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The Kitchen

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279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
+1 650-692-9688
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good54%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“dim sum” (32 reviews)
“tofu skin” (2 reviews)
“bean curd” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

Price is reasonable and quality is high, so almost lunch/dinner times are busy. Resavation is better.

Thank みーや
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Met up with friends for dim sum. Just like being in Hong Kong. Food was great and the atmosphere authentic. The crab with goose egg coating was excellent though rich. Ho fun noodles were excellent - not too greasy. Also the ha gaw and Sui...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Excellent dimsum, esp durian puffs, fried tofu skin with prawns, fried turnip cake, shrimp rice noodle rolls & bbq pork rice noodle rolls. Will definitely come back again.

Thank thscang
Reviewed June 26, 2016

They used to be one of the top rated Chinese restaurant in the Bay Areas but the food and service quality had gone downhill over the years. That being said, it is still one of my favorite restaurants especially for Chinese "dim sum". My favorite...More

Thank dmdvfl333
Reviewed June 2, 2016

I continue to dine here for the dim sum only. I do not know if the unfriendly and inattentive service is a cultural thing but they are consistently rude. They are always busy as dim sum is served at a certain time of the day....More

Thank Savvy-Sailorette
Reviewed May 17, 2016

My husband and I nitially invited our niece to meet with us in Millbrae for dinner at a Chinese cafe/bistro during our visit to California (somewhere between San Francisco where she lived and Los Altos where we were staying). Unfortunately, the cafe/bistro was closed on...More

Thank Shirley E
Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel clerk and the airport shuttle driver. The food was tasty and the serving size was ample.

Thank decasmash
Reviewed April 19, 2016

The restaurant adds additional tables to accommodate more people. Quality of food suffered in addition to the uncomfortable sitting arrangement. Will avoid in the future.

Thank Kuei Jung L
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Everything we had was hot and freshly made. The dim sum was very good, hot, large pieces, good quality and fresh. If you noticed lunch and dinner it's pretty much all foreign born Chinese eating there, which means it must be good... A definite place...More

Thank Kimaf
Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

A sister of coworker who lives here recommended this as a must stop place to dine when in the area. Supposedly less pretentious and the dim sums were just as good as Koi Palace. The Kitchen Restaurant had three plaques on display showing their Michelin...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Millbrae
  • Phone Number: +1 650-692-9688
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