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Kip's Cafe Chinese & Japanese Cuisine

1190 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5023
+1 619-442-1211
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
22 Jun 2018
“Not bad, but didn't live up to rumors.”
4 Dec 2017
“Good food ...with reservations about take out.”
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CUISINES
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Sushi
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
1190 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5023
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Asked my neighbor in the nextdoor app what was the best old school Chinese food ( you know 80's Chinese not this sugar coated panada express Chinese). A few people said Kip's was the BEST. Well. I ordered Kung Pao chicken and the wife got...More

Thank Sean W
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Been there a number of times, and as a New Yorker I know a good fried rice when I taste one -this one has the best. Yesterday (12/03/2017), I ordered ribs to go -what a disgrace! This was not a bad day for the cook...More

Thank galonyc
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I had Miso soup, Tempura Shrimp which includes Tempura Vegetables, along with salad with ginger dressing, and fried rice. It was a lot of food, but I finished it all because it was so good. Have eaten there several times. The food has always been...More

Thank JanetFreeman1957
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Have driven by this place lots of times so my wife suggested that we give it a try. We're so glad we did. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and professional. The place is kinda small and not intimate at all. They...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here. Very small eating area with close quarters. A large group so we had a variety of dishes. Orange chicken good. I did not care for beef broccoli as I did not care for the beef. Loved the fried rice. CA...More

Thank NRosenbaum
Reviewed 5 June 2016

You just can beat Kip's for reasonably priced and excellently prepared Asian food. The vegetables are crisp, nothing is overcooked, the sushi is a bargain. This place is a tradition where families have come over the years and then bring their kids and their kids.

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 4 June 2016

On this visit we shared: Lettuce wraps, garlic chili edamame, and paper-wrapped chicken...All good. I have been eating at Kip's since they were on the other end of 2nd Street, and when they had a shop downtown. I also have had Garlic chili shrimp and...More

Thank email4saundra1
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I have been to Kip's several times. I have never been disappointed at all. First time I went with my husband, had some Spicy eel sushi. I didn't think I would like it but it was great. I have had it several times since. Took...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The staff is excellent! the food is even better and the owner is a Jewel! You can get fresh, authentic dishes there. The owner made me a "special" dish from what I told him that I liked. I love the take out / delivery.

Thank d1drumster
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We have been going here for several years and I have to admit that I have only eaten one thing each time. The Garlic chili chicken! It was recommended to me and I love it so much that it's the only thing I get. My...More

Thank vegashusker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1190 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-442-1211
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