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The Dragon Express

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88 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-348 1805
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always come here mostly at lunch time because their menu is affordable for someone who can't really spend too much on dining and it is not too crowded as well. The foods are excellent, freshly cooked and tasty. All that I have ordered or have eaten so far are great. The lady who always serves us is always cheerful... More 

Thank quiet_nuts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food is excellent, fresh cooked and served very fast, green tea is always very convenient to sip on while waiting for your food. Definitely recommend "yum cha" at lunch. This place is so good while you are greeted by a very nice lady. The food is so good we have been over 20 times for sure.

Thank Liam W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great little Chinese restaurant in Riccarton. Specialising in Peking Duck. Restaurateur Cliff is a great guy, have a chat and get the low down on quality authentic Chinese food in Christchurch

Thank WillChristchurch
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner on a Wednesday night. We were greeted with warm friendly smiles. Duck was delicious and carved in front of us. Great evening for a fair price. Will be back!

Thank Camille S
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We have had many meals here and always excellent but we recently reviewed pricing and realised we have ALWAYS been over charged friends had a takeaway last night and the same thing happened over charged by $18! conveniently don't have takeaway menu to save trees) so the sign says. I won't return based on this and neither will my good... More 

Thank KSs535
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great Yum Cha for lunch and terrific dinner menu. Be prepared to enjoy te food but also need to know to order by numbers. Owners - husband and wife work the restaraunt he cooks she serves

Thank G E Ted H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Yum. Its so good, the food is delicious and such great value. My husband and I have lunch here often, sticky rice, dumplings, singapore fried rice noodle, roast duck to name a few. The service is great, the food comes fast and the bill is always value.

Thank MRed13
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Little gem in Riccarton. Beautiful fresh food, friendly service. Feels very authentic. We came for the peking duck which was as tasty as always! Thank you!!

1 Thank FrankiesMum2015
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

As Yum Cha fanatics we found this little treasure on our NZ holiday. So fresh and beautiful.😱😘👌🏻 Highly recommend the Dim Sims, prawn & veggie dumplings. Cheers The Muras Clan🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank MarkMuras
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

What I had wasn't to bad eat will go back. Try and some other dishes. Great service not that busy though it was mid week.

1 Thank sting1606

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 1805

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