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279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
+1 650-692-9688
11:00 - 01:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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San Francisco, California
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203 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

3 of us went on a Friday night. It was full of Asian patrons so we thought great, an authentic Chinese restaurant. We were excited to get a table without waiting...until we saw the location next to the kitchen pathway. My seat happened to be the most exposed. Our waiter kept bumping my chair back as he passed in &... More 

1 Thank jsaul
South San Francisco
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218 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

It's been a few months since I've eaten here, so the place looked different. Did they renovate the side walls? The place appeared to be cleaner and more pleasing to the eyes. We ordered dimsum and also off the menu - their HK-style crispy noodles - all delicious and deserving of the "Michelin Recommended" ratings which were proudly displayed on... More 

Thank ChitoD
San Francisco, California
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240 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

A few of my classmates decided to try this "The Kitchen" at 279 El Camino Real, in Millbrae, near the San Francisco Airport for lunch on a Friday, January 3rd, 2015! We figured what with Christmas and New Year's celebrations being over, there would be no mad crowd at any restaurants! NO! We would wrong! (This restaurant was formerly known... More 

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Carrollton, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

stayed across the street at the Fairfield Inn & they pointed me here, when I asked for dinner recommendation. Glad to find somewhere close *and* good; I didn't spot any other solo diners, but pairs and groups of friends and families and big groups and...I think I spotted one other non-Chinese, which must make for authenticity! Place pretty packed, even... More 

Thank Agent87410k
Decatur, Georgia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

Went there with relatives for dim sum lunch; very efficient, quick service.The loud patrons and somewhat chaotic atmosphere is actually a sign of an authentic Cantonese dim sum lunch (I've lived in Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Honolulu). My only complaint is that I lost the fight for the bill, as my cousin grabbed it even though I told them to... More 

Thank Peter C
Virginia, Minnesota
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

We wanted to return to Hong Kong Flower Lounge for dim sum after an enjoyable meal there in May this year. I had invited my sister and niece to join us so imagine my chagrin when we arrived at 12 noon on Saturday and was told there is a wait of one hour! I saw the disappointment and hunger in... More 

Thank nygla
Redwood City, California
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Great dimsum, congee, and other Chinese goodies like chicken feet and tripe ! It can get full so plan on being there early for lunch or dinner. Service is fast -- they want you out of there quickly. Not much of an ambiance -- just go to eat.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Love the food here. Straight forward Chinese food. Good shrimp dumplings, sio mai, rice noodles, soup. I have eaten here at least 5 times and the food is always good. I always go back when in the area.

1 Thank someonelikeyouhere
Westport, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

chicken legs, goose necks, other exotic food choices. Four styles of cooking and presentation, reasonable prices for the area

Thank falcon f
Davie, Florida
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

During our recent visit to San Francisco, I was overwhelmed and discouraged by the mixed reviews on Trip Advisor of Chinese restaurants located in San Francisco. Staying at a hotel outside San Francisco in Burlingame, I checked out the local restaurants and based on the Trip Advisor reviews, my family and I went to The Kitchen. The dim sum was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?