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Zen Peninsula

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1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015
+1 650-616-9388
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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San Mateo, CA
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197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We went to Zen with a large group and the meal was planned with 8 or 9 items. About half we really liked and the other half were things that we tried but wouldn't order if we went by ourselves. The service was good for the size of our group. Limited parking in the area so go early if you... More 

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Thank DavenCarol
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205 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

The food tastes good no matter it is Dim Sum or dinner. It is fresh and tasty. The restaurant is suitable to host banquets with space to set up back drop, nice table cloth and chair covers. The only challenge for this restaurant is the parking space is very limited. It is also difficult to find street parking.

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Thank flora z
San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The food was good , actually the su mei dim sum was really good plus I ordered fried rice and some hong Kong style chow mien even though they kind of looked weird when I ordered these other items other than dim sum. Maybe there is some dim sum protocol that we did not follow. I will google it to... More 

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Thank Califaz
Troy, Michigan
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

The parking lot is a little small. Some of the food was okay. Their beef with XO sauce was very good. The beef tasted like butter melting on your tongue. Their sponge cake was good. But some of the dishes were either too bland or too salty.

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Thank emtbmi2001
South San Francisco
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219 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Our family hosted a party for 80 people and ordered a banquet with 8 dishes including dessert, drinks and roasted whole pig, which was a big hit. Everyone enjoyed the dishes and the big portions. We had roast duck, chow mein, assorted vegetables, mixed seafood, egg rolls and sweet & sour fish. This place also serves dimsum during lunch time.

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Thank ChitoD
San Mateo, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We came here in a Sunday at noon with a party of 7 for Dim Sum. Waited for about an hour an noticed 2 tables large enough for our party were given to other people who just walked in. I know they were not in front of us because the hostess told us we should be next and they didn't... More 

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Thank dlau888
Cromwell, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We were the only English people in the restaurant. They put us in the center of the restaurant and after a long wait took our order. Brought each dish out separate with long waits in between. The restaurant was not busy but the bus boys actually waited on us. Would never go back.

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Thank Connie M
Sonora, California
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Very accommodating service. Seated at a table for eight,no small tables. Ordered Wor won ton soup and walnut prawns. Both were excellent. Always wanted to try this place when staying at the El Rancho Inn. Short walk, half block. I will be going back again.

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Thank Pete M
Clovis, California
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

My friend suggested me to go this restaurant after I told him that I like to go eat Dim Sum to the "Hong Kong Flower Lounge". I gave it a try and it was really good. It has the atmosphere of most of the chinese restaurants around Millbrae... fresh fish, lobster, crabs, etc. The food is really tasty and good.... More 

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Thank Chaufa
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Good scrumptious foods, multi course dinner. Parking was a bit hard, but such is life. Good efficient service and everyone had a great time

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Millbrae
  • Phone Number: +1 650-616-9388
Description
Zen Peninsula is a modern Hong Kong style chinese restaurant. It specializes in Dim Sum, Seafood, traditional Chinese dishes as well as modern Hong Kong style dishes that gives you great taste and surprises. Great place for business lunch, family dinner and big party.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?