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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 good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
Chinese, Asian
1012 Howard Ave, Howard/Humboldt next to 101 Freeway, San Mateo, CA 94401-1117
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has high reviews so we wanted to try something different than our usual which was Lai Lai in Millbrae. The food was better quality but only one thing, too salty. Everything we had, broccoli beef, chow main, shrimp, won ton soup, excellent. For...More

Thank Mauro1990
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Original Chinese food, excellent food, superb service. Great starters: soup and the spring rolls, and awesome chicken dishes: sweet and sour chicken, and cashew chicken.

Thank Amit B
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Fried prawn for appetizer was standard and honey walnut shrimp was bland. Sorry it wasn't good at all just blah and no liquor license so not worth it.

Thank Clara B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Family dinner celebrating birthday for relative. Great restaurant been coming here for years! Family owned.

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

As a recent transplant to San Mateo, this was my first visit to Hot Wok Bistro (and this part of San Mateo). Like many other reviewers, I made a special trip due to the reviews. First, parking was an issue due to its location in...More

Thank T H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My mom & dad asked us to meet them at the restaurant. Sat down and was immediately asked if they could bring me anything. Dinner was great, and the price was so inexpensive, I could not believe it. I have started having them deliver lunch...More

Thank Y2796NFkenl
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went onto trip advisor for local Chinese restaurant and hot wok was no 1. So glad we went. It's clearly a much loved neighbourhood place. Couples came and went constantly & the take away orders came in all the time too. It's I think...More

Thank jennyharriet19
Reviewed 10 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
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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