Posts Tagged ‘Lunch’

12 May

Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, May 12th, 2014

Champagne Seafood San Mateo exterior decor

They closed the Buffet in April 2014 and re-opened, yet again as Champagne Seafood Restaurant in May 2014. The new format is almost identical to the pre-buffet restaurant but has a new Chinese name and some different dishes. They redid the internals and create a large dining room and eliminated the private rooms. You now have to order dim sum from the check off list that comes complete with pictures for dim sum newbies.

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14 Apr

Little Sichuan Restaurant, San Mateo

Posted by, April 14th, 2014

Little Sichuan San Mateo Exterior

Little Sichuan is a Sichuan Chinese Restaurant located in Downtown San Mateo next to legendary foodie hangout Draegar’s. It has been around for many years but changed hands in 2007. The former co-owner and chef used to run Classic Sichuan Restaurant in Millbrae. Do not confuse this place with others with similar names. Many folks stopped coming after the change in ownership including ourselves. It was time to check Little Sichuan out again in October 2010, after another year. This is a place to come for Sichuan dishes like noodles, not for generic Americanized Chinese food such as Beef Broccoli. classic Cantonese Chinese dishes that are better down the block at Champagne Seafood or HK Causeway Bay. Our last visit was in March 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Apr

Bakesale Betty Review, Oakland

Posted by, April 7th, 2014

Bakesale Bettys Exterior

Bakesale Bettys Tables

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17 Feb

Village Pub Restaurant Review, Woodside

Posted by, February 17th, 2014

Village Pub Woodside exterior decor

Village Pub is a fine dining establishment in the small town of Woodside. We have passed by many times, on our way back from hiking or biking, and felt it was time to try it. They received One Michelin star in 2009, 2010. Dmitry Elperin is the chef and identifies his cuisine as “Contemporary American yet is rooted in the culinary traditions of France and the Mediterranean.” They use lots of seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. The chef has a sister restaurant, Cafe des Amis and Spruce, in San Francisco.

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29 Jan
2014’s Beginners Introduction to Chinese Dim Sum

Posted by, January 29th, 2014

Chinese New Year is Friday, January 31!

Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant Vancouver BC Canada Interior decor


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4 Sep

Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Restaurant Review, Emeryville

Posted by, September 4th, 2013

Rudys Cant Fail Cafe Interior

Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe is a diner in Emeryville, near the Home Depot shopping center, serving American food till 1am. Big breakfasts, salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Breakfast is served all day. It is owned by Billie Joe from rock band Green Day. Read the rest of this entry »

15 Jun

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot Restaurant Review

Posted by, June 15th, 2013

Mongolian Hot Pot and Grill Exterior decor

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot is a hot pot restaurant in downtown San Mateo, right across from Walgreen’s. Their soup base options have recently become more acceptable for mainstream Americans.  This company has a couple locations in the USA and many more in Asia. Yum Brands (KFC, Taco Bell) actually owns this company.

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6 Jun

Grace Garden Restaurant Review, Burlingame

Posted by, June 6th, 2013

Grace Garden Burlingame Exterior

Grace Garden is a Chinese restaurant specializing in (as they say term it) Mandarin, Szechuan, Hunan, and Peking cuisine. Seeing this line scared us, as no restaurant can specialize in this wide variety of food.

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3 Jun

ABC Seafood, Dim Sum Lunch Restaurant Review

Posted by, June 3rd, 2013

ABC Seafood Foster City BBQ Pork Rice Noodle Roll

ABC Seafood is a Chinese Cantonese restaurant with locations in Foster City and Milpitas. This review concentrates on dim sum at Foster City, which is served only during lunch. Our ABC Seafood dinner review is a separate review. We have dined at ABC multiple times with our last lunch in May 2013.

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21 May

Santa Ramen Review, San Mateo

Posted by, May 21st, 2013

Santa Ramen San Mateo Exterior

Santa Ramen is a very popular Japanese noodle Ramen restaurant in San Mateo. Located in a small shopping mall with a Fresh Choice and JoAnn’s, the restaurant has achieved a legendary cult following and has long lines at both dinner and lunch times. We have eaten here many times with our last visit in March 2014.

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4 Apr

Osha Thai Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by, April 4th, 2013

Osha Thai San Francisco exterior decor

Osha Thai is a popular Thai restaurant in San Francisco that has grown to seven locations and was started in 1996 by sisters Wassana Korkhieola and Lalita Souksamlane. Osha means delicious in Thai. We visited the third Street location near Moscone Center. They focus on fresh, seasonal, local ingredients while serving both traditional Thai cuisine and modern interpretations. Our last visit was in April 2013 where we saw quality had fallen off. Read the rest of this entry »

31 Mar

Shanghai Bistro, Millbrae formerly Shanghai East, San Mateo

Posted by, March 31st, 2013

Shanghai Bistro Millbrae exterior decor

Shanghai East has moved to Millbrae from San Mateo and changed names to Shanghai Bistro. Their staff and chef are intact. Spicy Empire has taken its place in its old 25th Ave location, San Mateo. The owner took over China Bistro in San Mateo in early 2013 but closed it later that year.

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