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1203 18th St., Bakersfield, CA
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Greasy!

I ordered delivery. Customer service was great! Food items marked spicy were not spicy. Other foods lacked flavor dimension. The amount of fat in the bottom of the chow mein container would make me hesitate to order again. Friends in the area all recommended another Chinese restaurant that isn't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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Bakersfield, California
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Visalia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had dinner there a few weeks ago for the first time in several years. I had a seafood special which had lobster in it. The lobster was so overcooked it was like chewing rubber. In addition the fried dishes tasted like they were cooked in rancid oil. I brought the lobster issue up to our server... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This place is a little out dated but it has amazing food!!!!! I love it if you haven't had I yet you need to have it!!i hope you'll love it as well!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I grew up in Bakersfield from the late 70's to the present. Bill Lee's has always been a family favorite and that was before knowing it's history. The food was great as always. I treated 2 family members to dinner who have not tried Bill Lee's and they too were saying it was the best they'd ever had. Shrimp fried... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I ordered delivery. Customer service was great! Food items marked spicy were not spicy. Other foods lacked flavor dimension. The amount of fat in the bottom of the chow mein container would make me hesitate to order again. Friends in the area all recommended another Chinese restaurant that isn't Bill Lee's. The restaurant atmosphere might be the places best asset... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I love their mai tai's! The best i've ever had! If you want a killer drink that's a bang for your buck, go to the bar and ask for a 747, you wont be disappointed!!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I lived on Bill Lee's dinners for a month or two in 1987. Occasionally, when I am in town, I will take the family there. But more often we just order delivery. In any case, you can't beat the food or the service!

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44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

While spending a couple of days in Bakersfield I had Bill Lee's deliver to our hotel. The person who took my order on the phone was very friendly and answered the call in a timely manner. I ordered one number 1 and a side of egg rolls. The food arrived hot and in the time they quoted. The delivery driver... More 

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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1203 18th St., Bakersfield, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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

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