Del Mar Rendezvous

4.3
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$30 and under
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Chinese
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 Excellent wine list, 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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viptheresad
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service (Angelica) were excellent. Highly recommend.

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MarcellaH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience2

We go all the time. This time food not quite me. Maybe anew cook?

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Lilly
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food always good
Service a little all over the place
Forgot one item and then brought it later
Maybe short staffed that night

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JesseH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at this restaurant is delicious and there are lots of wonderful choices. The place was crowded on Friday night and the wait staff seemed rushed and not that pleasant. I have had lunch at Rendezvous and did not feel that way about the staff.

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sbroder1
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and friendly service. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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LY99
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here is amazing. High quality, great flavors. Have been coming here for years & will continue to do so!

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GenyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was terrible. We repeatedly needed to ask for items including napkins, utensils, and our bill. There was no reason for the poor service since we were the only table in the restaurant. The food was mediocre at best. The meals were expensive for the quality and quantity. I will but frequent this establishment again.

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vipMorrisS
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and probably best selection of items on the menu

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vipYellowcat
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rendezvous was excellent, as always. Spirited and friendly service, generous portions, and high quality, interesting ingredients, made this a most enjoyable Valentine’s experience. The Prix Fixe choices offered good variety, and it really could not have been better. This is consistently a go-to place.

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AimeeD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I just returned from Del Mar Rendezvous after taking my husband and kids there for my husband's birthday. I made reservations for lunch for 12:45 pm. When we arrived no one was at the hostess stand so we waiting there for about 10 minutes. We sat down and waited another 10 - 15 minutes for anyone to come by and even offer drinks. The appetizers arrived at 1:45 pm (a full hour after our reservation). It was highly disappointing. My husband was not happy with his dish, however the other food was okay. Here's the thing, there are a plethora of good restaurants in this area. So average food, less than average ambiance and terrible service should not make the cut. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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TracyB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place never disappoints. We always get the Seafood Pad Thai and it is delicious. This was our first trip for lunch and we order the Kung Pow Beef (made with filets) and Cashew Chicken - both were amazing and came with a side salad that was a pleasant surprise and added to our experience. Always have had great service here also. Wonderful Valentines Day outing.

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vippyrifera
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite local spots, especially great if you are looking for vegetarian dishes. The food is terrific, excellent value, dog friendly patio, and really nice people.

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vipJanG
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service!

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Winendine
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food (Kung Pao chicken) was quite good and the service prompt and friendly. Sitting at an outside table, soaking in the ambience and vibes of Del Mar was just an added bonus. The prices are a bit on the high side but, well, it is Del Mar.

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vipSunshinegirl
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is delicious and they have a full on vegan menu which also very good. Service a bit slow when we were there but the servers were great and apologetic

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MichelleK
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have been here before and will return. Food is very good and so is location. We have sat inside and outside and both are great depending on weather and your preference. There is a covered patio and heat lamps. Good wine selection.

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vipMariW
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was average Chinese American, but quite expensive... $22 for Pad Thai.
We arrived at 5:30 pm, one of the first tables, and ordered right away. It took over an hour to receive our food. Granted, several employees apologized and said they were swamped with take out orders. I would think the customers on site would have priority over new take out orders! Not acceptable. The food was ok, but nothing social. We would not go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good here, and $15 bottles of wine for lunch. Two of us had ribs, ahi and crispy duck wraps. A perfect meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The place is small but setup fairly nicely. The service was also decent but oh man the food was terrible. It’s like Panda Express food, fried, greasy and dunked in sauces with no flavor of it’s own. But you pay Del Mar prices for that. Not going back for sure

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Fredyair
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Rendezvouz, it was perfect as always.

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PatriciaF
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It is always great food at Rendezvous, but if you are going to pack your restaurant, have enough servers and cooks to keep up with it!

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vipSanDiegoReviewer
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Heard wonderful reviews of Rendezvous - and it was mostly true! Delicious food, good service and reasonable prices. My main concern was the lack of working outdoor heaters. At 55 degrees, it’s too cold to offer outdoor seating with no heaters. They did offer pull down plastic windows but it was really still too cold to enjoy our meal. My suggestion is to be sure to ask to be seated by working heaters (there were only a few) before dining outside.

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Peggy
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is always such a delightful dinner experience -- love grazing and trying different dishes. So happy they didn't change their menu -- it's the best!

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MaryG
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Last minute change to their New Year’s Eve menu, limited choices and two courses for $55 each. Food was good and plentiful but not worth it. Bathroom was dirty and toilet didn’t flush. Servers were very nice. A bit of a wait because they were so busy and looked understaffed. Setting was nice. All considered, Won’t go back there.

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vipTziporah
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was inedible and it was so overpriced, even for Christmas. Service was super slow even though the place was empty

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dissapointed to find only expensive prix fix menu available

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vipsarie
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

It’s over-rated. The food are not that authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I think we caught them on a bad night. Overheard that a couple of their employees had called in sick that evening.

Food was slow out of the kitchen and timing was off. The items were lukewarm at best which was disappointing.

Food quality was good although a tad on the bland side, odd for Chinese food.

Will give them another try in a couple of weeks or so.

JC
JeffC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food but below average service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience, sometimes hard to get a good seat because of the smallness of the restaurant but always good food, good service, good everything!

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vippoppy
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We chose this restaurant for a birthday celebration because of their awesome seared ahi, a favorite of the birthday celebrant. Sadly, it was sold out. Our wine choices (one white and one red) were also sold out and we had to come up with alternative choices. The food we did get (and shared), was delicious. We especially liked the Pungent Chicken and the Pad Thai. We had a good time despite the initial disappointments.

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vipStephanieF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Used to be a favorite, but should have known something had changed because all time slots were available for reservation. Too bad, but really poor experience. All four dishes were awful. Hope they can bring it back.

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SDNative619
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Loved it! We went at a busy time but we were in no rush. Always happy about going here.

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vipSDCreole
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious varied food ! They have numerous gluten free items, dedicated pages of vegetarian options, delicious traditional Asian dishes , wine menu could improve but not by a much the only downside - it’s pricey .
Service was pleasant and friendly .
Search for coupons but if not , you’ll still enjoy .

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vip2foodlovers
San Diego
95 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always wonderful here. They take very good care of us and remember our favorites.

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Amazing
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so fresh. FINALLY, a chinese restaurant, in San Diego, with chinese food that is comparable to SFO's quality and authenticity.

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Onlywearflipflops
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! From the easy ordering to quick service,the best dinner out recently.

JM
vipJulieM
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious !!!

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