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Restaurant Dragon Oriental

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2nd Avenue 200 East of La Caja, San Jose, Costa Rica
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New Ross, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Ended up here after a failed taxi ride to another Chinese restaurant . Very dodgy surroundings but there was no where else apparently open , after reading some positive reviews and latching on to those , plus we could see two tables of people so figured we would chance it. After waiting about fifteen minutes for one of the three... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a must for Chinese food lovers in San Jose. It's packed with local Chinese people and serves huge portions of well done specialties. You can order the small portions and try as many as you can, and it's good to go with friends to share and be able to try different plates. The cost-benefit is good! The... More 

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I've been to this place a couple times on recommendations from my friend. I can say, I've only had a couple experiences of eating Dim Sum, but I've enjoyed it each time. I went here today with some friends, and yet again, it was good.

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Thank Maia W
San Jose, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Every time I've been there, it's never been very full. Nevertheless, these folks have really yummy dim sum! It's one of two go-to places for me. I'm sure their other food is wonderful. I've only tried a couple other things, and they were good, but dim sum is where it's at for me, here.

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Thank Alex H
Jaco, Costa Rica
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

The food is good. The Dim Sum is really good and if they don't have it in the little cars they can prepare it for you. I must say that the place is not very clean and is not a beautiful restaurant. Also the location is bad too. But once in a while is good to go Dim sum is... More 

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Thank Amy W
Heredia, Costa Rica
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Very dirty and filthy staff. Dirty plates and glasses everywhere while flies were buzzing around and the place was a major mess. I sat for a few minutes and then said ti myself it would be best to leave. I mentioned it to the other people in my party and we all got up and left. They even had bus... More 

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Thank Chris B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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217 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014

This place never disappoints me. The Dim Sum, the soups, pretty much everything is top notch with a very authentic flavor that is hard to come by in this country. The service is pretty meh, but the food and place (and value!) really make up for it.

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Thank Jorge V
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is the best Dim Sum place in San Jose, the place is a typical chinese place, not very nice, normall serice..

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Bethlehem PA
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

During my dinner here on 5/8/13, I noticed a small yellow cat darting around the restaurant. I wasn't all that concerned about it, since the restaurant opens to the street and I figured this stray had just darted in. All the workers seemed to be ignoring it as it ran around the place, so I did, too. But about 20... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2nd Avenue 200 East of La Caja, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose

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