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1203 18th St., Bakersfield, CA
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English first
Bakersfield, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We purchased moo goo gai pan and a shrimp dish. Both were extremely bland. We had to use alot of soy sauce in order for there to be any taste. Years ago the food was excellent, and thought we would try this restaurant again. Sorry it's not what it used to be.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always consistent, and a great Mytie. we love to eat in the bar. This place has very good service and plenty of room for almost and kind of party.

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Tehachapi, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have now been here a few times and the food is always great and the service, well it is great as well. The food is fresh with quality ingredients and very tasty. Comparing them to all the other Chinese restaurants we have been to including in San Francisco they rank right up at the top. I would have given... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have loved their food my whole life. Business started in 1938 and my family has always eaten at Bill Lee's over all other options available. Quality ingredients have always been their speciality. It is nice to know that you will get a great meal every time. I love that you can eat there or call it in with options... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bill Lee's is an iconic restaurant in Bakersfield. It has been here since the early 1950's and is family owned. It has great Chinese food and Cantonese is their specialty. Service is always great and the food choices are many. I love their chow mein and fried rice. No other place makes it better.

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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 1203 18th St., Bakersfield, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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