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Oceanic Chinese Restaurant

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2507 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-2330
+1 650-570-4234
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Oceanic is classic Chinese food well-prepared and seasoned. They use white meat chicken, and the freshest vegetables. Not exactly breaking new ground here, but reliably very good. I have eaten here many times, and had take out probably more than two dozen times in the past 15 years.

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Ordered delivery my last night of business trip. Figured I'd give them a try given the number of positive reviews on YELP, GrubHub, etc. Ordered General Tao's Chicken, plain steamed rice, and Pork fried rice. Delivery came fairly quickly, well within the estimated time frame, and as a nice touch, they gave me free egg-rolls with my order. I wanted... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Food was totally tasteless, we ordered lots of food as there was six of us,, none of it was good. Out of all the dishes, the garlic eggplant was good as it had taste. We had to add Chinese hot mustard to each dish to get some taste. Brought nothing home. No one wanted it- not worth the trip

Thank ElleHow
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a family traditional style restaurant, looks good, service is very good The food is okay, but too much oily for me.

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Kansas City
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were shopping nearby this restaurant early in the day and the aromas coming out were so wonderful that we came back that night for dinner. The restaurant itself was almost empty but appeared to do a brisk take-out business. Our meal started with a complimentary appetizer and ended with complimentary mango ice cream. We ordered a few entrees, mostly... More 

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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very well prepared, nicely served and reasonably priced Chinese food, not far from San Francisco Airport.

Thank sonnecj
Los Angeles
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

I was on a business trip and the manager at the hotel recommended this place highly. The hot and sour soup was the best I have ever had. The chicken chow mien was incredibly tasty and the beef and broccoli was cooked perfectly and tasted great. Next time I am in San Mateo, will definitely stop here again!

Thank PuterC0nsultant
Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

I ordered delivery as the ad said delivery time met my need for lunch with a toddler. Food arrived very late. I had to call and question time. Food was nearly inedible. Noodles were drenched in oil and meat was very fatty. Shrimp was good. My toddler would not eat it and my daughter and I both got sick.

Thank CCR01
Malden, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2014

On our travels to SF we needed a place to stop for dinner. After reading reviews by fellow travelers, we choose this location. The service was excellent, all of our food was hot and fresh. The hot and sour soup was recommended by a few reviewers... My husband said it was very good. The general tso chicken was my favorite... More 

Thank MaldenMom2014
Burlingame, California
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9 reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

We often dine out at several Chinese restaurants but keep on coming back to this place. Crystal and her husband Edward are two of the proprietors and always give us a very warm welcome and are very outgoing. The soups are great; I especially crave and order the Mongolian Beef which always has fresh vegetables and good quality meat. Try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2507 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-2330
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-570-4234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?