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Happy Cafe Restaurant

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250 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-4018
+1 650-340-7138
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Carmel, Indiana
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 dumplings (steamed), and other very authentic dishes. IT would be good to know if they're... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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279 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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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San Mateo, California
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
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 I found so far. If you are a big fun of those yummy dumplings, go... 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

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?