Our family has tried lots of restaurants over the years and even today with all the new restaurants cropping up, we always seem to return to Bill Lee's restaurant regularly.
Why? Well, the food is simply very tasty. And for a family or even a group of two or four, the prices are STILL very reasonable in this day and age, which makes it a good deal.
As far as the food, I would recommend that you order the 'family style' dinners if you go with a group of people who are unsure of what they might want to order. This is because these dinners usually have 5 very tasty items on there and are brought to the table all together for everybody to share. That way, you can taste a little bit of everything. My recommendation is the house special, where you get some very tasty chow mein noodles, chicken sticks with sweet and sour sauce, fried shrimp (Yummy!, my fave), BBQ spareribs (very unique too) and fried rice. And it is a good amount of food. If you want to try something more, go ahead and order an appetizer beforehand, but you may not need it, because you'll get some tasty egg flower soup and hot tea with your dinners.
If you chose to order a la carte, I would recommend the Kung Pao Chicken, the oyster beef or the cashew chicken. There are a lot of other items on the menu that have some unique flavors and I have tried a lot of restaurants. You can look up their menu online and get some interesting info too (http://www.billlees.com).
To be honest, we have been coming here for years, more like decades and it is a tradition for a lot of people here in Bakersfield. (I think they've been open since the 1930s, so there is a bit of tradition in the restaurant as well).
Bill Lee's is recommended and very much worth the trip!