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Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar

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1200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230-4520
+1 804-354-9888
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Waynesboro, Virginia
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Good choices of beer etc. though the two I picked were unavailable. Appetizers were good. Didn't feel descriptions of food were clear enough. Nice portions.

Thank Kelleylt
Christopher S, Guest Relations Manager at Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

Kelley, Thank you for taking time out to let us know about your experience and provide some feedback. We only want to exceed your expectations not just meet them and I feel we could have done better. The beers in the chalkboard are updated two or three times a week while the lists should be updated daily. We are considering... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a fairly mild seafood dish and although the flavors in the dish were distinctive yet harmonious, my partner ordered a spicy beef dish that was clearly what I should have ordered. The beef dish was spicy, yet flavor packed and perfectly balanced with rice to cool the palate down between bites.

Thank GrillyGirl
Richmond, Virginia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1) Service is great ! waiter attentive - always there when you needed something and not there when you didn't 2) Food served fast 3) Food was delicious - best food since New Orleans a year ago 4) Did not skimp on alcohol in your drink 5) Only drawback > location - may have trouble on busy nights. We went... More 

Thank WendyR123
Charlotte, North Carolina
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152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant while in Richmond for a continuing education session. It was close to the seminary, and my only complaint was that parking was a night mare, but parking in that area of town is a nightmare! The food was phenomenal and the service was warm, friendly, speedy and accurate.

Thank RevSanWill
Richmond, Virginia
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This is quite possibly my favorite restaurant in Richmond. It's not fancy, but it's a great place to go with friends, family, or on a date night before heading to a movie across the street at Bow Tie Cinemas. Food is always on point and great selection of beer & wine. I highly recommend the jalapeño fried rice. I ask... More 

Thank mamaluvs2travel
Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My title summarizes it! Nice portions, busy night, but still relaxed & professional. Never disappointed 👏👏👏👏

Thank Bonnie P
Prince George, Virginia
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Came here for a girls night out for dinner. This was my first time and my friends 2nd and 3rd time. The place is a little small for the amount of people they service but the atmosphere is pretty cool. The waiters were friendly and the service was pretty fast. The food was really good as well as the drinks.... More 

Thank tdoug12
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It's the first time we got in after 3 tries. We got the last available table on a holiday Monday evening. Most of their draft beers are local and state brews. I had a Triple Crossing draft which was only $6 before 7 pm. We had a tasty spring roll appetizer and a generous portion of bourbon chicken. It was... More 

Thank Murray E
Round Hill, Virginia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Wish I had this kind of chinese food at home; this is how it should be. Staff somehow mixed up our reservation for our large party and it was a very crowded Friday night but they made it right by us and we were glad we waited. Everything on the menu that we tried was good and just the right... More 

Thank kahlerohana
Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Fat Dragon is one of a cluster of restaurants, most serving Asian food, by the same owner. All are good. After seeing a movie nearby, we stopped by Fat Dragon for a late meal. There was a friendly welcome -- indeed, customer service was excellent. Immediately we asked for a table as far as possible from the overly loud recorded... More 

Thank wlsachs

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230-4520
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-354-9888

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