Rainbow Palace
Rainbow Palace

Rainbow Palace

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://rainbowpalace.com/index.html
  • Phone: 9545655652
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking is available, with a private lot in the rear.
A word from Rainbow Palace
The Rainbow Palace offers a dining experience rarely equaled. From the fusion of traditional Chinese Cuisine with European influences, to the impeccable service, this will be an experience not forgotten. Top Rated by Zagat’s, rated 4 Diamond by AAA for 16 years; there is a full bar available, with a world class wine list. Relax and enjoy!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Rainbow Palace reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (17)fit for foodies (15)romantic (14)neighborhood gem (12)good for groups (9)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Consistently Great.
    JeffappleVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Outstanding Chinese Food with a unique flavor. The food, presentation and service are consistently excellent. EVERY dish on the menu is simply outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • above average restaurant
    greg
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    restaurant had a good feel to it. we split the lamb and duck specials and they were very good. excellent service and felt we were treated well. i will probably go back again but i always like to try new places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    Knowsgreatfood
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I had been to this wonderful restaurant in the past, but I had not eaten here in the last 3 years. I found the food, and the whole experience, to be as great as I remembered. Our first course was the "House Won Ton soup", which was delicious. I ordered the duck with portabella mushrooms, and asparagus for my entrée, and my companions ordered Salmon Gwin Jin, and yellowtail snapper. We also ordered the eggplant as a side dish, which was delicious as well. The service is outstanding at this restaurant. It is a little pricey, but well worth the money.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    Puff2415
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had guests in town from Canada and we all raved about the food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful food.
    Foodies
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We recommend and bring friends all the time. Everyone always raving about the experience. Best Chinese upscale restaurant we've eaten in. A foodie favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Surprised
    Becki
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were very surprised at how lovely the restaurant was inside, as well as the service (Paul was a gem!) We couldn't believe how good the food tasted and was presented. A restaurant definitely worth trying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Chinese
    ConsistentVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This place is not like any other Chinese Restaurant. The lobster tails and the rack of lamb is outstanding. Both were made with a chestnut flour. This place is very special and we can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the line food and service
    fortlauderdalefoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Superior food and top of the line service. Lots of attention to detail by staff without seeming stuffy or overbearing. Highly recommend the Salmon Gwin Jin and the Chef's Fried Rice. Extensive wine list and reasonable prices for the caliber of the restaurant. Portions were generous. Can't wait to return here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too much fluff for Chinese food
    Scott
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Prices are very high in this restaurant. The food is good but not great. I think the outrageously high prices are paying for the waiters tuxedos and linen table cloths.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    Foodies
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our family and friends have dined here often. We are always licking our chops. Fine cuisine every time. You can count on Rainbow Palace for an enjoyable foodie experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely fabulous!
    gailinda
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We loved everything about this restaurant. We have not experienced better food, service or ambiance anywhere and we dine out frequently.Thank yout Rainbow Palace for a very memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointed
    swscruiser
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Been dining at Rainbow Palace during our Ft Lauderdale vacations for several years. We have never been disappointed by the service or food. It is amazing to go to a restaurant only once and sometimes twice a year, and when they seat you they ask you if you like your usual drink. Favorite dishes are the Grand Marnier Scallops and the Crispy Steak. Also an great Wine List.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service far exceeds most standards. The wait staff was efficient, friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. The house wonton soup is flavorful and a great size portion. Whatever you try make sure it's made with the water chestnut flour , amazing flavor!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 115 reviews are from the Rainbow Palace reviews archive.
  • Worth the price
    rogerlaw1VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Distinguished food and service. Elegant and romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent, but expensive
    onabudget
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This is a very attractive restaurant. We were there at 7:00 on a Thursday night and it was less than half full. The staff wore tuxes, but were friendly and helpful. This is not a typical Chinese restaurant. We had soup, a shrimp dish, a red snapper dish, and split a piece of cake and coffee. It was all delicious and served perfectly. The bill came to $96 plus tip.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent service and food as always - worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The few times I have been there after the fact I ALWAYS think why on earth did I go here. PF Changs is just as good if not better and a fraction of the cost. $350 for 6 people to EAT CHINESE and maybe $25 of it was alcohol.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious
    Foodies
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We have eaten here several times and always introduce friends who delight in their delicious offerings. Try their fish in wine sauce special...amazing. Never greasy. This is the restaurant for high-end Chinese food. A bit pricey but worth it. They offer lunch two days a week at a great bargain price for those who want to try it out. You won't be disappointed. Love the place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant service excellent menu.
    OTREVIEWERVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Simply the best French Asian menu served with European elegance.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Me & My wife at Dinner
    DinnerOut
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The service was very good here. This was the first time Me and my Wife had been here. The food was a little over priced for my taste for what was on the menu. That being said the food was OK. The service made up for the high menu prices I guess. One time is enough for me and my wife. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    shdukesVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Our first visit on date night. It was great! We will definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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  • Rainbow Palace over charge
    NancieVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We took another couple with us to the restaurant because we have always enjoyed our experience. However, our bill came and we put down 2 credit cards. After the receipts arrived back at table, we reviewed bill and saw 2 Duck G.M. when we ordered only 1. Our waiter told us that HE ordered the extra duck dish ($34) because HE decided one dish was not enough. However, he charged us for 2. We were not happy and the waiter apologized but nothing else. He had just neglected to tell us of his decision. Very disappointing! We have NEVER experienced this in any other restaurant.
