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The Kitchen

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279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
+1 650-692-9688
11:00 - 01:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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Davie, Florida
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent vacation to San Francisco, we had dinner and dim sum at The Kitchen. We were lucky that The Kitchen was open after being closed for a few months for renovations. I liked the new renovations that was over-the-top bling with huge wall mirrors framed by sparkly crystal frames and rows and rows of chandeliers. I assume that... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at the Kitchen on a recent business trip as it was a quick walk from my hotel. The entire time I was there I was the only English speaking person there which in my mind assured me this is good Chinese food. They didn't disappoint. I ordered Kung Pao shrimp and egg rolls for take out. They allowed... More 

Thank Catrina19
San Francisco, California
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The Kitchen was recently renovated and it's a better and nicer restaurant. Doors open at 11am and there was already a line outside. However, the lines moved really fast and were able to get a table for our group. They have dim sum for lunch. Prices are reasonable.

Thank BPenuliar2015
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Very good. Excellent service. Great price. Just do it and you will be happy that you did. It will not break your wallet.

Thank Samuel A
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Price is reasonable and quality is high, so almost lunch/dinner times are busy. Resavation is better.

Thank みーや
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Met up with friends for dim sum. Just like being in Hong Kong. Food was great and the atmosphere authentic. The crab with goose egg coating was excellent though rich. Ho fun noodles were excellent - not too greasy. Also the ha gaw and Sui Mai were fantastic. Would definitely go back. Paw Paw's favourite

Thank Rob C
Basel, Switzerland
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent dimsum, esp durian puffs, fried tofu skin with prawns, fried turnip cake, shrimp rice noodle rolls & bbq pork rice noodle rolls. Will definitely come back again.

Thank thscang
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

They used to be one of the top rated Chinese restaurant in the Bay Areas but the food and service quality had gone downhill over the years. That being said, it is still one of my favorite restaurants especially for Chinese "dim sum". My favorite dishes are: golden crispy rice noodle roll, wasabi pork stomach, Japanese style giant clams, durion... More 

Thank dmdvfl333
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I continue to dine here for the dim sum only. I do not know if the unfriendly and inattentive service is a cultural thing but they are consistently rude. They are always busy as dim sum is served at a certain time of the day. As a result, you are treated like cattle. You are put on a waiting list... More 

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Upper Montclair, NJ
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband and I nitially invited our niece to meet with us in Millbrae for dinner at a Chinese cafe/bistro during our visit to California (somewhere between San Francisco where she lived and Los Altos where we were staying). Unfortunately, the cafe/bistro was closed on Mondays and we called my dear aunt who lived nearby for recommendation and she recommended... More 

Thank Shirley E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Millbrae
  • Phone Number: +1 650-692-9688

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