CONTRIBUTED BY DASHA GARIEPY
If you’re in the Courtney/McT area looking for a decent meal for a decent price, the Chinese Dragon is the place for you. I’ve been there twice now, and both times our food was tasty and cheap. Lunch sets consist of the main course, rice, soup, chicken nuggets, pickled veggies and a drink four about Y650.
This was Jen’s Beef chop suey set:
My Beef and Veggie set:
Eden’s monstrous size bowl of Mizo Soba Soup:
Toss in a side of gyoza and I guarantee you won’t walk away hungry.
Diners can choose between extremely roomy western style booths:
or traditional Japanese tatami mats:
The staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is extremely relaxed. The locals treat it more like a casual family gathering space than a restaurant, with small children tumbling around the tatami area, and older kids running around the restaurant.
Keep in mind, this is not haute cuisine. Your taste buds are not going to spasm in ecstasy. But it is way better than the gluey Manchurian Wok fare offered up at base food courts. And it’s so affordable you can treat the family to a night out without applying for a loan to do it.
The Chinese Dragon
Payment: They do take Yen. Unfortunately I forgot to ask if they take credit card or American dollars.
Hours: Open 11am – 11pm 7 days a week
Address: 4 Chome-12-1 Midorimachi, Uruma
Google Maps Coordinates: 26.3770039, 127.85521930000004
Directions: Chinese Dragon is located on 75, 1.5K south of Courtney’s commissary gate on the left hand side of the road. If you’re coming from Kadena area, head up 330 (which becomes 75) until you pass the 8. The Dragon is just ahead on your right.