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The Chinese Dragon Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Kanisa Road | at Gymkhana Club, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 27 254 4107
11:30 - 22:30
Open now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Microwaved food, greasy prawn crackers and waiters who stand and stare at you made for the worst dinner I've had. The food arrived before the drinks and so there is no way it was fresh as meat couldn't have been cooked so quickly. The owner got defensive when we suggested the food was cold which showed that the food definitely... More 

Thank Rohan K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been visiting here for years and its exemplary in service with good flexibility on extra ingredients and side dishes. All round awesome especially the king prawns, fish bowl, and sizzling dishes.

Thank Adeyemi O
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Off a dusty road in a nice suburb near the golf club. There were plenty of staff but I had to get my own table and get up to get a menu. The food was tasty but more like take out and too heavy on the soy. Reasonably priced.

Thank _cornishpixie7_mk
Arusha, Tanzania
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Nearly four years of being based in Arusha, and we'd never heard the Dragon. But to celebrate the upcoming New Year, a group from my husband's office arranged to meet there for lunch. No fancy décor, but the fact that there were a number of Chinese people eating there (along with the owner/chef of one our favorite Arusha restaurants) was... More 

Thank ADTLilongwe
Arusha, Tanzania
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Yummy food, friendly staff, easy to park & lots of space inside makes it an easy and lovely restaurant to visit

Thank benagirl83
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

i was not expecting good chinese food and was very pleasantly surprised. I was as good a meal as in australia. The duck in particular was a huge serve and delicious

Thank ruthj74
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145 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had attended a wedding in Arusha and the welcoming dinner from the hosts was served at this restaurant. A nice cosy environment and we really enjoyed the food-which was delicious and the service was superb too!we all had a good dinner as we were mingling with each other. Kudos!

Thank AamirSK
Arusha, Tanzania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Food was decent. I was put off by the owner/manager, a Chinese man, as he disciplined an employee. That may be okay in some places but it was totally inappropriate in the presence of customers.

Thank rrmoffett
Arusha Region, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Dragon Restaurant is the best in town for those who love Chinese food. if you want to eat Chinese food this is the place to visit. they have mouth watering Chinese dishes.

Thank Freedom M
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Louis, the owner, is always there to make sure you are happy and you get what you want. Food is a bot oily but thats chinese. I love the chicken mini steak kimchy and the chicken wings. The decor is not that nice but if you like chinese you wont be disapointed. They are also very fast, you will never... More 

Thank Mylène D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kanisa Road | at Gymkhana Club, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 27 254 4107
As with most addresses in Africa there is no street number. However I believe you have the Gymkhana Club listed and the restaurant is literally in front of the swimming pool

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?