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Happy Cafe Restaurant

250 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4018
+1 650-340-7138
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  • Very good40%
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  • Terrible0%
12 Aug 2015
“Always a good place for dumplings, authentic Chinese ... but ...”
20 Jul 2013
“Great authentic chinese”
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250 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4018
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

... SO, is it closed now? Hard to find out, as they did close at one point, but said it was likely they'd open back up. A long time occupant of the B St., San Mateo address, and we liked to stop by for some...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

We were visiting SF and wanted to try a small simple restaurant and stopped by here (which is now called happy noodle). The waitress was very helpful and made some fantastic recommendations. I would move here just to eat at this restaurant more often. Fantastic!

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

This place is a hole in the wall for locals. Well, county of San Mateo is a "China Town" community. Amongst those hundreds of Chinese restaurants in the area, there are several xiao-long-bao (juicy steamed meet buns) serving restaurants, and Happy Cafe is the best...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2009

Good noodles but the xiao long bao is better elsewhere.

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Reviewed 14 March 2008

Just good authentic, no muss, no fuss Chinese food - Xiao long bao, rice cakes, noodles, etc. Very limited hours of operation. Only dinner service is on Wednesdays.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-340-7138
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