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279 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2607
+1 650-692-9688
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10:00 - 01:00
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San Jose, California
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Dim Sum on a Sunday morning is a great way to start a Sunday! Doing it at The Kitchen is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. After a 30 min wait, we were promptly seated and servers with their various Dim Sum offerings started appearing. Everything was outstanding. We ate way too much - and yet the bill came to 40$ with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We've been to the Kitchen a number of times for dim sum and dinner. The food is always very good, right up there with Koi Palace. Parking the the area can be tough to find sometimes, but generally not a problem during weekday evenings. The service is pretty typical for a Dim Sum place. It's generally pretty quick and efficient.... More 

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Thank Terence L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2015

The Kitchen was recommended by the hotel receptionist across the street. The menu was great and the food was truly outstanding however I felt the service for non asians was definitely different (less then ideal) than the service for the Asian patrons. The food made up for the less than desirable service.

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1 Thank Mikey256
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I love to come here with a large group(especially my adopted Chinese family). It's so much fun. They usually send someone ahead(especially on Sundays) because it becomes very crowded. The dim sum is so good. I've actually learned some of the Cantonese names for the various dim sum and love to impress the wait staff by requesting them instead of... More 

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1 Thank jo k
Richmond VA
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

We were staying across the street near the airport so we could catch an early flight out of SFO at the end of our vacation. We decided to try The Kitchen based on good reviews. It was very busy even at 9 PM, and we were about the only non-Asians in there. The menu was quite extensive, with lots of... More 

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1 Thank PaulZam
San Francisco, California
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219 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 

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1 Thank jsaul
South San Francisco
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219 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 

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Thank ChitoD
San Francisco, California
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260 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Carrollton, Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 

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Thank Agent87410k
Decatur, Georgia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?