Silver House Restaurant Restaurant Review, San Mateo


Silver House Restaurant

2224 South El Camino Real

San Mateo, CA 94403


Silver House Restaurant San Mateo Exterior Decor

Silver House Restaurant is a long standing Cantonese Chinese restaurant on El Camino Real in San Mateo, just south of Highway 92.

Silver House Restaurant San Mateo Interior Decor

Decor, Vibe – A step up from plain jane Chinese restaurant decor. Red Lanterns on the ceiling, some Chinese art. Folks of all races were eating. Families, older folks, were all there. Live seafood tanks in the back.

Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)

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To Go Menu

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Silver House Restaurant San Mateo menu 10


Silver House Restaurant San Mateo Salt baked Chicken

Traditional salt-baked chicken ($9 half) was very good. Nice sauce that was not too thick, fatty, or too salty. Nice tender chicken that works really well when dipped in the sauce.

Silver House Restaurant San Mateo Deep Fried Tofu

Deep Fried Tofu ($8.50) with mushroom sauce on the side. Nice looking chunks of fried tofu with optional sauce on the side. The sauce was pretty salty, so it was great the tofu was not slaughtered in it.


Silver House Restaurant San Mateo Gai Lan Vegetables

Gai lan vegetables with garlic ($8) looked like a mess, as presentation is not their strong suit. Quality and quantity of these veggies was good.

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Daily Soup (Free) was pretty average but free! No heavy flavors.

Silver House Restaurant San Mateo Taro Dessert

Daily Dessert (Free) was taro and sago. Very sweet but free!


Silver House Restaurant had fair service. They took the order fast, got us food, then left us alone for the most part. We had to hail for water, etc. The food is fairly priced and quality is decent, making this place popular. This is a safe place to go if you are looking for simple Chinese food in a informal location. Hit the top places in Millbrae for better Chinese food.

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Silver House Restaurant Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Average)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Hours:Daily 11am - 10pm
Prices:$7.50 - $15

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    May 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

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  • Tubby Bartles
    January 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Menu is *way* out of date. The one all over the web is years old, the prices are 50% – 75% above this.

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