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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 #12 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
Orange County, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

After visiting Asia, I have to say this is one of the best Asian cuisine I've ever had here in the US. Had the dumplings - they were excellent and the sauce is yummy. Noodles were great and so was the broccoli and chicken. Service is speedy. Ambience is wonderful - it's a great place to sit down and have... More

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American Canyon, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We happened upon this restaurant after a day of whale watching. We had a large assortment of dishes and everything was very good. The service was excellent, very attentive and friendly. Prices seemed reasonable. I'd recommend it if you're looking for something yummy in the area.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

The variety on the menu is overwhelming, but ask the staff and they will point you to a number of possibilities. I ordered the shrimp and steak over a nice sauce and it was outstanding. Will definitely return.

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California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant when I first opened up and we been going back ever since! The food is extremely fresh. We always start with the wonton soup. The Mushu pork is to die for! The service is very good and it's a little restaurant tucked away in the shopping center in Dana point.

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