88 E 4th Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401-4002

Joy Luck Place San Mateo

Neighborhoods: Downtown
Cuisine: Dim Sum, Chinese, Seafood

Joy Luck Place San Mateo is a Dim Sum, Chinese, and Seafood restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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  • 6/05/2019

    A dining patron from Redwood City, CA tried it, didn't like it, and rated it . They didn't like the food, didn't like the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

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 Irvine, CA

A Christmas miracle!

After our poor dinner on Christmas Eve, this place (literally a place, its in the name!) was a delight. Although much pricier than dim sum i’m used to in wonderful southern california. Most of the dim sum was delicious, and it seemed like we just kept adding more and more dishes (we even added one after we already paid the bill, so had to add some more money). The main food that i use to judge dim sum, bbq pork pastry and baked bbq pork bun, were absolutely fantastic. The sauce in the bbq was sweet and different than normal. The pastry-ness of the bbqp pork pastry was perfect. Also, not so normal dishes, such as this strange combination of shrimp and pastry (we called a chinese shrimp pot pie), and chicken bun were also delicious, as well as unique. I suggest eating here for quality dim sum in the bay area.

BBQ Pork Pastry

Flaky, buttery, and delicious!

Baked BBQ Pork Bun

My favorite dish here. Stuffed with a ton of good meat.

Shrimp Har Gow

Can’t really go wrong with this dish, its a mainstay.

Shrimp Pie

A flaky pastry on bottom, shrimp and some other meat in the middle, and a smaller flaky pastry on the way top.

Chinese Broccoli

Better than other chinese broccoli i’ve eaten, but i can’t give it more than three because i never found the taste overall too savory.

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 San Francisco, CA

Nothing special here (I've eaten too much dim...

Nothing special here (I’ve eaten too much dim sum I think), but it is a cut above most Dim Sum places out there. They tend to have more selection than some other places. Dinner is also pretty much standard Cantonese food that is a cut above most other places. Kinda weird eating in there since I think it used to be retail space or an office building.

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Joy Luck Place San Mateo is located near the cities of Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, and Belmont.
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