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“neighborhood friendly freshly made Chinese food”
Review of Silver House

Silver House
Ranked #53 of 433 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

After matinee in SFO we drove to our hotel and luckily found this busy crowded restaurant. It has charm, no beauty. The stuff did not speak fluent English but with a positive approach everything turned out fine - a small table for two, two delicious sea food soups, roasted Peking duck and another stew. It's not a place for a romantic evening but a place to go when you're really hungry and want real eastern food, Very not expensive!!!!!!

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Thank heinrich618
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

I am a vegetarian so it was probably not the best place to go, but there was about 30 of us and only 2 vegetarians so i cant complain.

There was not a lot of choice as i dont eat meat, fist etc. Everyone else seemed to enjoy themselves and they enjoyed the food they ate.

You dont have to buy drinks there if you dont want, you can bring your own, including alcohol.

All in all, good and not too expensive.

Thank Karl W
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

A plain, unpretentious chinese restaurant. Not very large, so you might call ahead for reservations of you have more than four. All the dishes are great, but we like the Peking duck, sweet and sour fish, Chinese pork chops and the winter melon soup. Specials are written on the wall in Chinese. If you like Chinese food, you will not be disappointed.

Thank charliespal2
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Reviewed December 12, 2016

Very decent Cantonese style for food, decent portions, very good taste wise, fairly reasonable prices. Service is your typical Chinese restaurant, levels can be good and bad, all at the same time. Lunch specials are good. Parking can be a problem.

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Thank dennis y
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

Since this restaurant is only a mile from my work, I eat here at least once a week for Lunch and once in a while will have a meal with the family here for Dinner. First, the pluses for this establishment, one word, the FOOD. It is really good as the ingredients are always fresh (especially the seafood and vegetables) and the seasoning is just right for southern Chinese cooking. Specialties? the seafood is excellent and served hot, their crispy Chow Mein is also good. Their Clay Pots are excellent. The rice plates served at lunch are quite good. I have really not been disappointed with the quality of any meal so far. Their portions are usually generous. A couple of week ago, the kitchen was remodeled and the food is good as ever.

Second, ancillary stuff: there is parking in the rear and some in front but sometimes it gets crowded around the area so parking can be a chore after say 7pm in the evenings. Also on Friday and Saturday nights one could wait a while for a table. The neighborhood is generally safe so no problems there.

Third, the service, in general the service is OK to good but not great, perhaps on par with other Chinese Restaurants. Most of the waiters have been there for a long time, some are great and others are just OK. Sometimes it takes awhile to get ones order up depending on the kitchen. However don't come here expecting to be waited on hand and foot (that is why I gave it 4 not 5 stars).

To sum up great place for food if you don't mind the service...

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Thank teng346
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