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2224 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1809
+1 650-571-1298
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A plain, unpretentious chinese restaurant. Not very large, so you might call ahead for reservations of you have more than four. All the dishes are great, but we like the Peking duck, sweet and sour fish, Chinese pork chops and the winter melon soup. Specials are written on the wall in Chinese. If you like Chinese food, you will not... More 

Thank charliespal2
Belmont, California
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very decent Cantonese style for food, decent portions, very good taste wise, fairly reasonable prices. Service is your typical Chinese restaurant, levels can be good and bad, all at the same time. Lunch specials are good. Parking can be a problem.

Thank Dennis Y
San Mateo, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Since this restaurant is only a mile from my work, I eat here at least once a week for Lunch and once in a while will have a meal with the family here for Dinner. First, the pluses for this establishment, one word, the FOOD. It is really good as the ingredients are always fresh (especially the seafood and vegetables)... More 

Thank teng346
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

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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504 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 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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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 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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152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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
Burlingame, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 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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843 reviews
650 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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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204 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2224 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1809
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-571-1298

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?