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Dragon's Pond

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1353 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4511
+1 925-926-0278
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chiang Mai
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184 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This review is for the sister restaurant. We were here for a late lunch on a Saturday. My sister likes the cilantro fish. This is a Hunan & Mandarin restaurant. I commented on the fresh basil that was sitting on a table. I am more familiar with Cantonese dishes so I asked for a recommendation and the waiter suggested "Elite... More 

Thank lovefoodinCM
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122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought , some vegetables instead of some of the other choices on the street, so i tried the lunch special Buddha's delight. It was ok. not bad, the hot and sour soup was ok, I like Ming's better, but, it was there.

Thank Gene G
Walnut Creek, California
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Visited with another couple for a birthday meal back in September. The food was delicious and fresh, however the service was not that great. Parts of our meal arrived at different times, often when another part of our meal was finished. However food made up for the lack of service.

Thank Superdella
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The potstickers were wonderfully cooked and the sesame chicken was heavenly. The sweet and sour pork was surprisingly subtle and not overly sweet. The disappointments were the noodles and the walnut prawns. The service was attentive, and fast. And the complementary ice cream was a nice surprise!

Thank 497kenethb
San Diego, California
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice Chinese meal here the food was good not great and it was American style Chinese food. The steamed dumplings were very good. The food was a reasonable price.

Thank Lauren S
El Sobrante, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I have to rave about this place a bit. I have a fever but allergy and if I even smell any type of nuts my throat swells shut. My boyfriend and I went in to eat and while waiting for a table we noticed that there were nuts everywhere. We told the host never mind getting us a table because... More 

Thank Adelaide J
Martinez, CA
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I have been going for lunch to Dragon's Pond on Locust St. for a few years and they haven't let me down yet. They have a very large menu to choose from for lunch and the quality has always been excellent for about $8 to $9. The lunch entrees come with soup, rice, and a choice of salad or spring... More 

Thank ALHMartinez_CA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Not exactly plowing new ground, it is very good Chinese food, served hot and plenty of it. I absolutely love Drunken Chicken!--the garlic is unique.

Thank Keith G
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I discovered this amazingly fine Chinese restaurant several years ago, Since then I have introduced many friends and family to its delights, even ordering trays for large family parties. Everything is delicious, my favorite is the black bean chow fun. Staff is friendly, atmosphere (quiet) to my liking.

Thank djdulac
Walnut Creek, California
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I love Dragon's Pond but unfortunately my other half doesn't like Chinese food, so this is a secret destination when I can slip away. Enormous menu (ask for the full menu if you go for lunch if you don't believe me), but lunch still has 30 specials. Never had a bad meal yet, but everything is so good I don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1353 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-926-0278
Hunan (Chinese)

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