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“Great Cantonese”
Review of Cooking Papa

Cooking Papa
Ranked #167 of 446 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Get there early, before 6:30 on a week night. The locals know this place well. Great Beijing Duck, great hand made dumplings. This is a no fuss, cash only, table service kind of place. In, order, eat, pay, out. No lingering. But great menu, good sized portions for great prices. Parking is very limited.

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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Great find for authentic HK style Cantonese food.

First off, cons: Very very limited parking! Small parking lot, so park on street or across where Wells Fargo is. And it can get really busy during meal times, come early!! Ok, that's out of the way...

(Tip: CASH ONLY!! Again, Wells Fargo ATMs are across the street)

Great HK style food! My faves are the rice noodle rolls with shrimps (shrimps are fresh), roast duck lo mein, braised beef brisket lo mein, sliced fish congee.

Try the HK egg puffs! They are fried fresh, and taste best hot and fresh. Kind of like Chinese version of a donut, but lighter in texture. Powdered with sugar. A little oily for sure but that's probably why it's so good!

Service, once seated, is quick, as they want to turn the tables quickly due to people waiting at the door. Typical in HK too, so don't get too upset if they seem very eager to clear the tables of finished dishes and want you out of the table quickly.

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Thank khamen77
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Reviewed August 22, 2017
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