Rainbow Palace

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$31 to $50
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Asian
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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SN
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. I would suggest you bring a sweater or a jacket since the Restaurant was cold.

We will definitely return to Rainbow Palace.

M
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Chinese food without some of the usual fare. Deliciously prepared and beautifully served by the top notch wait staff. The ambience was lovely, like the Manhattan of several decades ago. Not your typical Fort Lauderdale restaurant in any way. Much better!

S
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Too expensive
No reason to serve food table side
Made the fish soggy.

f
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Arrived with a 8:30 PM reservation,got seated at the smallest table they have, the noise level was so loud that we could not hear each other without leaning over the table.
The level of food quality has gone down, we have eaten here many other times and food was much better quality then. For what we had the value was poor. There are other less fancy Chinese Restaurants in South Florida with much better authentic Chinese food with less expensive choices that we think we will stick with. Will not be returning anytime soon.

b
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They honored our reservation. Our server Russell was wonderful and the food was outstanding! We try to go every couple of months.

MB
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our Rainbow Palace experience was outstanding. From the time we entered, we were greeted and taken care of. Napkin service, cocktails, appetizers, and dinner - fabulous!

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best Chinese food I have ever had.

W
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place serves up the best high-end Chinese food in Fort Lauderdale! Lobster/Shrimp dumplings and the crispy steak are yummy!!!

s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

make sure you call in advance for lamp chops and honey roasted pork

M
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food is well prepared with fresh ingredients. Not an great selection or variety. Not many schezuan or Hunan entrees. Fried rice was prepared with again fresh ingredients but little or no taste. It had no detectable soy sauce.

LR
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very authentic and delicious. Orange peel beef is outstanding. Jumbo shrimp dusted in almond flour lightly fried was superb.

NT
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most excellent lobster and shrimp dumplings and house wonton soup. The scallop appetizer is also delicious. The service is amazing!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Did not tell us about doeciaks

NS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rainbow Palace is, well, just the best there is. Jimmy always create an environment where you and guests feel extremely special. It is easy to tell that each dish is completely made fresh with the best ingredients.

EP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

BW
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers of Rainbow Palace that is located in the Venice of America minutes from famous Ft. Lauderdale Beach.
Luxurious furnishings with Marble Columns welcome Elite Food and Wine Connoisseur‘s arriving ready to indulge in gourmet Chinese Food. There is also a charming private room with beautifully painted walls creating comfortable dining in a jungle type atmosphere.
Some of our favorite dishes that we order each time are, Grand Manier Scallops served crispy in lightly dusted Chestnut Fluor accented with a tangy, sweet and slightly spicy sauce topped with white and black sesame sprinkles.
Shrimp dumplings and also Sautéed Eggplant are not to be missed appetizers. For Entree’s Prime NY Strip thinly coated in chestnut Fluor served crispy with sauce on the side (we always request it be served whole and not sliced).
Schezwan Snapper in a slight spicy sauce, Orange Shrimp, Also either of the crispy Duck’s with a side order of White Fried Rice.

The Wine list is carefully chosen by Wine expert James and offers several appropriate selections of Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and many others to choose from. These eclectic wine lust pairs very well with the cuisine and is better than most any Wine list in the area.

Formally dressed and well experienced servers offer proper service all evening.
Having patronized this destination dining spot for over 25 years with culinary experts, we have observed a consistently well operated dining establishment by owner Kenny and staff with superb Food and service, we rate Rainbow Palace the best Chinese food in South Florida.
If you have an urge for Chinese Food that had not been satisfied, hurry in and tell them Billy Wisdom sent you.

JT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and the food was great! Service was the best I have had in South Florida. Little pricey by Fort Lauderdale standards but nonetheless had a great experience!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alles super!

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BS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dining experience at The Rainbow Palace We look forward to seeing you soon

Z
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super Restaurant avec une nourriture extra avec services impeccables.

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w
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Chinese food in city. Pricey but worth it. Sauces are top notch. Use high quality ingredients.

AL
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great hype, mediocre delivery. Standard Chinese fare, nicely presented with friendly waiters. Food mediocre, lots of heavy brown sauce. Price certainly near gourmet level.

