky rice was barely sticky and fell apart before it can even reach my mouth. Chicken feet was probably the best thing there and they did it well. Other dishes were meh.

If this is the best that Calgary has to offer, then I feel bad for the city. The service was friendly enough, but prices were also a major bummer. $6.95 for dim sum dishes?? I tried to temper my expectations because I've had so much dim sum in Toronto and such, but this place wasn't even better than some small town dim sum places I have been before. Not worth a trip for the food nor the prices. I like to think their dinner is better. I won't be back to try though.

Ambience: C- | Service: B | Price: D | Food: D

OVERALL: D

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