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334 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030-2510
650-692-8898
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Service Good Food

We were a party of 3, craving some Chinese food. After trying to get into a couple of places and finding them closed, we ended up at Lai Lai at around 4pm for some really late lunch. First of all, the service was really good. The staff was truly friendly and attentive. We started our meal with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
Tamara F
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San Francisco, California
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San Diego, CA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Was in Millbrae, so excited to have good Chinese Food, but instead used Yelp to find this place. Very Americanized. For example, you get forks instead of chopsticks. Clientele not Asian, but Caucasian and most older/seniors. Nicer than usual service and good english though. Ate and promptly left, not my type of place.

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Millbrae, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

under the same ownership. The food may have slipped a little since it opened in 1983, but the menu has changed very little in that time. Jimmy opened up when Millbrae was Italian and had only a dozen or so Chinese restaurants (for its population of 20,000). There are about 30 now. (I haven't got around to counting.) So merely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

What can I say? I hit this place every time I'm in San Francisco; it's one of my favorites. I've had many of the chicken dishes and several appetizers and all have been excellent. The service is friendly and the prices are reasonable. Give it a try!

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San Francisco, California
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114 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were a party of 3, craving some Chinese food. After trying to get into a couple of places and finding them closed, we ended up at Lai Lai at around 4pm for some really late lunch. First of all, the service was really good. The staff was truly friendly and attentive. We started our meal with some delicious Pot... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We ordered take out tonight. We had the almond chicken and the prawns with green beans plus an order of rice. The order was ready when we went to pick it up. As always, great food and service.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

While visiting a friend in the Bay Area, she took us to Lai Lai in Millbrae. The best Chinese Food I have had in years. Fresh and tasty. Hot and Sour Soup was top notch; tasty with just the right heat. The pork, beef and vegetable entrees were superb. We were served by Jimmy, the owner, and it was a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

As many other have noted, this restaurant caters to local patrons, and many families. Service was fine, but the food (advertised as Mandarin) was mediocre; mostly saucy dishes.

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Cody, Wyoming
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This place is great. I have been coming here for years with my family. The food and service are fantastic. Some of my favorites are: chow fun, garlic eggplant, potstickers, hot and sour soup, walnut prawns, dumpling soup, pork buns and broccoli beef. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who has a taste for Chinese.

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Rome
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20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food here was good and the portions were generous. The menu is pretty standard, with a few unusual twists on classic Chinese dishes. The atmosphere is casual.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My family have been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. We have noticed that the quality of the food has changed the past few times that we have ordered take out or for that matter,ate at the restaurant. Please don;t get me wrong,but we have noticed that the food has not been tasting the same and it has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 334 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030-2510
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Millbrae
  • Phone Number: 650-692-8898

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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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