Posts Tagged ‘San Mateo’

14 Apr
2014

Little Sichuan Restaurant, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, 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 »

31 Mar
2014

Pacific Catch Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 31st, 2014

Pacific Catch San Mateo Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Pacific Catch is a small string of restaurants in the Northern California area. They were started by the founders of World Wrapps. The first location open in San Francisco on Chestnut Street in 2003, with the San Mateo branch opening in 2014, right next to the Century Theaters multiplex.

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20 Jan
2014

Kagura Ramen Izakaya Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 20th, 2014

kagura ramen izakaya san mateo Exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Kagura Ramen Izakaya is the sister restaurant to San Francisco’s Waraku on Post St. This Japanese restaurant joins a ton of others on virtually every block of downtown San Mateo. They focus on ramen for lunch and dinner along with a variety of small plates for dinner only.

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22 Jul
2013

Paul Martin’s American Grill Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 22nd, 2013

Paul Martins American Grill San Mateo exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Paul Martin’s American Grill is a new restaurant chain from the P in PF Chang’s. This new dining establishment open in San Mateo’s Hillsdale Mall in July 2013. They have a location in Roseville as well as 3 in southern California. Normally hearing the above would cause us to run, but we were nearby, so we gave it a go.

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15 Jul
2013

Three Restaurant and Bar Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 15th, 2013

Three Restaurant and Bar San Mateo exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Three Restaurant and Bar used to known as Astaria, but morphed in the summer of 2013. More casual, small plates, food to share. A concept that we have to agree is more attractive. They use products from sustainable farms and ranches and have kept some of the old favorites. Food gets served as it is ready. Our last visit was in 2014. Three is located next door to the Entrepreneur focused Draper University. They also share their bathroom, so chit chat with future bigwigs.

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21 May
2013

Santa Ramen Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, 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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10 May
2013

Champagne Buffet Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 10th, 2013

Champagne Buffet San Mateo exterior decor

Champagne Buffet is a new Chinese Restaurant in downtown San Mateo that opened in Joy Luck Place’s old location. They changed their format from a traditional Chinese restaurant to a buffet at the end of April, 2013.

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9 May
2013

Ben Tre Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 9th, 2013

Ben Tre Millbrae Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Ben Tre (A city in Vietnam) has two locations on the San Francisco Peninsula. A friend suggested that we give them a try, so we dined at the Millbrae, CA location. They are more than just a Pho restaurant, they call themselves a Vietnamese Homestyle Cuisine restaurant.

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31 Mar
2013

Shanghai Bistro, Millbrae formerly Shanghai East, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, 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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16 Feb
2013

Taqueria La Cumbre, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 16th, 2013

La Cumbre Mexican Restaurant Exterior

Taqueria La Cumbre Mexican Restaurant has a location in San Francisco and San Mateo. We tried the one in San Mateo, located near Caltrain. They have everything from burritos to tacos to caldos to plates. The San Francisco location has lines often times. Our last visit was in 2014

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15 Feb
2013

Windy City Pizza Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 15th, 2013

Windy City Pizza San Mateo Exterior

Windy City Pizza has been serving pizza, BBQ, and Sandwiches since 1984. They specialize in Chicago style deep dish pizza and Texas smokehouse BBQ. Rib sticking classic American food that many people love. Our last meal was in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

1 Feb
2013

China Bistro Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 1st, 2013

This restaurant changed hands in January 2013 and is now serving Shanghainese Chinese Food.

Why did we dine here? – China Bistro is a new Chinese restaurant in downtown San Mateo. It is located where HK Causeway Bay was located. This location is no doubt jinxed as restaurants have come and gone here for decades.
The place was fairly empty, and had a familiar menu, so we decided to be brave and try this new spot. The chef and the owner have changed although some dishes taste similar to the previous restaurant. These folks also run Shanghai Bistro in Millbrae. Our last visit was in July, 2013.

Insider Tip – Order simply, less expensive items.

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