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Bill Lee's

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1203 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4623
6613249441
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the spot to go for amazing Chinese food in Bakersfield! I was given this restaurant as a recommendation from someone who lives in town. Great spot! Highly recommended!

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Thank TLSouth
bakersfield, CA
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for over 20 years and the food is always great! The beef with broccoli is our favorite. Prices are very good and service is excellent.

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Thank mbalch30
Bakersfield, California
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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.

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Thank Elizabeth E
Sugar Valley, Georgia
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank jubuggy
Bakersfield, California
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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 

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Thank Maryjane M
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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

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Thank lucyvf
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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.

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Thank FairwayFound
bakersfield
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52 reviews
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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 

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Thank bakodon
Bakersfield, California
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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?

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Thank Lynn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?