First rate Chinese food. I
First rate Chinese food. I think the best in San Diego.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food; service very good.
Great food; service very good. Noisy... aim for tables at south end away from kitchen and traffic lane.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fantastic dining experience.
This isn't your average Chinese restaurant. We had the egg flower soup, seared sesame ahi, walnut shrimp, braised beef and egg fried rice. All excellent. Both my wife and I said it was the best meal we've had in months. In other reviews we heard that the portions were small - we found them to be perfect for an average adult seeking unique flavors vs. volume. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend Del Mar Rendezvous.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The firecracker calamari was
The firecracker calamari was outstanding! My husband had Kung Pao beef and I had the Triple S Chicken. The beef was very tender, but wasn't as spicy as he would have liked. He added Siracha to help with the spice and liked it much better. The Triple S chicken was very good! Spicy with a little sweetness! Definitely would order again. We would recommend this restaurant for people looking for a nice Chinese food experience!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time and Will Be Back
We are locals and this is the first time we have been to the Del Mar Rendezvous restaurant. We were VERY pleasantly surprised and how good everything was. We were expecting run of the mill Chinese food, but the food was fantastic. The imperial shrimp was my favorite, and their menu is huge, so we will be back to try other things. The person that seated us wasn't overly friendly, but our server Paul made up for that. He was great. Looking forward to the next time.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Book a reservation TODAY!
The Del Mar Rendezvous is our favorite restaurant in SoCal! Lunch or Dinner. Special event or not. We are always very happy after dining there!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways!
Prepared to perfection
Great Variety with lots of options
Steak, chicken, fish, pork
Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Friendly, efficient service
You'll love it too!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great vegan and gluten-free
Great vegan and gluten-free food. We were grateful for all of the healthy options. We will definitely be going back again and again.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Chinese restaurant in
Best Chinese restaurant in San Diego.. Enough said.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely main street location. Indoor and outdoor dining. Paul was an outstanding server.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service and Food
First time at Rendezvous and found the food one of the best Chinese in the county!
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific restaurant but don't
Terrific restaurant but don't understand why Open Table points not available.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently very good food
Consistently very good food and service; some of the dishes are outstanding.
I highly recommend the lettuce wrap appetizer and Beef Chow Fun entree.
Nice gluten free menu and knowlegable staff on dietary restrictions.
Can be very busy, so reservations recommended also.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found our Chinese restaurant
My wife was always complaining that there were no good Chinese restaurants in Del Mar, now we finally found one. The tastes were great, the service was spectacular and the portions were Goldilocks good.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been "regulars" at Rendezvous from the time they opened many years ago. Why does one go back to a restaurant time after time? Great, fresh food lovingly and expertly prepared! The menu is varied and innovative and there is something for every type of diet. Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Meat Lover, Fish Afficianado and those tempted by dessert.
The staff is attentive, but not intrusive, and will listen to your needs. And by the way, we are not the only "regulars" at Rendezvous...it's truly the best Asian Fusion in San Diego!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
honored our request
We requested a 'quiet corner' so we could sit and enjoy a conversation with our friends, and this is exactly what we got. The noise level was very low, we could talk without having to shout. The meal was great and the atmosphere calm and pleasant. Thank you!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
New to North County
Have been searching for good Asian cuisine. I've found it!
Everything fresh, delicious and served by friendly people. Old standards with new presentation....like sweet and sour chicken and Kung Pao. Rendezvous specialties that set the cuisine at the top.
I've already invited friends for a return visit.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was authentic with
The food was authentic with a beautiful presentation. Excellent wine list, also. This restaurant is truly a real gem located in a very nice Del Mar setting close to the ocean. I really enjoyed everything about this place.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service.
Fantastic food and service. Hanna was a wonderful server and helped us have a terrific dinner.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great place at a great location. Parking is easy in the structure behind the restaurant and validated by the restaurant.
