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“Great chinese food, quick service”

Silver Dragon Restaurant
Ranked #68 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: US$2 - US$184
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is a very busy Chinese restaurant with parking that serves good quality food for a reasonable price. There were big groups there when we dined so it must be on the tourist bus list of restaurants. Good if you want Chinese food without the ambience. Not a place for a romantic dinner.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

What a wonderful dinner. Great hot and sour soup, spring roll with plum sauce, ginger beef and chicken balls. The service was excellent and the price was right. Definitely try it.

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Thank Norma L
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were waiting to meet friends for dinner, but they called to say they were delayed by a couple of hours. Deciding we needed just a little something to tide us over, we stopped at the Silver Dragon. The host was friendly, and gave us a seat by the window. That was the only good part of our visit. The decor is utilitarian and uninspired, but the waiter in a semi-tux outfit was snobby and unsmiling. Knowing we would be dining soon with our friends, my husband and I decided to split an order of fried rice. The waiter didn't ask us if we'd like anything to drink, nor did he bring tea. We felt distinctly uncomfortable, as if splitting an order was uncouth or something.

The rice was brought out on a small oval plate, and looked like it had not been fried at all, just white rice with some veggies in it. At a price of 14.70, we thought it would be a generous portion, and perhaps served with an extra plate. We are not large people by any means, but this was more of a child's portion. By that time all we wanted to do was eat and leave, which didn't take long considering how small the plate was. AND, sadly, it was sticky and tasteless.

Ironically, a few nights before our visit to Banff, we stopped at an Oriental restaurant in Kamloops, BC that was gorgeous, with private dining rooms and beautiful waterfalls & ponds. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, the food was delicious, and we were very comfortable.

I don't know if it was just bad timing, or if the staff is always so stiff and stilted, or if splitting an entree is unacceptable, but we left a fair 20% tip and won't be back.

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1  Thank MusicalAdventurers
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We ordered from the Silver Dragon one evening, largely based on the number of positive reviews it has.

We found everything people had been saying was true! Portions were large, the quality of the food was great, the service was excellent. Once we placed the order it was ready to be picked up 20 minutes later. Delivery is also an option.

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Thank flatlandermanitoba
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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

The service was feast although I think they forgot are food until we asked, then it came out fast. Best egg roll and chicken balls I ever ate!! Everything else was alright

Thank Holly W
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