Uncle Chen

3.6/5.0
5 reviews

40 W 42nd Avenue

San Mateo, CA

572-7989

Category: Chinese

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October 10, 2005
Anonymous
56940 reviews
I knew from the reviews they had a separate vegetarian menu, but my mom and I were pleasantly surprised that it actually included faux meats! They use seitan and soy meats ranging faux chicken, beef to faux fish and lamb! It's a very rare thing to find these types of products used (vegetarian or not) in a restaurants that's not 100% vegetarian. We ordered their hot and sour soup which was very good, chow mien which was average, and a faux chicken dish which was good. Service was super dooper friendly but overkill because my 5 month old baby was w/ us and the staff was oogling to a major degree over him. They were practically standing in lien to look at him and play w/ him and it did get annoying after 25 min of sitting there not being to have a conversation to any length w/ my mom. Very nice people though, just minimal sense of what's appropriate in a place of business. Would go back though cause I their veg-menu was impressive and staff friendly. Normal price ... more
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August 6, 2002
Anonymous
56940 reviews
This is a hidden treasure! The food is always fresh. The service excellent. The restaurant may not have great ambiance or a trendy location, but it is well worth going to. They have a separate vegetarian menu (you need to ask for it) that includes the luncheon specials. They will cook any vegetarian dish vegan and always try hard to please. You can also request mild or spicy for most dishes. I have been eating here for over 10 years and it is always a real pleasure!
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August 29, 2000
Jai S.
San Mateo , California
39 reviews
good food, nice ambience and decent service. try out the soups here because they're quite well prepared.
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June 13, 2000
Robyn G.
18 reviews
This is the best chinese food restaurant their is. The service is always friendly and attentive. The owner and chef is often around to help serve and talk to people about the food. The food is incredible. It is always fresh and perfect! Favorite ap: Pu Pu Platter. Soups: Hot & Sour and Wor Wonton Soup. Entrees: Kung Pao Chicken, BBQ Pork Egg Fu Yung, Spicy Bean Curd. I have sent many to this restaurant! Thanks! Robyn
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January 17, 1998
Anonymous
56940 reviews
Good Chinese food All You Can Eat lunch buffet Pleasant service Casual setting Online coupons available
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