We had 3 vegans in a group of six and surprisingly Rebdezvous had excellent choices for all. The food was soooo good!! The best vegan food I've had in a while. The meat eaters loved their entrees too. Highly recommended :-)
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Chinese Food
Del Mar Rendevous has some of the best Chinese Food I have ever had. Everything is succulent and delicious. My favorite dish this time was a mang and fresh crab salad over greens. Terrific! They have foods for all tastes, including a menu for veggie folks, and another one for gluten free eaters. I stick to the regular menu, and wanted to order everything. The food is Chinese, but upscale, though the prices are reasonable for such an experience.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as always
My favorite Chinese restaurant. Food is always fresh and delicious.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu with healthy food, friendly and efficient service, the whole experience at affordable price for its quality.
Try and you'll be back again... and again!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great 4 ppl w/dietary restrictions
Great gluten-free and vegetarian menus! Enjoy the loyalty program also!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chinese Food with a Difference
I had never been to this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised at their take of Chinese food. Our server was very accommodating when I asked for a change of items in one of the entrees ...
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Chinese Restaurant!
We used to live in Del Mar and would visit this restaurant every week with our grandson and he was two at the time and now he is eight and he still remembers the food. Whenever we ask what restaurant he wants to go to it's Del Mar Rendezvous. He's a Foodie!
Loves dining out! Loves only good food! We dine out at least 5 nights a week. My daughter had the steak and she doesn't eat meat
Ate the whole dish. Only place she would order steak. Says a lot about a Chinese restaurant! Love! Love! Can't wait until our next visit! Service was excellent!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Del Mar Gem I found on MOGL
Stoked these guys are on MOGL. Excellent Asian fusion and some fantastic seafood dishes.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had hoped this would be good, but it was better than goog......GREAT! Foof was superb and wonderful service.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loyal diners since Rendezvous opened 10-ish years ago. We come back time and again for the variety of innovative dishes and the fresh ingredients. Staff is friendly and accommodating to special requests and Chef Tony does Asian Fusion with a flair !
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rendezvous I like again and again
Great choice for modern Chinese, vegan and gluten free.
Excellent wine list with half price bottles on Sundays.
Parking is easy,under cover and paid for by Rendezvous.
Well prepared modern Asian cuisine. Reasonably priced.
I'll be back.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
How Can I Thank You?
Let me count the ways: superb cuisine, fresh ingredients, wide variety of innovative selections, not your common everyday Chinese food, above average wine list as well as beer and sake, personable and efficient wait-staff, upscale decor, something for vegans, gluten-frees, vegetarians, nice loyalty program, well located in Del Mar by the Sea-2 blocks away from the ocean.
Go there. You'll be glad you did!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I now understand why this restaurant was voted best Chinese Restaurant in San Diego.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great restaurant gem
A friend and I went for lunch and were amazed at the variety of items available for "special" eaters. We are both vegetarian, one is gluten-intolerant, and the special menus were wonderful. It is unusual to find such extensive choices. The food was plentiful and good. The service excellent. I will be going back again.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
All of our chosen entrees were delicious. The Ahi was spectacular Portions are smaller than I expected, $9.00 for a side of vegetables which was approx 1 cup on a plate. Kung Pao had exactly 4 slivers of onion and 2 slivers of green pepper. We like a little more vegetables in our meals. I will go back, just will discuss w staff which entrees offer more veggies in their presentation. 4 of us ate every bite on our plate with a bill of 98.00 No alcohol. Quick service.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great group dinner!
