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Hot Wok Bistro

1012 Howard Ave, Howard/Humboldt next to 101 Freeway, San Mateo, CA 94401-1117
+1 650-548-1758
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Chinese, Asian
1012 Howard Ave, Howard/Humboldt next to 101 Freeway, San Mateo, CA 94401-1117
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are visiting SF and staying in San Mateo . My husband saw the review of this place and he said he heard good things about it . It looked a very unassuming place . We sat down and ordered our usual favorite dishes and...More

Thank Isabel G
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I had a quick night at the DoubleTree San Francisco. There isn't a whole lot nearby so I walked a ways to Hot Wok based off the reviews. Going in I saw just about everything was delicious but as soon as I saw the honey...More

1  Thank pilotman06
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We visited for the first time after finding them on Trip Advisor. The lunch specials are awesome - sweet & sour soup, rice, and a huge portion of your entree for $7-10. The food came quickly and was delicious. You can tell they have a...More

Thank Obiawhat
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We first discovered their amazing "Pain" in gourmet bread stores and found out it was made locally and breakfast & lunch (dinner one night a week) is served. We now go often for weekend brunch, which can change based on local artisans' farmer's market inspired...More

Thank WanderlustHigh
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

It is amazing. The best chinese food ever! They also serve it fast. The foods are really fresh. My favourite food is the Won Ton Soup! The fried rice was epic too!!!

Thank Aaron William L
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We first found out this place from Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try on our 1st night arriving in SF. Amazing.. the food was really good and my kids almost lick all the plate clean. As we are going back to Indonesia...More

Thank apriliana_lim
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great little hole in the wall with delicious food. Worth a drive. Don't expect fancy. Expect delicious and filling.

Thank CoastalBadger
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Hot Wok is under new management and the food has just gone downhill. Used to be a weekly favorite and now no longer bother.

Thank MarcelleTre
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Don't usually think of reviewing a local restaurant on TA, but...what the heck. This place was terrible. The menu was a joke - as in hardly any offerings. The pot stickers were not tasty - tasted like they were made with spam. The Kung pao...More

Thank 57r
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My wife wanted Chinese food and we didn't want to go into the City so searched out this hidden gem. It is bustling and excellent. The potstickers were the best I've ever had, and the wonton soup was superb. Fried rice with pork was delicious....More

Thank Clint B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 Howard Ave, Howard/Humboldt next to 101 Freeway, San Mateo, CA 94401-1117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-548-1758
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