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HON Lin Restaurant

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500 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4325
+1 650-872-2288
11:30 - 21:00
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Burlingame, California
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

When I go here it is always for the lunch combo. It usually comes with hot and sour soup, rice, and sweet and sour pork or Mongolian beef. Food is always very tasty.

Thank richpvihbass
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Good food at very reasoanble prices, experienced annually over the past four years. Friendly service (the owner's son?).

Thank NOLAVisitor155004
Atlanta, Georgia
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180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Walked here from my hotel for dinner and ordered the egg rolls, veggie fried rice and Mongolian beef. Everything was absolutely delicious. I love this little neighborhood. Keep in mind they (like a lot of restaurants on this street) don't take American Express.

Thank NTC214
San Francisco, California
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183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

There are several Chinese eateries on the San Mateo Ave. This one was chosen due to its non-typical Chinese take-out menu. It turns out their food does carries good flavor, especially "Beef with Sichuan Garlic Sauce", the best of our dinner. We wanted to have streamed fish. Unfortunately they have live catfish only. We have doubt about steamed catfish, but... More 

Thank Phil Y
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I had vegetarian chow fun and vegetarian hot and sour soup. I've never seen the soup on the menu anywhere else and I was not disappointed - not as good as my mom's, but still very tasty. The service was friendly but a little slow - there was a major party going on that was likely a factor. I would... More 

Thank psuahr
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Stumbled upon this restaurant while staying at San Bruno Super 8 en route to Reno for the air races, what a find so good we came back a week later for more. The portions were much larger than those in UK Chinese restaurants each dish was almost a meal in itself so for two of us 2 main dishes and... More 

Thank skinnermick
Joshua Tree, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We were staying at the Best Western Grosvenor next to the San Francisco International Airport, and after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to eat here. Big portions, fresh, and tasty. Other reviewers were right about the delicious won ton soup and fried rice with pork-yum! Easy to find from the airport. We'd eat here again. Service was very... More 

Thank Suzette W
Clairton, Pennsylvania
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

I didn't eat in when I went to this establishment, but the service was fast and accurate, and from what I could see of the restaurant area it was clean and authentic in feel. But the food itself wasn't spectacular. I didn't get any of the specialties, just a run of the mill dish you can find at most any... More 

Thank slasich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

Received prompt service to be seated. I ordered Chow Fun and asked for Yellow curry on it (try it, it's awesome). They accommodated this special order, and it turned out great, though it could've been spicier. Great prices too.

Thank 23103mini
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

Recently drove to milbrae to stay overnight for an early San Francisco flight. Wanted some authentic Chinese food. Went to Fat Wong's, but there wasn't any parking, so looked up the next best Chinese restaurant. Typical run of the mill Chinese decor with live crab an lobster tanks in the back. The server was incredibly friendly and personable. And the... More 

Thank Hlowder34

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066-4325
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bruno
  • Phone Number: +1 650-872-2288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?