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Little Shanghai Restaurant

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17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
650-573-7161
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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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 Weekend Breakfast

Love to come here on the weekends for brunch. They have great salty rice rolls, xlb, shanghai chow mien and our favorite is their dan dan mien. Service is fast and food is delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Love to come here on the weekends for brunch. They have great salty rice rolls, xlb, shanghai chow mien and our favorite is their dan dan mien. Service is fast and food is delicious!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

What a great find...I just got back from Asia and Asia has nothing over this small joint in the heart of San Mateo downtown area. Felt like I was in China from the start to the end! The food fresh and flavorful was some of the best I have had....and the pricing...well it was very inexpensive for the size of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Hidden gem in San Mateo. Hidden off of El Camino but worth looking for. Has quite a bit of vegetarian food with lots of flavor. I've been here a few times and have never been disappointed. Very friendly workers and accommodating. Food comes out pretty quick and consistently. I would go there more often, but I live in SF.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

I was part of a group of chefs from the bay area who were invited to Little Shanhai for a late night "snack". Our host took the liberty to order his favorite dishes so we were treated to an over the top culinary experience. We had an appetizer that looked like a simple noodle dish. I was blown away by... More 

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San Jose, CA
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Little Shanghai Restaurant

Address: 17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
Phone Number: 650-573-7161
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
Open Hours:
Sunday 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 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 E 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-573-7161

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai
Open Hours
Sunday
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
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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