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The Chinese Dragon Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Kanisa Road | at Gymkhana Club, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 27 254 4107
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant has great Chinese food at affordable prices. It is well off the beaten path - right next to the Arusha Gymkhana; not easily accessible by public transport. International guests should know that they don't take any credit cards; only cash. International currencies e.g. Ksh, USD, Euro and others exchanged at the rate the owners decide.

Thank Peter M
Byron Bay, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love love love eating here. The staff are very kind and the food is super yummy. The garlic broc is my absolute fave.

Thank Hannah K
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Microwaved food, greasy prawn crackers and waiters who stand and stare at you made for the worst dinner I've had. The food arrived before the drinks and so there is no way it was fresh as meat couldn't have been cooked so quickly. The owner got defensive when we suggested the food was cold which showed that the food definitely... More 

Thank Rohan K
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Been visiting here for years and its exemplary in service with good flexibility on extra ingredients and side dishes. All round awesome especially the king prawns, fish bowl, and sizzling dishes.

Thank Adeyemi O
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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268 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Off a dusty road in a nice suburb near the golf club. There were plenty of staff but I had to get my own table and get up to get a menu. The food was tasty but more like take out and too heavy on the soy. Reasonably priced.

1 Thank _cornishpixie7_mk
Arusha, Tanzania
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Nearly four years of being based in Arusha, and we'd never heard the Dragon. But to celebrate the upcoming New Year, a group from my husband's office arranged to meet there for lunch. No fancy décor, but the fact that there were a number of Chinese people eating there (along with the owner/chef of one our favorite Arusha restaurants) was... More 

Thank ADTLilongwe
Arusha, Tanzania
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Yummy food, friendly staff, easy to park & lots of space inside makes it an easy and lovely restaurant to visit

Thank benagirl83
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

i was not expecting good chinese food and was very pleasantly surprised. I was as good a meal as in australia. The duck in particular was a huge serve and delicious

Thank ruthj74
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had attended a wedding in Arusha and the welcoming dinner from the hosts was served at this restaurant. A nice cosy environment and we really enjoyed the food-which was delicious and the service was superb too!we all had a good dinner as we were mingling with each other. Kudos!

Thank AamirSK
Arusha, Tanzania
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Food was decent. I was put off by the owner/manager, a Chinese man, as he disciplined an employee. That may be okay in some places but it was totally inappropriate in the presence of customers.

Thank rrmoffett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kanisa Road | at Gymkhana Club, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 27 254 4107
As with most addresses in Africa there is no street number. However I believe you have the Gymkhana Club listed and the restaurant is literally in front of the swimming pool

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