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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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11:00 am - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Instead of downtown, head here

Most people gravitate towards all the restaurants in historic downtown. This place is not too far away and will get you out of the congestion of downtown, plus the food is excellent! Most entrees are between $9-13. We have never had a bad meal, but have had to wait for our food/service once in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
somrtravl
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Highland, California
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Highland, California
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most people gravitate towards all the restaurants in historic downtown. This place is not too far away and will get you out of the congestion of downtown, plus the food is excellent! Most entrees are between $9-13. We have never had a bad meal, but have had to wait for our food/service once in awhile.

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Sausalito, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Always excellent, good portions, great service, reasonable for the high quality at any price, but it's par for this food and setting. I travel, and I have eaten just about everywhere you can have Chinese/ Singaporean food. This location has all available on their menu. Canton, Mongolian, and believe it or not they have a Traditional Pork Chop Suey ala... More 

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Thank billgargan
Sonoma, California
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192 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Not what we expected from reading recent reviews, at least for our lunch visit. From the appetizer platter to their lemon chicken, we tasted just plain average food. The lightly fried chicken breast was nicely cooked and well presented with broccoli and rice. However, the thick, sweet lemon sauce was over powering. Other diners seemed to enjoy their food. Our... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We love Chinese food. I was taught to cook Chinese in Alaska by a great cook. This place is terrific. We went in because we read it was the place to go. The staff are friendly and accommodating and joke around with us and the food is heavenly. we recumbent the Lemon Chicken, its TDF!( To Die For) The prices... More 

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Thank Soulm8
Petaluma, California
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

To be honest, my husband and I went to Lily Kai based on the great reviews here on TA, but we found them a bit hard to believe. I mean, how can Chinese Food be so special that they have a following? Well, I will tell you, because there is nothing like the food at Lily Kai restaurant. I am... More 

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Thank Denise T
Petaluma, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I enjoyed my lemon chicken meal. Their lemon sauce is yummy, yummy. The chicken was thick and a large portion. The sweet and sour soup was also pleasing. I have to say the only thing that I was not fond of was texture of the chicken. It was too thick and just didn't seem prepared right. It was good, but... More 

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Thank pinkladye
Sonoma, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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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Thank jcharv60
Petaluma, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank troublekatze
Petaluma, California, United States
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank Michael L
Petaluma, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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