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“Wow. This is good Chinese food!”

Lily Kai Chinese Cuisine
Ranked #36 of 266 Restaurants in Petaluma
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Petaluma, California
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wow. This is good Chinese food!”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Eating at a Chinese restaurant can be a mixed experience. My first meal at Lily Kai was unimpressive, but this last time we dined, the food was wonderful. I had broccoli chicken and my husband had a lamb dish. We were amazed at the freshness of the vegetables, which were cooked just the right amount, crisp, not soggy, all of the flavors in tact. The sauces were wonderful, delicate and not bathed in salty soy sauce. It's a basic meal, but very enjoyable.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Napa, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great main dishes with loads of food in them”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Very modern setting with nice décor. Staff is efficient but not gracious. Hot and sour soup reasonably priced for a large quantity, but an unusual recipe. Spring rolls were a bit too dry.
Main dishes were huge and very tasty. Steamed rice was well cooked and also a generous portion. All of our dishes were quickly served and timed well on how they were served to us.
Thoroughly enjoyed the Kung Pao Chicken and Beef and Brocoli - couldn't finish it so too lots home with us.
The restaurant was very busy for a Monday - which speaks to its popularity. We'll patronize again next time we're in Petaluma.

  • Visited April 2014
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Sonoma, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love the FOOD service is RUSHED...”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I love their food..... but they SERVE in a rush..didn't finish the soup and the entrees were there... guess the specials were pre made.... I eat there a lot but NOW before the entree is even half done, they put the CHECK on the table... and come back and lift it to see if you paid... they RUSH you in and out...

just isn't relaxing to eat.... I have often mentioned it but it doesn't help... they RUSH you thru each part....

  • Visited March 2014
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San Pedro, Belize
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Always busy always good”
Reviewed 24 December 2013

After many years of enjoying Lily Kai it is good to see they continue to deliver great food at a great price.

Visited December 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“great food, generous portions”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We ordered 5 dishes for 4 people and even though we loved it, we had enough food left over for at least another 4 people. Particularly good mu shu chicken. Very reasonable prices.

  • Visited October 2013
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