Oriental Dragon Cuisine

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83 reviews
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Oriental Dragon, Chinese Restaurant in Fitzrovia.

Comprised of the most popular Chinese cuisine, our Menus offer a wide range of main dishes, main foods, soups, dim-sums, as well as traditional Chinese BBQ and sizzling dishes to cater for both oriental and western tastes.

Chef Long oversees the kitchen since the launch of Oriental Dragon Restaurant in April 2012. His assured delicious cooking with his rigour in selecting ingredients has conquest many customers including artists and food critics. Behind unpretentious appearance of his work, “dangerously addictive” is an apt description of the cuisine that Long has refined.

Whether you’re a gourmet enthusiast or simply enjoy superb cuisine you won’t be disappointed by our delectable menu carefully designed by Chef Long and his team.
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BS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service, not too fancy but great variety of food. Keen attention from the cooks.

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GD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Yes would recommend. The food was excellent. The ambience a little basic but service attentive. All the clientele while we were there, apart from ourselves, were of Chinese origin, which was an indication of the quality & authenticity of the cooking.

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s
London
143 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice local restaurant informal and tasty

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c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic Chinese cuisine. I really enjoy their grilled skewers and dry hot dip dish. The restaurant is pretty small so it can get pretty cramped when it is a full house. I am very pleased to discover this neighbourhood gem serving authentic Chinese food even though it is quite far from my place.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Little food on the table, the platter was not big enough. You get to order more plates so the total bill is high at the of the night. Handwritten bill not computerised!

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l
Vancouver
107 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food!
This is our first Chinese restaurant in London and it was delicious! We were very surprised with the quality of the food and the service was very good.

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HS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Ma po tofu could have been spicier, but great silken tofu with preserved eggs, lamb skewers, fried oysters, excellent simple jiaoxi/ dumplings. Cantonese and Szechuanese menus, some Hunanese stuff

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for a meal with my son on Friday evening. The restaurant is quite small only eight or nine tables which is fine, it gives a much better ambiance imo. The lady who showed us to our table and took our order was very happy / jolly and created a nice impression on our arrival. Unfortunately the two other ladies who attended our table during the evening were very matter a fact and just seemed to be going through the motions. A smile and some customer interaction would have been nice.
There are two menus, one a typical U.K. takeaway type the second in Chinese with English “subtitles”.
I have to say the food was very nice, well cooked and presented and is definitely a step up from your average Chinese restaurant. My only disappointment was that we finished the six pancakes that came with our 1/4 of crispy duck, I asked if we could just have an extra two pancakes to finish off the meat, cucumbers, spring onions extra. I was told quite bluntly that the pancakes come in portions of six. Really, I cannot believe that they could not let us have two small pancakes to finish off our duck meat. Such a shame, put a little downer on a nice evening. Maybe they should give eight pancakes per portion from now on.

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j
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I was skeptical of all the great reviews but they were spot on. Great food but if you’re into ambiance you’re in the wrong place! Very friendly staff.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really enjoyable evening here, food was absolutely awesome (much better than in Chinatown), great atmosphere and service. Small eatery, so, best to reserve a table to avoid disappointment.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice friendly staff very authentic cuisine

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OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great casual amazingly fresh Chinese food without the pretentious approach of higher priced competitors.

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SS
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

A hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant w/ excellent food..! Huge menu, quite authentic, & personal service..

Best tables are by the window-

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s
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

sehr authentisch-beste pekingente seit langem! gerne wieder!

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j
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is not the most salubrious restaurant nor even one of the, usualy tastelesly decorated flock wallpaper variety, but it has a basic look which is readily overlooked by the standard of the food.
Original, good, simple cooking.

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CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As usual this is one of the better Chinese restaurants in London. Staff is very friendly and the food expertly prepared and fresher than fresh. Great chicken dishes and always willing to do something off the menu.

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A
London
207 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Nice proper Chinese restaurant in Fitzrovia, no need to get to ChinaTown. Good price and well prepared food. Loved the crispy beef and the spicy soup

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YJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Don’t be put off by the decor the food is always excellent and the reason I go back all the time.

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IT
Saarbrucken
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentisch, frisch, lecker.

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d
London
161 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty and quite authentic. Portions were good so a great alternative to Chinatown.

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AO
Denver
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good authentic Chinese food in Central London. Don't be intimidated by the menu, everyone can find something they'll like.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here several times, and order off the enormous main menu (not the short tourist type menu for the fearful!). It's quite a small place, and not glamorous, but the staff are friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent.

