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Del Mar Rendezvous

4.5
753 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30 -9:00pm, Sunday: 4:30-8:30pm
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Phone number
(858) 755-2669
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Restaurant buyouts available. Please contact Kevin at (858) 755-2669 to inquire.
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Private party contact
Kevin kevinkdmr@gmail.com: (858) 755-2669
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Catering
Please visit our web site to view our catering menu.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Paseo de las Flores
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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.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 753 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

There are not many restaurants in Southern California that serve high quality Chinese food. I spent many years as a Manhattan resident and had no problem finding the best such food, and my husband and I prepared Chinese food at home for years. We have high standards, therefore, and I'm grateful to have found Rendezvous years ago. I go there every time I am in the San Diego area, and it has always been rewarded. Sunday was no exception!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved this place! Amazing service! Such a sweet new find!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

As always, good food and great sunset view. Manager is very welcoming.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The food is always delicious and we like the healthy options such as vegan, vegetarian and gluten free items on the menu. Never had a bad entree here! But watch your bill as we were charged for an entree we didn't order nor receive. Almost missed it, in fact, had already paid the bill when we discovered it. One must always be vigilant.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I have been here several times in the last few years. The food is constantly good and the service is friendly and always good

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Overall experience was great.. must visit place 👍🏼

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great as usual. Very friendly and efficient wait staff!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Nothing happened. Twins bday wasn’t acknowledged. A bit bummed

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Nice variety of food options.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Birthday celebration was excellent. Service and food were great. Always a good meal, attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

we have dined here many times over the years and each time say why don't we come here more often? We will be back again soon. Great vegan menu in addition to the rest of the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food, the service and ambiance all superb ! There are endless vegan and gluten free dishes on the menu wow we loved it !The manager is a 5 Star leader! Delightful place we will be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

This was a great value. Food was made from fresh ingredients and was reasonably priced. Portions are large and dining family style was a good option. For us, a typical portion provided a meal at the restaurant and enough left for a meal at home. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire dining experience.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Not blown away by this place. Food was just average, sometimes even bland. Menu items were very over inflated. Staff was friendly and efficient. Would not return.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Pleasant, interesting menu. Almost too many choices

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

As always Amazing! Service Fantastic and food is creative and wonderful.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Nothing to tell....ordinary food in an ordinary restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This place is always very good. The food is great, they have a good wine list, and the servers are very good.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

After a disappointing experience with the host (he gave the last "good" table to a group without reservations while a long line of people with reservations waited and waited for his attention), we were pleasantly surprised. The rest of the service was great and the food was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was the best chinese/asian-inspired meal I've had in a long time. Fresh ingredients, creative recipes and generous portions all created a perfect meal. They offer an impressive wine and local beer list. I loved the ambience of the restaurant, and the host and waitress were welcoming and did a great job. The Del Mar area is lovely and this restaurant is highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Always a good experience with excellent food and service. Asian food at its very best!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Try to go “outside of the box” when ordering here. This is not the place to get the same ol same ol thing you’ve always ordered at an Asian restaurant. Try something unique and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! The Mongolian Rack of Lamb is amazing! The service is outstanding and you will definitely want to go back and savor more interesting choices on the menu.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Been coming to rendezvous for over 10 yrs. worst meal i have had there. Crowded. Waitress could not handle the load. Will be going back because i do love it there, but food was cold. One order was not put in correctly. May need to try a less busy time to dine here from now on.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food is plentiful but only average in taste. Kung Po chicken was somewhat dry and not spicy enough.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Our favorite Chinese food restaurant in San Diego area. We drive up here from downtown SD on Sundays(no traffic) for dinner because it is so excellent. Great variety, excellent wine list.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great for family dining and extensive gluten free menu is great for as we have gluten sensitivity in the family. The kids loved the food and it was nice to sit outside.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food here is always delicious, and I was so excited to find quality, gluten free Chinese cuisine in San Diego!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Best Chinese food in the area. We went for Valentine's Day because we hadn't had Chinese in a long time. Creative menu with a wide range of choices.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Pan fried noodles! So hard to find outside of SF... dog friendly patio. Very good service and the food was consistently good. THe lamb chops were extremely tender and not gamey. Would definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall very good service and food and one of our favorite places for Asian. However, this visit even with an Open Table reservation the hostess refused to seat us in a booth even though the place was empty. As we ate our meals, I noticed the same thing happening to other diners as they requested a specific table and were also refused by the hostess. Not sure why this new policy is being enforced. Hoping this new and improved seating policy won't last. Other than that, highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The flavors are incredible! Better than any Chinese restaurants in the area!

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We used opentable to get a reservation. But, the table that we got was terrible-in a noisy and very hot back room. The booths are quite nice but perhaps using opentable instead of calling the restaurant does not get the best table.

The service is annoying because one waiter takes your order and other delivers it. I usually request a glass of wine with the main meal and I have to ask the second waiter to bring it, even though I ordered it originally from the first waiter.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

A really nice restaurant, a little pricey, but accommodating to vegans.

The problem I see repeatedly is their early closing hour (9 PM) inadvertently causes your dinner occasion to suffer because they either give you a rushed feeling (because they want to close) or else they abandon you because they are busy getting ready to close. This reduces the value of the evening dinner experience here.

I think it may be best to use this restaurant for the odd early dinner or lunch, to avoid the closing chaos.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

We Love Rendezvous! 15 + years of consistently delicious fresh food served piping hot by a great wait staff.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great dinner. Excellent service!

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

In town for a few days and this place has been voted best Chinese so we decided to try them. We had Soup and Dim Sum.
Looked awesome, but just ok on flavors. Guess it depends on your expectations.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Love this place

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Best Chinese food I've found in the San Diego area! It is a little more upscale but nothing too fancy where you can't have a casual dinner there. The waiters are very friendly and the food is great!

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Went here on a Thursday night with friends. The place was buzzing. They have a very rich selection of Chinese meals and also a big selection of gluten-free meals. Many of the choices are great for sharing family style. We had a mixture of wine, beer and water with the meals all at very reasonable prices. The food was very tasty and we had a fantastic time.

You can park in the parking structure behind the restaurant and they will comp your parking.

Great place for a night where you crave good Chinese food.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Quality ingredients, tasty dishes, solid service and comfortable ambiance. Manager checked on us twice. All good!

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