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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, I like the buffet style because you can try different foods without worrying about maybe ordering then discover you don’t like it if you were in a restaurant with set menus

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Authentic Chinese and Cantonese food. Excellent customer service. Not long to wait for food to arrive. Beautifully cooked and tasted divine. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Christina Chan, General Manager at The Golden Dragon Restaurant., responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2024

Thank you for your visit during the Edinburgh Hogmanay. I’m glad we made your visit memorable. Please remember to come and see us again next time you are in Edinburgh city centre. Thank you for your custom.

Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Staff could not have been friendlier and more helpful. Explained and accommodated a number of food intolerances. Great choice of dishes an the food was excellent. My strip fried beef in chilli sauce was excellent and family said the lemon chicken was one of the...best they'd ever had. Great meal.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Christina Chan, General Manager at The Golden Dragon Restaurant., responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2024

Thank you for your visit over the Christmas period. We are glad to have helped. Our food is made on the premises so we are knowledgeable on ingredients should there be any intolerances. We hope you have an opportunity and revisit us again. Thank you.

Reviewed 9 December 2023

The food is very expensive and portion sizes are not great. £21 for Sweet and Sour chicken and rice. We thought the dishes would serve 2 but ended up having to order extra. One of our party ordered a chowmein but couldn't eat it. No...one came to ask if food was OK we only got one drink order whilst there. Was the food OK, it was edible thats it, our local takeaway is a quarter of the price and much tastier. I would not recommend and definitely wouldn't revisit. I'd visit greggs 2 doors down.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023 via mobile

Food was okay nothing special. Wish I’d have done my research. Service charge 10% that was not okay and very expensive be careful there’s a special menu but no prices on it, what a shock when the bill came.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Visited this place for a chinese meal. Can say for sure it was the worst, over priced food I have ever attempted to eat. All dishes ordered were substandard. Chow Mein, curry and chilli chicken. One of our party actually left without eating and the...rest of us regret not doing the same. Completely ruined our night out. Will never ever go back here again. Avoid like the plague.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

The food is very tasty, The service is good very helpful in explaining the food. It is good in quantity, not little not too much.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Food? Well I have had better takeaways. Service charge is astronomical really. Don't waste your money. I love Edinburgh but I will not go to that Restaurant again when I next visit.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Food was OK. Only had two dishes plus prawn crackers with two small bottles of beer. Bill came to over £50 which include 10% service charge which we consider a rip off. Will certainly not be going there again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

Whilst in the capital for the fringe, my friend & i decided on having some chinese food for lunch..Wish we hadnt!! Came across The Golden Dragon, looked lovely from the outside, very dated inside...Not a great selection on the menu & the daily specials board,...seems to have been the same daily specials for quite some time, going by some of the photos posted by previous diners... we decided on chicken satay & fried rice, sweet n sour chicken boiled rice, portion of prawn crackers, we didnt have any starters, 1 diet coke & 1 small glass of water... the food wasnt that great to be honest for the extortionate cost, the satay was tasteless & chicken was quite rubbery.. The rice arrived in small silver dishes, was actually very stodgy, like it had been over boiled... we ate what we ate & asked for the bill.... £53!!!! the rice wasnt included in the cost of the chicken dishes, seriously must be the dearest rice in scotland, there was literally 3 spoonfuls in each silver pot!! 3 young lads at next table all had rice dishes, no starters & a portion of curry sauce & chips, also a beer each, they're bill was over £90!!! Certainly wont be rushing back to Golden Dragon next time i'm in Edinburgh!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

Their beef brisket is fantasic. We stumbled into the Golden Dragon by chance and were fascinated by the original hong kong style kitchen.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023

We booked this restaurant two weeks in advance , and gave a phone number. Our booking was verbally confirmed. We made a special trip, but when we arrived it was shut. It shuts every Tuesday and the guy who took our booking neither checked the...day of the week, nor got back to us. If this is what they call customer service, then we shan't bother visiting again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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christina chan, General Manager at The Golden Dragon Restaurant., responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2023

Sincere apologies for my colleague who took your booking for the date Tuesday 4th August. He wasn't aware and didn't check the date lands on a Tuesday and we close every Tuesday. I had called you on Sat 29th July at 13.30 3 days in...More

Reviewed 24 July 2023 via mobile

The restaurant is well located in Castle Street close to the shopping and, obviously, the castle!! It’s run by a family with Cantonese heritage so Cantonese style food. The restaurant dining room is very well done being in a traditional Georgian building. This was a...Sunday evening and the restaurant was fairly busy with everyone clearly having a good time. The owner is a very friendly lady and the service from everyone was great. I chose Char Sui buns for appetiser and then the beef brisket hot pot with steamed rice for main course. It was all exceptionally tasty. All in all then, very good value for money and I will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

The food was incredible and service very friendly. They were very helpful with my allergies and were happy to cater for me. We had the sweet and sour pork and it was amazing. Highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

The only positive thing I can say about this restaurant is the 2 lovely girls who served the food had amazing customer service skills. The food was very poor, I don't think I have ever eaten such poor food in a Chinese.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Christina Chan, General Manager at The Golden Dragon Restaurant., responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2023

Dear ShelleyCal. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so sorry you were not happy with the food but we hope you can revisit and I will make sure you enjoy your food just like the many Diners we serve...More

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We are open usual hours. Good Friday , sat 15 th April open from noon. Easter Sunday from 1pm. Thank you.
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2015-Thursday 19th February is the Chinese New Year. Open as usual serving food that is special to the festive season. Year of the Goat.
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The Golden Dragon Restaurant. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3