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Red Pearl Kitchen - CLOSED

440 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
+1 619-231-1100
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Jan 3, 2013
“Chinese food in a hip setting”
Dec 8, 2012
“Menu change - Liked the old one better :0(”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Asian, Thai, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
440 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6980
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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...More

Thank Vagabonde401
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...More

Thank patilajolla
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...More

Thank William S
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...More

Thank DeannaTravels
Reviewed October 22, 2012

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

Thank DoodleBug63
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...More

Thank LeTerrible
Reviewed August 21, 2012

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...More

Thank Zia_Angelina
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...More

Thank lisaboots
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.

Thank kbrafman811
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...More

Thank Lincolnimp402
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$40 - $60
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
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: +1 619-231-1100
  • E-mail
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