We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Little Shanghai Restaurant

17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
+1 650-573-7161
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“xiao long bao” (3 reviews)
“chinese food” (4 reviews)
“piping hot” (2 reviews)
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (31)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 31 reviews

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Thank ROBERT2448
Reviewed April 16, 2016

This is a tiny eatery that takes us 30 minutes standing to get our seat at lunchtime on a Sunday. Having been missing Shanghai food for many years, I am glad that my Shanghainese friend in Berkeley introduces this place to me. Based on his...More

1  Thank Phil Y
Reviewed December 15, 2015

I love this little always crowded restaurant. I have learn to go early or late because parking can be crazy....and seating is hard to come by during the lunch or dinner rush. Most of the food is very good. Always a favorite with my relatives...More

1  Thank bzbeehive
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Ate here twice. Best mongolian beef I've ever had. When you walk into a Chinese restaurant and its nothing but local Chinese eating there, you know its the real deal. Service is so-so but you're there for the food. If you are near by, do...More

1  Thank kuhnflyfish
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 hotels in San Mateo
Stone Villa Inn San Mateo - San Francisco SFO
316 reviews
.25 km away
Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Mateo
293 reviews
.42 km away
San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport
761 reviews
1.29 km away
Hillsdale Inn
35 reviews
1.42 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Silver House
27 reviews
.21 km away
Cobani Kebab
16 reviews
.09 km away
Tannourine Restaurant
35 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hillsdale Shopping Center
67 reviews
1.01 km away
Maker Faire
18 reviews
.19 km away
The Swingin' Door
12 reviews
.08 km away
Route 92 Sports Bar
6 reviews
.38 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Little Shanghai Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing