Rainbow Palace (Fort Lauderdale)

Posted on June 20th, 2014 · Chinese Fort Lauderdale

***** Rainbow Palace, 2787 Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306, (954) 565-5652.

House of Chan, if you like, you can go and “look” it up.

Suffice it to say, in the 1950s-1960s-1970s, the House of Chan located at 52nd Street and 7th Avenue, NYC- was one of America’s most famous upscale Chinese restaurants.

Old history (isn’t all history old?), Jeff Eats’ father had a “business” house account, so Jeff Eats, his brother, father and mother–enjoyed a number of meals at the House of Chan.

The House of Chan had fabulous food. The House of Chan had superb service. The House of Chan had a fabulous management team. The House of Chan had “style.”

No question in my mind, those House of Chan outings-shaped Jeff Eats’ thoughts on what upscale-dining is “suppose” to be.

Long story short,

The Rainbow Palace has fabulous food. The Rainbow Palace has superb service. The Rainbow Palace has a top shelf management team. The Rainbow Palace has “style.”

If you want TOP NOTCH CHINESE FOOD, TOP NOTCH UPSCALE SERVICE, A RESTAURANT WITH STYLE then get yourself over to the Rainbow Palace in Fort Lauderdale.

For those of you wondering as to what Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “had”-house wonton soup, crispy steak, sesame chicken, chef’s fried rice.

For what it’s worth,

Both Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats found the food off the chart-but please keep in mind that you and us-Eats may-be polar opposites- on what constitutes good-great-lousy etc. That’s why Jeff Eats and you should never bet the farm on what some “critic” has to say about any particular restaurant or dish.


Jeff Eats thought the food was terrific…

By the way, Rainbow’s prices aren’t exactly cheap. Just a word to the wise, the joint’s portions are large- so figure on sharing stuff- and don’t over order,

You can check menu/prices at

Rainbow Palace is open Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-10pm, Thursday noon-3pm & 5pm-10pm, Friday noon-3pm & 5pm-11pm, Saturday 5pm-11pm.

One final thought on this “food reviewing” thing…

How many times have you asked a total stranger who was leaving a movie theatre “What he or she thought about a picture?” See where Jeff Eats is going with this? As my Uncle Sam Ting (by marriage to my father’s sister) use to say…

5 Comments to “Rainbow Palace (Fort Lauderdale)”

  1. I have eaten in Rainbow Palace a number of times and its food is some of the best Chinese food that I have ever eaten. The service is fabulous and its a great looking place.
    An absolute must try.

  2. SELTZER says...

    Food and service are terrific.
    One of the best Chinese restaurants I’ve ever eaten in. Definitely not cheap.

  3. LR says...

    Ate there last night for the first time.
    Food, service were outstanding.
    Very stuffy crowd. Men in sports jackets.
    Very expensive.
    Nice dinner but not something to do on too regular of a basis.

  4. lo lo says...

    Terrific food and service.
    I found its prices to be very expensive.

  5. Very overpriced. Food is good, but isn’t worth what they charge. First and last time for me and my wife.

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