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Rainbow Palace
Rainbow Palace

Rainbow Palace Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://rainbowpalace.com/index.html
  • Phone: (954) 565-5652
  • 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! Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Distinguished food and service. Elegant and romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Excellent service and food as always - worth every penny."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Simply the best French Asian menu served with European elegance."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Our first visit on date night. It was great! We will definitely come again!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "everything was delicious and the service is always excellent"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "food is ordinary and overpriced. Difficult to find, access and park."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Service could have been better had to wait too long for the meal"
    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!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It was worth it to go there and recommend this place to others. Food was great and came out quickly."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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,"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "we love the food and her service. only Chinese restaurant we eat at."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We waited about 20 minutes till the waiter took our order. The food was good, but overall the service was poor. Maybe we had a very unique crowd that night, the room was extremely noisy. Given the service and food quality, this place is overpriced."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Best Chinese restaurant in South Florida and among the best anywhere. Knowledgable, efficient wait staff. Very fresh ingredients with light sauces. Pricy but worth every penny."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "It had been several years since we had enjoyed Rainbow Palace and so it was wonderful to experience their superb service and food once again with friends from out of town."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Wow...This was a pleasant surprise! Everything was delicious. Be sure to try the Crispy Steak. It was as good as any steak you can get in the best steak houses anywhere. The service was excellent. I highly recommend Rainbow Palace It was the best Chinese food I've had in years."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Rainbow Palace is not your typical Chinese restaurant but, it definitely does not compare to Hakkasan as I had read in some previous reviews. For $42 the orange beef was basically deep fried steak. The lo mein was very good. Excellent wine list, which is unusual for a Chinese restaurant. Not sure it is worth the price."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "If you want high end delicious Chinese food this is the place to be. Forget Mr Chows and Hakassan. If you're gonna spend the big bucks for orange beef, it better deliver big time. And they do!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Looked forward to a dining experience at this pricey Fort Lauderdale hot spot. Always noted for superb Chinese cuisine, we opted to go for broke this time, and we did. ! The high of the night was the cuisine starting with very non traditional Won Ton soup , My BW chose a fabulous appetizer of Portobello Mushrooms and Chinese Egg Plant. I went for the Shrimp and Lobster Dumplings. Two great choices !! Hard to believe they were out of Lo Mein that night.. It sounded great. Entrees included Jumbo Shrimp in a red sauce with veggies and Roast Duck with Mushrooms and Asparagus. That's where the high ended and the low began. Service overall was fair to poor, ignoring our sitting there 20 minutes without a nod, offer of dessert or our check."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Just the absolute BEST Asian Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. I won't go into detail, because there are too many great things to say. Its just a place you have to try."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great chinese foond , wonderfully prepared and present. An outstanding staff and not a franchise or the restaurants now days that are all owned by someone else who is not there. Here they care about what they serve"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Once again we were thrilled with everything! Pete, the waiter, surprised us with a medley of the best of the Rainbow Palace. We plan to go back again and again!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "I did not think of Rainbow Palace as a lunch place as it is known for its high end Asian cuisine for dinner. Had a delicious meal tended to by an attentive staff but unfortunately rather than relaxing, had to return to work."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Chinese food has gotten kicked up to a higher level. This is not your old 1 from column A and 2 from column B restaurant. Oh no . This is way beyond those days. The restaurant is decorated like a palace with accents that excites your inner designer . Kenny, one of the owners, welcomes you at the door. He made us feel comfortable in his home. Our server, James, was knowledgeable and attentive along with the assistants to meet our every need. The food was outstanding from beginning to end. As I said, this isn't your old time Chinese restaurant and the prices are indicative of this. If you like to dine and enjoy Asian food as we do this will definitely stay on our A list ."
    Dined on 11/15/2013