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“a reasonable, friendly and fresh place to eat.” 5 of 5 stars
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Lai Lai Restaurant
334 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030-2510
650-692-8898
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Ranked #18 of 86 Restaurants in Millbrae
Cuisines: Chinese
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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
“a reasonable, friendly and fresh place to eat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

We looked on line to find a place to eat in Millbrae. We were just here for a night before we flew out early from the San Francisco airport. This Chinese restaurant was in walking distance from our hotel and offered fresh tasting (no MSG) food at reasonable prices ($10-$15). We got the 'family meal' for $13.75 each and it was much more food than we could eat. There was a large family party celebrating a birthday and the staff was really relaxed and helpful. It is not a fancy place by any means but I would trade fresh and crisp vegetables for nice decor any day. It was a very pleasant meal and I would definitely return.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place for Chinese!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

There aren't many Chinese places -even in SF - that serve good, authentic Chinese food. This is a gem of a restaurant, deserving every review on Yelp (that's how we found it). The food was great, and we loved the Sizzling rice soup especially. The prices were very reasonable, and considering the quality of the food, we left feeling very satisfied indeed. The staff were friendly, especially the manager Jimmy and his sister-in-law, who came to check on us personally. We'll be back again when we're in the SF area!

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“THE BEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

Okay we have had a lot of great food on our honeymoon..... getting gas to return our rental car we asked a guy at the pump next to us if there was chinese restaurants in the area and he stated several but he recommended Lai Lai. Holy cow, I wish this place was in our home town. Total lunch bill was $18 for 2 people, which included soup and a full lunch with fried rice and egg rolls. The best ever and the older man, maybe the owner was great and so friendly. We leave California with this as our last meal and I can honestly say the best meal. The diet begins tomoeeow. :-)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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