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Bill Lee's

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1203 18th St., Bakersfield, CA
+1 661-324-9441
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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Norco, California
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

I think the title says it all. The staff were amazingly attentive, the food was Great, and we felt very comfortable while dining. The service was outstanding, the staff were attentive but not in your face overbearing. They also recommended we split orders as not to overpay for too much food that would ultimately be wasted, and also recommended what... More 

Thank drmitchell4461
Bear Valley Springs
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I have had lunch here quite a few times and the food is always good. Their lunch specials are enough food for two, so take some home! Place has been here since I was a little kid! Can be busy at times, but the wait is not long.

Thank Bryan F
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I grew up eating here, and hadn't eaten here in years! We order the House special which is the only thing I've ever had. It comes with fried shrimp, pineapple chicken, spare ribs, fried rice, and chow mein. Still as good as ever! Had leftovers and ate it for breakfast. Service was excellent, yes the place is a bit out... More 

Thank misakotravel
Milan, Italy
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Good quality and large portions. Not expensive. Beef noodles are good, and bbq ribs for appetizer were delicious!

Thank aledolly
Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 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!

Thank TLSouth
bakersfield, CA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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.

Thank mbalch30
Bakersfield, California
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144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-324-9441

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