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: Sunday: 4:00-8:30pm Monday - Saturday: 4:30 - 9:00pm
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Del Mar Rendezvous reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (55)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (36)great for lunch (35)great for outdoor dining (32)special occasion (27)kid-friendly (21)good for groups (21)scenic view (16)hot spot (11)romantic (11)great for brunch (7)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • 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
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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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Del Mar Rendezvoux
    2foodlovers
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good Dim Sum
    2foodlovers
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Excellent Meal
    Crochetsmith
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shanghai Dumplings
    2foodlovers
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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  • 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.
  • Always a Great Meal
    Crochetsmith
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Now that the County Fair is over we returned to Del Mar Rendezvous recently. We had been avoiding the traffic, but we missed the great food. It was such a pleasure to taste those honey glazed spareribs again! They are so tender and the meat just falls off the bones. We also had one of my favorite dishes, the Five Spice Braised Beef. Here too the meat is wonderfully tender and the baby bok choy is a perfect accompaniment. The servings are large enough that I was able to bring almost half of this dish along with some of the wor wanton soup home for a second excellent meal this week. The service here is always excellent as well. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Good Food
    NuncProTunc
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food and wonderful vegetarian menu that has a lot of vegan options as well. The service was great and the food was flavorful. I found there too be too much sweet flavors at times but you could ask for spicier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite in Del Mar
    Freddo42
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Another wonderful evening meal at Rendezvous. Our party started in Coronado and found ourselves running late for a 7:00 pm reservation. A call ahead meant no- problems and we were met with a warm and gracious welcome! The service has been getting better and better and it's clear that this is from a dedicated management that has a great focus on the details that make dining gracious and comfortable. The food is consistently well prepared and for our taste, some of the best Chinese cusine in San Diego. That's what makes this a local favorite for us and so many others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Two thumbs up!
    PaulysPicks4388
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Yummy food at reasonable prices; great and friendly service. A local gem. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful!
    GailCVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Del Mar Rendezvous is always a perfect choice for lunch. This time we were in need of vegetarian options and we found lots of delicious choices! My friend and I enjoyed the ample portions and even took home some leftovers. I now will be recommending Del Mar Rendezvous to my veggie friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kiran
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Some of the food items were nice. They messed up the order for us, we asked for veggie Singapore Konnyaku which is supposed to be spicy, but what we got was no where close to be even mildly spicy. Another friend ordered with egg same dish, which was totally different. The waiter also forgot to put our fried rice order. It felt we were a burden for the waiter that day, he didn't even smile. Other people who came to put the food on table were more friendly.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique Asian Cuisine
    RBG831
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The menu is very eclectic with a remarkably interesting take on standard Chinese themes, as well as many Japanese favorites. Excellent quality preparation and one of the finest, least expensive wine lists in San Diego County.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid - good experience
    Jmda
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This was a spot recommended by locals - menu was extensive and food was quite good! Decent wine list and plenty of choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special diets!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is the ONLY Chinese restaurant my family can eat at, due to many special dietary needs. The staff at Del Mar Rendezvous is always so patient and accommodating, and we love the food. This has become one of our "go to" places to eat - great for those of us who need to scrutinize the ingredients, and those of us who don't. There aren't many places like this around, where instead of feeling like a nuisance, we feel like they will go out of their way to make us happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rating on Zagat site misleading
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I don't understand the rating on Zagat. I thought they knew how to rate restaurants accurately, but in this case they were totally wrong. The food was only fair, average at best and the décor and ambience of the restaurant was very boring and average. The outdoor seating is on the street and noisy, which was not mentioned anywhere. I was disappointed because I took a friend there for his birthday, thinking it would be " the best Chinese food in San Diego" and I assumed because it was in Del Mar, that it would be really nice. Wrong and Wrong. I've had just as good or better at cheaper and poorer rated Chinese restaurants. The only thing that was above average was the service. Nice , friendly, attentive staff.
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  • Delightful
    Foodlover
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food is excellent- Chinese dishes made with skill and imagination. Service is attentive yet not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Always a Great Meal
    Crochetsmith
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Since we'd been fighting off colds, my husband and I wanted to have some soup. The war wonton soup here was excellent. We also enjoyed the very tasty honey glazed spareribs that are so tender the meat literally falls off the bones. Finally, we had a bit of the chicken lettuce wraps and some mango sorbet for dessert. I'm even looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow. It was all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Carole
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our favorite restaurant by far. Food is outstanding every time we are there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunny
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    GREAT menu of delicious food. Even have separate menus for Vegetarian & Gluten Free!! Wish there was one closer to where I live! (I'm vacationing in Del Mar.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good return visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I've been to this restaurant a few times and have had consistently good experiences. Saturday night was no different.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 245 reviews are from the Del Mar Rendezvous reviews archive.