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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
Closed now
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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: Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Foster City, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are a caucasian couple. We were there on two Saturday's to compare the service and food. Now obviously this is a Chinese restaurant and we are white people. I / we normally do not give this a second thought, irregardless of where we eat. But, in this particular restaurant in Foster City, we both felt as though we were... More 

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Foster City, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

People come from miles around for this upscale Chinese restaurant. You get the idea about fresh seafood when you see all the massive fish tanks as you walk in. This is NOT your usual neighborhood take out place by any means. However, don't be surprised at the prices. Service is OK, not super. Located in a shopping center, a very... More 

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Cupertino, California
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126 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The dim sum dishes here were fairly tasty. We particularly enjoyed the shrimp dumplings, shu mai, chicken feet, taro & pork dumplings, beef balls, and steam egg yolk buns. The service here was kind of slow. It took about 30 minutes for the food to arrive. The waitresses were friendly and helpful. The price was okay. Our bill averaged out... More 

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