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“Good food ...with reservations about take out.”

Kip's Cafe Chinese & Japanese Cuisine
Ranked #44 of 387 Restaurants in El Cajon
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Been there a number of times, and as a New Yorker I know a good fried rice when I taste one -this one has the best.
Yesterday (12/03/2017), I ordered ribs to go -what a disgrace! This was not a bad day for the cook -it was a black eye for Kip's Cafe ... .
The ribs were hard -not over cook. They were from the day before ...or something. How can they serve that?? Where's the integrity of the chef/cook?
Of course I didn't realize it until we got home and there was no way to come back after the dinner table was set-up.
It happened to me before with the fried rice -the pork was too hard to eat (pork fried rice) ...very disappointing.
I trust, the owner will sit down with the chef -with a bottle of wine of course, and remind him/her of what integrity is. That way, I don't have to find excuses to tell my family when I guarantee them, this restaurant was El Cajon best.

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Thank galonyc
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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

I had Miso soup, Tempura Shrimp which includes Tempura Vegetables, along with salad with ginger dressing, and fried rice. It was a lot of food, but I finished it all because it was so good. Have eaten there several times. The food has always been excellent.

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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Have driven by this place lots of times so my wife suggested that we give it a try. We're so glad we did. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and professional. The place is kinda small and not intimate at all. They also have a good selection of beer and wine. We'll be going back.

Thank Joe G
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Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here. Very small eating area with close quarters. A large group so we had a variety of dishes. Orange chicken good. I did not care for beef broccoli as I did not care for the beef. Loved the fried rice. CA rolls liked by all but I didn't try them. A local eatery well liked by the locals. Worth a stop. Loved the garlic chili sauce too.

Thank NRosenbaum
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Reviewed June 5, 2016

You just can beat Kip's for reasonably priced and excellently prepared Asian food. The vegetables are crisp, nothing is overcooked, the sushi is a bargain. This place is a tradition where families have come over the years and then bring their kids and their kids.

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Thank Kathy D
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