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Pearl Chinese Cuisine

11666 Avena Place, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
858 487 3388
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Cuisines: Asian
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- Feb 9, 2014
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San Diego, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Most of the time I go here for dim sum lunch. The selection is good and food is good for san Diego. The location is nice as it over looks a pond. It is a good Chinese restaurant for events. Their more established sister restaurant is emerald which is in convoy area

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The locals know best. We visited this restaurant and were the only non Chinese in the building. The food is as close to what you can get in China as I have had since I was last in China. Unless you know authentic Chinese food you will not notice the American influences. Served by the cart, Dim Sum, you chose... More

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Granger, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My fiance came to Pearl because we are having our destination wedding in 2014 in San Diego! (We are from land of the fighting Irish Indiana). We plan on having a traditional Chinese banquet and so decided to look around for places to have it. Pearl was recommended to us by many people and we decided to scout it out!... More

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Oriental NC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Your standard West coast dim sum fare is here -- nothing exceptional but not bad either. From what I understand, there are not a lot of dim sum choices in this area, so this may be as good as it gets in North County.

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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190 reviews 190 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is the third visit to this restaurant, and as I have indicated in the past, I am not a fan of most Chinese cuisine. I like the fact that they bring carts around to the tables and you can select the items that you would like to eat. This way you can get a nice variety of choices, and... More

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Rancho Bernardo, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Went to restaurant for dinner at 8 p.m. with friend just two days ago on a weekday. The place was almost empty. We waited at the entrance to the dining room and nobody came to seat us for at least 3 minutes. The waitresses and hostess were there but they just did not show any interest in our presence. Finally... More

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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190 reviews 190 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

First let me say that I am not a fan of most Chinese cuisine, but I found this restaurant to have a nice variety of Dim Sum that I found enjoyable.

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LA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

I don't know why the reviews were so low, but as an asian american, I really thought the food was very good. Better than a lot of restaurants in Los Angeles. I would definitely return next time. Try the Salt and Spicy Pork Chops, Orange Peel Chicken, Honey Walnut Shrimp, Peking Duck, & Fresh Lobster in Black Bean Sauce. Service... More

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mcminnville or
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101 reviews 101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We went there for Dim Sum and found it all exceptionally good. Excellent food and service, a large variety of Dim Sum, nice decor, and right next to a lovely park. If you are not familiar with Dim Sum it could be confusing: they bring an endless parade of dishes by your table on small steam table carts and you... More

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san diego
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We were not given a menu before several appertizer carts were stopping at the table to ask if we wanted any of several appertizers on each cart. We did not know the prices nor what the food was. This was confusing. The menu was vague. It was a Saturday and the main dishes were listed at $8.95 Mon thru Fri... More

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