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The Little Kitchen Asian Cafe

24831 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2852
949-276-7799
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Ranked #7 of 113 restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: (949)276-7799 New Restaurant
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: (949)276-7799 New Restaurant
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English first
verde valley
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142 reviews 142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

this place quickly became my favorite for Asian food outside of San Francisco. the restaurant owner, Chris, is very helpful in selecting what he considers the best of the house, the beef. and he is right, its excellent!

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Orange County, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Asside from the Ocean views spied as driving through on P.C.H., this hideaway is one of my fav. spots in Dana Point. The staff always remembers you, the food is spot on, and the price is more than fair for the generous portions of, well, fare. We love the Pumpkin soup, Orange/Sesame Chicken, Sizzling Soup, and Cream Cheese Won Tons.... More

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Alpine, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was craving Chinese after a long day of working while trying to be on vacation. We wondered how good this place could be observing its strip mall location, but, as titled, this was a nice surprise! Delicious Sesame chicken, Kitchen beef (beef & broccoli), and combo chow mein. The pan fried dumplings were excellent too. My son tried the... More

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Little Asian Kitchen surprises with its ambience and genuinely well-prepared food. The menu is a mix of Asian delights including Moo Goo Gai Pan and Pad Thai. It also offers fresh soups, such as the fun Sizzling Rice soup, which is a combination of chicken and fresh vegetables (including fresh snow peas), which is delicious and great for the... More

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Orange County, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Have been to this nice little Chinese restaurant a dozen times over the past few years. Started off really well with smiling caring service and delicious plate lunches. The service has since leveled off a bit, but the dishes are consistently good. Have been here several times for dinner, but it does not measure up to the nice simple lunch... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The star of the show was Steak and Shrimp. The beef was tender and perfectly seasoned. The shrimp was fresh and perfectly prepared. This plate and the Little Kitchen are definite repeats. The Tofu with mixed vegetables was also delicious. Rounding out an excellent meal was the "Kitchen Chicken", another good choice. I am pretty sure that anything you order... More

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Dana Point, Ca.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Dined here last night after a walk up from the Doheny Surf festival. Being locals, we were happy this place opened. There are other Chinese restaurants in the area, but none are open late night. Wonton soup, walnut shrimp and lemon chicken were our selections Enough for the three of us and leftovers for next day lunch. I have dined... More

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Tyler, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I highly recommend this place. We all got the basics - hot and sour soup, pumpkin soup (not so basic, but excellent), Kung Pao, sesame and house chicken, beef and broccoli. Very large portions and very hot and tasty. Server and staff were very helpful and attentive.

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Dana Point, California
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Pepper steak with shrimp was fabulous, everything is made to order. Calamari was too hot to eat when we got it. Stella bottled beer on happy hour was $3. Kids loved the "House Beef". Immaculately clean restaurant.

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Orange County, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been to the Little Kitchen several times and it's now my go-to place for Chinese food. It's not much from the outside, being located in a small L strip mall at the corner of Golden Lantern and Del Prado, but the inside is nicely appointed and comfortable. The food is definitely a notch up from the average - in... More

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