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Ring in the Year of the Pig with San Mateo's best Chinese restaurants

On February 5, families around the world take part in the celebrations for Lunar New Year. To kick off the 15 days of celebration, Chinese families gather at home or at a favorite restaurant on New Year’s Eve (Feb. 4) for a reunion dinner, often featuring noodles for longevity, fish for prosperity and dumplings for wealth.

If you’re looking for a feast to celebrate the Year of the Pig with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Chinese restaurants in San Mateo, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!

1. Hot Wok Bistro

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Topping the list is Hot Wok Bistro. Located at 1012 Howard Ave. in North Central, it is the highest rated Chinese restaurant in San Mateo, boasting 4.5 stars out of 469 reviews on Yelp.

2. China Bee

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Downtown's China Bee, located at 31 S. B St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving it four stars out of 728 reviews for its spicy beef noodle soup, among other dishes.

3. Oceanic Restaurant

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Oceanic Restaurant, over in Bay Meadows, is another go-to, with four stars out of 670 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2507 S. El Camino Real to see for yourself.