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Zen Peninsula

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1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015
+1 650-616-9388
09:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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San Mateo, California
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was there two days ago for a Red Egg & Ginger Party. All food was tasty, and well prepared. We had everything including Dim Sum, soup, Beijing Duck, New Years chicken, fish in black bean sauce, crispy noodles, fried rice, vegetables & more. However, the restaurant was so crowded that it was somewhat difficult to converse with others at the... More 

Thank LH L
Sin City, Nevada
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276 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

On a damp, cold rainy Bay area evening, I was needing some hot soup, so I walked over here from the Best Western next door to pick some up... so glad I did!! I highly recommend the Wor Won Ton Soup, whether your getting it to go, or eating in! It was packed with seafood, veggies & won tons.. delicious!!... More 

Thank bu1larry
Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I had dim sum in San Francisco's Chinatown last year and I was very disappointed, but my experience at Zen Peninsula was amazing! There was so much variety, everything was so flavourful and fresh, service was excellent, and they delivered everything by cart! (the old fashioned way) My whole Chinese family was extremely pleased. I will definitely return!

Thank Judy L
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We noticed this place while returning to our hotel (in San Bruno) from the local FedEx office. We decided to stop in. We were delighted with the immediate attention from the staff. It has a large live seafood tank in the entry that contained some of the largest King crabs and lobsters that I have seen. We had egg drop... More 

Thank David S
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The place is usually very good. We love the food even though prices are high. Our last trip there was not nice though. 1st it took forever to get service. Once we got service we waited and waited for our food. The wait staff was terrible. Then to top it off we waited for 30 minutes to get out bill.... More 

Thank Brian S
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I wanted REAL Chinese food done the Chinese ways. What I ordered was tastier than I expected. The waitress was very pleasant BUT she gad no idea what cocktails could be made at the bar. The portions were of good size; appetizer, soup, entree all of good size but each cane too soon. Sometimes I had food waiting all over... More 

Thank jvd49
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153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had brunch here during my recent visit to S.S.F. Good Cantonese dim sum with a lot of variety. Good service and the price is reasonable.

Thank TeddyBTraveller
Yorktown, Virginia
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283 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Stopped by here on a Saturday for lunch. Although there were hardly any carts, much of the food is brought around to each table by women carrying trays of food. It's actually probably better than the carts because carts are hard to maneuver and sometimes the carts just stick to the main paths and don't go to the further reaches... More 

Thank Sabena Y
Healdsburg, California
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

I have only eaten here for special events (cuisine is not my favorite). They do a good job on the special events; I've attended multiple Chinese New Year celebrations at this location. On those occasions almost entire restaurant has been taken over and can be quite crowded. Quick service considering multiple courses.

Thank WillieMacfan
San Mateo, CA
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195 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We went to Zen with a large group and the meal was planned with 8 or 9 items. About half we really liked and the other half were things that we tried but wouldn't order if we went by ourselves. The service was good for the size of our group. Limited parking in the area so go early if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-2015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Millbrae
  • Phone Number: +1 650-616-9388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?