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Zen Peninsula

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Chinese, Seafood, Dim Sum
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1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015
650-616-9388
Today
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We were looking for oriental food near our hotel, it was 5:30 on a Friday and we could park in their parking lot so we went in. Two of us were seated at a very large table, they did have large tables for dim sum dinners that seated 14 or so people and they filled up. The also had a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Candace C
via mobile
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for oriental food near our hotel, it was 5:30 on a Friday and we could park in their parking lot so we went in. Two of us were seated at a very large table, they did have large tables for dim sum dinners that seated 14 or so people and they filled up. The also had a... More 

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United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

i have visited this place twice; when they first open, it was the place to be. why? because it was new, i guess? the second time i visited this place, i got violently sick for four days and almost had to go to the emergency room. eat something bad and have fever, chills, vomiting and diarrhea for four days. never... More 

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A Delightfull , Cantonese Chinese Dinner ( different assorments of your everyday Chinese food establishment Large Facility great atmosphere, very clean , appealing plate Presentation plenty of food served friendly staff

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Willows, Ca
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We traveled to Asia a lot in the 80's and this restaurant is like a trip back in time. Big, loud, gruff service, not too clean, but very good authentic Chinese food. The dinner menu was reasonable, and all our entrees very tasty.

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Miami
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was very plentiful and good. The prices were very reasonable. The service could have been a little better but all in all, we liked it enough to go back a second time!

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Redding, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good service. Good food. The atmosphere was not that nice. It is a huge place. Menu seem to be authentic Chinese food.

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Columbia, Missouri
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339 reviews 339 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I always enjoy going out for dim sum when visiting my friend who lives in the Bay Area. We have tried several places and stumbled across Zen Peninsula while looking for something near SFO. What a great experience! We went on Sunday right before it got crowded. The restaurant is huge and very authentic. The service was great and dim... More 

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Clovis, California
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227 reviews 227 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Yes, it is just food, in the words of our 11 year old daughter of our dear friends. But mediocre Chinese food, paired with extremely poor service is a recipe for disaster. We had to ask for water, soy sauce, and mustard, normally standard offerings at a Chinese restaurant. They do not know how to cook shrimp, all under done,... More 

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Millbrae, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Expect the usual rude Chinese service but the dim sum is tops. This is the dim sum experience. Our table ordered 8 dishes but couldn't resist the waitresses with their trays and ordered a couple more. The fried squid was fresh, nicely spiced. Good shui mai and har ghow. Also the tofu dishes were the best I have ever had.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

I went with some friends for dim sum and it was alright, nothing special, nothing out of this world, just alright... Uhhhhh ... See ya sooner than you think .... Califaz

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Millbrae
  • Phone Number: 650-616-9388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Dim Sum
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?