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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
11:00 am - 2:30 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: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great food, terrible service, good value

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Makati, Philippines
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Makati, Philippines
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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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Frankfort, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Alameda, California
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This seems a kind of traditional Chinese Restaurant. Majority of the customers were Chinese Americans, and servers were with limited English. It was crowded, but actually fun place to eat. The servers were in rush, and had no patience if you are not familiar with the menu. Food was OK, no superior to any mediocre Chinese restaurant. Roasted duck came... More 

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Hayward, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What more do you want! Right next to the water. Ducks and all... Dine in and take out. Call ahead for your order. Great selection with good prices and just plain good food! Don't miss this one.

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Foster City, California
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nothing outstanding, just good chinese foods that doesn't seem to contain msg. Rice noodle rolls are good. Green beans were also tasty. The donuts are overrated, nothing outstanding. Chow fun was good without being oily. Not worth a long weekend wait, but, good for a weekday/weeknight meal for a cheap price.

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Foster City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is our go to place when we want Cantonese food. The selection is plentiful and on weekends its get very busy during lunch. Their soup noodles, clay pot, congee and dim sum are really excellent. Downside, the waitstaff service varies from really good to terrible. Recently we called to make a dinner reservation since we had a large party.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The first time we ate here was with my son in law, so we ordered dishes gear toward his liking, ex. Walnut shrimp, salt and pepper pork, beef and broccoli....., but yesterday my husband and I went by ourself and ordered some authentic Chinese food, and they were good, even the egg rolls are very like in the old country......

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

A favorite haunt of the local Chinese population, one doesn't come here for atmosphere nor service, but real folks' "soul food": dry fried beef rice noodle, fish congee & sweet fried dough that is heavenly. For the "big spender", fried dungeon crab is worth the money. Come early or after 8pm to avoid long wait.

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Additional Information about Cooking Papa

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

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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
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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