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“small, out of the way, great: a true find”
Review of China Bee

China Bee
Ranked #134 of 446 Restaurants in San Mateo
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed August 15, 2015

This small, out of the way chinese restaurant is one of the best on the peninsula. The style is true 'home cooking', portions are good and the price reasonable. There is virtually no ambience, just good food. There steamed pork dumplings are fabulous. A true find.

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Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

There aren't that many authentic Taiwanese restaurants on peninsula. China bee is one of the very few. Not all dishes are done well but for the ones that they do well, they are really good. Their pork and bean curd stir fry is really good. Their pork chop rice plate is pretty good, too. They also serve traditional Taiwanese breakfast food on the weekend, such as Chinese donut stick, savory soy milk, etc. The wait line for weekend breakfast gets long, so if you want to try their weekend breakfast, come early.

Thank MustLoveTruffle
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

I am probably a bit biased about this place because I love fried stinky tofu with all my heart so I was over the moon when I had it. The beef noodle soup was decent, worth a try. Overall my experience was very good, no complains.

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Thank I-Shun
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This place is small and simple, but the food's quite good and the service is friendly. Great for Northern Chinese style breakfast or lunch -- they have hot soy milk (sweet or salted), potstickers and xiaolong (steamed pork) buns, as well as regular dishes. They also have something hard to find -- "stinky" tofu (fried tofu pieces) which is much more tasty than it sounds, especially with a bit of chili sauce. Expect a wait on the weekends.

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Thank DuckyO
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Small place in downtown San Mateo, wouldn't have thought to try from just walking by but some pretty good reviews drew me in. Food lived up to the reviews, tried a selection of various things including potsticks, 3-cup chicken, and many others...all good. Would definitely go back when I have the chance. Overall size of the restaurant is not so big, so may have to wait when busy.

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Thank zu23
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