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Zen Peninsula

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Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
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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
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Most recent review
Interesting

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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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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312 reviews 312 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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208 reviews 208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

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, Dim Sum, Seafood
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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