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Gau Poang Chinese Restaurant

1208 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402-2925
+1 650-286-9386
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good53%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mu shu pork” (2 reviews)
“string beans” (2 reviews)
“ample parking” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1208 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402-2925
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Spent a couple of days in San Mateo in May and decided to go Chinese one night. Dropped into Gau Poang restaurant in passing and ordered typical fare from Judy Kuo at the register. I could not believe how fast they got it done and...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have been coming to Gau Poang for over a year now and they never disappoint. Try the pot sticker and the Mandarin chicken - Yummy! We also enjoyed the pork fried rice and the Chinese chicken salad. We will be back again soon.

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Loved it when they were in Burlingame; owners Jerry & Judy came out to chat with their customers; so glad they moved just next door in San Mateo; there's ample parking; easy to get to; nice to see Judy still come out to chat with...More

Thank smdiner
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Remembered as a family favorite place when Gau Poang was in Burlingame. Happy to find it now in San Mateo. Our family shared mu shu pork and snow white chicken. Made just as I remembered. Great and friendly service. Super chinese food at reasonable prices....More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This place is not worth visiting. We were a party of four. One of us summed it up "the best thing about this place is the tea". The service was good but the food was inedible. Another in our party declared it "the worst Chinese...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 29 February 2016

If this is supposed to be one of the better Chinese restaurants on the Peninsula forget about it. Pleasant enough ambiance. Good enough service. Mediocre food. Hot and Sour soup was black pepper hot instead of ginger and red pepper. There are those who don't...More

Thank AnnabellaChicago
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Once there were two. I had my wedding eve dinner at the Burlingame Ave location in the mid -90s with my family and handsome man. And when it moved, I thought I lost it. And I had. When I found it again, I was thrilled....More

Thank UniversalTourist
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The restaurant is not a regular "Chinese Joint". The've located to their new "digs" on El camino Real. Its a lovely restaurant!!! We had the "Appt." plate for two, we shared Moo Shoo Pork and Sweet & Sour Chicken. Quite Nice but nothing special. Its...More

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Went there recently with a group of 6. Had pot stickers, mushu pork, both good. Service was very good. I thought fried rice tasted bland and cashew chicken was light on the chicken. I have had hot and sour soup there that was very good....More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We have eaten at Gau Poang several times over the years and always have a good meal. The menu offers several choices of each throughout the spectrum, meats, fish, soups, noodles, vegetables, rice and appetizers. The meals have always been tasty and fresh and service...More

Thank DavenCarol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402-2925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-286-9386
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