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The Dragon Express

88 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1805
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (9 reviews)
“yum cha” (6 reviews)
“dishes” (4 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
88 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The duck skin was so crunchy as it should be. The ducks were properly prepared, unlike the last duck we had in Wanaka. The price of $60 NZ was for whole duck which was too much food for the 2 of us. The stir fried...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We walked past one Sunday afternoon and just decided to walk in and try it out. We have been twice now and I love it. The lady who looks after you is so funny and charming which just adds to a fantastic experience. Had a...More

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Recommended to us by a Chinese friend we had to try this out for a family dinner and was not disappointment. We were all very impressed and happy with everything. The place seems to be run by a mum and dad couple and they have...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I always come here mostly at lunch time because their menu is affordable for someone who can't really spend too much on dining and it is not too crowded as well. The foods are excellent, freshly cooked and tasty. All that I have ordered or...More

1  Thank quiet_nuts
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food is excellent, fresh cooked and served very fast, green tea is always very convenient to sip on while waiting for your food. Definitely recommend "yum cha" at lunch. This place is so good while you are greeted by a very nice lady. The...More

Thank Liam W
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great little Chinese restaurant in Riccarton. Specialising in Peking Duck. Restaurateur Cliff is a great guy, have a chat and get the low down on quality authentic Chinese food in Christchurch

Thank WillChristchurch
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner on a Wednesday night. We were greeted with warm friendly smiles. Duck was delicious and carved in front of us. Great evening for a fair price. Will be back!

Thank Camille S
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We have had many meals here and always excellent but we recently reviewed pricing and realised we have ALWAYS been over charged friends had a takeaway last night and the same thing happened over charged by $18! conveniently don't have takeaway menu to save trees)...More

1  Thank KSs535
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great Yum Cha for lunch and terrific dinner menu. Be prepared to enjoy te food but also need to know to order by numbers. Owners - husband and wife work the restaraunt he cooks she serves

Thank G E Ted H
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Yum. Its so good, the food is delicious and such great value. My husband and I have lunch here often, sticky rice, dumplings, singapore fried rice noodle, roast duck to name a few. The service is great, the food comes fast and the bill is...More

Thank MRed13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 1805
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