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Double Happiness

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1011 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014-2640
+1 858-481-8584
11:00 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
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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Del Mar, California
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

As a local, I had already given up on this place a while back...BUT I REALLY LIKE CHINESE FOOD. So I tried it once again - as take out - and I'll definitely be coming back. The new ownership has brought not just a little improvement in the food, but a HUGE improvement in the food. I'll have to see... More 

Thank wjurewitz
San Diego, California
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546 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Double happiness is under new ownership, and things are hopping. The food is very good, the service excellent, and the beer is ice cold. The price is reasonable, and we always take home food for lunch the next day.

Thank baltoro
Oakland, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

A co-worker and I were staying at the Clarion Del Mar Inn for a conference. We walked into town stopped into Double Happiness for take-out on the way back to the hotel. We tried the spicy green beans and the Kung Pao Chicken. It was plenty for dinner and left overs. They supplied us with paper plates and utensils. I'll... More 

Thank exploringlee
Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

We ordered takeout from here and I really liked it but my husband didn't love his as much as I thought he would. I ordered lo mein which is generally hard to mess up and I thought it was good. Overall, it wasn't amazing but definitely wasn't bad.

Thank waldmanenator
Del Mar
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

I had not been here for a while and when I went in it was all new people. I was surprised because Mr. Lee, the owner, was always onsite. On inquiry, I was told the place had sold. I gave it a try anyway. Ordered our five standard dishes: Mu Shu Pork, Kung Pao Chicken, Ma Pa Tofu, Deluxe Fried... More 

1 Thank catatthebeach
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

You can tell when you go to a Chinese place and everyone there is Asian, it is going to be great....this food was fantastic and the location is super.

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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

We miss being greeted with the warm smile of Mr. Lee, but after working day and night for years I guess it was time to retire. The new owners added some delicious and unique menu items. In-restaurant dining, and take-out are both still great. We have been going there for over 12 years and we will continue.

Thank Larry K
San Diego, California
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546 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

This restaurant has been in Del Mar for many years. It recently changed ownership, and the food is better than ever.There are many chinese dishes at reasonable prices from which to choose. The servers are pleasant and competent. It can get crowded on weekends, so go early. The restaurant does a big take out business.

Thank baltoro
Encinitas, CA
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231 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Our teenaged daughter got taken to Double Happiness on a date and it became her favorite place to eat. We've since celebrated her birthday dinner there and the whole family enjoyed it. It is such a delightful diversion from the "beachy", informal places on the coast. We loved the friendly service and the hint of formality that comes from a... More 

Thank motherHEncinitas
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Well it's not the prettiest place, early 1960's Chinese atmosphere. Being so close to the beach, there is a bit of a mildew smell. No air conditioning and during the summer it gets hot. But that doesn't stop us. The food is fresh, hot and terrific! We eat there often and take out even more often. Our only disappointment is... More 

Thank Larry K

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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 92014-2640
  • 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?