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

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Authentic (10)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Healthy (4)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Cozy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent, a little pricey, but worth it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely atmosphere, superb food and excellent presentation and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 12, 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 8, 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 7, 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 7, 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 3, 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 January 1, 2018

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 26, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very pricey. the food was good just very expensive

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 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 20, 2017

restaurant chino elegante

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 18, 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 16, 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 6, 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 12, 2017

The service and food were great as always.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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 8, 2017

Fantastic food and service

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of the best upscale formal Chinese restaurants on the planet. Can't just recommend one entree. They all are great. But try the Crispy Steak or Gr Manier Duck.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Rainbow Palace shocked me. I have not had that style of food at the level Rainbow Palace provided. Ever . The food was phenomenal, service was outstanding and the room had a beautiful , charming ambiance. They also provide an outstanding wine list. This place has everything !

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The meal and experience was absolutely superb. At least in my opinion one of the best restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I have been visiting Rainbow Palace for many, many years. The staff is very well trained and the food is exceptional. Kenny is always the best!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The wait staff was amazing, very friendly and over all amazing food and service, worth the money

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Spicy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Rainbow palace has been here for years and after visiting we understand why!
The food and service were impeccable

We will be back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I had great expectations after reading the reviews but they fell short.
Food was loaded with sugar and not the high end Asian food I was expecting.
Ambiance not that exciting.
I wouldn’t go back.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This place blew me away. I was expecting a typical "florida Chinese restaurant " experience but this was anything but! The food was AMAZING. The service was impeccable. I wouldn't order the wanton soup again but everything else blew my pallet away. Most items on the menu is meant to share and is aprox 35-40$. There are some higher priced items though.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was delicious. Ambiance was perfect and staff was friendly. What more can you ask for? :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The best. Great service and fantastic food. Never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Rainbow Palace is a great Chinese restaurant. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable. The food is fantastic. I highly recommend the wonton soup as well as the orange sesame shrimp. The lo mein and the crispy steak are also very good. Actually, everything I have tasted has been deliciously prepared. They also have very good desserts. Rainbow Palace is my go-to place whenever I am in Fort Lauderdale.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Simply the best French-Asian restaurant in South Florida. Dinners are beautifully presented and elegantly plated. Food, presentation and service are outstanding in every way.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Awesome service, food and room. A little pricey but well worth it!

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