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Cooking Papa

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1962 El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2002
+1 650-988-6809
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:45
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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365 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Cooking Papa serves a fusion of varities of Cantonese/Pekinese cuisines.....Peking duck at lunch???? No way..... though it was really a Cantonese roast duck being served and eaten as Peking duck.... but oh well, it tasted yummy. The service was instantaneously fast even though the restaurant was extremely crowded with diners. Guess what? Cooking Papa has happy hour from 3pm -... More 

1 Thank connie l
San Francisco, California
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289 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Cooking papa is one of the more popular Chinese restaurant in the Bay Area for a few reasons: Great quality food - whether it is dimsum or simple stir fry, you can taste the quality & the care that went into the food. Shrimp dumpling has minced water chestnut, thousand year old egg congee has hand-pulled pork, .., the list... More 

Thank Minnie Y
Sunnyvale, California
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We waited a long time for a dishes. It turned out their computer system was down and they had problems getting orders to the kitchen. Otherwise the food was okay.

Thank Buaya123
San Francisco, California
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101 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is my go to place for a quick and cheap dim sum or Hong Kong fast food fix. Service: Efficient and fast Food: Mostly good and decent portion sizes Ambiance: None existent - you go for the food Price: relatively inexpensive

Thank Judy C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had to wait for like 10 minutes outside, but it was still alright, because the food was authentic Cantonese food. We loved everything we ordered and cleared all the plates. We got the fried tofu, a soup, a green onion garlic chicken, some veggies, and it was all delicious!

Thank Pandokie
Vineland, New Jersey
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217 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Husband and I met some family friends for dim sum on a Sunday morning after church. Delicious! Authentic food, friends grew up in Hong Kong, and this is their favorite restaurant for "comfort food". We were so glad they suggested this restaurant. We had a variety of items, there is s regular menu and a dim sum menu. Food came... More 

Thank jennygirl57
Urbana, Maryland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Just left this favorite spot of my family member. We each had our own meals definitively enough for family style sharing! The fried puff pastry for dessert was mouth watering juicy!

Thank ShawnB185
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I had some friends in town and I let them pick the restaurant, they live in Hong Kong and the wife loves Cooking Papa- so that is where we went. I have not gone to a Chinese restaurant in many years due to my not being able to digest chicken and finding out the hard way (each time) that chicken... More 

Thank RA_Traveler
Palo Alto, California
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424 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Came here after my curiosity peaked watching the parking lot be full and not knowing what the restaurant was. Came on a Thursday night at 6:15. The inside looked like a cafeteria and the restaurant was maybe 1/3 filled. Within 30 minutes, the restaurant was full and we were the only Caucasians. Menu is extensive, maybe 12 pages. We ordered... More 

Thank Marcia K
Kansas City, Missouri
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248 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were here on a Sunday evening for dinner. We had three adults and two small children, which is mainly significant in that we deliberately ordered food that was slightly simpler without strong flavors. All the dishes were "okay", but none was going to knock our socks off. Specifically the noodles "with shredded duck" had next to no duck in... More 

1 Thank AHW676

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:45
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1962 El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040-2002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-988-6809

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?