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Founded in 1938, Bill Lee's Bamboo Chopsticks has been serving Bakersfield and Kern counties in California. It offers a full-service catering staff and private banquet facilities for family reunions and birthday parties, and can accommodate up to 80 people in a private dining room with a public address system and client s own telephone line. Its cocktail lounge serves exotic drinks, such as Mai Tais, Singapore Slings and Flaming Zombies, and dinner with appetizers. The lounge features multiple television monitors, a jumbo screen and comfortable booths. It periodically sends out e-mails that features exclusive, email-only coupons and news about other offers. It has a full-service take-out department offering orders to go in a hurry and is located on the side of the restaurant.

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Downtown Bakersfield
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Parking: Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Cuisines: Delivery, Caterers

Good for Kids: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes


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Judy S.



I have been going there for 60 plus years and they use to be the best Chinese restaurants in this town,but now they are crap. Went there the other night and there was no flavor, much less taste. Sorry to say I have given them 3 tries to improve and that's the last time.bye bye

Maryann L.



Great value and great food... definitely one of the family's favorites. Usually get the "family style" dinnners... they are served all together for everybody and usually have five items so you can try a bit of everything. Two extra side dishes I can recommend are the kung pao chicken and the broccoli beef!!! When we have family from out of town, we always manage to visit at least once. Our kids like it and it doesn't end up costing a fortune and a good sized portion of food.

Oneal S.


all down hill once they dont do service

we have been here a few times. it has always been just ok. never anything memorable until tonight. they couldnt seem to get anything right. I sat for so long needing a water refill that I called them on my phone. I was being serious, asked for a manager. girl put me on forever-hold. its hard to get me to ZERO-tip but their indifference made me do it tonight.

Sweet Pepper


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Not the best

The past 4 times we've had food from Bill Lee's - the dishes were wrong, bland and inedible! Food tends to be on the lukewarm side. Perhaps they are saving 60 year old food to serve???

Won't be going back nor recomend! When you contact management they don't seem to care. Bye Bye Bill Lee's. Extremely disappointed.

Cain G.



All of the food was bland and cold. No difference in spices from the chow mein to the pork. I think the tea was the only decent thing.



Pretty good

I've been going to this place for over 20 years and never had a complaint, but after my last visit something seemed different, the noodles were alittle dry. I really hope they didn't change the recipe. Bill Lees has a great atmosphere and great service I tell all my co workers who come from out of state to try this place while there in town!

Mel S.


Fantastic Food and service, but delivery scope is a disappointment

I ordered a dinner for 4 delivered, over $50, to a family member's home located near Pacheco and South Union Ave. The service, delivery time and food were all top notch.

I tried to order delivery at home a few minutes ago, and was told they would not deliver here. Now, "here" is just off the 99 hwy, near Ming Ave., it would seem to be a faster and easier trip to deliver here, the neighborhood is definately better...wehat's up with the delivery restrictions? Would a little extra cash for gas seal the deal or what?

Bill Lee, start delivery here, I'll give you another star and a fantastic review.



Great atmosphere

Pretty dim inside but good food and can accomodate big parties. I prefer ordering ala cart, food is great and tasty that way. I don't recommend lunch specials. Always seems to be greasy and more onions than anything else. Service is great.



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the best!

i was born and raised in bakersfield, and moved to san francisco when i was 21. i have been looking for a chinese restaurant as good as bill lee's sinced i moved up here. nothing, nope, nothing compares to bill lee's! everytime i visit family, it's own my list of things to do during my stay. highly recommended!!

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