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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 - 9:30 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: Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    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
always lunch busy but worth the wait

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Larry B
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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438 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
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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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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40 restaurant reviews
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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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Denver, Pennsylvania
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were visiting Central CA for vacation and our friends with us suggesting going out for Chinese food. I had never been to a restaurant that served dishes family-style and I was not aware that this was one of them. So I was pleasantly surprised when these large dishes came out and took up all of our table space. It... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We enjoyed an excellent Chinese meal, as fine and authentic as any meal we had in China. Service also top notch.

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Atlanta, ga
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food is too sweet, definite not authentic. We are the only Chinese there. The white couple who sit next to us came in 10 minutes after us, and got all their food 15 minutes before us. Terrible experience.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This little hole in the wall is amazing. Thank goodness Mr. Pickle Sandwich shop was closed because that's where we were headed. Saw Lily Kai and said Chinese sounds good so we went in. Amazing, just amazing. We had the Wonton Soup, small, thank goodness our server said it was more then enough for both of us, which 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
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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