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Bill Lee's

1203 18th St., Bakersfield, CA
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Ranked #68 of 705 restaurants in Bakersfield
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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  • English first
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was by far the best Chinese food I have eaten in Bakersfield. The daily lunch special is delicious and don't forget to ask for the house soy sauce which adds an extra punch to the food.

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Tehachapi, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a great Chinese restaurant. Friendly service. Great food.We love the restaurant but if you want Chinese to go their delivery is great.We get delivery alot! Always arrives hot.It is a great place.Sorry for all of the five star dining critics.I do not care for some of the food in San Francisco but I dont cry about it.We do... More

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Campbell, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is supposed to be an iconic Bakersfield restaurant. Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, I guess I am spoiled when it comes to good Asian restaurants. The food here is tasty but some of the sauces were cloyingly sweet; it is typical "American" Chinese food. Portion sizes are on the small side and the menu is a tad... More

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Puyallup
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We arrived in Bakersfield in our RV hot and tired and hungry. The employee who answered the phone at Bill Lee's was very helpful and personable. Our order was delivered right to our RV within 30 minutes. The food was fresh and delicious, especially the chow mein and all white meat orange chicken! The delivery paper bag was full of... More

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Simi Valley, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We ate at Bill Lee's Bamboo Chopsticks based on a recommendation from friends who had eaten there last year. We were part of a large group (25) with reservations. While the restaurant handled the reservation properly and we were seated promptly on our arrival, the food was only average and the service was poor. We only had one server to... More

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Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

i love coming to this place , the lights are dim so you can totally have a romantic/intimate date here or even celebrate a birthday here too. the food is very very very good . the Chinese food is very delicious i come here all the time with family and friends and i always recommend them to come here and... More

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Bakersfield, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Bill Lee's is a landmark in Bakersfield. A bit pricey but the food is good. Atmosphere in the bar area is romantic. Service is friendly and good.

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Sunset, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Good Chinese food, not fast food. Service was good, food came out hot. Fairly priced for a nice resturant.

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Whittier, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The food is amazing, if you know what to order. I totally recommend the Mandarin combination it's awesome comes with egg flower soup, ribs, fried shrimp, fried rice, almond chicken pan fried noodles or crispy noodles.. It's enough to fill you up. When I travel to Bakersfield I always go there. All the awards they have on the wall will... More

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Bakersfield, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

They serve delicious Asian food. They have different style of cooking the noodles. They had a nice variety.

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