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Little Shanghai Restaurant

17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
+1 650-573-7161
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“xiao long bao” (3 reviews)
“chinese food” (4 reviews)
“piping hot” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined with a work colleague who is from Shanghai and they said the food was very good! The dishes aren’t only from Shanghai (other favourites are available) and the lady who ran the restaurant was friendly and accommodating to a 5 way bill split....More

Thank cj_halvo62
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is one of our favorite Asian restaurants in San Mateo. It is not gourmet but more comfort food. Our favorites include the Szechuan Cold Spicy noodles, Chow Ma noodle soup which is spicy and great for cold days, Shanghai thick fried noodles as well...More

Thank kgv2828
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Simple and tasty, good and traditional! Pork belly dish very well done, so the yellow fish stick! Good drunken chicken too for appetiser!

Thank James C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

1. This restaurant just opened for less than a month after renovation and "holiday". Hence, the atmosphere was much better than before. 2. Service was little slow as not enough servers that evening. 3. Food was good but could be better. We order: a. Shanghai...More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

All the good things in these reviews were there when our family of four went. None of the bad things - "mediocre", and the like - were visible to any of us. Three of us have eaten Chinese food all over the country for a...More

Thank MikeandSarah
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The only problem for this restaurant is the number of people trying to get in, especially during the dinner time. There are only four large round tables for families/larger groups, and less than a dozen small tables. Reservations are absolutely necessary for party of 6...More

Thank Ngam_L
Reviewed 30 November 2016

we ordered food for 10 adults and 2 kids. All the food came out in less than 10 mins. some items are really good and some are very mediocre.

Thank horse54
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This little gem of a Northern Chinese Restaurant serves excellent authentic food. The actual dining room is not large which means if you do not get there early for Lunch, you may be waiting for a while. Note that parking is limited. If you can't...More

Thank teng346
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Vert crowded little place. Good food. Had to ask waitress to take our order a few times. Soup served and other food arrived too soon after.

Thank fbg
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I went here on the recommendation of a friend. We decided to try a variety of items. They were all deliver fairly quick even though it was extremely busy. The sweet and sour chicken was excellent. The meatballs were very good. They were larger than...More

Thank ROBERT2448
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-573-7161
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