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Red Pearl Restaurant

243 West Valley Ave., Homewood
Lunch and dinner. No alcohol available. Part of the Super Oriental Market, Red Pearl Restaurant offers Chinese-American staples like Sesame Chicken and Moo Goo Gai Pan, but also more authentic fare such as sizzling pork intestines in Szechuan sauce and fish head hot pot. Generally considered by foodies to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in town.

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 12:45PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments6 Comments

Reader Comments (6)

only asian restaurant my family eats at. Order your choices and they provide you with empty plates, and a large bowl of rice for everyone to share. Everyone dishes from the choices orderd onto their empty plates. This is the way it should be such as is in asian countries. Other restaurants you order your choice and that is all you get to experience.

February 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjmdolphin

Alcohol is available. It's cheap, too.

March 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShia

Visited for the first time last week. The Red Pearl serves probably the most authentic Chinese food I've had in Birmingham. We had the fried rice noodles, with steamed dumplings and egg rolls. The food was very decent and the service was nice too. If you can get over the smell coming from the seafood tanks on the other side of the building - it's definitely a place lovers of basic, authentic Chinese food should frequent.

July 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChad

I love this restaurant. I have tried several Chinese foods from around the country, and this place is great. If you want authentic, then come here. If you want to order a meal by a number then go to any other Chinese place in Birmingham. Just writing about it, makes me want to go now!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMS CHIC

The best Chinese food in town and I can always find something new to try. The crispy baby fish is always a winner.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterimaglutton

My previous review was bad, so here's another: the only decent Chinese place in town (with the only near rival currently being Mr. Chen's).
The whole fish dishes are good. Greens and other veggies are good. Well, I guess I've been here often enough I tend to cycle through most dishes actually.
Dumplings are from the package, feel free to buy them yourselves for a fraction of the price if you like them.

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShia

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