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Wing Fat Restaurant

500 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3303
+1 650-344-0751
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“barbecue pork” (2 reviews)
“snow peas” (2 reviews)
“take out” (2 reviews)
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500 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3303
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

I don't live in San Mateo anymore, but when I return, I always go to Wing Fat. I'm particularly fond of the tomato beef chow mein and chicken chow mein (different kind of noodles for each). It is virtually unchanged since I first started going...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed November 17, 2017

This is a very small 'hole in the wall' chinese restaurant located in downtown San Mateo. It is celebrating it's 60th Anniversary this year. I am 67, so this restaurant has been around as long as I can remember. It has a few small tables,...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Wing Fat has been around forever and that's exactly what the place looks like. A true hole in the wall with just a handful of seats, most people order take out. The family/staff are always friendly, serving Cantonese style favorites. They have the best barbecue...More

1  Thank Jerome E
Reviewed March 12, 2017

I almost forgot about this restaurant, boy I'm I glad I didn't. For the last 4 weeks I have been coming back for more and more. Outstanding Chop suey, BBQ pork, Hot and Sour soup, and Hot Spicy beef tofu. Always very fresh without that...More

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed September 18, 2016

My favorite Chinese restaurant for over 50 years. You can't get any better than their Tomato Beef - pure heaven. Thank you for keeping this family restaurant open and serving wonderful food.

1  Thank leeek
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Very good chinese food.This restaurant has been located in the same place for many many years.It is crowded most often at lunch time when the workers in the area come to eat the lunch specials.There are very few tables but doesn't seem to be a...More

1  Thank Richard Y
Reviewed August 15, 2015

This very small, mostly take out, restaurant has been in the same place for over 40 years! On the outside edge of downtown San Mateo. It does have a vew small tables but is generally for take out. Their tomato beef chow mein has been...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed April 18, 2015

after living in san mateo for many years, we finally stopped into wing fats to see what the fuss is about. we're still wondering. we ordered our food and sat down, they called us when it was ready in a 'to-go bag.' they re-served our...More

1  Thank dmc50
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Wing Fat has been my family's benchmark for chow fun and chow mein for decades. They're inexpensive (and cash only!), and their food is tasty. If you're coming from the mid-peninsula, it's a convenient stop on the way to the airport to grab a last...More

Thank Brent L
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Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3303
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-344-0751
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