I booked this restaurant as the end of our departments quarterly meeting. The food was unbelievable, staff extremely attentive, and in a great area of town. Everyone raved about it and was so excited to know it is there!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls night out
Got together with some friends to catch up and enjoy delicious food. This restaurant had been recommended by several people and I was very pleased. The service was good, food amazing and specials on the wine that night.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate here for Restaurant Week. Their menu for this is a bit confusing, but they offered quite a number of options at two prices ($25 and $30 depending on the entree choice). I had their lettuce wraps, which was almost a meal in itself, and the Triple S (spicy sweet & sour) Chicken, and then a piece of mud pie (a bit incongruious in a Chinese restaurant). Portions were generous, and I took foot home for a second meal. Prices are a little high for Chinese food, including $3.95 for green tea. Service was good, but the restaurant was crowded and there is little privacy due to how close tables are set to each other. Validated parking was a nice service.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Del mar Rendezvous is an excellent
Del mar Rendezvous is an excellent Chinese restaurant. Very good food, especially the Ahi appetizer. Our waiter was very informative in menu as we were very indecisive on the selective menu. His recommendations were excellent. The view was really nice, even got to see the sunset as we were having dinner. I would suggest this place if you're on a date.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great modern Chinese in Del Mar
Food was great. Service was friendly. As the sun went down they turned on the heaters. We shared the peppered calamari and seared ahi appetizers. I had the pungent, crispy chicken and my husband had the beef chow fun for dinner. The desserts were the best.... delicous!!!
We ate outside to enjoy the view of the ocean.... only problem with this is the car noise and the sidewalk traffic staring at you while you eat. Overall a good experience and a fun place to go when you're in the mood for nice Chinese food.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week experience
Made the reservation on line through Open Table. Received a confirmation number and then an email with the confirmation number again. When we got to the restaurant we were told there was no record of the reservation. Imagine out surprise. Because it was a Monday night there was no problem seating us despite the lack of a reservation. I did show them all my confirmation numbers from Open Table and from the restaurant itself. They claimed to have no record of this. After this debacle was settled the rest of the evening was delightful. Service was excellent, food superb, and the wait staff friendly without being intrusive. Will go back but will make the reservation directly with the restaurant and not through Open Table.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, stellar service,
Great food, stellar service, wonderful experience. My new favorite Del Mar restaurant. We will be back soon!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm & inviting with great food
I've been here several times now. Food is great-a big menu with lots of options for vegetarians too. Atmosphere is cozy without being confining. Good for dates or just hanging out with friends. Service was fantastic. The manager was really inviting. Parking is abundant in garage. Definitely give it a try!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorites are the Black Bean
Favorites are the Black Bean Fish, the gluten free noodles, the Mongolian steak.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated my Dad's Birthday...
…and everyone found something they loved. Easy vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and full carnivore options!
Even the kids were hooked. The food was great! Highly recommended.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Definitely enjoyed eating here. The food was just the right portion and worth every penny. Will become a regular option every time I'm back home in San Diego.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the best Chinese food
This is the best Chinese food I have had in 30 years. Such a great find!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Chinese Food In Town
I have been to this restaurant twice now with friends and have not found a thing on the menu that wasn't fabulous. I've been with a friend who is vegetarian and gluten free and we found their veggie and gluten-free menus to be amazing. Truly fabulous. I would heartily recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for fine Chinese food with many options for healthy eating - and just as many for those who still eat meat and fish. I can't say enough good things about this place.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wait staff were friendly,
Wait staff were friendly, engaging and on top of all aspects of our dining experience. Took the foodie-gourmand parents here & they they really enjoyed their meal (as did the rest of the group). Thanks, DMR!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cannot wait to go back!
Absolutely one of the best dinners we have had in a very long time! We had one appetizer and three main dishes. They were all wonderful, but the best by far was the "Triple S Chicken" which has a Sriracha sweet and sour sauce - just amazing! We also enjoyed the Mongolian Steak, the Ma Po Tofu (a total test dish for me at Chinese places, and they did it well, winning my vote), and BBQ spare ribs to start. Then, we decided to enjoy some dessert too - the Chocolate Wipe Out (oh, wow!) - and some fantastic sparkling Moscato, even better at half price being a Wed. night. The service was quick and very friendly (thanks, Andres), and it was great having validated parking in the lot behind the center. We will absolutely be back!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Salute to the Shrimp
This has been a favorite of ours for many years -- one of the most reliable dining experiences in the area. They never have an off-night. One of the many highlights is the shrimp -- regardless of the preparation, these are always fresh, tender, meaty, and delicious. On this visit, three of us each ordered a different shrimp dish (walnut, with lobster sauce, and Kung Pao), and all were terrific. Very highly recommended
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM