Del Mar Rendezvous
Del Mar Rendezvous

Del Mar Rendezvous

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.delmarrendezvous.com/
  • Phone: 8587552669x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 - 8:30pm, Sunday: 4:00-8:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Asian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Tony Chu Jung Su
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please visit our web site to view our catering menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant buyouts available. Please contact Dan or Kevin at (858) 755-2669 to inquire.
  • Private Party Contact: Dan or Kevin 8587552669x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Paseo de las Flores
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: On Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays please allow extra time for parking as the Del Mar Plaza parking lot can get quite busy. We validate parking for two hours for self-parking. Valet parking is available for $8 at the Del Mar Plaza. There is also a metered parking lot on 15th street just west of Camino del Mar on the right side before the post office.
A word from Del Mar Rendezvous
Voted Best Chinese, Best Vegetarian, and Best Gluten-Free in San Diego, Del Mar Rendezvous has been enticing San Diegans with its wide array of Chinese fare complimented by a modern mix of Asian flavors for over a decade. Rendezvous boasts craft, local, and high end import beer on draft, Japanese sakes, as well as a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list with over 100 wines all at the Best Price in San Diego everyday. With over 100 different dishes on its menu, Rendezvous also caters to both gluten-free and vegetarian guests with over 40 dedicated options to choose from on each menu. The ambiance of the interior and extended patio, with glimpses of the Pacific Ocean, offer a calming and inviting atmosphere, perfect for date nights, business lunches or family dinners.
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Del Mar Rendezvous reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (59)fit for foodies (47)great for outdoor dining (37)notable wine list (36)great for lunch (36)special occasion (32)good for groups (23)kid-friendly (21)romantic (16)hot spot (16)scenic view (15)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Why go anywhere else?
    sashaBVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This Asian Fusion restaurant gets 5 Stars in every category. Flavorful and innovative food, large and varied wine selections, attentive and pleasant staff. If this is what you want in a meal, you've found the place! Perhaps that it why it rates at the top of all the San Diego restaurant surveys. The food is healthy and if you are vegetarian, vegan, have allergies - you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that the chef will prepare something delicious for you. Enjoy your experience at Del Mar Rendezvous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Chinese
    SueBVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The food was excellent! Servings were just the right size and not enormous like so many Chinese restaurants. My only complaint was I think the wine servings are in the small side. Better to but a bottle not numerous glasses. Wonderful wine list though which was a surprise! Definitely someplace I will return to again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last time better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Maybe it was the dishes we ordered, but we left feeling it was below average for asian food. Unfortunately the prices arent below average.
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  • phenomenal
    deliciousVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Best Chinese food I have ever had in my life and I have had tons of it in all different states from New York to Texas to Florida, but this place in Del Mar, San Diego is hands down number one in terms of variety and taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really had a very good dinner
    great
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Went for restaurant week with a couple gals.Had a excellent meal. Rib appetizers were very good as well as the eggplant. All the entrees were excellent. Try the banana eggroll for dessert. Wonderful would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Del Mar Rendezvoux
    2foodloversVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Once again we had a great experience and our out of town guests loved it. We hadn't tried the ribs before and they were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Not expecting Chinese similar to what we have found in L.A. but this place surpassed expectations. Very good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lousy service
    Edwarc
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was great I must admit! They were able to adjust our reservation without too much consternation. However, the soup I ordered as a starter came after the entree arrived. The server never delivered the green tea that I ordered. He seemed to be preoccupied because it was a busy night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Del Mar Renezvoux
    2foodloversVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our lunch was great. We were very hungry and the service was great. The wine list is impressive and at a very good price. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fyi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Swrvice was slow and the person who provided our food was placing it on the table not asking who's dish it was, then he made a comment can't all of you just share. We do share but would rather have our dish next to us then across the table. We found it very rude.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gluten free/vegetarian lunch
    PseudoFoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Menu for gluten free, vegetarian dishes was quite extensive for lunch. I ordered the vegetables with konnyaku noodles which was really good. The restaurant was quite busy for lunch yet it was not too loud to carry on a conversation. I would definitely come back to dine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Spot in Del Mar
    SoupieLoopie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Service was excellent, food was great... small intimate restaurant, very relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely have to go back and try some of the other items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delishious
    Jessy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Yummy and relaxed atmosphere. Kevin the GM is awesome 😊
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Delicious Food
    Steve
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had been meaning to try this restaurant for a long time and I'm glad I did. Food and service overall was great -- the maitre d' was outstanding. I look forward to my next visit there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Luvfood
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We heard this was listed as one of the best Chinese food places in the country so we had to try it. The cashew chicken and lettuce wraps were amazing!!! Loved the BBQ pork in our mixed noodle dish and plan to order as an app next visit. Our waiter was amazing, so nice and helpful and the manager checked on us several times, he was so friendly and complimented my shirt! Can't wait to go back, the good food and service were quite notable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Connoisseur
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I would recommend the potstickers and the walnut shrimp. Very delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love their food!
    KathyO
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food is delicous and plentiful! We brought home leftovers for a wonderful lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Healthy
    Planets
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I'm glad I'm seeing more healthy choices for restaurants.My wife was happy because its hard for her to find vegetarian/vegan menu's.There was a lot to choose from.We need to come back to try other dishes
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was not our first time
    tomwVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    but the food was so bland it will be our last. Disregard the chili rating on the menu, there was no spice heat and both entrées were barely warm.
