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The Kitchen

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

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  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Solid place for Dim Sum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Terence L
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San Francisco, California
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Osaka, Japan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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

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San Jose, California
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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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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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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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Richmond VA
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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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
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?