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ABC Seafood Restaurant

973 East Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
650.328.2288
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Ranked #25 of 48 restaurants in Foster City
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Shell Blvd
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English first
Foster City, California
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Foster City, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

ABC has been around for many years and yet their service is still sub par. We tried to give them many chances through out the past ten plus years and their service is still lacking. You will get great service if you are the regulars who go in with the bottle of wine, and order their expensive dishes e.g steam... More

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Sacramento, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went there for lunch; had dim sum and also ordered some dishes a la carte. Had the worst green onion pancake; dry, chewy and lukewarm. The other dishes were average at best. Very pricey considering the food quality. Beware: TIP WAS INCLUDED IN THE BILL!. Service was poor, very slow. I will not go back!

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Redwood City, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It was very close to where I live. I usually went there on Saturday morning for Dim Sim. There was always a huge line waiting there. Sometimes I was really frustrated waiting.. Food was good. BBQ pork bun, egg-stuffed bun are my favorite.

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San Francisco
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant sits in the beautiful foster city which is surrounded by blue lagoons. The view inside the restaurant is excellent, and you can take a walk around the lagoon before or after meal. Food is great, authentic dim-sum, one of the best in bay area. The only downside is the price.

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San Francisco, California, USA
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had lunch there, orders were slow, food was lukewarm, and service was terrible. Staff was rude and senior staff had terrible attiudes to both customers and wait staff. They are trying to be a higher end chinese restaurant, but are lacking in many areas.

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San Francisco Bay Area
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

TOTAL RIPOFF, DO NOT HAVE YOUR PARTY HERE! Went there last weekend for a birthday party, we were in the private room in the back. Party was supposed to start at 11am, we arrived at 11:30 and the staff had not even finished setting up the buffet! They took their sweet time and the buffet wasn't ready until 12pm. The... More

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Thousand Oaks, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This place has great dim sum - wide variety, always fresh. The place is crowded but it huge. They also have dim sum to go.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Dim sum served partly by menu, partly by cart. Wait staff took a long time to refill our teapots. Dim sum had stronger flavors than I'm used to at other Cantonese dim sum places. It did get quite crowded as the lunch hour progressed. Nothing spectacular, but easy parking in a shopping mall near the freeway.

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