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Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine

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3100 Lakeville Hwy Ste H, Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 782-1132
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our go to Chinese

We live in Sonoma where Chinese food is not very good. There are plenty of Chinese restaurants, but they seam to not know how to put flavor into their food. Not so a Lily Kai, We drive over from Sonoma at least once a month so we can revel in their Honey Walnut Prawns, General Chicken and a number... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Sonoma, California
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Sonoma, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We live in Sonoma where Chinese food is not very good. There are plenty of Chinese restaurants, but they seam to not know how to put flavor into their food. Not so a Lily Kai, We drive over from Sonoma at least once a month so we can revel in their Honey Walnut Prawns, General Chicken and a number of... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been dining here since they opened and it never fails to be the best Chinese food anywhere. We travel a lot and this is the first place we stop when we are back home. It is our comfort food.

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Petaluma, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is our go to place for dim-sum. We've had dim-sum in major cities like San Francisco and Oakland, and Lily Kai is one of the best

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have been taking my mother here for quite some time and the food has been decent.....not great but good enough. Well, after our dinner tonight we won't go back ever again. We had pot stickers that were kind of greasy, but ok. The sizzling rice soup barely had enough rice, the veggies were raw, the chicken in it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Probably the best Chinese food in Petaluma but with caveats. Service is a little off key at times. If the owner isn't there service lags a bit typically. The Male waiter often messes up on orders but goes overboard to correct once you tell him The food - I usually have the prawns and Deluxe vegetables. For the first several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Eight of us went for our New Year's eve dinner. They didn't take reservations so we had a half hour wait. No problem. We had several bottles of very good champagnes so we opend one and enjoyed our wait. The food is always fresh and tasty. Lily was stationed in the kitchen making sure all went smoothly. I am sure... More 

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Petaluma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been going for years, they are family friendly and the food is consistently delirious, The egg foo young which is not on the menu is off the hook, pot sticker amazing everything is great, our friends drive from Marin to eat her. The won ton soup is the best I have ever had and I can always count... More 

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Stopped here for lunch. Lunch entrees come with an appetizer, soup, and rice. Several vegetarian options. I got the shezuan tofu. Big fried tofu cubes with vegetables in a spicy sauce topped with peanuts. Yummy. The hot and sour soup is vegetarian and phenomenal. Egg roll was just ok. I want to come back and check out more options. Good... More 

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Cotati, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Can't believe its same restaurant. Frequently dined for dinner. Favorites are the salmon on green beans and black bean sauce and the sizzling seafood platter . Big plates, fresh ingredients, appealing presentation and good service. Different menu at lunch and is like a different place. I do not recommend lunch there but thumbs up for dinner.

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

On a Fridaya night we waited about 10 minutes, it was very tight and crowded (like most Petaluma restaurants on a Friday night). The Won Tons in our soup were frozen, our waiter re-heated the soup and brought it back to us. The food was very good, large portions. I would go back for lunch, maybe dinner during the week... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3100 Lakeville Hwy Ste H, Petaluma, CA 94954
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: (707) 782-1132

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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