Pearl Dragon

Upscale Chinese fare in Macau’s Studio City
VERIFIED LUXURY
Located within the glittery Studio City Macau, Pearl Dragon elevates contemporary Cantonese cuisine with its elegant offerings by acclaimed chef Tam Kwok Fung. (He also heads up Jade Dragon, located nearby in the City of Dreams resort complex.)

Pearl Dragon is one of the signature dining experiences within Studio City, which opened its doors in late 2015. Here you’ll find an elegant setting that sets the stage for fine local delicacies.

Fung has earned a reputation for his intricate menus and surprising twists on Cantonese cuisine. The dim sum menu is both approachable and decadent, while the extensive à la carte dinner menu is a delight as well.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• Chef Tam Kwok Fung has earned a reputation for his intricate menus and surprising twists on Cantonese cuisine. No matter the dish, every presentation has been thoughtfully designed to incorporate complementary textures, colors and flavors.

• Each meal at Pearl Dragon begins with an amuse bouche and ends with petit fours — a luxurious and modern touch borrowed from French culinary traditions.

• A tome-like drink menu covers all of the bases, from classic cocktails to Chinese-inspired flavors. If you’re in the mood for wine, a knowledgeable sommelier will help to pair a bottle with your Chinese fare.

• The restaurant has appointed an expert tea sommelier who can point you toward a variety of Chinese selections, including several specialty pu’er teas that have been aged for more than 30 years and have a wonderfully smooth, earthy flavor.

• Whether you opt for water, wine, tea or something stronger, your glass will never run dry thanks to the restaurant’s attentive service.
Things to Know
• Dine on Cantonese delicacies for dinner seven days a week at Pearl Dragon from 6 to 11 p.m.  A delightful dim sum lunch is also available from noon until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

• The Macau restaurant welcomes diners dressed in smart-casual style. Men should avoid dressing in open shoes and short-sleeved shirts, and for dinner no short pants are accepted, while women should dress for the elegance of the venue.

• Reservations are not required, but definitely recommended at the popular Pearl Dragon. Book your spot by calling 853-8865-6560 or by visiting the restaurant’s website.
The Food
• The dim sum menu is both approachable and decadent featuring classic staples such as shrimp dumplings, barbecued pork, crispy turnip puffs and deep-fried taro dumplings.

• The extensive à la carte dinner menu is a delight as well. Highlights include a surprisingly light roasted suckling pig, hot and sour soup, Mongolian lamb chops and fresh seafood, like the wok-fried scallops.

• The Macau restaurant serves plenty of traditional fare but also adds some exotic delicacies for the adventurous diner, including abalone marinated in Chinese wine, deep-fried duck tongue, and jellyfish head with black fungus.

• For dessert, expect traditional Chinese sweet soups, such as almond with dumplings or red bean.
The Design
• Sky-high ceilings, silver accents, a devoted tea-tasting corner and an enormous wine cellar mark the long entrance corridor of Pearl Dragon.

• The enchanting space has several private rooms, semi-private rooms with reflective metal dividers, as well as a main dining area that overlooks the casino’s gaming tables.

• A palette of soft green, beige, brown and abundant silver is a sophisticated departure from traditional Chinese restaurants. You may spot pearl details in every corner, from the elaborate silver napkin rings to the chopsticks holders.

• Large chandeliers and centerpieces add a traditional Chinese touch, while the contemporary furniture and color scheme bring Pearl Dragon into the present. The private rooms have a more classic Chinese feel, sporting antique wooden chairs, colorful cushions and velvet couches.
Getting There
Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau
TEL853-8865-6560
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