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Little Shanghai Restaurant

17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
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San Jose, CA
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144 reviews 144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I came here after reading alot of reviews, either this place was having and off day or I was at the wrong restaurant. yes this place is popular, at 5pm people started showing up by 5:20 it was full, pretty good for a place that seats about 60. Inside is tiny. people are running into each other, the kitchen is... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Came from out of town and we found this nice restaurant really flavorful food! Friendly service definitely recommend for Chinese

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Houston, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I normally don't review restaurants.. However this is one of the best Chinese restaurant I've tried outside Asia, and trust me, I've tried a lot.. so I think it's worth reviewing. You cannot go wrong with most of the items on the menu. A lot of traditional Shanghai dishes, which even if not my favorite regional Chinese cuisine, truly shines... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

It is located one block from Elmino Real RT. 82 and 25th street on 25 th steeet They have the traditional northern china dishes such as steam buns. Beef noodle soup, stir fried rice cake etc. the prices are very reasonable. For the three of us, the cost. Was $35 with tips. The services are quick, we used street parking.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you like Shanghai style dish that is the place to go. I did not have a chance to taste every dish. I really like dishes I ordered and came back the next day.

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Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Whenever we're in the Bay Area, we make it a point to come here. The noodles are fantastic, the Xiao Lung Bao is absolutely the best, the onion pancakes are delicious, the chinese donut (literal translation is oily stick) is great, the prices are super reasonable, it has parking, it is clean, it is fast, the service is good, can't... More

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seattle, WA
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Totally worth the drive from my hotel at San Francisco Aiport. All the dishes I ordered are authentic Shanghai cusine, e.g. Qicai pork wonton, Yangchun noodle soup, five-spicy fried little fish, fried rice cake. Highly recommend!

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

On the road back to San Francisco airport from S an Jose, I took a detour to find some lunch. Pulling off the 101 into San Mateo and glancing at a Google map, I saw a highly rated restaurant named Little Shanghai. What a great surprise! This is not a fancy interior or exterior - the focus of this restaurant... More

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

I went to this place for a quick bite. Once we were seated, it was relatively quick. Waiting for a table proved to be a little bit of a wait, but that means the food is good. We placed orders for a green onion pancake and xiao long bao. The green onion pancake arrived first and it was piping hot... More

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

I love this restaurant, their dishes are authentic and cheap. Their lunch special offers huge portion for under $7. Many of the dim sum like Xiaolong bao, cong you bing are the best you can find out of China. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any one who want to taste real Chinese food.

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