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Bill Lee's

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1203 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4623
+1 661-324-9441
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“fried shrimp” (6 reviews)
“chow mein” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1203 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4623
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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...More

Thank MichiganPhotoRod
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...More

Thank kennybeal
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...More

Thank bakodon
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/

1  Thank Gary G
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.

1  Thank Steven D K
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...More

Thank Douglas A
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...More

Thank Jon R
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...More

1  Thank LordBrome
Reviewed June 4, 2015

I love this place, one of my go to restaurants. They are all was busy, which is a good thing, they have been around Bakersfield for a very long time.

Thank Mona V
Reviewed June 3, 2015

After more than fifty years in business you'd think they were doing something right. They're not. The second most cliche kind of Chinese food you can find in Bakersfield. The most cliche Chinese food you can get in Bakersfield is at the Rice Bowl, across...More

3  Thank Joseph H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, 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: +1 661-324-9441
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