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The Kitchen

279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
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Ranked #6 of 81 restaurants in Millbrae
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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36 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cebu City, Philippines
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Miami, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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338 reviews 338 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
393 helpful votes 393 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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