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The Little Kitchen Asian Cafe

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24831 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2852
949-276-7799
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: (949)276-7799 New Restaurant

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Renewed Confidence in Chinese Cuisine

Let's face it...it's pretty tough to find restaurants where both the food AND service is amazing. Welcome to the Little Kitchen. My hotel recommended this place as it's where many of the employees go. A quick look online and I was ready to venture over. Sitting just atop a hill in a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tony F
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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118 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's face it...it's pretty tough to find restaurants where both the food AND service is amazing. Welcome to the Little Kitchen. My hotel recommended this place as it's where many of the employees go. A quick look online and I was ready to venture over. Sitting just atop a hill in a small shopping complex and just a few block... More 

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Thank Tony F
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402 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Pretty much a 50-50 split on our lunch plates. Service, price, and value was excellent, but our spring roll and cashew chicken were disappointing. However the lettuce wrap, sweet and sour pork was excellent. Like always your "mileage might vary," but this is definitely worth a visit.

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Thank yogiacomo
Dana Point, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The times I have gotten food to go here, it's always been freshly made and great taste. Not heavy or overly seasoned like some places

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Thank Shauna4411
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My family was looking to get away from the hotel for a night and try a local restaurant. We found this Asian cafe in a strip mall a few miles from the Ritz. We were surprised there was a wait for a Thursday evening, but he restaurant was full and there were a handful of takeout orders as well. We... More 

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Thank EdQ528
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169 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

A healthier way for Chinese food ~ Needs a lot of spice! Even the sake was sweet. Good service and average ambience.

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Thank Kelly R
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This place is the best for local Asian food!!! The best part is that they deliver locally! My wife and I used to eat here about once a week when we lived in Laguna Niguel, unfortunately we moved to Laguna Hills so are now out of range. Still, this place is worth the drive!

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Thank MARCOS V
Laguna Beach, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Open till MIDNIGHT 😀Been waiting for 10 years to find a late night foodie place to eat on the way back from Oceanside to Laguna Beach after dropping off my Grandkids. This is it. Great food and service. Have tried just about every special but always get the Dan Dan Noodles. They are fantastic 😀. Lunch is a good deal... More 

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Thank Egglady12
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Tried this out during happy hour and were pleasantly surprised. Ordered a soup, 2 he appetizers and the Hong Kong noodles. The won ton soup had a very light broth, but was loaded w won tons, fresh veggies and chicken which helped the dish be more flavorful. Soup Veggies included asparagus (score). The steamed pot stickers were good, the dipping... More 

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Thank Debbie D
Dana Point, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

iT was a gooey floury substance. They must've run out of eggs and just used the coating and fried it. Believe me I've eaten in hundred of different places and it was terrible. We told our server and we ate too many bites of the veggies to get a different dish. The other people looked like the servings were huge.... More 

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Thank JOHN B
Ashland, Oregon
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209 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I lunched at Little Kitchen Asian Cafe on a Friday afternoon. We were seated right away and given water. We ordered drinks with our meal. We had two lunch specials: chicken with cashews with hot and sour soup for me and orange zest chicken with salad for my wife. Two soups quickly arrived. We said that my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24831 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2852
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-276-7799

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Description

(949)276-7799 New Restaurant

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