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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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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
At least you don't feel cramp

It is truly nice to have a big dim sum restaurant in a small town. And having available parking close by is icing on the cake. However, I wish I could rely on the food and the service. There are some great dishes that seems consistent such as the bake BBQ buns and some of their sponge cake... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
bzbeehive
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San Francisco
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San Francisco, California, USA
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere and service are good. The wait staff is helpful and makes an effort to give you a pleasant experience. The food isn't greasy and there is a good assortment of things to choose from - for the beginners trying haw gaw and siu mai to the adventurous ones eating chicken feet and the such.

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Thank Elle N
San Francisco
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

It is truly nice to have a big dim sum restaurant in a small town. And having available parking close by is icing on the cake. However, I wish I could rely on the food and the service. There are some great dishes that seems consistent such as the bake BBQ buns and some of their sponge cake dessert. There... More 

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Thank bzbeehive
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Every time I go to ABC it seem I can never have enough. They have dim sum and regular menu items, but if you get the regular menu you end over spending because you cannot say no when the carts pass by and they have these delicious treats.

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Thank Isabel O
San Jose, California
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Food is always good here. Very authentic. And the service is excellent, at times. That is the problem. This place is very hospital to non Chinese speaking customer. They are friendly and helpful, when they have time. So go there when they are not busy and you will have a fantastic meal. Good friendly service, good food, and a wonderful... More 

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Thank Eddie L
Hong Kong
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We went there in 8 pp and ordered different dim sum during lunch time. In general, dim sum are poor. Unfortunately, the services of waitresses are much poor too.

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2 Thank mikomah
Torino
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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1 Thank twotm
Foster City, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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1 Thank JGLS-95
Redwood City, California
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Fritzikay
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Thank Debgiri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Leonard L

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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: Asian, Chinese, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?