RO
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service. Wonderful drinks. Have gone here numerous times and each time is as great as the last.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh food and delicious 😋

SG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. Pricey but high quality. The atmosphere was beautiful as we were in the room with the jungle murals and it was very pretty and not noisy.

SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rainbow Palace is always a wonderful experience. The food is delicious and it is always a treat to go there! I would definitely recommend to family and friends.

F
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Chinese food. Attentive service Just an overall great time.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Way over rated. It’s not New York nor Hong Kong style. Must be old Florida style. We were very disappointed as we were expecting to find gold and got mediocre food and service.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is terrific and the service is excellent. Finally a step up Asian restaurant. My mom and I highly recommend this establishment.

d
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic dining experience. Been going there for 20 years and have never had anything less than a wonderful, delicious experience. Have brought everyone we know to try it and every single person has raved and gone back. Spectacular restaurant in every way.

L
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the 3rd time in the last 2 months I've been to Rainbow Palace. My daughter's Birthday was thus day and here is where she wanted to go. It was delicious, as usual! We had the special wonton soup and the calamari, along with a lychee martini, mai tai, and the guys had beer. Then for our entrees we had Duck with asparagus and mushrooms, sweet and sour chicken special, scallops dish and the vegetable lomein! Everything was outstanding, including the service! Beautiful ambiance. The waiter brought Lindsay a piece of delicious hazelnut chocolate pie with a candle. I'm sure we'll be back again soon!

S
Miami
113 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thought the lemon chicken in wine with garlic was very mushy this time. The veggies in the sauce were excellent as was the fried rice. The wonton soup is always an A!

J
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Regrettably, this fine restaurant had perhaps a bed night. The food was OK, not great, but the service was terrible. We had to ask at least once where each order was. Waiter was just not attentive. In fairness, he had a full compliment of tables to take care of, but there was really no excuse for the poor service. The drinks were one the verge of being overpriced and the desserts were overpriced and mediocre, at best. I have been frequenting this establishment for over 20 years and hope that tonight was aberrational.

MB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

After seeing this restaurant make the Top 100 list in America we had to try it after all these years. It did not impress me from a food standpoint. Service was great with table side cart service. Having lived in the CA Bay Area, the Asian food out there is amazing. From a food standpoint this would not be anywhere near the top of any list. Had the food been outstanding the price would have been acceptable, but this subpar food is way overpriced. I'm not one to write a negative review but I don't know what people are thinking with this one.

RJ
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow that was the best Asian cuisine I have ever had in my life! The steak was amazing and the sauce that goes with it is tantalizing to your tongue! Every bite is more savoring than the last. I already have plans to come back. The only regret I have is not coming here sooner!

NW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Asian cuisine in Fort Lauderdale Fl
Food is always fantastic. Waiters are excellent
Have been eating at this restaurant for many years, never a bad meal

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Chinese restaurant in town!!! The staff and the place it's perfect!!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was the only one of our group that had been there. It had been quite awhile and I was happy to see all my favorites were still available, like the scallop appetizer and the spring rolls. Our main server was Eddie, he was great! Professional but not stuffy. He suggested we plate the appetizers separately, easier to eat.
Everything was excellent! The lemon chicken, crispy beef, spicy fried rice were prepared perfectly.
We had ordered the last bottle of a particular wine. Eddie made a great suggestion for our second.
My friends had a great time...we will definitely return.

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice find. More of a cross between a Chinese and mainstream restaurant (aka not necessarily a typical "sharing" menu). Not a huge menu, which is okay with me. Food was excellent. Ambience great. Service was very exceptional. We will definitely go back again. Cozy and upscale.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Starting with the wonderful food smell our tastebuds began to salivate as soon as we entered the restaurant. The organs flavor beef and the duck with asparagus were amazing as always. The chefs Lo mein was not up to its usual standard.
There was an elderly group of 6 who were seated next to us during dining and they were demanding all of the waiters time so that may explain the lo mein being served off temperature. We can’t wait until the Canadians go back north along with their moth ball smelling clothes.

Normally e give all tens but the clientele tonight ( totally out of control of the restaurant) impacted the experience

Truly an anomaly so we can’t wait to go back again.