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ABC Seafood Restaurant

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973 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404 (Shell Blvd)
650.328.2288
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Food ok but pricey, service needs improvement

With much anticipation to dine at this restaurant, a set menu was ordered with 10 dishes total including soup. I was disappointed with some of the dishes. The food was salty. The crab dish was great! The fish was fresh!It was a delight to have the abalone dish which I have not had for a very long... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Rancho Bernardo, California
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Torino
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant because it was late, it seemed that it would be still open at 21:30 and there was written 'seafood'. It is a cinese restaurant! The menu is mostly cinese, with small translations in english and the waitress was almost only cinese-speaking. On exit I remembered the couple that looked like they were the owners that... More 

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Foster City, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We've eaten there 3 times to give them a chance. The food is good but the service is horrible. They preferentially serve the people they know leaving other customers waiting to order and be served. It was awful

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

ABC used to be an old style dim sum place where the waiters brought the selections around on carts. Now you choose your items by using a felt pen on a laminated menu. I enjoy the food; not the lowest priced way to go, but the food is fresh and cooked to order. I enjoy the salted pepper prawns, har... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

For all Indians, they kind of add a tip even though you are less than 5 people - the norm of the restaurant is that they pick up a service charge for more than 10 people. anyways, their service is discriminating for the Indians who visit that place and the crew and the stewards all Chinese are only bothered to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

As a vegetarian, I always order vegetable fried rice or noddles whichever restaurant I went. that day I went for Safeway and decided to have a try since their space looks quite neat. It turns out their price is unbelievable high, a vegetable fried rice cost me 13.10, almost twice as I had in other Chinese restaurants, taste was just... More 

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Foster City, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Dim Sum at ABC is a good combination of quality and effort. Yes, there are better places - "Kitchen", "Koi Palace", and "Asian Pearl", but the wait there is much longer, in some cases, plainly unreasonable. At ABC, you can be served reasonably fast, and the Dim Sum is quite decent. So, if one does not want to put... More 

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Rancho Bernardo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

With much anticipation to dine at this restaurant, a set menu was ordered with 10 dishes total including soup. I was disappointed with some of the dishes. The food was salty. The crab dish was great! The fish was fresh!It was a delight to have the abalone dish which I have not had for a very long time. The service... More 

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had my birthday party at this restaurant, the foods were excellent Chinese food. But we spent $300 for one table and we were 9 people. It's gruesome to see dead fishes in the fish tank. There were flies too....

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Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Dimsum, steamed fish, noodles, steamed spinach are delicious. But Service is not good specially those going around with dimsum carts. They should at least smile and be nice even if they don't speak English. I still go there regularly because I like their Dimsum.

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Foster City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I think ABC is one of the better Dimsum places in the Bay Area. I like their steamed fish as well as steamed spinach. However, the service is not good. The people going around in dimsum carts are not friendly. It's ok that they don't speak English but at least they should smile or be nice to customers. I still... More 

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Additional Information about ABC Seafood Restaurant

Address: 973 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
Phone Number: 650.328.2288
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 973 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
    (Shell Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
  • Phone Number: 650.328.2288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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