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949 Edgewater Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-3760
650-577-1830
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Company Holiday Lunch

Came here to pick up food for 50+ people for our holiday lunch at work. A little more expensive than most other places but the food is really good. The only problem I had was they open at 11am and could only pick up the food at 11:45-noon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nomad627
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here to pick up food for 50+ people for our holiday lunch at work. A little more expensive than most other places but the food is really good. The only problem I had was they open at 11am and could only pick up the food at 11:45-noon.

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Thank Nomad627
Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

It's nothing fancy, but it's still cozy & a great finding experience. The food is phenomenal! We ordered a ton of appetizer or small plates to share w/ 4 people. Also, there is water view available if that helps anyone. Doesn't matter. The food is the star or that dining experience.

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Thank TheEarthBender
Nusa Dua, Indonesia
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

There are two "Cooking Papa"s - one in Foster City and one in Mountain View - the latter is the one I believe earned a recent "Michelin Recommended" award mentioned by a previous reviewer. Mountain View is newer, has a much more extensive menu, has much much better food (& is much much cleaner). Same owners, same brand, but not... More 

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Thank rollingstone66
Michigan
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209 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This place is by the edge of a small lake. Four of us ordered a number of food, all were excellent. The service was good, despite of the busy running around. You would likely have to wait to be seated if you arrive at the popular lunch/dinner time.

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Thank sun20
San Francisco, California
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Cooking Papa has done it again! For the past three years in a row, they have earned the highly esteemed, MICHELIN STAR RECOMMENDATION. Their Cantonese (Southern China) and Hong Kong style cooking, has earned them loyalty time and time again from many guests all over Northern California. Cooking Papa's loyal customers travel as far down from Central California which is... More 

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1 Thank Edwin R
Burlingame, California
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have not eaten at this restaurant for awhile. We have to wait about half an hour for a table and it was still worth it. Their food quality is consistently great and service is good even with a full house,

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Thank LakeviewMan
Makati, Philippines
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I'm not going to whine about the service because it's worth enduring because the food is quite good and the prices are very reasonable for what you get. We were a party of 7 adults and two kids and the bill came out to 80 dollars with a lot of take home. Love the flat noodles with beef, the roasted... More 

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Thank mountaindolphin
Frankfort, Kentucky
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

it is a different dinning experience because it is all smaller portion, so you can order many different dish and try it, and the price is reasonable, the only bad thing is you can hear the kitchen cursing.

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Thank Kenneth Y
Alameda, California
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant served nice Hong Kong style food, especially the Peking Duck and the Dim Sum. The servers need to improve their attitude with customers. First they really want you to finish the food fast so that the table can be available to another customers. The worst part of the service was when they gave us the bill, my friend... More 

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1 Thank John1516
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I love this place - just make sure, you book your place in advance. They are really busy - try their seafood.

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Thank Debgiri

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 949 Edgewater Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-3760
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
  • Phone Number: 650-577-1830

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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