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2033 Camden Ave # F, San Jose, CA
+1 408-377-1168
11:00 - 21:30
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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Orchids on every table and on the window sills. Usually have the Healthy Tofu Hot Pot with chicken and brown rice.

Thank Gordonjg2017
Fort Myers, Florida
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

During a visit to San Jose, my cousin took me to Chef Li Chinese Restaurant. We were politely greeted and quickly seated. I ordered the Individual Dinner #1 for $14.95 which included an egg roll, fried wonton, sweet and sour pork, Kung Pao chicken and fried rice. Our food was served quickly, hot and was very good. The sweet and... More 

Thank UCF1983
Saratoga, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Chinese dishes prepared at this restaurant are uniquely flavored to be refreshingly different than other Chinese restaurants and in that respect deserves patronage by diners who appreciate good tasting food with fresh ingredients. There is a sense of this being a special place to enjoy a dinner not offered at other local eateries and at a very reasonable price.

Thank Rkanazawa
Bengaluru, India
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Family of 5, after attending Arangetram, a dance student's first full length solo debut performance on stage in traditional South Indian style at Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, Milpitas, drove down to Chef Lee, the last time was in 2014, family's favorite Chinese restaurant for last about 10 years, seated with warm welcome and smiles by Owner and hostess, favorite dishes... More 

Thank RBManjeshwar
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

I love this place. We go here whenever we get a craving for Chinese. They have about 10 tables and they do a brisk takeout. We never have a reservation and they always seem to seat us promptly. Recommend the crispy fried game hen and sweet and sour pork. Also, any of the spicy selections. Chinese chicken salad has plenty... More 

Thank RACurry1112
san jose
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

This is one of my favorite Chinese lunch spots. They offer a lunch menu which includes a main course (Kung Pao is my favorite), rice, soup, egg roll, and fortune cookie. The staff is quick, polite, and fast. Restaurant looks clean, nice decor, and beautiful orchids to enjoy or purchase. I stopped in there on Sunday, forgetting it was a... More 

Thank terri v
Bay Area, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Except for the spicy eggplant, haven't had anything which wowed me... Will do if you are craving Chinese and too lazy (or time constrained) to drive to Cupertino or Milpitas..!

Thank photo_travlr
Provo, Utah
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Good food, great price. Got Chinese food to go and thoroughly enjoyed it. Prices were very reasonable and the food was very delicious.

Thank Devores
Walnut Creek, California
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2011

We have consistently good to great food at Chef Li. We also love the many orchids there & have bought couple pots of them. The veggie selections at the back of the menu are also excellent, even if you're a meat-eater. Among our favorites, veggie mongolian beef and veggie honey walnut prawns. Beer and wine choices are limited but good.... More 

Thank amastelle
San Jose, CA
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2011

This is not a good neighborhood for Chinese food. Chef Li's is the exception and we are usually very satisfied with the food and the service. The decor is tasteful but not pretentious. Consistently good but not outstanding.

Thank cjn60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2033 Camden Ave # F, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-377-1168

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?