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  • Possibly The Best Chinese Food
    MichaelF
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Rendezvous is probably the best Chinese food in San Diego County. The flavors in each dish, at times both bold or subtle, were a delight to taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding food and service
    EnjoytheFinerThingsinLife
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    When we first arrived, we were not too happy about the table being right next to the kitchen; however the staff was very nice, gave us a few drinks on the house and made us feel welcome. They were very attentive both as to the food and ambiance and overall made the night for us very entertaining which is difficult to do with my party coming off a long and tiring day. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the Kung Pao Filet & BBQ pork fried rice. The nice thing I guess about sitting next to the kitchen was we got to see all the different dishes coming out and I must say you really couldn't go wrong everything smelled and looked delicious. Overall I would say this is a new gem in Del Mar and the prices are reasonable for the quality
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small portions
    Dinerdiver
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    All four of us thought the portions were way too small. I weigh 103 pounds and really don't eat much, and I even thought the portions were too small. We ordered the shrimp and lobster sauce and the Dim Sum and our friends ordered a noodle dish and shrimp and lobster.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous and attentive
    MammaT
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Having been gluten free since before it was cool it's always wonderful to find a restaurant with a full GF menu, which they have. I bring friends there for lunch whenever I can – it's a great place for sharing food and everything is always fresh and scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Going down hill
    yabbadoobie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Really used to love this place. However, recently the quality has been down. Food is inconsistent. Recent follies, walnut shrimp that was not adequately fried. Inner shell batter was still wet and mealy. Peppery calamari coating batter too thick and not consistently peppered. Tofu/Vegetable dish had broccoli that was burned on the florets to where it was bitter. This place is really pricey and can't afford missteps like this.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Del Mar Rendezvoux
    2foodloversVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Once again, we had a great meal with excellent service. It's become one of our favorite spots. The wine list is terrific and very good prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    maggieinlg
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dinner here was, as always wonderful. Their dishes are always a little on the unusual side and always excellent. We are always pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ChrissieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My waiter Anthony was so gracious, friendly and efficient, he made my lunch memorable. His smile was always there with his good service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greatest restaurant
    momo
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Amazing evening.... "5" star food and "5" star staff
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good Dim Sum
    2foodloversVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We really enjoy the expanded Dim Sum menu. It's so good that we haven't tried the main dishes in a while. I wish that the kitchen didn't close so early at lunch time. It would be better if the kitchen was open until at least 3. The wine list is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Excellent Meal
    CrochetsmithVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have eaten at Del Mar Rendezvous several times now and have never been disappointed. They have the most flavorful Wor Wanton Soup I've ever had and the Honey-Glazed Spareribs are fantastic. This time I decided to try something spicy so I ordered the Seafood XO. It was wonderful! My SIL ordered the Lemon Chicken and said that it was very tasty as well. There was also enough food that we both took home some. For another night's meal. I'm starting to salivate just thinking about it...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CindyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First time dining here. There were some hits and misses with our order. The server recommended the lettuce wraps which were terrible, but they did take it off of our bill. Nice wine list and priced well. WIll definately try this place again.
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  • Small dark seating area - good food
    Mom2four
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I thought this was one of the plaza's upper level restaurants with nice views when I booked it so I was surprised to find it on the street level and be seated at a tight, dark corner booth along the back wall. Food was ok. I ordered off the gluten free menu and my shrimp fried rice was white rice with some egg and 12 shrimp. Pretty bland. My friends thought their dishes were very good. We had lettuce wraps to start which were good once we found the waiter and reminded him to bring the sauce that went with it. Overall it was just ok. I probably won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GF
    Jano
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We really appreciate the gluten-free menu as well as the staff's awareness of the needs of their gluten-free diners. Great service! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better than Beijing
    goodfoodwonoiseVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Peking Duck at Del Mar Rendezvous surpasses that served in Beijing at restaurant visited by Nixon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Shanghai Dumplings
    2foodloversVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Love the expanded dim sum offerings and that you offer dim sum for dinner. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Chinese Food Ever!!
    alchelesnik
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I'm not really a Chinese Food fan, but I think I've been converted!! Outstanding food and service. We thought perhaps with the locale, we might get good food but in tiny portions like most "fancy" restaurants. We were pleasantly surprised with perfect sized portions of amazing food. The beef was so tender, it melted in our mouths. We can't wait to go back and next time, we'll bring our 7 year because he'll love it too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above average dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Visited this restaurant for the first time recently with out of town guests. I was compelled by high reviews. Our table was ready at 6pm the and server came promptly to offer drinks. (which we did not order) An eggroll appetizer was offered at no charge and was very good. We asked our server for some specifics about several dishes, and ordered. Our orders took some time to come out. I believe my water glass was filled 5 times before we saw any food. Food was above average, comparable to our local Chin's, but more expensive. What annoyed me was the constant interruption from staff/management! Someone would come by and interject in our private conversation or fill a water glass every 5 minutes, the whole night long.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JBird
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Best Hot and Sour Soup I have ever eaten! Great service and very friendly staff. Always enjoy the Walnut Shrimp and the duck wraps.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated & overpriced
    gourman
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This place being best Chinese restaurant in Del Mar five years running means real Chinese food fans should travel to another North County town if they want good Chinese fare. The hot and sour soup was neither- it's just egg drop soup with soy sauce added for color with one piece of tofu and one paper-thin mushroom. The entrees were just okay, but the prices were outrageously high. We spend a week at a nearby spa every summer and will never go to Del Mar Rendezvous again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SamalsarVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Recommended by friends so we took our Vegan guests. Nice staff, quick service, good vegan choices.
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    kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.