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Fu Lam Mum

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147 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
+1 650-967-1689
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Today
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
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Hong Kong, China
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126 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was told by my local (Chinese) friends that this was one of the better dim sum place in South Bay - though clearly not the best. Found this to be true; a fairly large variety of dim sum and other dishes. Very crowded during Sunday lunchtime, noisy and uneven service, pretty much typical of mid range dim sum place... More 

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Thank ECWorld
Mountain View, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

service was horrible, the food was good but if you need another drink or want to order another dish, forget it. You have to get up and find a waiter!

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Thank ginny957
New York City, New York
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204 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Very good dim sum with a nice selection. Carts come around frequently. As good as dim sum we've had in Chinatowns in New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

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Thank J L
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Owners "Ben" and "Simon" have developed huge business base from this Castro Street icon. Lunch is virtually 95% Dim Sum but you can order off menu if desired. Crowds of Asian tech-engineers, business folks, and large families pack the place for lunch. Dinner menu is gigantic and Asian specialities are featured including live seafood prepared specifically for your taste -... More 

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Thank Jerry C
San Jose, California
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is the second time I have eaten here for lunch. The restaurant is one of several Chinese restaurants on Castro Street. It Seems to always have a large number of Chinese diners. Which is generally a good sign for good food. It has a very large dinning and a second level. It can get very noisy. I have seen... More 

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Stanford, California
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The restaurant really requires you to know exactly what you want to order in order to get what the best food they offer. The staff often "recommends" Americanized-Chinese food if they see you as foreign, which I think is rather unfortunate. They have fairly decent dimsum, I wouldn't say it's the best in the south bay, but it's pretty decent... More 

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Thank Shanghaibebop
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Opens pretty late at night. Has daily long-brewed soup which you may want to try. Food is good overall. Service is a bit slow and unresponsive.

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Thank TRIPADVlSER
San Jose, California
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Folks, this is not what good Chinese good should be. It is however acceptable, sort of a C to B- type food. Decor is good, the best of all Chinese eatery in Castro street. Service is good to spotty. You have to try to get their attention to do stuff for you, like filling your tea pot, needing extra silver... More 

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Thank Eddie L
Sunnyside, New York
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Typical of its type. A good sticky rice in leaf, but skimpy on Chinese sausage. Dumplings, shu mai all fine; "spare ribs" fattier than usual. Large regular menu including some exotica. Abalone still available, but at $60 a pop. Inexplicably the place stopped sending out dum sum at 1:30 on a weekday even though people were still eating. This wouldn't... More 

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Thank JulesVerne1
Cupertino, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We were early, so there were only a handful of others. The service was great. The food was really good and plentiful. We had the Salt & Pepper Fish Fillet, Clams in soup, Sauteed String Beans. This is an old-style Chinese restaurant. Asians tend to be very direct and may sometimes be considered rude by western standards :)

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Thank kmtcupertino

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-967-1689

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?