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Double Happiness

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1011 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
+1 858-481-8584
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 15:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was loving this place from the walk in the door. It is classic relaxed lighting and seating that welcomes you into the eating area. The serve interface starts early and as often as you require...very attentive. We were fortunate to be "guided" to the Double Happiness door by a Chinese co-worker, and thus our freedom to navigate off menu....thus... More 

Thank Louis M
San Diego, California
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154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They told me it would be 30 to 40 minutes for my food so I decided to wait and ended up being over 90 minutes the place was completely packed and it was completely out of control. I had no choice because I don't ready paid for my food so I waited we ended up eating an hour later than... More 

Thank Neillibin
Del Mar, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Double Happiness was, for many years, the quintessential Cantonese/American Chinese restaurant. With its roots in the 1960s, there were no surprises to the suburban palate. A couple of years ago, the owners retired and sold to Chef Zhu. All the old favorites are all there, now augmented with a second menu of more authentic dishes. No more do I long... More 

Thank tigerdogtoo
San Diego, California
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559 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We live near this restaurant and go there frequently. The staff knows us, and they are accommodating and pleasant. The food is very good. I like the deluxe noodle dish.We always have food to take home.

Thank baltoro
San Diego, California
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237 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Locals and tourists love this Mandarin Chinese restaurant because of the extensive menu and wonderful food--the hot-and-sour and egg drop soups are perfectly seasoned. We often order a pu pu platter which is variety of meats that uare served on a mini grill. The meats are already hot but you can grill them even more if you wish. The restaurant... More 

Thank lindymiles
San Diego, California
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559 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We visit this neighborhood restaurant frequently. The price is right, and the food is very good. I love the pot stickers and the deluxe lo mein. The staff is very friendly.

1 Thank baltoro
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Food is very good, much better and more authentic Chinese food than Rendezvous. Service is hit or miss depending on how busy the restaurant is. Ambiance not so good. Food quality has improved greatly ownership last year. Very authenic Asian food which works for some people.

2 Thank 625RL
La Jolla, California
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We used to eat here every week but had stopped because the food and service were lacking. Hadn't come here in at least 4 years. We were pleasantly surprised to find all new staff and a completely re-imagined and refreshed menu. The modestly higher prices were well worth it. My husband & I split a lunch special- the ginger shrimp..... More 

1 Thank TWsBeenHereBefore
Arcadia, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We went there to have dinner last week. The place was busy. We sat down for quite a while with no service. The tea was served after we ordered the dishes. We ordered one appetizer and four main dishes. The appetizer came after three main dishes. Even after we finished these dishes, the last main dish (stir fried bean tips)... More 

Thank Jen L
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146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Our original idea of hitting the peruvian restaurant on New Years Day in Del Mar was thwarted when it was closed, so we saw the Double Happiness and I was a bit worried. I mean Del Mar really isn't a Chinese hotbed, right? I was pleasantly surprised. A really unique Shanghai experience. Really flavorful and really delicious. Note: It is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-481-8584

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?