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“Simple, Authentic, Delicious”

Silver Dragon Chinese Restaurat
Ranked #605 of 3,460 Restaurants in Phoenix
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Strange that a restaurant with such great food is only open from 11a - 5p, but glad we knew in advance and had a great lunch. The building must have been a fast food restaurant in it's history, there is no ambiance, just plain but clean white walls. There are two menus, an Americanized version and an authentic Chinese (Cantonese) one, which you'll need to ask for. I ordered the sweet and hot chicken which was accurately described, as a note, it was Chinese hot not American hot, a nice crescendo burn that stayed with me a little after lunch. Plenty of booths, large tables for big groups, but can get busy- a very good non-traditional American Chinese restaurant.

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Thank Jason C
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Family owned and operated, tasty Cantonese dishes at a reasonable price. Service is efficient and friendly in this no frill, casual restaurant. Restaurant closes on Wednesday and at 5 pm daily.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant easily accommodated a party of 12, high chairs too. Sitting was adequate for the big and/or tall - no arms on chairs, wide enough table people weren't playing footsie and kicking each other. Service was prompt and very friendly. We asked for a copy of the authentic as well as American menu. The Hong Kong crispy chicken was out of this world - on an equal footing with Peking Duck House in Manhattan. Salt and Pepper pork chops were also fantastic and a great choice for the low carb crowd - seasoned and grilled meat without buckets of sticky sauce. From the American Chinese menu the potstickers get 'the best in the valley' from me. Crisp, not soggy. We had fried rice, lo mein and sweet and sour pork as well - all delicious. This a great place to meet friends or colleagues for lunch. My guess is these skilled chefs could accommodate any food restriction with ease without sacrificing flavor.

Thank Xrayrose
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

When you are in Phoenix AZ trying to find Chinese food, you know you most likely end up being disappointed. We got lucky at this place. It's run by a Cantonese family, offering surprise dishes such as Salt water duck, Chinese broccoli, seafood tofu claypot. Rice is kind of dry and not of good quality, portion is big for half duck. Glad to find this place kind of out of no where.

Thank Glabal
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

There is nothing fancy about Silver Dragon. There are no great art works, plush seating, curtains, what-nots. There is simply a welcoming family with smiles and eagerness to serve you wonderful Chinese food in the restaurant or to take out. The best recommendation of the cuisine is that almost every day at lunch time there will be gatherings of Chinese gentlemen and families, along with a mix of whiter folks who love good food.
The food is what it is about. And the food is fresh. The vegetables are well cooked and still crisp. They tell you that they have not been sitting in refrigeration for ages. Meats and sea foods are ready to be eaten as well. The portions cover the plates.
Taken home as carry out the amount of food in those traditional paper containers is more than enough for two with moderate appetites. One eater is well satisfied.
For an outsider, the hours seem restricted. But the family explains that their closing at 5:00 p.m. was motivated by people not coming later in the day. Six hours a day, six days a week are plenty of time to be at Silver Dragon and enjoy. (Closed on Wednesday)

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