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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
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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Excellent at times

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Eddie L
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San Jose, California
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English first
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Hong Kong
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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Torino
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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Foster City, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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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 29 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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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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