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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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Branson, Missouri
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754 reviews
541 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the specialty dish Kitchen Beef. Tender and slightly sweet. Dish was so large I took half home for dinner. Service is very good. Convenient just above Dana Point Harbor.

Thank Jerry B
Southern Cal
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168 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Dana Point for 30 years there was a good local Chinese restaurant. It went bad with poor food, high prices and a lack of customer service ethic. The Little Kitchen Asian cafe opened and all is good again. Very clean, prompt service and reasonable prices. what else would you ask for. How about creative dishes and an early... More 

Thank cap10paul
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not your run of the mill Chinese Restaurant. This is a broad spectrum Asian cafe. It's not huge but carryout is a big business. Love all of their food but the teriyaki bowl was a huge hit for me. I had it over brown rice with chicken. Also their Szechuan Beef. This is one of our favorite Friday... More 

Thank Julie J
Sunnyside, New York
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274 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a break from business by driving down to Dana Point to have dinner with Hubby's old friend, the Tae Bo Guru BB. They met during the karate tournaments very long time ago. He introduced us to this restaurant. We had a very long dinner by trying many dishes and taking time eating. BB also introduced us to the... More 

Thank NoraFrydman
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149 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Spotlessly clean small restaurant. Sit by the window if you can, or in one of the booths. Very good service. Nice thick paper napkins. Have eaten there a half dozen times and enjoyed it each time. Hot and sour soup is excellent and they give you a generous cup size. Pan fried chicken dumplings are delicious with the ginger-soy sauce... More 

Thank Cinderella_Dearest
Ashland, Oregon
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291 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I eat here often. We recently had their lunch specials of Chicken with Vegetables and Garlic Chicken. I had the Hot and Sour Soup and she had the salad. My soup could have been a little hotter (temperature), but both were delicious just like the entrees. Seating was prompt, service was good and the food was great,... More 

Thank Tapetseb22
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent selection of Asian foods. Enjoyed the fried chicken dumplings as an appetizer followed by Hong Kong beef with shrimp as an entree. Obviously a popular stop given the number of people there. Highly recommended.

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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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104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

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

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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