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164 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
650-345-1277
Today
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great food and value for the price

Saw some great reviews from trip advisor and decided to try it out. The food is very good at it's price point. Small restaurant. Definitely not fine dining setting. Portion is generous. They offer a set dinner of 3 dishes (from a list of choices) for $21.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
Winnie W
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Belmont, California
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Belmont, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Saw some great reviews from trip advisor and decided to try it out. The food is very good at it's price point. Small restaurant. Definitely not fine dining setting. Portion is generous. They offer a set dinner of 3 dishes (from a list of choices) for $21.

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Redwood City, California
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44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was staying in San Mateo a short distance from this place, and the reviews I saw on TA convinced me that it was worth checking out. I walked in at 8:00 on a weeknight and almost every table was taken. I was the only non-Asian in the restaurant (always a good sign when looking for good Chinese food!). Within... More 

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Chicago
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place is a hole in the wall, but when you walk in and see every seat is taken, you know you are going to be blown away with great food! We were thoroughly impressed. We placed our orders and then watched in awe as other delicious looking entrees were delivered to the tables around us. We would come back... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Based on the reviews I was expecting a LOT more out of this place. First of all, it is in a little strip area in San Mateo - the area is very old and run down - the restaurant has 42 seats - my kid went to the bathroom and said it was filthy (I always find this to be... More 

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

When I stayed for two years in the US two years ago, this noodle shop is where we always go to eat Spicy Szechuan food. Believe me, you should try this hole in the wall resto and make sure to order twice cooked pork, spicy noodles, Xiao long bao and Honey walnut prawns. The food is worth every penny.

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San Francisco
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This place is a diamond in the rough specializing in dishes from Hunan, a province in South Central China which is known for its smoked meats and liberal use of chili peppers and garlic. It is a small establishment that does not offer much in terms of space or decor, but what it lacks in these areas is made up... More 

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jfarbstein
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Read good reviews about this small Chinese restaurant that's located toward the eastern end of 25th Street for an early dinner. Was thrilled with quality and price of food. Orange chicken was quite tasty. The chicken-fried rice was a little lighter in color than I was used to, but it was delicious. Pot stickers a little thicker and pretty good... More 

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San Francisco
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256 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Nothing has changed except my opinion and my opinion of this place was already high. This is one of the best Chinese restaurants in the Bay Area, bar none. It is not fancy but makes up for this with the fastest service you will ever experience and some of the best food you will ever sink your teeth into. I... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

I cannot believe that I just learned about The Noodle Shop. My goodness, this is a terrific little Chinese restaurant. If you like authentic spicy Chinese food at unbelievably reasonable prices, this is the place for you. The owners at The Noodle Shop have it right: serve great food at prices that are lower than everyone else around and you... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Ahh!!!! just looking at the pictures in the menu outside the restaurant makes me want to go in right away. That's how my hubby and I started coming to this restaurant. Every time we are in San Mateo, we must stop by here for a meal. I loved how efficient the server is...the gentleman with the glasses. We never had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 164 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-345-1277

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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