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1203 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4623
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bakersfield, California
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The food is good, same for the service, but nothing has changed since I started eating there as a kid, many decades ago.I guess if it isn't broke, don't fix it.

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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've eaten at this restaurant for over 60 years. It is Cantonese style Chinese food. The food was a delivery this time and it came to us HOT and fresh. To us it is the best in the city. Great value for the money.

Thank Elizabeth E
Sugar Valley, Georgia
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

My family and I went here as a tribute to my mother who had fond memories of Bill Lees from her younger years. The food was fresh and delicious. I will definitely put this on my regular visit list next time I'm in Bakersfield.

Thank jubuggy
Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

My family has been going to Bill Lee's for ever! They have the best Chinese food in town. Get the "Specailty of the House" It has everything you would ever want from Chinese food. The rib are the best, fried shrimp, pineapple chicken sticks it doesn't get any better! They also for the best Mai Tai's that I have ever... More 

Thank Maryjane M
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Not only have they been here for years but they have a great lunch special for $8.95. Their egg flower soup is so delicious. They also have a bar with great cocktails. This is a must when you are wanting great Chinese

Thank lucyvf
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215 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Every once in a while I get a hankering for old fashioned Chinese food. Bill Lee's has been serving for decades. There quality is consistent and service is good. It is always busy for a reason.

Thank FairwayFound
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

This is "old school" Bakersfield restaurant. Been around for 50 + years. Either you love it or ????. Overall if you been here before you know exactly what you will get No real spicy. We love the eggs foo yong. Their dinners are the best buy for the price ...lots of food, some of the best almond duck around. Service... More 

Thank bakodon
Bakersfield, California
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Food and service still the best around. It's been 6 years since I've been here, and decided to have lunch with my hubby and son. Large portions of great, down to Earth fresh Chinese food, accompanied with fast, attentive, and great service. What more can you ask for?

Thank Lynn M
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food is conversation at this place. If you are looking for Chinese, it should be on your short list. They even have a meeting room on the second floor, which is why I was here. They served a lot more food than what our group could eat.

Thank MichiganPhotoRod
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Old classic in Bako. I'm not a fan but a lot of people are. I like the new fresh high end ingredient, excellent spices, and big flavor places. This is not that place. The decor is 1970's vinyl. Americano bar - expensive weak cocktails and no draft or craft beer. Make sure a double check you check to avoid things... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1203 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 6613249441

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?