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Pearl Chinese Cuisine

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11666 Avena Place, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
+1 858-487-3388
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sacramento, California
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

The Pearl was recommended by the Marriott Courtyard and was a very short walk from the hotel. Overall the restaurant was very clean, and has a large menu to choose from and is in both English & Chinese. A caution here is that even though the menu selection is huge, it is also very expensive; example we ordered single serving... More 

Thank Marvintm009
Horsens, Denmark
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347 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

They used to cart around dimsum, but now you have to order them. The quality was OK, and there was no wait to get a table. Mango pudding was just a sugared yellow jello - dont order it. Very friendly and service-minded hispanic waiters. One waiter had severe face infection - not a good thing to have around food.

Thank Sonjee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This place has changed not for the good. It used to have the dim sum carts going around now they are gone and so has the quality of the food and service. I don't know if there are new owners or just has gone downhill.

Thank Richard R
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were staying at the Courtyard next door and this place is a gem. Within walking distance from our hotel via the duck pond path, we were surprised on how tasty their selections. There were no waiting line for dinner.

Thank NagaandKambing
Escondido, California, USA
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband wanted Chinese food for his birthday......so we decided on Pearl's. The place is not the cleanest. There was a dead fly on the table next to me. It was also pretty empty, which surprised me because, we have gone before and usually lots of people eating there. Ordered food. Wait staff ok. The soup was bland and the... More 

Thank Judi N
San Diego, California
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613 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Pearl is a hidden Chinese restaurant in the center of Rancho Bernardo. It is well located with a great view of the small pond. We had dim sum lunch and you order by checking off items on a list. It was like taking SAT test again as the dish names are not well aligned with the check boxes. Service was... More 

Thank gzau
Arcadia, California
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We went here because of the location, it is so convenience within walking distance from Courtyard RB. The food is just okay not great not bad. We ordered fried rice, filet mignon cube, and tofu in claypot, nothing special. The service is also just okay for the price.

Thank PengembaraAbadi
So. Cal
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We hadn't had Chinese food for awhile, and thought we'd try this. Service was very good, but food nothing special; certainly not worth what we paid.

Thank dinkrees
San Diego, California
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

My daughter and grand daughter took me here for Mother's Day the menu offered a wide variety of things and dim sum was brought around continually. There was not alot of taste to the food, nothing special. Getting the check was very slow. Will not go back again.

Thank C C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

My friends and I went to Pearl last Thursday 5/12/16 evening for dinner. We ordered the corn and chicken soap because one person in the party cannot have any sea food. Luckily, I recognized they brought us the corn and crab soap. So that had to be exchanged. But the final product was so thick and full of big lumps... More 

Thank Oi Ling K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11666 Avena Place, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Bernardo
  • Phone Number: +1 858-487-3388

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