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Little Shanghai Restaurant

17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
+1 650-573-7161
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 11 June 2017

1. This restaurant just opened for less than a month after renovation and "holiday". Hence, the atmosphere was much better than before. 2. Service was little slow as not enough servers that evening. 3. Food was good but could be better. We order: a. Shanghai...More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

All the good things in these reviews were there when our family of four went. None of the bad things - "mediocre", and the like - were visible to any of us. Three of us have eaten Chinese food all over the country for a...More

Thank MikeandSarah
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The only problem for this restaurant is the number of people trying to get in, especially during the dinner time. There are only four large round tables for families/larger groups, and less than a dozen small tables. Reservations are absolutely necessary for party of 6...More

Thank Ngam_L
Reviewed 30 November 2016

we ordered food for 10 adults and 2 kids. All the food came out in less than 10 mins. some items are really good and some are very mediocre.

Thank horse54
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This little gem of a Northern Chinese Restaurant serves excellent authentic food. The actual dining room is not large which means if you do not get there early for Lunch, you may be waiting for a while. Note that parking is limited. If you can't...More

Thank teng346
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Vert crowded little place. Good food. Had to ask waitress to take our order a few times. Soup served and other food arrived too soon after.

Thank fbg
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I went here on the recommendation of a friend. We decided to try a variety of items. They were all deliver fairly quick even though it was extremely busy. The sweet and sour chicken was excellent. The meatballs were very good. They were larger than...More

Thank ROBERT2448
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is a tiny eatery that takes us 30 minutes standing to get our seat at lunchtime on a Sunday. Having been missing Shanghai food for many years, I am glad that my Shanghainese friend in Berkeley introduces this place to me. Based on his...More

1  Thank Phil Y
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I love this little always crowded restaurant. I have learn to go early or late because parking can be crazy....and seating is hard to come by during the lunch or dinner rush. Most of the food is very good. Always a favorite with my relatives...More

1  Thank bzbeehive
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Ate here twice. Best mongolian beef I've ever had. When you walk into a Chinese restaurant and its nothing but local Chinese eating there, you know its the real deal. Service is so-so but you're there for the food. If you are near by, do...More

1  Thank kuhnflyfish
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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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