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949 Edgewater Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-3760
650-577-1830
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Ranked #15 of 51 Restaurants in Foster City
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
Cuisines: Chinese
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English first
Hayward, California, USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Foster City, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The wait staff is very good. There are a number of servers that speak limited English. My issue is with the cleanliness of the restaurant. If you are sitting at a table and you watch the bus people "clean" off a table, one begins to wonder if the towel is clean. How long has it been since the towel was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant is not for everyone. It is definitely not for someone who expects getting baby back ribs because 'that's what Chinese restaurants should offer'. It is not a place for fine dining, or expecting being treated like royalty. If you love authentic flavorful Chinese food and don't mind the brusqueness of the wait staff and understand or at least... More 

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Foster City, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went here for a late lunch one Sat afternoon around 2:30 pm. I asked the hostess if it's too late or were they closing already for lunch but I was told lunch is still open. So I got seated on a small table behind a wall post in between the regular dining area and the private big party area where... More 

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Foster City, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is an odd little establishment, nearly hidden at the back of a local shopping center. It could have had a good waterside view, but I've never noticed that. NOTHING romantic or special about the atmosphere; long tables and looks like a quick take out cafeteria. Food is good, depending upon your taste, but not exceptional. Service is so fast... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The dishes here are so good! The noodles in oyster sauce, their clay pots you just can't go wrong. I keep coming back here for more every time. Service is ok. It's located in a strip mall so parking is not a problem.

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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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