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Joy Luck Place San Mateo

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88 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4002
+1 650-343-6988
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San Mateo, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, I have been here few times before and the food has been ok. But last Saturday was the worst I had ever had in this restaurant. My purpose of writing this review is not to bash the restaurant but with the hope that the owner or the manager will read this and seek for... More 

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Alameda, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

This restaurant used to serve buffet and they closed down and re-open it again few months later and it became Chinese Seafood Restaurant. The place is very nice and the menu looks very attractive with photos of most of the dishes. We ordered the B-B-Que pork as an appetizer, it photo looks very appealing but when the dish came out... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

It's been a while since I've been here because last time I went, my family was pretty disappointed by the way we were treated. We were the only white family in there (dinner time) which is a good sign food wise because it means its authentic. (Let me say that the food is good, no doubt). The waiters seemed annoyed... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

This restaurant is no longer in existence. It became Champagne which served Cantonese cuisine including dim-sum lunch. However, this was also closed and now it serves seafood buffet for lunch and dinner.

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San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2009

Serves consistent chinese dim sums and entrees. Service level fluctuates from time to time. Be prepared to wait in line on the weekends.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2008

Check out dim sum on weekend mornings!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2008

Good dim Sum, again - have to go early or else the wait it rather long. Good To-Fu Fa!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2008

Dim is great, so is dinner, however pricey for Chinese food

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2008

great dim sum & beef porridge. weekends are always busy. if you come on the weekends and have infants/toddlers pls bring your own booster/toddler seats.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2008

Best egg tart in the area. But pricey and long wait. Dinner's good too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-343-6988

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