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Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine

$$ - $$$
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3100 Lakeville Hwy Ste H, Petaluma, CA 94954-6959
(707) 782-1132
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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sebastopol, ca
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400 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved their fried rice side. Rice isn't such a simple thing to do perfectly... this was flavorful and fluffy without being dry. Their lunch special is enough for 2 meals! What I absolutely loved, and realize now that I've been missing in Chinese food and similar, was the big, chunky pieces of healthy looking food! I feel that most restaurants... More 

Thank kawh
Toledo, Ohio
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We were greeted promptly by the staff with a warm welcome to the restaurant. We had the sweet and sour chicken and the cashew chicken. Both dishes were great! The hot and sour soup also was great! The service was above average too. We have been there a few times when we have visited CA. We are never disappointed.

Thank retire10
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is our families go to place for Chinese food. Their food is always tasty and their portions are large. Friendly staff.

Thank Brothers58
Sonoma, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

My family and I have fallen in love with Lily Kai and have eaten there three times lately. It's still excellent, but the last time we ordered Sizzling Rice Soup and it was not heated enough, the rice did not sizzle at all, and it was humdrum. The only not-good item we've found on the menu. Go for the Hot... More 

Thank lesliemc2016
Sonoma, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Tied with the long-gone Eve's Hunan in the Rockridge area of Oakland, Petaluma's Lily Kai has the most delicious Chinese food. Everything tastes fresh, fresh, fresh. The hot and sour soup was divine. The deluxe vegetables were heavenly. My mother and brother loved the beef dish they ate. We tried it for Mother's Day and are going back tomorrow for... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

I've been going to this restaurant for about 7 years. There are great choices on the menu and daily specials. And you can modify your menu item for your taste. Lily Kai herself works both in the kitchen and is alway out is the dining room checking to see that everyone is happy. My favorite dish is the crispy noodles,... More 

Thank Mike C
sonoma county
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129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

For the life of me I don't understand what people find in this restaurant. I have been a few times and each time has been the same hoping that maybe there will be some improvement. The food is mediocre and in my opinion not very authentic Chinese cuisine. Had Chicken Chow Mein and General's Chicken to go and the noodles... More 

Thank redevvl
Highland, California
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183 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Most people gravitate towards all the restaurants in historic downtown. This place is not too far away and will get you out of the congestion of downtown, plus the food is excellent! Most entrees are between $9-13. We have never had a bad meal, but have had to wait for our food/service once in awhile.

Thank somrtravl
Sausalito, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

Always excellent, good portions, great service, reasonable for the high quality at any price, but it's par for this food and setting. I travel, and I have eaten just about everywhere you can have Chinese/ Singaporean food. This location has all available on their menu. Canton, Mongolian, and believe it or not they have a Traditional Pork Chop Suey ala... More 

Thank billgargan
Sonoma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Not what we expected from reading recent reviews, at least for our lunch visit. From the appetizer platter to their lemon chicken, we tasted just plain average food. The lightly fried chicken breast was nicely cooked and well presented with broccoli and rice. However, the thick, sweet lemon sauce was over powering. Other diners seemed to enjoy their food. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3100 Lakeville Hwy Ste H, Petaluma, CA 94954-6959
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: (707) 782-1132

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