About 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!

2787 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 565-5652

Website:
http://rainbowpalace.com/index.html

Parking Details:
Ample parking is available, with a private lot in the rear.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wine

Rainbow Palace Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Authentic (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Healthy (4)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Love the food
Authentic
Always great

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was great and the place is very nice. However, on the culinary side, it's a full ultra sweet experience. Both entrees tasted like cotton candy. I had orange Beef, described as mildly spicy, and I didn't have the willingness to finish it. My partner had Crispy Duck Grand Marnier. You cannot distinguish the difference between the two dishes. Soups were delicious. Appetizers were decent but still with a sweet taste. maybe an introduction to the entreees.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was Outstanding. Service was excellent. Hands down, the best Chinese food I've had in quite some time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent Chinese food. Authentic and prepared well. Especially enjoyed the orange beef and lobster crab wontons. The bar had great cocktails. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

They do everything right! Great food great service great people! Get the Scallops, steak, snapper and any specials they’re running.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was quite delicious and tasty for the upscale restaurant that it is. The ambience is quite okay but could be made a bit exquisite .However ;the food was quite pricey which would not allow frequent visit to such a place. I will overall rate it as being great .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was delicious, the service excellent. Great place. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Best Asian food I have ever had. Service was impeccable!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I recommended it is excellent what I read it is true simply.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Only negative would be the decor needs to be updated...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

As I have my office in Hong Kong, I know how a real dim sum has to be. Those were something else, disappointing. Duck was not so bad but not worth the price.

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food3
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The Rainbow Palace is a must whenever we visit Ft Lauderdale. They offer the best Chinese food in South Florida. Additionally, the food presentation is superb. It is a beautiful restaurant with a professional staff who attend to all your dining needs. Paul and Shino could not have done more to make our dining experience more enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Nice restaurant and good food. Somewhat pricey for Chinese food and cocktails. That might be why the restaurant is full of older customers. You have to pay to park so take your spare change for the parking meters.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent, a little pricey, but worth it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Longtime customer. Always. Good. Getting a little tired. Needs a freshening up.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Lovely atmosphere, superb food and excellent presentation and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We enjoyed our meal very much and our servers and assistants were very accomodating. We believe it is a bit over priced, however. We will come back, but only for very special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had eaten here once before and really enjoyed it but this was a different experience. We were 8 people and ordered various dishes which we all shared. The food was bland, absolutely no heat even in the dishes which were supposed to be spicy. The sweet and sour chicken tasted as though it had been reheated, the crispy steak wasn’t crispy and the two fish dishes were boring. The best dish was the vegetable noodles!! Trader Joe’s frozen Chinese dinners are far more authentic and a 1/10 of the price. To make matters worse a VERY noisy group of people were at the bar so conversation was difficult.
Don’t waste your money (its very expensive for Chinese food)

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This place never ceases to impress. Both the food and the service are top notch. It is expensive for Chinese food, but this is not your local take out place, they are serious about both quality and presentation. 5 stars all the way around.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Rainbow Palace is a true Cantonese restaurant. We has the special lychee martini's that were outstanding. The presentation, service and flavors are worth the price. The hot and sour soup was not too thick and delicious. The fried squid was perfectly cooked and the orange beef, duck in black bean sauce and the lo mein noodles were as good as it gets in Ft Lauderdale!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Good food could not overcome comedic service and drunken diners. Waited 1 hour for wonton soup and 90 minutes for the main dishes. Will not go back.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

So special to be able to find exceptional Chinese food in Florida. This restaurant is a gem. The food, service & ambiance is well above average. Can’t wait for our next time.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our traditional New Year's Eve dinner for 10+ years now. Crispy duck and Hong Kong shrimp two outstanding choices. Food quality is top in the area. Best Chinese food ever!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The best in continental Asian. Service impeccable with matching menu.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very pricey. the food was good just very expensive

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We visited Rainbow Palace on a recent visit to Fort Lauderdale. When searching for a Chinese restaurant for Christmas Eve dinner, we saw that many web sites listed Rainbow Palace as one of Fort Lauderdale's top Chinese restaurants. We were not disappointed.

The House Wonton Soup was excellent. The main courses -- we had Orange Beef and Chicken Gwin Jin -- were really tasty without being too sweet or heavily breaded (in the case of the beef) or over-seasoned (in the case of the chicken), and the portions were plentiful.

Save room for dessert. The desserts are made by our server's (Paul's) daughter. We could sense that he is a proud father. And he should be. We seriously considered returning to Rainbow Palace on Christmas night just for dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 19, 2017

restaurant chino elegante

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

always a winner especially when you are trying to bring something special to out of town guests. Food, service, wine list excellent. you won't be disappointed if you want upscale Asian.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

By far one of the best Chinese meals I have ever had. Don’t let some of the prices deter you . This is the not your take out Chinese corner restaurant. It’s is a dining experience. The crispy steak was the most amazing steak I have had and I have had steak at many restaurants. The service, food, drinks and atmosphere make this an amazing restaurant to dine at.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food and service are exceptional. Decor is dated 80s. Prices are very high.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Been coming here for years...outstanding service and food....Dave

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We are regulars. The food and service is always fantastic!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Everything was delicious and great service!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food. We go whenever we are in town. It reminds us of ge Chinese we find in NYC. There is nothing like this restaurant in the area.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service and food were great as always.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Without a doubt ... the best Chinese restaurant in So. Fla.
I’ve been there at least 20 times over the last 10 years.
Easily 5 Stars.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing authentic Chinese cuisine. Fantastic service in a glamorous dining room.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Arrived early. Immediately attended to making me comfortable until guests arrived a bit late. If you make eye contact they immediately check the table for needs. .Knowledgable staff. Above average quality, taste and presentation. Favorite for over 20 years.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always fantastic

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic food and service

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