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Cooking Papa

2830 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5224
+1 408-247-3748
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good50%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“roast duck” (4 reviews)
“soup noodles” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.All hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2830 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5224
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This restaurant is a cross between a cafeteria and a Cantonese noodle shop, and I couldn't really decide which one is right. Their menu is largely Chinese Cantonese and the prices are somewhat high for this caliber of restaurant. As for food quality and service...More

Thank chanyu1
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

OVERALL: Cooking Papa was once our go-to HK food place but their once consistently strong flavors have made way visits with high points and others with low ones. My hope is former stars like Wonton noodle soup and Singapore Rice noodles, are consistently given their...More

Thank nc3042017
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Pretty good classic Chinese food in the area. Great variety on the menu. Food is served quickly. Service is adequate. Had to flag someone for more water for our table. They have tables strung together so they can seat large groups quickly. I'd go back...More

Thank BCofOC
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Food here was okay. How can speak well of the service when I never got a glass of water, I had to keep flagging down the waiter to give our order and to get our check? Table could have been wiped down better too. It...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Surprisingly something different in the Chinese menu. GoodLovely meat dishes which you normally to not see in other restaurants. Would recommend the egg plant with pumpkin, dumplings, and porridge dishes.

Thank Peripatetics-west
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Took a friend out to eat lunch here. Roasted meats are good. Roasted pork belly and roast duck are tasty. Sautéed snow pea sprouts were nice. Service is well... you know, typical for Bay Area Chinese restaurants where they specialize in perfecting customer service with...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We used to patronage this eatery quite regularly. Recently I went, I was surprised to find out that the quality of the food is way below than other similar type of Chinese restaurants. I ordered a plate of fried cloak, it costed me $13.95 for...More

Thank Oenbb
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Thanks for reading. Was there as 4A3C(14 & 15 years old) & a grand Positive - fast service - HKG styled food aka Cantonese cuisine akin towards Asian taste - clean enough - plain porridge by itself was excellant and so is the large rice...More

Reviewed 1 February 2016

Ordered a few dim sum and some fried noodles. it took some time before the waiter comes back to take your order (I did not blame them, must be due to the rush hour). the food to me is just normal, nothing special that caught...More

Thank YuHeeT
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is my favorite Chinese restaurant...anywhere. It is always packed to the gills, so get there early. Just about everyone here appears to be Chinese. The menu is vast and not tailored for American tastes. Excellent tea, as well, and fantastic desserts (the puff pastry...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2830 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5224
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-247-3748
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