Sichuan Chong Qing

/ Restaurant, Seafood
#33 of 746 places to eat in San Mateo
ClosedOpens at 11:30
Chinese, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: $25-50
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211 S San Mateo Dr
San Mateo, California, USA
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See Central Park by default, the guests' piece of advice is to come to this restaurant as well. Here, you can find the recipes and ingredients of the Chinese cuisine. Here guests can delve deep into delicious meals, and taste mouthwatering mapo tofu, chili and fried chicken. Degust tasty green pancakes Sichuan Chong Qing offers. Good wine will make your meal tastier and you'll surely come back. After a long working day, you can try delicious tea.

At this place, you can order dishes as a takeaway. This spot is a Michelin selection and it has been awarded 1 black knife-and-fork symbol: according to the experts' opinion, this restaurant maintains quite relaxing atmosphere.

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4.5 stars The thing that strikes you most about this restaurant when you walk by are the plastered photos in the window. They show beautifully plated and garnished dishes, and you just have to wonder if the actual plates are as pretty (or as tasty) as they appear! Curiosity got the better of me, and I finally tried this Michelin-recommended restaurant out! One of my favorites things about southwest Chinese cuisine are the small plates--we started with the spicy cucumber salad, marinated in chili oil and vinegar and topped with a pepper powder that made this appetizer both cooling and spicy! The Chong Qing bean jelly was another great one--the slippery noodles in chili oil topped with peanuts had a fantastic texture unlike anything else I've eaten! I was also a fan of the pickled pepper chicken, a stir-fried mixture of chicken breast strips, bell peppers, pickled spicy peppers, and scallions in a savory, umami sauce. But the showstopper of the meal had to be the sweet and sour squirrel fish--this whole tilapia was filleted, turned inside out, scored, and  deep-fried, and it was then covered in a rather sweet and sticky red sauce (like the sauce used in sweet and sour pork)! While the sauce was a bit on the sweet side, the crispiness of the fish and the gorgeous presentation were unparalleled--this dish is definitely not to be missed!
A decently good casual dining place on the weekdays: The menu is full of delicious dishes -- the food here is authentic Sichuan cuisine. It's not the best in town; however, it's the right place for casual dinner during the weekday.
I love Sichuan and ChongQing food, this place makes pretty authentic food but not to a high standard. We had three people and ordered 4 dishes, spicy boiling fish fillet, cabbage, spicy bean jelly and Chong Qing style chicken. The chicken dish is a cold dish but the chicken was definitely over cooked and chicken bones were already brittle. Spicy boiling fish is usually a go to dish when going to a Sichuan restaurant. But this dish isn't that great here, the fish seems not good quality it easily fell apart. It's pretty oily and also they didn't add much edible veggie except half bowl of bean sprout. Cabbage was just average and was a bit flavorless. At the end we also got a Sichuan style dessert, red bean in sticky rice which was ok. The only dish I would recommend is the spicy bean jelly which is a cold appetizer.
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211 S San Mateo Dr, San Mateo, California, USA
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Booking Takeaway No delivery No Wi-Fi Parking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:30-15:00, 17:00-21:30
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 11:30-15:00, 17:00-21:30
WednesdayWed 11:30-15:00, 17:00-21:30
ThursdayThu 11:30-15:00, 17:00-21:30
FridayFri 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 11:30-15:00, 17:00-22:00

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