Posts Tagged ‘Millbrae’

10 Feb
2014

The Kitchen Dinner Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 10th, 2014

The Kitchen Millbrae Exterior

The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns highly regarded Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We’ve been to most of them and find them pretty good. This review concentrates on dinner.  The food here is pretty authentic Chinese Cantonese food, so some may not like this type of more hardcore cuisine. Do not come here for General’s Chicken or Broccoli Beef. Another review covers The Kitchen dim sum lunch. Our last visit for dinner was in 2014, a meal where we found that their quality has improved. We’d consider this #2 behind Koi Palace. The Kitchen has recently remodeled the dining room, making it much more open, spacious, and modern.

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9 May
2013

Ben Tre Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 9th, 2013

Ben Tre Millbrae Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Ben Tre (A city in Vietnam) has two locations on the San Francisco Peninsula. A friend suggested that we give them a try, so we dined at the Millbrae, CA location. They are more than just a Pho restaurant, they call themselves a Vietnamese Homestyle Cuisine restaurant.

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31 Mar
2013

Shanghai Bistro, Millbrae formerly Shanghai East, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 31st, 2013

Shanghai Bistro Millbrae exterior decor

Shanghai East has moved to Millbrae from San Mateo and changed names to Shanghai Bistro. Their staff and chef are intact. Spicy Empire has taken its place in its old 25th Ave location, San Mateo. The owner took over China Bistro in San Mateo in early 2013 but closed it later that year.

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25 Feb
2013

Shanghai Dumpling Shop Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 25th, 2013

Shanghai Dumpling Shop Millbrae Exterior

Shanghai Dumpling Shop is a popular Shanghainese Chinese restaurant in Millbrae’s Broadway shopping district. While they have all the ‘standard’ Chinese restaurant dishes, they are specifically known for dishes from Shanghai, including dumplings even though the staff can be heard belting out Cantonese Chinese. Our last visit was in the February 2013.

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12 Jan
2013

Champagne Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 12th, 2013

Champagne Restaurant Millbrae Interior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Champagne Restaurant is a more casual sister restaurant to Champagne Buffet in San Mateo. A friend had been here several times and recommended it.
This restaurant is more of a Hong Kong style noodle house but has most of the other restaurant’s menu. Champagne gets a lot of to go business from the folks upstairs. Last visit was in November 2013

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26 Mar
2012

Zen Bistro Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 26th, 2012

Restaurant.com sells discounted Certificates for this restaurant.

Zen Bistro Millbrae Exterior

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1 Jan
2012

Champagne Dim Sum Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 1st, 2012

Champagne Restaurant is a new Chinese Restaurant in Millbrae which used to be in downtown San Mateo. Their San Mateo location morphed into a buffet. The Chinese name for the restaurant translates to First Class Kings Court. They moved their furniture and most of the decor from San Mateo. This restaurant serves lunch Dim Sum and traditional Cantonese Chinese Dinner.

Champagne is a order from the menu checklist type dim sum restaurant.

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12 Oct
2011

Hong Kong Flower Lounge – Mayflower Dim Sum Restaurant Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, October 12th, 2011

Hong Kong Flower Lounge Millbrae exterior decor

Hong Kong Flower Lounge is part of the Mayflower restaurant group that has four Chinese Cantonese restaurants locations in the San Francisco Bay area; San Francisco, Millbrae, Union City, and Milpitas. We visited the location in Millbrae. This review concentrates on dim sum served only during lunch. They’ve been around a long time, over 20 years. Hong Kong Flower Lounge has an extensive menu and have lot of items are not on carts, thus needing to be ordered through a waiter. Our latest visit was in October, 2011.

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29 Apr
2011

Asian Pearl Peninsula Restaurant, Millbrae – Dinner

Posted by Foodnut.com, April 29th, 2011

Asian Pearl Millbrae Exterior Decor

Asian Pearl Peninsula in Millbrae was at one time, part of the same Culinary Wonderland group that owned the highly rated The Kitchen in Millbrae, hence the same menu. We’ve been to this location a couple times and have found it to offer very good Cantonese Chinese cuisine, in face some of the best in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Richmond Asian Pearl has also served up very good Chinese food. This place stays open till 1am. This review incorporates many dinner visits from 2009 through Late 2011. A separate review is for Asian Pearl Peninsula Dim Sum Lunch.

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27 Apr
2011

Asian Pearl Peninsula Lunch Dim Sum Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, April 27th, 2011

Asian Pearl Millbrae Exterior Decor

One of the better Chinese restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area… Asian Pearl Peninsula in Millbrae was at one time, part of the same Culinary Wonderland group that owned the highly rated The Kitchen in Millbrae, hence the same menu. We’ve been to this location a couple times and have found it to offer very good Cantonese Chinese cuisine, in face some of the best in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Richmond Asian Pearl has also served up very good Chinese food. This place stays open till 1am. Our visit was for dim sum lunch. Asian Pearl Peninsula has a separate Asian Pearl Peninsula dinner review. Our last visit was at the beginning of 2011.

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8 Apr
2011

Shanghai Winter Garden Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, April 8th, 2011

Shanghai Winter Garden recently opened in Millbrae, continuing the trend of new Shanghai restaurant on the Peninsula. This restaurant is located in the spot that once housed the deli, so the interior is pretty nice.

Summary – Shanghai Winter Garden is a pretty mediocre restaurant except for a couple interesting dishes.
Insider Tip – Go for Snacks

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1 Apr
2011

The Kitchen Lunch Dim Sum Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, April 1st, 2011

The Kitchen Dim Sum Millbrae Exterior

The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We’ve been to most of them and find them pretty good. This review concentrates on dim sum served only during lunch. Another review covers The Kitchen dinner. We had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated, pretty typical on another occasion around 2pm, we walked right in. They appear to be under new ownership and not related to Asian Pearl anymore.  Our last visit for lunch was in March 2012. The Kitchen has recently remodeled the dining room, making it much more open, spacious, and modern. They were listed in the Michelin Guide (No stars) and recently added a  freshly made Dragon Beard Candy stand by the door.

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