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Gau Poang Chinese Restaurant

1208 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402-2925
650-286-9386
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English first
Burlingame, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been here for many years and serves consistently good food at reasonable prices. The owners are always here and are watching over the dining room with a very capable wait staff. Food is always served hot and is very tasty. Have come here many times with my entire family of 10 and always leave happy. Free parking... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The fried rice is very good. My son lives around the corner from this place. The owner and staff are very friendly. We didn't stay in because my kids already made some dishes at home. The place looks very clean and cozy with ample parking. They don't use MSG at all which is great. I asked them to go easy... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Based on Tripadvisor reviews, Hubby and I decided to give Gau Poang a try for lunch, which is always less of an investment than dinner. It took a bit to find it, not because it's hidden, but it's front is so bland I had driven by it several times without noticing it. We arrived at 11:30am, and were the first... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor while traveling through Cali. What a great little place. The food, service and atmosphere were awesome! We REALLY enjoyed our lunch and would absolutely return!

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Birthdays, Mother's Day, any day, we love this place! It's family run and someone always graciously greets guests. Delicious and consistent makes this a family favorite. My favorite dish is the shrimp fried rice, the egg gets browned and the sweet peas add that pop of sweetness. Yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We order from here all the time and have never had a bad meal. We usually pick up our orders but have eaten in a few times and the service and graciousness of the staff is excellent. Highly recommend.

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Portland, Oregon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A large group of us ate lunch here on a weekday. The service was good, very friendly and helpful. The lunch menu choices are quite large; however, be careful what you order. The chicken with cashews was very good (unfortunately, not my order). I suggest avoiding any sweet and sour dish unless you like the mysterious, artificial red colored sauce... More 

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San Francisco, California
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98 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was looking for a place close to my daughter's new apartment and found this on tripadvisor. So many Chinese restaurants can be scary. This place was clean and comfortable on the inside. The food was delicious and servers very friendly. It was pretty busy which is always a good sign. We will be coming here often from now on.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

This was excellent and the price was extremely reasonable. Parking is in back. Very clean. Decor was not gaudy. Would return if we lived in the area. Much better than another Chinese restaurant we went to earlier in our stay. Servers were very friendly and personable. A place you could bring your family or a date.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were unhappy with many Chinese restaurants we had tried in the area, so searched many sites for reviews of "best Chinese" and discovered Gau Poang. Are we glad we did!! Delicious food, super friendly service, and reasonably priced. We saw lots of folks taking big orders out for lunch time, and the place was busy at dinner time, also.... More 

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Additional Information about Gau Poang Chinese Restaurant

Address: 1208 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402-2925
Phone Number: 650-286-9386
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Chinese

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