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Danforth Dragon Restaurant

$$ - $$$
East End
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861 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4J, Canada
+1 416-461-9238
15:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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155 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hakka Chinese food is not for the timid. It is a challenging cuisine to like and to prepare properly. Danforth Dragon knows their Hakka. If you have any doubts, just ask them. My group did and we got some excellent recommendations. The Curry Chicken and the Manchurian Paneer with Chinese Greens were especially good, but not a bad dish in... More 

Thank 599Angela
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

They have very nice staff who are knowledgable about the Hakka style of food they serve. Ordering your normal favourites from here is at best average though reasonably priced. Ask them about their house cuisine or all time favorites, otherwise you are not likely to be that impressed.

Thank Allan M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Like the poster below me said, i order the soup and it was pretty terrible. I hated the chicken pieces, it felt mushy and undercooked, The taste is similar to other hakka estabislishement. Had the chilli chicken and it was decent but once again the chicken felt undercooked. The price was a little on the high side but service was... More 

Thank Jason S
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Ordered multiple dishes for delivery. The order arrived in less than 30 minutes. The hot and sour soup was terrible no taste at all, very watery and odd in color. The menchurian chicken was bland in taste and a strange color as well. All the food lacked seasoning and was watered down/under seasoned. When we called to complained the owner... More 

Thank OHale
New York, NY
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

How this place gets any positive reviews is beyond me. I ordered satay, curry and kung pao for delivery. All 3 were nearly identical - greasy sauce (which pretty much all tasted the same), vegetables and gristle. Honestly, probably the worst food I have ever ordered (I and order a lot). Unless you think mall food court food is haute... More 

Thank Fiddleheads
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Ordered from Just Eat. Really standard Chinese food. Nothing special. Won't order the regular food again but might try Hakka.

Thank Tiffany S
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Nice people and service. On this first time, I like the Chinese dishes more than the Indian ones; as my first time the former dishes were excellent; the Indian ones were interesting but different from my experience. I will come back here for sure!

Thank dt400blows
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

Omg wat should I say OK let's start I have been to many Hakka places before tried all the Hakka places in Toronto but what should I say is this is the best Hakka place I have been ever not to greasy oily which suites me a lot.we ordered the chicken pakoras tremendously out of the world chili ck best... More 

Thank Ashley J
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296 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We visit the Danforth regularly, and we have become tired of lamb, baklava, and arrogant Greek male waiters who roll their eyes at your order. The Danforth Dragon doesn't look like a jewel from outside, but the food is amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful. Two best dishes are the wonton noodle soup (served family style so that everyone... More 

1 Thank Professor04
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

I've been to numerous Hakka restaurants and have been eating Hakka since I was a kid. The flavour at this restaurant is amazing. The pakora's, chilli chicken, Cantonese chow mien are all incredibly flavoured, I am shocked by the number of negative reviews this place has, as the quality of food is much better than most other popular hakka spots... More 

1 Thank mdob88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Chinese, Asian, Indian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 861 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4J, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East End
  • Neighbourhood: East End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-461-9238

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

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