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Little Shanghai Restaurant

17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
+1 650-573-7161
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
17 Oct 2018
“Good food!”
8 Oct 2018
“Good Comfort Food”
Closed Now
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We dined with a work colleague who is from Shanghai and they said the food was very good! The dishes aren’t only from Shanghai (other favourites are available) and the lady who ran the restaurant was friendly and accommodating to a 5 way bill split....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cj_halvo62
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is one of our favorite Asian restaurants in San Mateo. It is not gourmet but more comfort food. Our favorites include the Szechuan Cold Spicy noodles, Chow Ma noodle soup which is spicy and great for cold days, Shanghai thick fried noodles as well...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kgv2828
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Simple and tasty, good and traditional! Pork belly dish very well done, so the yellow fish stick! Good drunken chicken too for appetiser!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed June 10, 2017

1. This restaurant just opened for less than a month after renovation and "holiday". Hence, the atmosphere was much better than before. 2. Service was little slow as not enough servers that evening. 3. Food was good but could be better. We order: a. Shanghai...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Ray H
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

All the good things in these reviews were there when our family of four went. None of the bad things - "mediocre", and the like - were visible to any of us. Three of us have eaten Chinese food all over the country for a...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank MikeandSarah
Reviewed April 25, 2017

The only problem for this restaurant is the number of people trying to get in, especially during the dinner time. There are only four large round tables for families/larger groups, and less than a dozen small tables. Reservations are absolutely necessary for party of 6...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Ngam_L
Reviewed November 30, 2016

we ordered food for 10 adults and 2 kids. All the food came out in less than 10 mins. some items are really good and some are very mediocre.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank horse54
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This little gem of a Northern Chinese Restaurant serves excellent authentic food. The actual dining room is not large which means if you do not get there early for Lunch, you may be waiting for a while. Note that parking is limited. If you can't...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank teng346
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Vert crowded little place. Good food. Had to ask waitress to take our order a few times. Soup served and other food arrived too soon after.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank fbg
Reviewed June 29, 2016

I went here on the recommendation of a friend. We decided to try a variety of items. They were all deliver fairly quick even though it was extremely busy. The sweet and sour chicken was excellent. The meatballs were very good. They were larger than...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank ROBERT2448
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-573-7161
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