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On Sunday, February 28, 2016, my daughter and I had lunch at the China Dragon Restaurant at 170 Rivendale Court, Suite 7. This is located near Martin’s Food in the Stonewall Plaza Shopping Center on Route 522 north of Winchester, a little east of the Route 37 intersection.
Hours are Monday-Thursday, 11:00 AM-10:00 PM; Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM-10:00 PM; Sunday, 11:30 AM-10:00 PM. The daily Lunch Buffet hours are 11:30 AM-2:30 PM. The phone number is (540) 723-0730; both dine-in and takeout service are available.
The entrance has a vestibule to keep out cold air. Partitions provide an aisle down the middle of the room, dividing the dining area into two sections. Seating on the left side is by booths along the wall and the partition, and on the right by tables in a similar pattern. Windows are in the front and on the left side. A few Chinese prints are on the walls, and the ambience is airy and light with a cozy feel.
We looked at the buffet, which appeared to be appetizing and offered 16 selections. However, we decided to order from the restaurant’s five-page menu. Categories included Appetizers, Soup, Specialties, Seafood, Beef, Poultry, Pork, Vegetables, Thai & Fusion Cuisine, Kid’s Menu, and Noodle Fried Rice.
My daughter ordered Coconut Shrimp, and I had Crispy Honey Shrimp coated with sesame seeds and surrounded by steamed broccoli. She had iced tea, and I was pleased that my hot tea came with a metal teapot and a china teacup. The shrimp for both orders were large and served on warmed ceramic platters; each included a large bowl of white rice. I took half of my generous serving home for later consumption.
The China Dragon has been operating here for a number of years, but somehow I had never been here before. We thought that the food was good and I rate the place as a keeper. The next time I am there for lunch I’ll try the buffet.— Perry Crabill
Thursday, October 1, 2015