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Red Pearl Kitchen - CLOSED

440 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980 (Downtown)
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Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 4th Street
Transit: 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!

79 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
Rating summary
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English first
San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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Top Contributor
269 reviews 269 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
388 helpful votes 388 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
206 reviews 206 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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