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The Noodle Shop

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164 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208
+1 650-345-1277
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Jun 24, 2016
“Interesting place to dine...”
Sep 1, 2014
“Great food and value for the price”
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Asian, Chinese
164 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208
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Reviewed June 24, 2016

First time there. Cathy was our server & she was great. Not much of a variety to choose from but noodles are good. Had to wait outside as busy place but was seated quickly. Really turns tables fast.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

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)...More

Thank Winnie W
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...More

Thank tbbbnbab
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...More

1  Thank leannekmartin
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...More

1  Thank TrvlnRoundUS
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...More

Thank Mia N
Reviewed April 18, 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...More

Thank jetsetpanda
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...More

Thank jfarbstein
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...More

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...More

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403-2208
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-345-1277
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