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Red Pearl Kitchen San Diego

440 J St.
Suite 108
San Diego, CA, 92101, United States
TEL: (619) 231-1100

The Gaslamp Quarter’s Red Pearl Kitchen is a romantic Pan-Asian fusion restaurant by boutique restaurateurs Tim and Liza Goodell. A humungous and intricately carved red chair sits at the entrance in stylized contrast to the unassuming slate exterior. The interior has a red glow, leather banquettes, colorful lanterns, and minimalist wood furniture. The menu melds the cuisines of Pan-American and Asian cuisines with an emphasis on dim sum, noodles, and wok-fried dishes. Options include the chili-caramel prawns or classic Korean barbecue short ribs. Hot pots bring comforting flavors, such as braised tofu and bok choy, in a Shiitake mushroom broth.

Insider Tip:

The Red Pearl, as locals call it, has a late night social hour from 10 p.m. to close every night of the week with discounted apps and half-price specialty cocktails.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Chef's Table
  • Dinner
  • Dress Code
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Parking Available
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Asian: Southeast


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