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The Little Kitchen Asian Cafe

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24831 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2852
+1 949-276-7799
11:00 - 00:00
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Would have never stopped at this place had it not been for the Trip Advisor reviews. It looks like a regular strip mall Asian Buffet from the outside and from first observations of the inside as well. The food and service however were amazing. Portions are very large so consider sharing. We ordered Pan Fried Dumplings, (these were just ok)... More 

Thank Kevin R
Trinity, Florida
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155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A three person take out order was ready when we arrived. The garlic chicken was very good. My seamen chicken was good. The lo mein was a little lite on the seamen oil flavor.

Thank ParTcake
Glencoe, Illinois
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Looking around Dana Point for decent Chinese food, we chose Little Kitchen because of its silly name. Dinner time and we found the restaurant and walked into an almost empty, dark restaurant at around 6:00 on a Tuesday. Being famished and not having any alternative choice to eat, we sat down. The wait staff immediately made us feel like family... More 

Thank Michael K
San Juan Capistrano, California
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Came here with a friend for dinner we ordered lettuce wrap, ahi poke, orange chicken, curry chicken and Hong Kong pan fried noodles. The lettuce wrap was good, the ahi poke was not, it did not taste fresh. the orange chicken was great, the pan fried noodles was ok and so was the curry chicken. This place is pretty popular... More 

Thank qhunnyb
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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered chicken lettuce wraps and orange zest chicken. The food was fresh and delicious. Very impressed by first visit.

Thank Keith G
Laguna Niguel, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a lovely family restaurant serving excellent Chinese food. The service is superb and fast. The food well prepared and cooked. Am looking forward to visiting it again when on holiday in a couple of months.

Thank Ann W
Dana Point, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We love this place and are never disappointed. Food always perfectly cooked and service very efficient. We like that it's open late for this area.

Thank sukiewest
south shields
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Ate in this wonderful little find last night with my family. When we arrived around 7pm it was very busy but the waiter soon sorted us out with a table and even a pair reading glasses as my husband had left his behind. The food was so fresh, wonderfully presented and huge portions we struggled to get through it all.... More 

Thank eddySouthShields
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We tried a bunch of Chinese, Thai, etc. and these guys claim to have no MSG which is probably true because nobody's mud gun went off in a loose fashion the next day after eating there. Food, oh so good. Some indigent folks have claimed it is expensive, but portions are large and quality is really high. Go there, you... More 

Thank LiveinCharlotte
Dana Point, California
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91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

These folk work hard to please with authentic cooks working an open kitchen. They tend to use too much pepper and way too much onion. That been said they do turn out a consistent product. We are frequent take out dinners, DP does not have a better Chinese restaurant, so this place does a pretty good job.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24831 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629-2852
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-276-7799
(949)276-7799 New Restaurant

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