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“Wish we had known about this place earlier!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Little Kitchen Asian Cafe

The Little Kitchen Asian Cafe
24831 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2852
949-276-7799
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Ranked #9 of 111 Restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: (949)276-7799 New Restaurant
Grants Pass, OR
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wish we had known about this place earlier!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We ate here on our last night of vacation and wish we had discovered it earlier in the week. It was wonderful food! We felt it was affordable for our family of 6 (we ordered 3 entrees and shared!) We normally don't order beef entrees, however, with all the nice reviews we decided to give it a try and we were all pleasantly surprised with how tender and flavorful it was. Definitely now one of our favorite spots to eat in Dana Point!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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verde valley
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156 reviews 156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“my new asian food favorite !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

this place quickly became my favorite for Asian food outside of San Francisco. the restaurant owner, Chris, is very helpful in selecting what he considers the best of the house, the beef. and he is right, its excellent!

Visited August 2014
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Orange County, California
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
394 helpful votes 394 helpful votes
“The Little Kitchen with the BIG taste!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Asside from the Ocean views spied as driving through on P.C.H., this hideaway is one of my fav. spots in Dana Point. The staff always remembers you, the food is spot on, and the price is more than fair for the generous portions of, well, fare. We love the Pumpkin soup, Orange/Sesame Chicken, Sizzling Soup, and Cream Cheese Won Tons. Even the tea is good. My recommendation? Go there now. :-)

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alpine, Utah
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice Supplies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was craving Chinese after a long day of working while trying to be on vacation. We wondered how good this place could be observing its strip mall location, but, as titled, this was a nice surprise! Delicious Sesame chicken, Kitchen beef (beef & broccoli), and combo chow mein. The pan fried dumplings were excellent too. My son tried the pumpkin soup which was rich and creamy and yummy, but not really expected Chinese fare. Really tasty dishes for about $10 an entree. From ordering to entrees only about 10 min. We were quite happy with this find. You'll love it!

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Dana Point, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fresh upscale Chinese food in a nice setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Little Asian Kitchen surprises with its ambience and genuinely well-prepared food. The menu is a mix of Asian delights including Moo Goo Gai Pan and Pad Thai. It also offers fresh soups, such as the fun Sizzling Rice soup, which is a combination of chicken and fresh vegetables (including fresh snow peas), which is delicious and great for the immune system. I used to really love their creamy pumpkin soup, which is a house specialty, until I realized there were small bits of grit in the soup that I assume are from a powder mix of some kind. Kind of killed the idea of this warm, nurturing soup.

Other than that, everything is very fresh and tasty and the food is very consistent.
I recommend the honey walnut shrimp, sesame chicken and almond or cashew chicken. The beef broccoli is also very tasty. You really can't go wrong with anything here. I always order the cream cheese won tons -- soft and warm and tasty. It's not crab rangoon, but close enough to please.

Good restaurant for a date, business meeting, or get-together with friends and family. They have daily lunch specials for around $7 that include egg roll and soup. The service is pretty good and they always seat you fast.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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