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1203 18th St., Bakersfield, CA
6613249441
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
“Favorite Chinese food in Bakersfield”

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bakodon
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bakersfield
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Mid-Michigan
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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Thank MichiganPhotoRod
bakersfield
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Thank kennybeal
bakersfield
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Bill Le's still serving great Chinese Food! No, people this is not a gourmet restaurant....it is a family business serving great "americanized" Chinese food to the public for 70 years. They must be doing something right. We eat there a couple of time a month I'v never been disappointed. All of the family style dinners are good. Almond duck for... More 

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Thank bakodon
Bakersfield
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Bill Lee's is one of the restaurants we stop at before an event at the Rabobank. The Chinese food is very acceptable and always in large portions. I like the fried shrimp/

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1 Thank Gary G
Delano
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We love coming to Bill Lee's for good chinese food. Great atmosphere and service. We came here before a concert at Rabobank, and were able to get in and out in a timely manner. We always enjoy our eating experience here.

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1 Thank Steven D K
Cairo, Egypt
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435 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It had been too long since I sat down for a meal at Bill Lee's, so I offered to meet my daughter there for lunch. I am glad I went early as it filled up rapidly. We ordered from the specials menu simply because the menu is extensive and I have little patience. I preceded it with a couple of... More 

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Thank Douglas A
Bakersfield, California
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176 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have waited too long between visits here. Each time we return we tell ourselves to go more often. The menu has a lot of options, more than any other Chinese restaurant in town. The food is very good; the service is excellent; and the seating is sectioned in a way that never makes you feel like you're in a... More 

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Thank Jon R
King City, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Located downtown Bakersfield, Bill-Lee's has always been one of my favourite places to stop for an excellent lunch. We usually order the Cantonese style noodles, fried rice, orange chicken, and Mongolian beef. They are our top picks and we have turned several friends on to Bill-Lee's, who in turn, made it their own place to stop. Service is always spot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1203 18th St., Bakersfield, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 6613249441

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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