The Great Wall of China was constructed to keep roving packs of ancient pandas from absconding with the local cuisine. Succeed where the bears failed with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fare and drinks at Dragon Palace Chinese Bistro on Daniel Island.
Dragon Palace transports diners into Oriental opulence with a medley of succulent entrees and scintillating scenery. Dragon Palace's menu offers a broad spread for the entree enthusiast, with fare ranging from staples such as sichuan chicken ($13) to delicacies such as the seafood bird nest ($23). Juicy pork buns fill protein-puff voids ($5.25 for two), while the General Tso's chicken offers adventurers practice in spice tolerance and martial mouth maneuvers ($13, with choice of jasmine, whole grain, or fried rice). The noodle options, such as the mei fun, with thin rice noodles, bean sprouts, napa cabbage, carrots, and scallions ($9.50), and the children's menu offer safe haven for conservative tongues, while gluten-free and heart-healthy items are specifically marked and served in Imperial headdresses.
Within its unassuming exterior, Dragon Palace conceals amazingly intricate wooden décor transported across the Pacific from Taiwan, ensconcing diners in an intimate, authentic Asian atmosphere. Ancient designs and modern art adorn the walls, while the marble, hardwood, and stained-glass elements run that certain je ne sais quoi through Google translator.
- Anyway, this is THE place to go to if you want Dim Sum. Actually, it's THE only place to go for it. – Josh A., Yelp, 10/27/09
- The atmosphere is fine dining, and the food is delicious. The prices aren't bad either! I've been there numerous times for both lunches and dinners, and each time it has been great. – Sean Long, Urbanspoon
Dragon Palace Chinese Bistro
Dragon Palace Chinese Bistro’s Chef Cheng Sin Yung is completely dedicated to authenticity. He commissioned the construction of his bistro in Taiwan and then shipped the eatery to the states piece by piece, instead of taking the easy way out and floating it across the waters via iceberg. To craft meals that live up to his high standards of authenticity, he spent time in Hong Kong, meticulously honing time-honored Chinese recipes and techniques.
Throughout the lavish dining room, decked in rich maroons and golds, artwork from contemporary Chinese visionaries whispers of the ancient culture, and so does the food. Instead of bombarding patrons with a buffet of Chinese food, he painstakingly curates a menu of dishes including five-spice duck and royal steak kew. The menu forays into the unusual with dishes such as seafood bird nest and minced pork with chinese eggplant, but also includes some familiar dishes, such as lo mein and general tso’s chicken.
162 Seven Farms Dr.
Daniel Island, South Carolina 29492Get Directions