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The Kitchen

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279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
650-692-9688
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cantonese Dim Sum

A sister of coworker who lives here recommended this as a must stop place to dine when in the area. Supposedly less pretentious and the dim sums were just as good as Koi Palace. The Kitchen Restaurant had three plaques on display showing their Michelin Star awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Arrived... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Wood77
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A sister of coworker who lives here recommended this as a must stop place to dine when in the area. Supposedly less pretentious and the dim sums were just as good as Koi Palace. The Kitchen Restaurant had three plaques on display showing their Michelin Star awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Arrived right when the restaurant opened on a... More 

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Thank Wood77
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148 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

The food is authentic and tastes good. The menu offers variety to please everyone. I only tried dinner here, but heard that it is also popular for Dimsum at lunch time and the hot tea served for Dimsum is free. That is a pretty good deal if you go Dimsum as a group. The restaurant is always busy. The good... More 

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Thank flora z
Cincinnati, Ohio
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139 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Came here for dim sum on a weekday. Based on reading reviews, I was expecting a long wait but in fact, they were able to seat us immediately. We ordered the staples (shrimp dumplings, shrimp rice noodles, steamed meat dumplings, sesame balls) as well as a bunch of other new things like roast duck wrapped in rice noodle. Their menu... More 

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1 Thank cacheng88
Osaka, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Heads up! They cannot understand English!! Heads up! They cannot understand English!! Heads up! They cannot understand English!!

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Thank T O
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Dim Sum on a Sunday morning is a great way to start a Sunday! Doing it at The Kitchen is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. After a 30 min wait, we were promptly seated and servers with their various Dim Sum offerings started appearing. Everything was outstanding. We ate way too much - and yet the bill came to 40$ with... More 

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Thank Othello_Jago_2008
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We've been to the Kitchen a number of times for dim sum and dinner. The food is always very good, right up there with Koi Palace. Parking the the area can be tough to find sometimes, but generally not a problem during weekday evenings. The service is pretty typical for a Dim Sum place. It's generally pretty quick and efficient.... More 

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Thank Terence L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Kitchen was recommended by the hotel receptionist across the street. The menu was great and the food was truly outstanding however I felt the service for non asians was definitely different (less then ideal) than the service for the Asian patrons. The food made up for the less than desirable service.

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1 Thank Mikey256
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I love to come here with a large group(especially my adopted Chinese family). It's so much fun. They usually send someone ahead(especially on Sundays) because it becomes very crowded. The dim sum is so good. I've actually learned some of the Cantonese names for the various dim sum and love to impress the wait staff by requesting them instead of... More 

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1 Thank jo k
Richmond VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were staying across the street near the airport so we could catch an early flight out of SFO at the end of our vacation. We decided to try The Kitchen based on good reviews. It was very busy even at 9 PM, and we were about the only non-Asians in there. The menu was quite extensive, with lots of... More 

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1 Thank PaulZam
San Francisco, California
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200 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

3 of us went on a Friday night. It was full of Asian patrons so we thought great, an authentic Chinese restaurant. We were excited to get a table without waiting...until we saw the location next to the kitchen pathway. My seat happened to be the most exposed. Our waiter kept bumping my chair back as he passed in &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Millbrae
  • Phone Number: 650-692-9688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?