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“Decent entrees and dim sum”

L and L Chinese Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 87 Restaurants in El Cerrito
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

L&L Chinese Seafood Restaurant has pretty flavorful entrees as well as dim sum food that's not bad. A couple of our favorite entrees are "Ginger & Scallion Steamed Chicken," "Broccoli Beef" and "Steamed Pork Hash" patty. Now, the only limitation we ran into was ordering a fresh steamed fish entree. Usually they may have a small fish available, but sometimes none at all. They did seem to have "frozen" fresh fish available. We usually pass on that. As for the service, the servers are pleasant and helpful. The decor of the restaurant is nice. Occasionally, they have a large screen TV turned on. All in all, we enjoy eating at this restaurant.

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Reviewed 13 June 2015

L&L has done a nice job with their interior renovation by making the walls smooth over the cinderblock and installing recessed lighting so there is plenty of light for the L-shaped dining area that has no windows except for the natural light that enters through the glass double doors. they have installed more pleasant seafood tanks to hold fish and shellfish. the reconfigured bathrooms are done nicely and now they are both gender neutral. the food is not going to blow you away. we had their $78 dinner special and the best dish out of the 7 dishes (not including the house soup) was the salt and pepper pork spareribs. it is a decent value. another dish that was added was their pan fried noodles with beef and it too was alright but we have had better elsewhere as L&L is a bit chintzy on the beef. we pre-ordered 2 items that are not on the menu, a braised whole duck and a sticky rice stuffed fried chicken. we understand that the few restaurants that make these last 2 dishes will vary in their preparation and while the duck itself was done very nicely its filling was not to our liking. the special chicken dish was crispy and the sticky rice filling was just right but it was a tad too greasy. service was efficient and what you would like to have. as i have said with other chinese restaurants i have reviewed you will definitely find strong dishes to your liking at one place and other dishes you prefer at other chinese eateries. L&L also does dim sum from 11am - 3pm. they are situated just north of central avenue on the east side of SP avenue and have their own parking lot (plus there are usually plenty of street parking.

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Reviewed 9 May 2015

We had finished a meeting in Bekeley at 4 pm and knowing the traffic returning to Sacramento would be heavy,cdecided to stop here for an early dinner. At first, when we arrived, we thought the parking lot was full but managed to squeeze into the last available parking space. We went inside and the majority of the clientele was Chones which is good as we know that marks good food. We ordered A, enough for two people but ended up bring the leftovers home. Very good and not heavy meal. Service was good as well, very pleasant.

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Thank Sheila916
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Reviewed 6 December 2014

From start to finish, we were delighted with the delicious Chinese food. The flavors of the soup and entrees were a big step-up for the lunch special. The clientele is only Chinese, and about a dozen arrived during the hour. There is a good-sized parking lot next to the building.

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Reviewed 11 August 2015
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