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Lim's Cafe

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592 N Market St, Redding, CA 96003-3610
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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299 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant apparently is an institution in Redding, it is run by the same family in the third generation. I must say we found the food bland and uninspired, and the decor is faded and boring.

Thank niemand
Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

After reading all the reviews I had really looked forward to eating here...not only was it not special..it was not even what I'd call "alright".

Thank renolil
Salem, Oregon
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The servings are huge, at least the dinner for 2 that we ordered. Unless you have a ravenous hunger, I would order a regular meal and split it if you are a couple. Moderate price. I would eat there again

Thank Vernon G
Redding, California
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I ate there once and will never go back again. I saw roaches climbing on the wall. The staff can hardly speak English. Very dirty place, when I was there.

Thank Kalen B
Redding, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I had some sort of noodle,shrimp,peas,eggs,rice mixed together topped with sauce..Awful flavor...Tasted slimy...Some of the noodles were crunchy...After 5 forkfulls I could not eat the mash...Waitress seemed tired doing the routine when she asked what I did not like about the meal...Place needs some remodeling as well...Looked above our booth and there were ceiling tiles missing...also they need some college... More 

Thank 849frank
Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We travel through Redding about every six weeks and finding a meal with real vegetables is always a priority. The Chinese American menu gave us just what we wanted, tender beef, flavorful chicken with crisp vegetables in two different brown sauces, all very good. Our waitress was a delight and she told use we needed to come back for breakfast.... More 

Thank Bill W
Redding, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

there is parking in the rear but easy to miss the sign while traveling along Market Street...was not impressed with the hamburger and overpriced for $8...not much fries came with it...they could hire some younger waitresses to add some spark and admiration to admire while waiting for the meal...place looks old...one of the original cafes in Redding that could use... More 

Thank 849frank
Seattle area
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

My husband wonders why I sometimes take the time to write reviews. This time he is insisting I write this review! While looking for a restaurant on a recent trip through Redding I checked previous Trip Advisor reviews & suggested this may not be the best place to try. My husband said "how bad can it be when it's been... More 

Thank SeattleareaBeachnuts
Redding, California
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went to Lim's Cafe at the recommendation of some friends. My breakfast favorite, Eggs Benedict was not on the menu, I asked about the Spanish Omelet but unfortunately, they didn't have any of the "Spanish Sauce" so that wasn't available. I had one of the breakfast specials, 2 eggs, bacon, and toast. It was good but nothing that would cause... More 

Thank Ann B
San Francisco, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you're looking for an old-fashioned family-run restaurant with good food at affordable prices, this is the place! If you're looking for white tablecloths and a Michelin star, this isn't for you. We were in Redding and happened upon this place during our travels. Lim's Cafe has old school charm and it was fun to eat on the diner side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Chinese, American, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 592 N Market St, Redding, CA 96003-3610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redding
  • Phone Number: 530-243-2991

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