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“Good food but not Chinese-food cheap”
Review of Double Happiness

Double Happiness
Ranked #35 of 93 Restaurants in Del Mar
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food but not Chinese-food cheap”
Reviewed 26 May 2012

We have driven by this reatsurant a hundred time but have never stopped in. It appeared to us to be a Chinese restaurant that appealed to Western tastes - not our style, having been raised on authentic Chinese food. A mixed up dinner reservation brought us in one night when we were desperate for dinner. The interior is small and cramped with strings of light everywhere. The owner was hurried, trying to organize a consistent flow of take-out orders while answering the phone for more orders. We were sat in the middle of this circus and we braced ourselves for the worse. It never came. The sizzling rice soup was amazing! The rice was fragrant. Scallops with black beans and beef with oyster sauce - delicious! The only slight surprise is that the price was expensive for Chinese food. Perhaps this is due to the affluent neighborhood of Del Mar in which Double Happiness is nestled. If you find yourself here and craving Chinese, this place will not disappoint.

  • Visited April 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good cheap chinese”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

Perfect with kids and not too pricey. Mongolian beef was great.

Visited March 2012
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Thank havefunCT
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Good Chinese food”
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Double Happiness has some Chinese creations along with the standard ones that are just wonderful.

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Thank WayneDunlap
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Del Mar
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice Neighborhood Restaurant”
Reviewed 3 September 2011

First off, I am a Del Mar resident. Have been for 20 years and have eaten at Double Happiness well over 100 times. It is a good neighborhhod quality Chinese restaurant with very friendly staff. Don't expect great - it is not in that league. But it is inexpensive by Del Mar standards and has some consistently good items. The Mu Shu Pork, the Kung Pao Chicken and the Orange Chicken are consistently good. The Ma Pa Dofu and Schzwan Style Eggplant (two of my favorite vegetarian dishes) should be avoided. Keep it simple and they do a good job. Many Del Mar restaurants are trendy, over priced, or have pretentious staff (I can say that since I live here). Thank goodness Double Happiness is none of that. Enjoy it for what is it - a very nice affordable family restaurant in a town that has few others.

  • Visited August 2011
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Best Chinese food on the coast!”
Reviewed 11 August 2011

This restaurant is truly a find. The food is delicious especially the crispy garlic shrimp. I have been a regular for over 24 years and have never been disappointed.
A Del Mar resident

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