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“Incredibly good but so expensive ”

Silver Dragon Restaurant
Ranked #63 of 152 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: US$2 - US$179
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, 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 8 April 2018 via mobile

We love this place and their new location is spectacular however their prices are by far the highest I have ever paid for Chinese food anywhere in the world. I doubt I’ll go back because it’s just gouging tourists although the food is a 10/10 to be sure. Portion size of dishes is average

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I dined here with our daughter after a chilly late day skate. We all had hot and sour soup on our mind to warm us up. We were promptly seated and menus, water & cutlery all arrived simultaneously - which is just the first positive reaction to our dining experience. The window table next to us then became available and we were offered to change to that table, which we did. The menu choices are extensive with the usual variety of items for an Asian restaurant. We ordered the set dinner for two that came with hot & sour soup and an extra medium soup for my daughter. The soup was exactly what we were expecting with the usual spiciness and flavor. The portion sizes of the dinner for two were perfect for the 3 of us to share. We chose the ginger beef over the chicken balls and we are glad we did. This was the best we've ever had! Crispy on the outside, tender to the bite - not tough and chewy. The flavor was more sweet than spicy but I'm sure you could order it spicier. The special fried rice was generously adorned with large size shrimp and the chicken with vegetables also had a fair portion of chicken. We were more than happy with our dining experience at the Silver Dragon Restaurant as we've had hit and miss dining experiences in Banff. The service was excellent. Highly recommend it and we will return! Note - the majority of the other diners were of Asian decent which is usually a sign of good Asian cuisine.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We did the Chinese New years buffet, it was well organized full on busy, but everything was freshly cooked, delicious, and more options than we had room for!!
The service staff even under the pressure of a full house from start to finishing hours was pleasant, helpful, and chatty when able.
We will go back under different circumstances to enjoy more of this delicious food!!

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Thank Coreen S
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

An excellent restaurant with high quality food and prompt service. Always has been one of my favourite restaurants down the years. Would recommend to everybody.

Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Everything was delicious- we had hot and sour soup, grilled dumplings, Singapore noodles, beef with mixed vegetables- best Chinese food we’ve had in a long time- a boatload of Chinese students who were also eating there seemed to agree- very personable waiter, Justin picked the perfect beer.

Thank ksw123
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