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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“wonton soup” (3 reviews)
“kung pao” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
1012 Howard Ave, Howard/Humboldt next to 101 Freeway, San Mateo, CA 94401-1117
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

I have been eating lunch at Hot Wok Bistro for over 10 years. Their sister restaurant, Hot Wok Bistro Too in San Carlos is also excellent. The family that owns these restaurants is extremely friendly and service oriented, but most importantly, their food is delicious,...More

Thank arbrebleu
Reviewed January 26, 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 October 30, 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 August 27, 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 A
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed August 8, 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 August 8, 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 August 8, 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 June 10, 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 April 29, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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