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Red Pearl Kitchen - CLOSED

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Red Pearl Kitchen
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440 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
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440 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980 (4th Street)
San Diego Trolley - Orange Line. Exit at Gaslamp Quarter Station. Proceed north on 5th Avenue. Turn left on J Street. We are on the north side of the street. Look for the Big Red Chair!
619-231-1100
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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

A group of 5 adults and 2 children went to Red Pearl Kitchen on New Year's Eve for dinner. The restaurant is in the Gaslamp District and it offers a contemporary decor. We ordered several appetizers and main courses and sampled all of them. Every dish was well prepared, well presented and delicious. The service was excellent, attentive and pleasant.... More 

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La Jolla, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We like this restaurant, but since it is in the Gaslamp District, we hate the parking so we don't go as often as we might. The sign outside isn't spectacular and I have always thought that a better sign would attract more patrons. Last night we finally went after we had heard that the menu had changed. Sad to see... More 

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New London, Connecticut, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My wife and I had dinner at the Red Pearl Kitchen, an Asian restaurant, on November 19, 2012. We had a reservation. We showed up on time and were promptly seated. The restaurant is nicely decorated and very cozy. The menu consists of appetizers and entrees, both of which are served family style. My favorite appetizer is the chicken wings... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I called the restaurant to make a reservation for dinner with a couple of my coworkers who were in San Diego. I made the reservation without any issue. We showed up on time only to be told we needed to finish our meals within an hour and 15 minutes. That did not set the appropriate tone for us. We had... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I ordered the pistachio crusted Ahi Tuna with plum sauce which was excellent. Very friendly people and atmosphere.

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NY/Westport/Provence
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279 reviews 279 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Forget the Slanted Door in SF, China Doll in Sydney and all the others in Seattle and Vancouver. This little gem shocked me as I did not expect the sort if top gastronomic meal that I heartily enjoyed... So much so that I over indulged and I am on the way to the gym. Great cool yet cozy atmosphere with... More 

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Top Contributor
267 reviews 267 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

Monday evening - restaurant half empty, but lacking atmosphere anyway. Food was not good at all and service was sloppy as we even were assumed to eat from the pan for lack of plates. Fried calamari was just that, no taste at all. No point in choosing this restaurant if in San Diego.

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by hotel staff at our Gaslamp Quarter hotel -The Palomar. We arrived quite hungry , after a busy day of sightseeing early -around 4 pm, and sadly dinner was not being served until 5 pm. The bartender suggested we come in for Happy Hour and nosh on a selection of their specially priced appetizers... More 

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delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

Took our family of 5 here. Really cool atmosphere. Noodle dishes and dim sum great. Crispy salmon and shaken Kobe beef average. Great service. Probably would not return.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Our family of five ate here while on holiday in the states. We hadn't read or heard any reviews about this restaurant before we went so didn't know what to expect. The food was really delicious, in fact the best meal we had in the two weeks we were there and it didn't seem quite as expensive as some of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
    (4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: San Diego Trolley - Orange Line. Exit at Gaslamp Quarter Station. Proceed north on 5th Avenue. Turn left on J Street. We are on the north side of the street. Look for the Big Red Chair!
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-231-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?