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Pearl Chinese Cuisine

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11666 Avena Place, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
858 487 3388
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Dim Sum in Rancho Bernardo.

We had heard about Pearl Chinese Dim Sum in RB so w decided to lunch there yesterday. I was surprised at the upscale looking restaurant as we walked in, with table cloths and cloth napkins. Everyone in there eating were Chinese, so we thought, "must be good"! We were seated promptly and the Dim... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Texmt
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard about Pearl Chinese Dim Sum in RB so w decided to lunch there yesterday. I was surprised at the upscale looking restaurant as we walked in, with table cloths and cloth napkins. Everyone in there eating were Chinese, so we thought, "must be good"! We were seated promptly and the Dim Sum carts started circling our table... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Beautiful view, wonderful food. Unfortunately their partner restaurant, the Emerald, has changed its menu and style, but the Pearl retains the dim sum carts and food choices.

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Thank scarab130
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We came as a family of 5 for an early dinner 5pm, it was odd as we were the only people in the large dinning room that looked set up for a wedding. I guess that is there regular décor and had a great view of the outdoor pond area. I really enjoyed the lazy susan center piece as we... More 

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Thank Falconsfanatic
Oceanside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Why is good Dim Sum so hard to come by? I feel like San Diego should have much better options than in does. I was hopeful when I arrived around noon and found it packed with a line to get in. Lucky for us we were seated quickly. The restaurant is a huge, long room and has a nice view... More 

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LOS ANGELES
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We live in the Los Angeles area so had no experience of having a meal at Pearl Chinese Cuisine restaurant in Rancho Bernardo. At my aunt's 90th Birthday Celebration banquet on March 14th..... we were pleasantly surprised...... there was 10 tables of 10 people per table of family and friends. You know everyone really enjoyed the 10 sumptuous dishes at... More 

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San Diego, California
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went for dim sum to celebrate my daughter's b-day with 12 relatives. This is a sister restaurant of Emerald Seafood near Convoy St. The taste is a bit bland. Typical unfriendly Asian service (don't blame the cart service folks b/c I wouldn't be smiley pushing thoses carts around all day.) A tag pricey in comparison to Jasmine. Love the nearby... More 

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Thank JimmyThai
Corona, California
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203 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I read the reviews on trip advisor and this restaurant was ranked as one of the 'best'? in RB?? I thought all of the dishes we had tasted the same, just different names. The appetizers (lettuce wraps) were the best. Service was lacking and I thought we were addressed 'after' other parties were seated. The hot sauce was good. they... More 

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Thank Bonnie C
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Dim Sum with cart service. people seem to prefer the experience as more authentic. The scallop dumpling are just a touch under flavored but the wrappers are a great consistency. Likewise for those on Cilantro Shrimp dumplings, which really fresh and bright. Each was served in orders of three. The Shu Mai were stand outs, for thin wrapper their texture... More 

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Thank santjordi
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Was visiting San Diego and was meeting some friends for lunch. This was recommended by our friend since it was near the hotel where we were staying. Dimsum was typical. Did not find any that was extra ordinary with the food. They had the usual dishes you would find in any chinese restaurant offering dimsum.

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Thank TONARKK1226
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've had a decent amount of dim sum in San Diego and Pearl is one of the best. The staple dim sum dishes like shrimp or pork dumplings, BBQ pork buns and chicken feet are all fresh and delicious. The service is quick but if you want dishes like Chinese Broccoli, be sure to order it from the waiter when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11666 Avena Place, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Bernardo
  • Phone Number: 858 487 3388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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