Grand Palace Seafood Restaurant
359 Grand Ave. (Near Linden)
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Grand Palace Seafood Restaurant is a Cantonese Chinese restaurant in downtown South San Francisco. This restaurant opened in 2005 and is located on a street with a wide variety of different restaurants. They are best known for dim sum lunch and wedding banquets, but we were nearby at dinnertime and decided to give them a try. The restaurant is about 3 blocks from Highway 101’s Grand Avenue exit.
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Decor, Vibe – Grand Palace Seafood Restaurant has a large ballroom has its main dining hall. Lots of green and gold colors, seafood tanks in the back, and a balcony for busier days. Seats and tables look decent but feel that high-end. The restaurant was about half full for dinner. Mostly Asians and a smattering of other folks were dining when we went.
Grand Palace Seafood Restaurant Menu has a wide variety of items like any Cantonese Chinese restaurant. We tried to concentrate on the Chef’s Recommendation sheet. Grand Palace also has To Go special deals.
Daily Soup ($10) Pumpkin, papaya, chicken, peanut made for a decent long boiled soup that had reasonable flavor.
BBQ Combination ($18) with House Roasted Pork, Roast Duck, and Char Siu pork. The roasted pork was the best, with very crispy skin and soft meat. The duck was above average up with some robust flavors and juiciness. The char siu was the weakest of the three, but was slightly above average.
Ranch Chicken Tea Flavored ($10.99 for half) was recommended by the waiter. It featured a free range chicken up a marinated in a slightly sweet soy sauce, tea combination. The flavors grew on us.
Egg Tofu w/Seafood Clay Pot ($13.99) was a good-looking super hot pot with eight different ingredients. Very tender tofu, strong black mushrooms, fresh shrimp, and a good quantity of other ingredients.
Dried Scallop and Egg White Fried Rice ($12) was top notch with excellent flavors from the dried scallop and a pretty good quantities to boot.
Complimentary Mango Pudding and Red Bean Dessert were both good and better yet Free!
Service – Grand Palace Seafood Restaurant and better service than most Chinese restaurants with servers roaming around most of the time and some decent help ordering.
Value – Prices for this restaurant are in line with others of the same class. Order the well priced To Go specials are on a budget.
Verdict – Grand Palace Seafood Restaurant is a solid choice for Chinese food in South San Francisco. They clearly have some talented chefs that can produce some innovative dishes. We haven’t tried their dim sum lunch, but from friends and the online reviews, it also seems like a safe bet.