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Bill Lee's

1203 18th St., Bakersfield, CA
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Ranked #44 of 705 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Bakersfield, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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10 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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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