Silver Lake

/ Seafood, Restaurant
#155 of 746 places to eat in San Mateo
ClosedOpens at 11:00
$$$$ Average price: $11-30
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1808, 2291 S El Camino Real, 1808
San Mateo, California, USA
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The Chinese cuisine is on the menu at this restaurant. Silver Lake guarantees you mouthwatering cod, bean soup and fried chicken. This place is famous for good wine.

Food delivery is a big plus of this place. This spot has achieved 4 Yelp-branded stars for the charm of this place.

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Really great and affordable food at a small family restaurant. We love their dinner combos (choose 3 or 4 dishes) and their lunch is really good too (amazing price tbh)! Their flavors are really good and they also give free soup ("lao huo tang" like a long boiled bone soup) and a sweet soup dessert. Their mushroom yee mein and bamboo fungus with veggies are our favorite from the regular menu. I've tried many yee mein at various places but Silver Lake's is my favorite and the portion is huge. Very flavorful sauce and the noodles are so chewy and long! The mushrooms are delicious and I love the yellow chives for a fragrant flavor. The bamboo fungus is also a favorite which comes with broccoli and mustard greens. It also comes with egg whites! I feel healthy when I order that dish haha. I also like their seafood chow fun (great flavor); I prefer it over the chow mein (which is a little bit more oily). Rock cod with garlic clay pot with tofu and the mustard greens in garlic sauce are our favorites on the 3 dish combination dinner. They're so flavorful and delicious. Their string beans and ma po tofu is also a good choice I'd say. Their taro duck dish is super good and creamy with tender bits of duck. This one is listed somewhere on their wall menu. I want to add I also love their salt and pepper fish fillets, so goooood! Fried perfectly. Their lunch menu has a bit more of variety and is really well priced. I love their satay shrimp scramble egg chow fun. It's so delicious! Must order. If you love chow fun you would love this because the portion is huge. Overall they do seafood pretty well so if you order something seafood it should be fresh and tasty.
(Preface: Please note that this review is for Silver Lake, not Silver House. They are nearby so it is a bit confusing.  Silver Lake is far better than Silver House.) ---- This is not a trendy, glitzy place. More of a classic neighborhood mom and pop. But the vibe is right, the food is great. Peking duck was great: we ordered a whole duck, which was a good size...with head! My only regret is they used the puffy buns that everyone uses, and not the legit pancakes that you get in China, also minus a point for not serving green onion with it. But very enjoyable. Stand out dish was Mongolian beef: tender, slightly smoky, perfect amount of heat. Service was unpretentious and attentive. Decor is casual, but not a dump. My hair stylist is from Hong Kong and takes food seriously. I asked him what was the best Chinese food in town. He said this one. He was not wrong. We will be back, for sure.
We love Silver Lake they are so nice they always make sure u have everything you want and are always making sure you are have enough food thank u guys for everything keep up the good work!!!!
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Address
1808, 2291 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, California, USA, 1808
Features
Delivery Booking Takeaway Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating No Wi-Fi Parking TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:00
MondayMon 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:00
TuesdayTue Closed
WednesdayWed 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:00
FridayFri 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 11:00-15:00, 17:00-22:00
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