Seapot

/ Seafood, Restaurant
#59 of 746 places to eat in San Mateo
Open now 17:00 - 21:30
Seafood, Taiwanese, Chinese, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: $11-30
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1952 S El Camino Real
San Mateo, California, USA
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Chinese and Taiwanese food will be what you are offered to taste at this restaurant. At Seapot, you may order good prawns, japanese broth and fish fillet. Try perfectly cooked doughnuts, green pancakes and ice cream. You will be offered delicious wine, beer or sherry. Take your chance to taste great lemonade, coffee or ice tea.

Food delivery is a big plus of this place. TripAdvisor users rated this spot 4.5 out of 5.

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food is fantastic , service is very well good, ambiance is good. pretty pricey for dinner time tho. coming here for lunch is better because food selection is about the same .
Ladies' lunch with two childhood friends. Hotpot always feels like a celebration since my family only eats it during holidays. Love the conveyor belt setup and modern design. Enjoyed the herbal soup and the Thai tom yum with Seapot's extensive assortment of meats, veggies, seafood, fish balls/cake, etc. Definitely worth checking out.
I was supposed to come to this place with my family and another family, but as usual my work trips got in the way so my family went without me. Afterwards, with an insistence that makes me proud as a father, as well as scares me, The Daughter for two weeks kept saying, "We need to take daddy to Seapot. We need to take daddy to Seapot." Repeat 100 times. Well, Taco Tuesday had come and The Wife had went to the store to get the meat and sour cream, and The Daughter started up with Seapot again. I said, "Well, ask your mother if she's ready to give up Taco Tuesday for the Seapot." and she jumped on it. Ten minutes after the meat went into the refrigerator, we were on our way. It's easy to get here, right off of 92 and parking wasn't too hard to find. It's a cool set up, a little different from some of the hot pot meals I've had in Asia, kind of a hybrid of sushi boat places and a shabu shabu joint. There huge multi-screen TV on one wall, and two columns of booths that are split by a conveyor belt that has a bunch of dishes moving along. Each table has four electric burners, and the family is seated at one person per burner.  Everyone orders their protein and broth, and there are specials you can add on (like a lobster tail).  Once you receive your broth, you start boiling it and picking items off the conveyor belt. There was a surprising selection, they had octopus, squid, noodles (udon and ramen), cabbage, imitation crab, and a bunch of others that I wasn't sure what it was (although The Daughters laughed when I ate a piece of blood patty that was supposed to be chocolate). We really enjoyed the meal, it was delicious and you certainly don't leave hungry. The price was very reasonable for what you are served. Without a doubt this place would be five stars, except our service was not good. Some of it was our individual waitress, she didn't speak English well and I know she supports a largely Asian clientele, but a lot of the drinks were messed up, we never had fresh water, and I don't think she would have brought us the bill if I didn't hunt it down.  There were other issues too, the bar didn't seem staffed, they didn't have redundant coverage for certain items, and we kind of felt left out. I've had better hot pot experiences in the Bay Area, although certainly not as novel. The Wife assured me that her earlier experience was better. So I plan to leave this at four stars for now until my next visit (I'm sure there will be another) and we'll see how it pans out.  It was great, but it could be better.
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Address
1952 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, California, USA
Features
Delivery Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Booking Parking Wheelchair accessible Wi-Fi No takeaway TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:00-22:30
MondayMon 11:00-15:00, 17:00-21:30
TuesdayTue 11:00-15:00, 17:00-21:30
WednesdayWed 11:00-15:00, 17:00-21:30
ThursdayThu 11:00-15:00, 17:00-21:30
FridayFri 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:30
SaturdaySat 11:00-22:30
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