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2224 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1809
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better than average Chinese restaurant. Food was good and portions were good. Eggplant clay pot dish was very good. Fried rice was okay not too much flavor. Restaurant gets very crowded and very very loud on weekends. Service was good. Food served fairly quickly.

Thank nwduke
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212 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Hidden Gem offering Authentic Chinese Cantonese food at very reasonable prices. We used to live nearby and it was our day route place then and a terrible visit did not disappoint. Nothing has changed the decor is basic and service quick and efficient. Always filled with locals and Chinese There's nothing we don't love here and you can be adventurous... More 

Thank DrNic1
Belmont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Authentic Chinese food at it's best!!! The first thing you notice when entering Silver House restaurant is that the majority of the patrons are Chinese. This tells me that the people who generally know Chinese food the best, know that this place has excellent food. If you are looking for a fancy, quiet, or romantic dining experience, this is not... More 

Thank DCM2015-1
New York
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87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Had dinner with family (12 adults/children) last nite and had amazing meal. Traditional food - salty fish fried rice, whole fish, pork chops peking sauce, peking duck, steak cubes. Not a fancy place - when parking in back - walk past/thru the kitchen. Very good for large tables. We are Chinese family.

1 Thank WC8882013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

the restaurant looks like very average from the street but do not let the outside stop you. the food and service were fantastic. try deep fried crab and salted pork chops.we even had our plates changed twice by the server when he noticed that the shells from the crab were in the way. Sauted pea shoots and chicken noodle soup... More 

1 Thank russeyes
Bay Area
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

3* Silver House Restaurant Chinese The roasted chicken was fabulous Most dishes were okay Have luncheon specials Loved the eggplant Food service was adequate

1 Thank Rosquete
San Francisco, California
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133 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We love coming here for fast Chinese food that is always tasty. Our favorites are the egg white fried rice with mushrooms and dried scallop as well as the salt and pepper eggplant and pumpkin!

Thank MTSDave N
Belmont, California
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We've been coming here for years and, yes, they can come off as rude and impersonal, but that's like 99.9% of all Chinese restaurants. What you get here is high quality, well prepared Cantonese food that comes out quickly and has no MSG. Clay pot dishes are probably their specialty, but most everything on the menu will be good. Bonus... More 

1 Thank snelson0929
Aiea, Hawaii
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273 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This is a very popular restaurant with the Chinese community in San Mateo and surrounding area. Our hosts that brought us there are well-versed in the menu and, I believe, asked for a few extra trimmings. I'm not a big fan of Chinese food, but I was very impressed with the Crispy Chicken. The honey walnut shrimp was also very... More 

1 Thank Shaka_Frank
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Staff here is very to the point, may come up as rude, however, after visiting over 40 times regularly, turns out, they are very good. Food is always very fresh. Staff remembers your personalized options. Very good authentic Chinese eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2224 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-571-1298

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