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“A little corner of Hong Kong”

Silver Dragon Chinese Restaurat
Ranked #605 of 3,457 Restaurants in Phoenix
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

My wife and I have been regulars, devotees even, of this hidden jewel for many years. Imagine our disappointment when, in 2007 they "retired" to make way for the light rail terminus on the site of their former premises. A couple of years ago they reopened on 17th Ave/Glendale with the same delightful menu. I add that I have visited Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Shanghai numerous times. While they of course cannot offer the variety of those locales, they nonetheless have preserved the culinary art, which they offer unreservedly to their patrons. There are two menus: American "Chinese" and authentic Chinese. We mainly choose from the latter but the American menu also has its delights - skillfully and freshly prepared to order - no buffet here. Try the crispy chicken or duck, sole with scallions and ginger, walnut shrimp, HK style dumpling soup. The menu is varied and a sure sign of its appeal is the many native Chinese, who dine here. The restaurant is family run. You have to really press them for recommendations, because their palate is different to ours (e.g. bitter melon). This is a closely-guarded, secret place. Owing to their long hiatus, the clientele is more scarce than before but you always are ensured of a place and welcome. We have hosted birthday bashes here and they take it in stride. Ask for Chinese style service, where the dishes are served consecutively instead of simultaneously - it is a more enjoyable and polite way to enjoy the experience.

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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Fabulous authentic Chinese food. Ask for their Asian menu with English subtitles. Fabulous dumpling soup serves 3-4. Their shrimp and lobster sauce is outstanding...just like New Yorl China Town best!! Never had anything but wonderful food with good service. Their duck is crispy and delicious as is their French style filet of beef with a sauce to die for! House special fried rice and fun noodle dishes are all outstanding. Bon appetite!

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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Always visit for dinner when ever in town. You have to order off of the Chinese menu. It's where the locals go.

Thank Roha100
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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Best Chinese in the Phx
You have to try a filet mignon dish, the roast duck and the fresh fish with ginger. Everything is fresh and made to order ignore the decor this is a great find

Thank Steve-O-AZ
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

No Red Lanterns or Golden Dragons hanging anywhere. Not your typical Chinese food the menu is full of good things. Oh you can have your typical Chinese if you want. We tried the Crystal Shrimp and they were sweet and perfectly cooked, we enjoyed them. Next we tried the Preserved Vegetable with Pork and Rice Noodles, yummy. This was more than enough to fill us up but I was so impressed I ordered a to go plate of Hong Kong style Chow Mein with Crispy Pan Fried Noodles nice and crispy on the bottom and top and tender in the middle, perfectly cooked greens, and wonderfully flavored pork, ahh just like I remember when I was a kid. The drinks are limited to soft drinks, tea, and coffee. The staff are very nice and full of advice and descriptions. Not romantic and not trendy just good food at a very reasonable price. Finally!

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