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“nice rice but ribs were not good nor what I ordered.”
Review of The Dragon Pearl

The Dragon Pearl
Ranked #132 of 739 Restaurants in Isle of Wight
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

quick snack of rice and ribs. rice was ok but ribs were fatty and gresy. ordered deep fried roasted dry ribs but they had not been deep fried and were not very plesent to eat. in fact I onlu ate 2 and threw the rest

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank thorblood
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This time we decided on the set dinner for two. It was served very quickly and all the dishes were piping hot.

The details of the meal for two are set out below..

Mixed Starter (Sesame Prawn on Toast, Spare Ribs (Dry) Mixed Vegetable Spring Rolls, Crispy Samosas & Crispy Seaweed)

Crispy Aromatic Duck (Served with Pancakes, Cucumber, Spring Onion & Hoi Sin Sauce)

King Prawns with Bamboo Shoots & Chinese Straw Mushrooms in Garlic Sauce

Chicken in Light Batter with Salt & Peppercorn (Hot)

Double Cooked Pork

Young Chow Fried Rice

I have never seen so much crispy aromatic duck for two and all of it was good quality meat accompanied by a generous helping of cucumber, spring onion and hoisin sauce.

We booked our table for 6:30pm and the place was very quiet but it is advisable to book as the restaurant does a brisk "take-away" trade and, even if they don't look busy in the seating area, they may be rushed in the kitchens.

The restaurant is clean and spacious and easily reached from all parts of Shanklin.

We will be back when we return for our next holiday on the Diamond Isle.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank Jannie_X
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Reviewed 12 February 2019

Having worked all day no one wanted to cook just grab something nice for tea so with so many choices in Shanklin we opted for a Chinese and were so glad. We picked the meal up twentyfive minutes after phoning through the order and enjoyed every morsel very satisfied indeed.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Trevor H
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is deservedly the top of the list of Chinese restaurants on the Isle of Wight. The standard of cooking is a “notch up” on the usual Chinese restaurants on the Island. We started with the salt and pepper chicken and dry spare ribs. Both were superb! I then had their brilliant Kung Poh Chicken and a Yung Chow fried rice - both beautifully made as usual. If you visit do try their double cooked pork. You will be hard pushed to find better food outside of China Town in London.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

I hope things improve, this truly was the best Chinese on the Island, but sadly no longer, it has changed chefs/hands not very good at all. Used to eat in or have a take away quite a lot. Kung Po and Crispy chilli beef served in soggy batter. Will leave a while and try again hopefully teething problems ☹️

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank happynotPlayaBlanca
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