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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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San Mateo, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The service used to be very arrogant and disappointing, but the food made the restaurant worth visiting in spite of that. Now the food is as disappointing as the service, the resent refurbishing of the restaurant did not address the filthy carpets and takes away the appetite. Unfortunately the last time at this place.

Thank Oerelius
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The tea and food are much better here, but it is difficult for non-Chinese to order or order off menu.

Thank cal48boy
Hong Kong, China
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is even better than many nice Chinese restaurant in HongKong or Taiwan. The price is reasonable, same level with HongKong. I recommend the "梨山骨煲". It's 10mins to the San Fransico International Airport. 這是機場附近最好的中式餐廳, 她甚至比很多香港或台灣的中式菜館還要好, 而且價錢很合理; 我向你推薦「梨山骨煲」。

Thank bird415
Davie, Florida
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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 

Thank PackUpNGoNow
Aurora, Colorado
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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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129 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
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
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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 6 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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?