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279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
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Ranked #11 of 87 Restaurants in Millbrae
Price range: $10 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Westport, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

chicken legs, goose necks, other exotic food choices. Four styles of cooking and presentation, reasonable prices for the area

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Davie, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

During our recent visit to San Francisco, I was overwhelmed and discouraged by the mixed reviews on Trip Advisor of Chinese restaurants located in San Francisco. Staying at a hotel outside San Francisco in Burlingame, I checked out the local restaurants and based on the Trip Advisor reviews, my family and I went to The Kitchen. The dim sum was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Took my folks here for dim sum today. We arrived at 10:30am and we had to wait for about 10 minutes. On the weekends this place is always packed. They have all the usual dim sum offerings that other Chinese restaurants offer and a bit more. Everything here is pretty tasty and fresh. The hostess' can be a bit rude... More 

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East Hampton
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Additional Information about The Kitchen

Address: 279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
Phone Number: 650-692-9688
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Millbrae
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum

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