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The Kitchen

279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
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Ranked #5 of 79 restaurants in Millbrae
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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32 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
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English first
Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I like this crowded Asian customers chinese restaurant cause it should be very authentic, we ate like 10 different kinds of Dim Sum and some fresh seafood plates, everything was super delicious, Price is a gift, I also enjoyed talking to the chinese dim sum sales in English while they explained to me in half chinese and half in hand... More

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East Hampton
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Mostly exclusively Asian & little English, but don't let that scare you away, if not your profile. On weekends, the spectacular dim sum is brought around on carts , so you can just "point & shoot." The congee (rice porridge), albeit a simple dish, is some of the best I've had in the world. A huge selection of very authentic... More

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Millbrae, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Been here many times for dim sum. It can get very busy so I try to go early lunch hour. Food is always good. Some staff are friendly to kids. Service is good. Have not tried dinner here since dim sum only at lunch.

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Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Authentic Cantonese cuisine just across our hotel. Food was excellent and inexpensive. Open late on a Sunday night.

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frederick, maryland
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307 reviews 307 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We were headed to get some Dim Sum in the Millbrae area and got very lucky when our cab driver started speaking Cantonese with my friend and said he would take us to the "right place" - it turned out to be a winner! Get here early for lunch because it fills up fast. Carts come by with different choices... More

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Redwood City, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

First time I found this restaurant just because I was so hungry and looked for some small restaurant. It was amazing! I ordered Fried crab in HongKong road side style, fish head casserole clop pot and seafood tofu soup. All of these were so yummy! I also tried the dim sum dishes, which were excellent! I will def come here... More

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Cupertino, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

FOOD: The dim sum dishes here were fairly tasty but, in my opinion, not so great as to justify the 50-minute wait to get a table. SERVICE: The service here was pretty good. The cart ladies passed by our table frequently and were very patient to unveil the contents of the steam baskets. PRICE: Our bill averaged out to around... More

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Rochester, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We went here on our trip to San Francisco International Airport. It is just minutes from the airport. They were rated very highly in the Zagat guide. We decided to try it. We are very glad we did. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was good and the prices reasonable for the area.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The hotel across the street said the Chinese restaurant across the street is OKAY. They were WRONG - it is AMAZING! I'd been missing good chinese food for a long time. We took a chance. The restaurant was bustling - the service very good. Everyone in the restaurant, except for us and one or two others are Asian. Many people... More

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Foster City, California, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The food is good, and the service is no worse than in most Chinese restaurants (which is not to say much), but the maitre must have learned her social skills from Ann Coulter, or suffers from a Tourette syndrome, in which case, my apologies...

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