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Dragon Bowl Asian Bistro - Closed

1221 W. 11th St.
Houston, TX 77008


  • Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Sat 11am-10pm
  • $; $$
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
Dragon Bowl epitomizes the concept of a useful restaurant: a cozy, accessible neighborhood spot that serves food to please nearly every palate. But it manages to escape comparisons to a Pei Wei by actually offering very good food made with high-quality ingredients by a legitimate chef who puts modern Texas touches on the pan-Asian menu. Look for the Third Coast and roll with crispy fried oysters or the head-on Gulf shrimp in a spicy green curry. Dragon Bowl also does a brisk takeout business with standbys like its Hippie Fried Rice, but it's hard not to want to linger in the airy dining room or at the long bar while you watch the cooks work the woks.

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