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AC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pleasant and good value evening meal, was quite popular for early evening

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YJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food is always excellent. On his occasion experience let down by unwillingness to increase portion size to fit party size. For example there are 4 scallops in a dish but we had a party of 5; other Chinese restaurants would be more happy to add extra for an appropriate charge but they insisted on buying 2 portions of everything. Small things count!

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LF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a child friendly and fast service for a Sunday lunch. The chef was flexible to provide noodles with vegetables only and it was helpful. Food was tasty. Loo is downstairs and the facility can be improved. Those with unsteady feet need to be careful.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved the food.

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RB
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Really good food, ask for the Chinese Menu as the English one has limited options. You should definitely try the Pork Dumplings. I would order a take away. Don't recommend eating there. No atmosphere, very cold, tired looking place.

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g
London
175 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This was an unlikely venue, and during the day it looks very dark and one could easily walk past. The open kitchen was impressive, also the fresh fish counter. The restaurant itself is a little worn, however, the food was good, with lots of choice.

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A
London
16 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great food and service

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

real authentic restaurant with great food. really busy for a Tuesday night

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good tastey authentic food. Slow service and meals didn't come out together. Cold room - I had to get up from my table 5 times to close the door behind others - annoying.

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E
London
162 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic & tasty food, with something for everyone off the two menus. I especially enjoyed the razor clams. We also tried the rabbit in brown sauce which was tasty, but you have to be prepared to deal with a few bones. There were no dishes that disappointed-Definitely recommend!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It was Chinese New Year's Eve. The restaurant was too busy to deliver pre-ordered take-away meals instead of looking after the customers in the restaurant. We booked our table for 8.30, but the first course did not come till 9.50.......

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Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Small, no-frills Chinese restaurant set 5 minutes away from the main drag (Tottenham Court Road). Worth a trip. Food tasted fresh and of high-quality. Two food menus - one offering the usual fare; the other offering more authentic dishes. We went off the latter.

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LM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was rather excited by the Oriental Dragon's more unusual menu, but it was a bit of a hit and miss. The steamed chicken in special chilli sauce was a real let down. Hard, dry, overcooked chicken. The cucumber and dough stick salad was good with crisp cucumber slices, crispy dough stick chunks, chunks of raw garlic, and little pieces of sliced chilli. Stir fried chives with sliced beancurd sheets and chinese sausage was homely. The stir fried eggplant in brown sauce was a real winner with melt in the middle but crisp on the outside aubergine. The lamb bbq skewers was another winner - spiced, tender and very moorish. Dongbo pig hocks could have done with more stewing time. It was gelatinous as hocks go but only get it if you like it with a chew rather than melt in the mouth. The steamed razor clams with minced garlic was fresh enough but gritty. The charcoal BBQ oysters were un-inspiring and judging from photos of the dish from other diners online, we didn't go on a good day for oysters.

Service was friendly enough, certainly less brusque than some Chinatown establishments. Seating were on rather large, heavy armchairs. Whilst comfortable to sit on, they were a heavy to move and took up and incredible amount of space. The toilets were particularly odd like a trip into a twilight zone. A single dim lightbulb illuminating the male and female toilets.

On the whole it was a good place to get some different dishes. Go hungry, and bring others to get a variety of dishes.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was good and the waitresses made you feel like you were actually eating in China and there was notably a lot of Chinese customers which added to that experience and that was rather nice. However the food was 50 50, some good and some not so good. We had the set menu with sweet and sour pork. This was very nice but the jasmine rice was stuck together and quite stodgy. Not worth the £29.95 a head. The food quality would not warrant a return visit.

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SI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unexpectidly great place, found it by a chance and didn't regret it.

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DL
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great little place. The portions were well sized. The food came out quickly. The kung pao chicken was amongst the best I've had.

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b
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

great table at the front by a big window open on to the pavement. It was a warm evening so much appreciated. Waitress was excellent and smiley and helpful. Food was up and down. Good ribs and crunchy crab for starters. Veg dish was good, shredded pork dish for main course less so made up of pale thin unappetising pieces of pork and dish was bland. Just a bad choice on my part probably.
Staff were good about changing a gin and tonic when the tonic was flat but the next tonic was flat too even though it had come from a freshly opened bottle. Maybe bottles are out of date.
It was quiet in the early evening which suited us well but got noisier as the evening progressed.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant. I lived in China for two years and fell in love with the food. The food at Oriental Dragon is totally authentic and just as good as eating in China.

The menu is extensive and could be intimidating but the lovely staff are happy to help you choose.

My favourite is 水煮牛肉 - beef slices in an amazingly spicy chilli and garlic sauce. Wonderful!

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