Dragon Noodle Restaurant at Monte Carlo
Just The Facts, Please.
Sunday – Thursday 11:30am – 11pm
Friday 11:30am – 11:30pm
Saturday 11:30 – 12am
No Celebrity Chef
Dim Sum offered 11am-4pm
Sample Menu Items
"bacon & egg" roll made of soy-braised pork belly and topped with fried quail egg ($12)
Hong Kong chow mein, $18.95
spicy crab roll topped with spicy tuna, sliced jalapeno and sweet soy, $18
Mavens Overview: Dragon Noodle
Dragon Noodle offers Chinese entrees, Dim Sum 11am-4pm and Sushi. The restaurant's web site offers the following description:
Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar offers classic Chinese cuisine, house made dim sum and sushi in a hip, new, vibrant atmosphere.
After checking-out the internet buzz on Dragon Noodle, it is clear the management should focus more on the food preparation and less on creating a "hip" "new" and "vibrant" atmosphere. Just like Diablo Cantina, which is located on the Strip in front of Monte Carlo, the focus on atmosphere instead of food, which is clearly a long term losing strategy for any restaurant.
Internet Buzz: Dragon Noodle
- It was decorated in a really cheesy Asian theme, replete with a creepy floating baby head that gave me the willies because its eyes were following me. Food was subpar. I just wanted something small to tide me over so I ordered a won-ton soup. It was reminiscent of packaged supermarket stuff. Really salty, yet bland.
- I've had a lot better tasting Chinese food and paid a lot less for it. The Moo Shu Pork was pretty good, but all of the other dishes we got were either too salty or too bland.
- The roast duck was served with a sweet and sour plum sauce which I found to be a bit generic in taste. I loved the duck which was traditionally roasted Hong Kong style with the thin crispy skin similar to Peking ducks. The flavor of the marinade was very good and there was tons of duck meat to enjoy.
- Did I really pay THAT much for what tasted suspiciously like strip mall Chinese food?
- We perused the menu and experienced sticker shock at how pricey everything was, especially the Chinese veggie plates! Of course, we know it's Vegas and so paying a high price for mediocre to bad food is more the norm than the exception. We were seated as soon as we walked in and ordered the following: Seafood Tofu soup (bland) Chinese Broccoli with Oyster sauce- good but a bit too greasy
- We had Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Springs Rolls for an appetizer, Delicious. For Entrees we chose Mongolian Beef, Kung Pao Chicken, Scallops and Seafood Chow Fun which includes Lobster, Shrimp, Scallops and vegetables on a bed of noodles. All Entrees were delicious especially the Mongolian Beef. The service was great and we would definitely return. We all had a cocktail and our bill was $150.00.