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The 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in San Mateo

Updated: February 26, 2021

Looking for the best Chinese food in San Mateo? To get you the ultimate list of the finest restaurants, we scoured the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to easily compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours.

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

Hot Wok Bistro

Asian · $10 avg. main dish
San Mateo, North Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sichuan Chong Qing Cuisine

Chinese · $17 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Peking Alley

Asian · $12 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Southeast Hillsdale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Zen Noodle Bar

Chinese · $9 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Seapot 海中锅

Asian · $23 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

noodleosophy

Asian · $10 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Inchin’s Bamboo Garden

Asian
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Town of Dumpling

Asian · $7 avg. main dish
San Mateo, Lauriedale
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Chef Sha 火焱阁

Chinese
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 3.6
Yelp: 4.0

Palette Tea Garden

Asian
San Mateo, Northeast Hillsdale
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

Why is this list better than others?

Picking the right Chinese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 1539 lists and articles from top sources like Michelin Guide, 31320 San Mateo restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 1095134 reviews – all with some Feastfox magic to make sense of the madness. The restaurants you see have been featured in Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019). We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • A great drink pairing for pork in sticky soy glaze

    Knowing what to pair with pork in sticky soy glaze can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Riesling. This, off-dry, white wine balances the sweet and tangy pork in sticky soy glaze.

  • A next-level match for steamed fish

    Experts often pair steamed fish with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • A long-held tradition

    Making peking duck, often paired with pancakes and soy sauce, is a long-held tradition in China.

  • A iconic drink from China

    Often considered one of the most traditional drinks in China, baijiu is a favorite choice across the country, often prepped with sorghum.

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Chinese spot.

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