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The 9 Best Chinese Restaurants In San Mateo

Updated: October 6, 2021

Got a Chinese food craving? These are the best spots in San Mateo for when you need peking duck and egg rolls. We evaluated tons of diner and critic reviews and analyzed top sites to find the best Chinese restaurants in San Mateo. If you are after noodles or crispy pork we guarantee you will find something tasty at one of these Chinese venues.

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

Hot Wok Bistro

Asian, $, North CentralAsian, $San Mateo, North Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Ring in the Year of the Pig with San Mateo's best Chinese restaurants

    Hoodline, 2019

Sichuan Chong Qing Cuisine

Chinese, $, Central Business DistrictChinese, $San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Peking Alley

Asian, $, Southeast HillsdaleAsian, $San Mateo, Southeast Hillsdale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Urban Momo

Asian, $$, Central Business DistrictAsian, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

noodleosophy

Asian, $$, Central Business DistrictAsian, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Seapot 海中锅

Asian, $$, Twenty-Fifth AveAsian, $$San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Zen Noodle Bar

Chinese, $$, Central Business DistrictChinese, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Town of Dumpling

Asian, $, LauriedaleAsian, $San Mateo, Lauriedale
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Chef Zhao Bistro

Chinese, $$, Twenty-Fifth AveChinese, $$San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.1
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 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Michelin Guide and Hoodline, 28808 San Mateo restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam 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) and Hoodline - Ring in the Year of the Pig with San Mateo's best Chinese restaurants. 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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