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234 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 (3rd Avenue)
SamTrans, Caltrain
650-342-4506
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit!

It's like a hole in the wall..this time it's at the attic, so you have to walk up the stairs. If you're in a group, you're lucky to get a large table as it was full when we came and we were seated at the lounge area. It's Asian Fusion that meets the West. Young college people are your servers,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
jazzygirl49
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Norwalk, California
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Norwalk, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It's like a hole in the wall..this time it's at the attic, so you have to walk up the stairs. If you're in a group, you're lucky to get a large table as it was full when we came and we were seated at the lounge area. It's Asian Fusion that meets the West. Young college people are your servers,... More 

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Thank jazzygirl49
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you haven't been here, you need to go. It was great place to go on a Friday night with a love one.

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Thank Eric T
San Mateo, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

That's how we feel when greeted at the Attic in downtown San Mateo. Upstairs from a rather hip bar is the "Attic" dining room with Asian specialties. Their Filipino dishes are particularly delicious. Service is rapid and gracious. Thank you!

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Thank JGTOBG
San Mateo, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Will never come back again. Not worth it. Foods is too sweet. And it's not enough for an adult. Beef doesn't taste like beef. Chicken is like super. Is there a real chief over there

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Thank Nick L
San Mateo, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The staffs are very friendly. Good cocktails drinks but the food is a bit on the greasy and salty side. Perhaps that's what people crave for when they're drinking. Much younger crowd. Cute little spot.

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Thank TeaHsu
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

If you are looking for a unique selection of dishes, you'll find it here. Their menu is a haven for all pallets. Their fresh spicey noodles were amazingly good. Just enough heat to know it's there but not so hot that I had to wipe my forehead. We each got two dishes to share because we couldn't decide on just... More 

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Thank Amanda S
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The food is served to share -- tapas/family style -- so order a few mains and starters for everyone at the table to share. This is a fun way to try everything! Attic is a gem in the busy restaurant row of South B street. Although this restaurant is categorized on FB and Yelp as Chinese..that it is not. It... More 

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Thank ramblist
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The food is served to share so order a few mains and starters and share with everyone at the table. This is a fun way to try everything! Food was very good my favorite part was the flan for dessert!!! Yum

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Thank Kwerts
San Francisco, California
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431 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

As others have said, this place is more of an Asian fusion restaurant than just a Chinese restaurant. They are able to blend many of the different styles of cuisines offered in Asia into one menu. We had a large party and so we ordered many of their dishes to try: quinoa and kale salad, ahi tuna, sesame cucumber, adobo... More 

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Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Indiana
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner with two friends - delicious food. Had the sweet potato fries, edamame, white tuna poke, crispy pork stir fry, garlic noodles, sizzling sizig and olive oil poached gambas al ajillo - everything was spot on - we ate everything that was served. Beer and wine selection was sparse. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
    (3rd Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: SamTrans, Caltrain
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-342-4506

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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