Review: Dragon House Chinese EateryAuthor: EatHSE | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Fishers, IN
Dragon House Chinese Eatery
7260 Fishers Crossing Drive
Fishers, IN 46038
Dragon House has been in a strip mall where there is frequent turnover of stores and restaurants at the corner of 116th Street and Allisonville Road for over ten years. About ten years ago just after the restaurant opened, I gave it a try and had a bad experience saying I would never go back. Over time, they must be doing something right to survive in this location and have consistent recommendation word of mouth from many people who live in Fishers locally.
I arrived at just after 4:30 and no food was on the buffet. By 4:45PM, it was fully stocked and ready for me to try at its freshest best.
What I Got: Dinner Buffet; $9.25.
Plate 1: Sorry for the blurriness of the picture. Spicy Sour soup is a favorite of mine and although this was not my favorite ever, it was one of the best and I ended up have two cups. The fried rice was what you would expect with good ratios of everything that comes in fried rice and well done overall. The buffet had an abundance of deep fried breaded items (too many for me), but the crab rangoon was solid with good size pouches of crab. The crab claw on the right side of the plate was a two bite treat that I got each trip back to the buffet. Although I like dark meat chicken, I do not like it deep fried for sweet ‘n sour chicken and the lack of white meat was a disappointment. With the fried rice, I got a fresh mushroom bourbon chicken that I enjoyed, with a sauce that was not too salty. Overall, plate 1 was a winner.
Plate 2: This time I tried the Egg Drop soup and although it was not as good as the spicy sour, it was still above average. I like how there is a bowl of fresh green onions on the buffet next to the soup you can add to garnish and give your soup a little more taste. The Lo Mein was not as good as what you can get from China Wok in Fishers, but did the job and was still above average. The Szechuan chicken was done well and the vegetables were fresh but lacked spice.
Would I It Again? Yes and No. Although I liked what I had in general, there was little I loved so much that I would want to go back very often. The buffet had too many deep fried items and not enough traditional dishes to eat with rice and that was a big problem for me. There was also no seafood to be found and I have been to better buffets than this that at least offered fresh shrimp. There was a small dessert bar, but they did not look appealing to me. With these problems and a $9.25 price, I cannot recommend the dinner buffet. However, at $7.25 for lunch that also includes dumplings not found on the dinner buffet, you can have some good soup and a good rice and chicken dish and walk away satisfied with your Chinese food craving having been met.