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Lim's Cafe

592 N Market St, Redding, CA 96003-3610
530-243-2991
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Ranked #122 of 255 restaurants in Redding
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- May 31, 2014
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English first
Huntley, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here twice in the last 3 years. I didn't remember it being too bad so I tried it again. I think that's enough. Mostly patronized by older, local residents. I had Chinese food that was below average. I wouldn't say it was bad, but there is no appeal to eat it again. The building is old and... More

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Redding, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Someone recommended Lim's so in spite of the drab atmosphere we took a chance for lunch. The menu of Chinese and American food was a yard long ("danger, Will Robinson") but there was little appealing about it. Figuring a daily special was a safe bet I took the plunge on a beef chow mein-fried rice-shrimp combo. That wasn't the mistake.... More

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Redding, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

They serve very good food and lots of it. Plan to take some home for another meal. They also serve American food. Parking is limited. They take credit card purchases and can fix food to go.

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Westchester, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Lim's serves up the Chinese food of my childhood, the Cantonese (American Chinese) cuisine that has been disappearing from the American landscape with the advent of the more authentic cuisine spreading in America after Nixon's visit to China. Those familiar with the old fashioned Chinese/American restaurants of Southern Oregon would find similarities to Medford's Far East Cafe and Klamath Falls'... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Lim's Cafe is our favorite breakfast spot in Redding. We eat there every Saturday and Sunday. They also are great for lunch and dinner.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

4 of went for dinner and not being from the area we only read the prior reviews. We ordered the dinner for 4 people so we could have variety. We were disappointed as the food was bland and small portions for 4 people. The soup was chicken noodle with no chicken.. not sweet and sour or egg drop like other... More

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Northern CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I've gone here to eat since I was a child, so that is about 45 years! Its a little worn, a little dated, but the fresh, fast wonderful food cannot be denied!! Love the family that owns it and their several generations that work there. Great people and great food!

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Beaverton, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I was happy enough that I bought one of their T-shirts. I asked for something that was not on the menu and they made it perfectly to my taste. My S.O. had something that she considered boring but I think that was her fault in ordering a bland dish. If you want something special -ask for it. Very reasonable prices... More

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Redding, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

staff was slow and very very rude. food awful. had to wait an extreeeemly long time to receive check. when done eatting am ready to pay and bounce. Had to sit and listen to them while talking about personal stuff. If at work WORK

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

My teenage son and I were on a roadtrip thru northern CA, stopped in Redding for the night. We were driving around Redding and as soon as we saw the cool sign outside we both immediately knew we wanted to eat there. We live in So. Cal and love good Chinese food, we were hopeful for a good No. Cal... More

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