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“Amazing Chinese food, and I've been to Beijing.”

Silver Dragon Restaurant
Ranked #56 of 144 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$170
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: After bringing authentic Chinese food to Banff for 26 years, Silver Dragon has moved to a new location five minutes from downtown (south of the Bow River bridge on the road to The Fairmont Banff Springs). Customers now enjoy on-site parking and mountain views from three sides. But they still indulge in the same flavourful and attractively presented dishes that have made Silver Dragon so popular; expert chefs continue to cook in Cantonese and Szechuan styles using fresh ingredients. Tables for groups are available, the private room seats 20, and take-out and delivery are offered. Menu Samples Appetizers: spring rolls; dry spareribs; grilled pork and vegetable dumplings; salt and pepper seafood Soup: hot and sour; won ton; seafood; chicken noodle Rice: fried rice with choice of vegetables, chicken, pork, shrimp or beef; steamed rice Noodles: signature Silver Dragon special chow mein; Shanghai-style fried thick noodles; Singapore-style rice vermicelli; pan fried noodles with beef Vegetables: stir fried garden vegetable; egg foo yung; baby bok choy; Chinese broccoli; Szechuan eggplant Duck: Peking duck; duck with ginger and spring onions; bone-in BBQ duck Chicken: special crispy chicken; sizzling chicken hot pot; stir fried chicken with almonds; palace-style chicken; sweet and sour chicken balls; lemon chicken Beef: ginger fried beef; Mongolian beef; beef with black pepper sauce on hot plate; curry beef hot pot Pork: braised pork with vegetables; mu shu pork with crepes; Peking-style pork loins; honey garlic spareribs Seafood: steamed or stir fried live lobster; sea bass; sauteed scallops with celery; salt and pepper squid; Szechuan fish in spicy broth Desserts: kiwi surprise; banana split; lychee fruit Signature cocktails, martinis, Asian beers and Chinese liqueurs
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Amazing Chinese food, and I've been to Beijing.”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

The title sums it up. Having been spoiled by getting the chance to travel to Beijing and eat in some authentic restaurants there with a host family, I am very critical of Chinese food. I was worried this would be another cheap-o Chinese restaurant...

Wow, was I wrong. The food here is amazing. The service is friendly and fast. What I appreciated most about it was that it was served the way it was served in China, on a rotating tray in the middle of the table, with communal dishes. The food itself is flavourful, rich, and certainly not in short supply. Anything is good here.

  • Visited May 2013
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The Entrance, Australia
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174 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Great Dim Sum”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Authentic Cantonese fare. Great choice of dishes but quite a climb to reach the restaurant. Well worth the effort.

Visited September 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Nice surprise”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

2 nights in Banff and where 2 eat. Went to the Silver Dragon and was pleasantly surprised. Extensive menu as you usually find in Chinese restaurants. Also forgot the quantities you received. Ordered too much but it was all of good quality at a reasonable price. The staff were also pleasant and attentive. A good evening.

Visited September 2013
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N Ireland
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Food good !”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Enjoyed good food sitting on a balcony of this restaurant. Worth the climb up the stairs. Very busy but helpful waiters and great choice of food.

  • Visited September 2013
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Asheville, NC
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Very poor service and low grade beef”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I ordered Curry beef hot pot. After waiting a very long time, I received very chewy slices of beef. During my meal, the waiter rarely visited my table. When I received my check, I realized why the service was so poor. They added a mandatory 15% tip, though there was only two in my party. This was one of the worst Asian restaurants I have visited...and I have been to many.

  • Visited September 2013
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