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Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine

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3100 Lakeville Hwy Ste H, Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 782-1132
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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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Sonoma, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Sonoma, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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sonoma county
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Highland, California
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Sausalito, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Petaluma, California
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We love Chinese food. I was taught to cook Chinese in Alaska by a great cook. This place is terrific. We went in because we read it was the place to go. The staff are friendly and accommodating and joke around with us and the food is heavenly. we recumbent the Lemon Chicken, its TDF!( To Die For) The prices... More 

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Petaluma, California
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

To be honest, my husband and I went to Lily Kai based on the great reviews here on TA, but we found them a bit hard to believe. I mean, how can Chinese Food be so special that they have a following? Well, I will tell you, because there is nothing like the food at Lily Kai restaurant. I am... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I enjoyed my lemon chicken meal. Their lemon sauce is yummy, yummy. The chicken was thick and a large portion. The sweet and sour soup was also pleasing. I have to say the only thing that I was not fond of was texture of the chicken. It was too thick and just didn't seem prepared right. It was good, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3100 Lakeville Hwy Ste H, Petaluma, CA 94954
  • 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?