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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%
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“xiao long bao” (3 reviews)
“chinese food” (4 reviews)
“piping hot” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
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Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Came from out of town and we found this nice restaurant really flavorful food! Friendly service definitely recommend for Chinese

1  Thank Becky R
Reviewed December 26, 2013

I normally don't review restaurants.. However this is one of the best Chinese restaurant I've tried outside Asia, and trust me, I've tried a lot.. so I think it's worth reviewing. You cannot go wrong with most of the items on the menu. A lot...More

2  Thank DanielDP
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

It is located one block from Elmino Real RT. 82 and 25th street on 25 th steeet They have the traditional northern china dishes such as steam buns. Beef noodle soup, stir fried rice cake etc. the prices are very reasonable. For the three of...More

1  Thank sunjoe075
Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you like Shanghai style dish that is the place to go. I did not have a chance to taste every dish. I really like dishes I ordered and came back the next day.

2  Thank Ann H
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Whenever we're in the Bay Area, we make it a point to come here. The noodles are fantastic, the Xiao Lung Bao is absolutely the best, the onion pancakes are delicious, the chinese donut (literal translation is oily stick) is great, the prices are super...More

1  Thank dzb3kv
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Totally worth the drive from my hotel at San Francisco Aiport. All the dishes I ordered are authentic Shanghai cusine, e.g. Qicai pork wonton, Yangchun noodle soup, five-spicy fried little fish, fried rice cake. Highly recommend!

1  Thank crxin
Reviewed February 12, 2012

On the road back to San Francisco airport from S an Jose, I took a detour to find some lunch. Pulling off the 101 into San Mateo and glancing at a Google map, I saw a highly rated restaurant named Little Shanghai. What a great...More

Thank Food4family
Reviewed September 26, 2011

I went to this place for a quick bite. Once we were seated, it was relatively quick. Waiting for a table proved to be a little bit of a wait, but that means the food is good. We placed orders for a green onion pancake...More

Thank shaun l
Reviewed October 8, 2010

I love this restaurant, their dishes are authentic and cheap. Their lunch special offers huge portion for under $7. Many of the dim sum like Xiaolong bao, cong you bing are the best you can find out of China. I would highly recommend this restaurant...More

Thank XingC
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San Mateo, California
Reviewed December 20, 2008

Oh my God! Chinese food at its best. Try the Spicy Garlic Eggplant.

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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
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