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  • gourmet Chinese
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    everything was delicious and the service is always excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Restaurant
    Christina
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    It is always a special treat for us to dine at Rainbow Palace. Any time an occasion arises for fine dining, Rainbow Palace is our No. 1 choice. Even though we are infrequent visitors the managment always greets us as if we were there every week. It makes one feel special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME FIND
    JPork
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    FOUND THIS PLACE ON GOOGLE LAST MINUTE FOR A BACHELORETTE PARTY LAST SATURDAY. THEY WERE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 10 OF US AT LAST MINUTE AND THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. IT'S KIND OF LIKE FAMILY STYLE SO YOU HAVE TO ORDER A BUNCH OF DISHES BUT THE SESAME SHRIMP WAS AMAZING, ALONG WITH THE LOMEIN AND FRIED RICE, I WOULD 100% GO BACK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end Chinese
    Chicagoan
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The best Chinese restaurant in South Florida. Don't let the strip mall location fool you. Lovely interior, outstanding food and superior service from tuxedo clad wait staff. Plates are served table side by the waiter rather than typical family style Chinese restaurant. More expensive than most but well worth it.
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  • Poor table in corner of a
    flpopaj
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Poor table in corner of a separate room from main dining room, it was not comfortable at all even though i made a reservation early. Perhaps I was not given a good table because i am not a regular client. Have only been there 3 times. Prices are extremely high for the portion size.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Art of Chinese Cuisine
    ScooterVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We made a reservation to try Rainbow Palace due to a recommendation from a friend. From the moment we walked into the restaurant we knew that this was no ordinary Chinese restaurant. The restaurant is beautiful and has a very upscale decor. We found the wait staff to be very attentive and willing to guide us through our first experience. When the food arrived it just took 1 bite to discover that they had taken the art of Chinese Cuisine to another level, one that we have never discovered. We had started with the dumplings which were so incredibly tasty. We then moved into the entree area with an orange beef dish, sesame chicken and vegetable lo mien. Portions were generous and we will be back to try other selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Chinese, great service
    JeffreyZ
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    From the moment you walk in, it's a "wow" - a wall full of awards, year after year. Once dining, you'll know they are well deserved. I'll always remember bringing our Taiwan guests there and asking Paul, our waiter, "Any chance you could explain the menu in their native language?" He asked them if they'd prefer Mandarin or Cantonese. And, then proceeded to fully explain in their native tongue. We just had a repeat performance taking a few associates there (one Chinese) and had an identical amazing experience. Vegetable fried rice - the best ever, crispy duck - delicious and the fresh snapper - equally outstanding. Each of us (one vegan) pleased and impressed. When you want to impress others and delight your palate, choose Rainbow Palace.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    rasdes
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We have eaten at Rainbow Palace on a few occasions previously and each time has been wonderful. The staff is very friendly and the food is always fresh. There's always a great selection of specials dish offerings and their standard menu item are always good. The atmosphere and decor is always pleasant and the noise level is at an acceptable quiet level. I highly recommend this restaurant especially to those who are looking for a rare treat in Chinese dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worse than ordinary
    davy
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    food is ordinary and overpriced. Difficult to find, access and park.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food but.......
    first
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Service could have been better had to wait too long for the meal
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Chinese food...
    KBBK
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Best gourmet Chinese food I've had in years. Spicy calamari appetizer, crispy beef entrée, spicy fried rice. Very happy. Looking forward to going again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place to go back to...
    dibMista
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was worth it to go there and recommend this place to others. Food was great and came out quickly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although very pricey, this
    partyhost
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Although very pricey, this gourmet Chinese restaurant always brings white glove table side service along with fabulously taste combined dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been coming to the
    NancieVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We have been coming to the Rainbow Palace for many years. It has never disappointed us. Both my husband and I rank this restaurant as the best Chinese restaurant in the area! May it continue to exceed our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You Can Always Expect the Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    This is our go to restaurant when we want great service with ambiance and want to impress someone with great food. We have never been disappointed, the food is always the best, and everyone has to try their duck and their shrimp dishes. The service is perfect, the waiters are well trained, know the menu items. Hope you try this hidden gem,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we love the food and her service.
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    we love the food and her service. only Chinese restaurant we eat at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only place I'll go for Chinese food
    LocalsVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We're pretty picky foodies and had given up on finding good Chinese food in Broward County-until we found Rainbow Palace. Their ingredients are good quality and there are so many yummy choices on the menu. We loved the Chicken Gwin Jin, Crispy Duck, Lo Mein, Fried Rice and Orange Beef! Our group had a fantastic experience. The service and food are excellent and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    nancyceeVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We have lived in the area for almost 25 years and had never been to the Rainbow Palace until this weekend. Meant to try it, but not always in the mood for 'gourmet' Chinese food. Still getting good ratings, so we went. I was seriously underwhelmed. Standard Chinese fare, in my opinion, with 'gourmet' prices! Nice quality ingredients (very large, tender scallops for appetizer, huge shrimp for entree), but preparation was cloyingly sweet and sticky, for both, as if duck sauce had been a main ingredient. "Dusted" with water chestnut flour meant a battered coating. Shrimp, which were supposed to be 'grilled in a wok', also had the coating, and there was no discernible 'savory smoky flavor' to the shrimp Gwin Jin. Expensive, very disappointing.
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