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The Kitchen

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Chinese, Dim Sum
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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dim Sum at its best

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
jo k
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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Richmond VA
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10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 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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San Francisco, California
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108 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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South San Francisco
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119 reviews 119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It's been a few months since I've eaten here, so the place looked different. Did they renovate the side walls? The place appeared to be cleaner and more pleasing to the eyes. We ordered dimsum and also off the menu - their HK-style crispy noodles - all delicious and deserving of the "Michelin Recommended" ratings which were proudly displayed on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A few of my classmates decided to try this "The Kitchen" at 279 El Camino Real, in Millbrae, near the San Francisco Airport for lunch on a Friday, January 3rd, 2015! We figured what with Christmas and New Year's celebrations being over, there would be no mad crowd at any restaurants! NO! We would wrong! (This restaurant was formerly known... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

stayed across the street at the Fairfield Inn & they pointed me here, when I asked for dinner recommendation. Glad to find somewhere close *and* good; I didn't spot any other solo diners, but pairs and groups of friends and families and big groups and...I think I spotted one other non-Chinese, which must make for authenticity! Place pretty packed, even... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Went there with relatives for dim sum lunch; very efficient, quick service.The loud patrons and somewhat chaotic atmosphere is actually a sign of an authentic Cantonese dim sum lunch (I've lived in Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Honolulu). My only complaint is that I lost the fight for the bill, as my cousin grabbed it even though I told them to... More 

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Virginia, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We wanted to return to Hong Kong Flower Lounge for dim sum after an enjoyable meal there in May this year. I had invited my sister and niece to join us so imagine my chagrin when we arrived at 12 noon on Saturday and was told there is a wait of one hour! I saw the disappointment and hunger in... More 

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Redwood City, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great dimsum, congee, and other Chinese goodies like chicken feet and tripe ! It can get full so plan on being there early for lunch or dinner. Service is fast -- they want you out of there quickly. Not much of an ambiance -- just go to eat.

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Cebu City, Philippines
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Love the food here. Straight forward Chinese food. Good shrimp dumplings, sio mai, rice noodles, soup. I have eaten here at least 5 times and the food is always good. I always go back when in the area.

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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, Dim Sum
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?