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Zen Peninsula

1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015
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Ranked #30 of 84 Restaurants in Millbrae
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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244 reviews 244 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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SF Bay Area
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176 reviews 176 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Winchester VA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Being a Monday night, there weren't too many options for dinner, but the reviews on TA were very good. The place is cavernous and it was nearly empty. The surly waiter wasn't helpful, but everything was handled with speed. While the Cantonese food was adequate, there was nothing memorable. The murky tanks of shell fish at the entrance made the... More

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Paso Robles, CA
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203 reviews 203 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Located adjacent to the El Rancho in Millbrae, the Zen Peninsula has a wide-ranging menu, delicious food, and generous portions. We ate in the restaurant in April and took food-to-go in May and were very pleased with the quality and quantity offered.

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Lakeland, FL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Seafood still swimming in the aquarium and cooked to order. Service was fast and efficient. We ordered several dishes and they were well prepared and very fast, delicious.

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Evanston, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

26 of us had Dim Sum there to celebrate Mom's 90th - and it was easy - fabulous - tasty - and affordable! The night before 14 of us went out for dinner and the cost was nearly triple the bill for 26 - and each and every one of us had more than we could possible eat. Wonderful variety... More

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