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Dragonwell Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Chinese, Asian
735 SW 1st Ave, 735 SW First Ave, 97204, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97204-3326
+1 503-224-0800
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“mongolian beef” (12 reviews)
“dumplings” (22 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
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735 SW 1st Ave, 735 SW First Ave, 97204, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97204-3326
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So when my son suggested we dine at Dragonwell, I asked "Is it buffet style?" Absolutely not! This is the best Chinese food I've had since leaving NYC! We ordered shared plates, like dumplings, pot stickers and rice chips. Yummy! Then I had the Sesame...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I've been eating at Dragonwell for many years, and have never been disappointed. It's packed at lunch--it's so popular with the downtown office crowd that sometimes it's hard to get a table. At night it is often not busy. But don't be fooled--it's an overlooked...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank steveW4133SG
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Good service , Quality Food , Really enjoyable , had a nice seat by the window with out having to wait or deal with a lot Of hustle and bustle ! Quick in and out solid dining experience !

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dsizzla
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in today for light lunch. Had my first bowl of soup dumplings. I am a fan. He had Mongolian Beef. Delicious, great sauce. Jeramy was our waiter and was very friendly and told us about some fun stuff to check out in Portland. The...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Carol W
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I went here with a coworker recently and the food was really good. The portions could be slightly bigger but the cost was not bad at about $11 a plate. I also wish they gave egg flour and/or hot and sour soup with the meals...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank DanielD937
Reviewed 4 February 2018

To each his own of course and, for appetizers, my wife and I will not preclude our dining out occasions because of costs- like that old JFK exhortation we will bear any burden, go anywhere, meet any friend, enjoy any cuisine and pay any cost...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Sam E
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We stopped in at 8 pm on New Years Eve for our traditional Chinese dinner. The place was busy but not jammed. They are not normally open on Sunday night, but they were open that Sunday for the holiday. The atmosphere was very pleasant. We...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jason S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted to find a new place to try some Asian cuisine. The happy hour menu looked good and the price was great as well. We chose 4 different dishes and had a pint of Sapporo. I must say the shrimp chips are pretty addictive....More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank thydak
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were initially enticed by the picture of steamed dumplings outside the restaurant window so we returned after walking along the waterfront. There was only one party when we were seated on a Friday evening, but that didn't deter us. The ambience and service was...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank scorpio021
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Dragonwell had incredible food that all six of my children loved. Especially my Chinese adopted son who went wild over the dumplings and the lo mein. Every dish we had was superb, the sizzling rice soup was one of the best we've had. An absolute...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 735 SW 1st Ave, 735 SW First Ave, 97204, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97204-3326
    (SW Yamhill)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently next to the SW Yamhill Max Station in Downtown Portland
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-224-0800
  • E-mail
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!!
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