Red Pearl Kitchen

440 J St Ste 108 San DiegoCA92101
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The exotic meets the cosmopolitan, Red Pearl Kitchen, a Chinese/East Asian restaurant/bar, blends a savvy, chic, 1940’s Shanghai kind of glamour with the upscale, urban and fine-dining sensibility of its proprietors.
by merchantcircle on May 12, 2019 from merchantcircle


The Extras: Don't be confused by the sign and the window exposing the kitchen on Fourth Avenue. It's just a sneak peak. The main entrance is around the corner on J Street.
by ezlocal on December 12, 2013 from ezlocal
Know Before You Go: This is the second RPK installment. The much-smaller but still swanky original is in Hunington Beach.
by ezlocal on December 12, 2013 from ezlocal

Editorial Reviews

Vivid red Venetian plaster walls, a loungey vibe, and a widely varied menu of pan-Asian fare make Red Pearl Kitchen stand out among San Diego's other, more generic, Asian restaurants. Here, diners embark on a culinary journey with dishes like pineapple and Kobe beef satay, crab spring rolls, spicy meatballs, and steamed pork buns, all of which are designed for sharing. Pair them with sake and...
by fodors on October 12, 2012 from fodors
From the street, you step down into the deep red, modern luxury of the Red Pearl Kitchen. The atmosphere is sultry, all deep jewel tones and shiny black. The Asian-inspired menu traverses the East, combining dim sum, skewers, hot pots,…
by Citysearch on August 09, 2012 from Citysearch
Specializing in dim sum dishes with a contemporary, Pan-Asian flair, this sexy Gaslamp Quarter restaurant is decorated in hues of deep red and features stone and tile accents, a cool pebbled floor, some nice deep booths, and two private dining areas. At Red Pearl, you may see a kungfu flick on one of the flatscreens over the bar while dining on your strawberry-cinnamon short ribs, duck lettuce...
by frommers on June 21, 2011 from frommers
Upscale downtown Asian eatery buzzes with well-heeled 92101ers at the bar and foodies sharing plates from the eclectic, spicy menu.:
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Wander down the curved pathway from the door to the bar and dining room to enter one of downtown's most buzzing scenes. Red walls, black furnishings, lanterns and basket weave...
by by Erin Chambers at Citysearch on August 03, 2006 from Citysearch

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Tim and Liza Goodell have long sought the perfect location for their second Red Pearl Kitchen, and they found it in the heart of the Historic Gas Lamp District of San Diego. Their original Red Pearl Kitchen has been a mainstay of the Huntington Beach dining scene for the past five years and like the Orange County location, the new San Diego restaurant combines authentic Chinese/East Asian...
by cityvoter on May 13, 2016 from cityvoter