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Uncle Chen

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40 42nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-5109
+1 650-572-7989
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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San Mateo, California
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I hadn't gone here for a while and decided to try it again. The sweet and sour chicken was cooked in a tempura and you had to pour the sweet and sour sauce on top. No flavor. The asparagus chicken was ok. Too much $$ for what you get and the fortune cookies were stale.

Thank Sel S
Belmont, California
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The co-owners, Tim & Jay do a very good job of making you feel welcome. The servers are accommodating & always try their best. Food is good, although nothing stands out or is special. Most of the time I go for their lunch buffet, which again, is quite decent, but not outstanding. Very good value for the price.

Thank DCM2015-1
Foster City, California
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283 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Food is average in quality, service decent, and prices reasonable. Parking is plentiful. Not a lot to say, but OK for lunch or dinner.

Thank bartc83
Redwood City, California
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Uncle Chen's has good lunch specials and a lunch buffet. Always fresh and hot. Staff is nice and service is fast. Convenient to others stores in the area. Right off El Camino Real on 41st Ave., across from Mollie Stone's.

Thank B D
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Very good service, but the food was not fresh and the meal was disappointing. Have had better before, so not sure what is going on. A lot of Groupon customers.

Thank canaturelover55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 42nd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-5109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-572-7989

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?