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ABC Seafood - Foster City

270 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch

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ABC Seafood Restaurant offers an incredibly diverse menu that appeal not only to those looking for a traditional Chinese meal but also to the most ardent seafood enthusiast. Boasting a wine list comparable to the most elite establishments we strive to provide the complete dining experience. A VIP and banquet room are both available to rent out for large banquets or smaller, intimate parties.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Friday-Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner:Monday - Thursday:5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 328-2288
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
ABC Seafood Restaurant in Foster City offers authentic Cantonese cuisine in a modern setting. With a VIP private room that holds up to 40 guests and a banquet room that can hold 250 guests, ABC Seafood Restaurant is the idea venue for any parties or large corporate gatherings.
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Private party contact
Tiffany Lam: (877) 232-0835
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Cross street
Shell Blvd
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good service. Was fast and food was steaming hot. Asked if we needed anything else before handing us the bill

vipPeninsulaDining (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The food is good, its awesome that you can get reservations. But, the service is terrible. When we were last there, one of the hosts was groping one of the bus boys as an uncomfortable joke - completely inappropriate.

Doctor (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food and service. A perfect dinner for us on my wife's Birthday.

vipJRWC (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Location and Dim sums are very good. However service was very subpar.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

We went specifically for live seafood as we have had it before and it was amazing, but they had absolutely nothing in the tanks. The service was ok. They forgot one of our drinks, and were not especially friendly. The food was fine, but we've had better for cheaper.

vipOpt1 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

The services is the worst. From checkin the waitress has an attitude for not giving me the table while half of the restaurant was empty. I argued with her so she reluctantly gave me a table in the corner. You can hardly find a waiter or waitress there. I have to collect our dirty dishes to another table to make space for ourselves. Other waitresses saw you and ignored you because they are busy talking to their regular patron. Our table has 13 ppl. We over order so much food that we have to pack to go. I asked for some flat togo box and she asked me to pay $.30 cents each. Our bill was over $250.00 and that was the type of services you will receive in that restaurant.
They ran out of turnip cakes and some other dishes (yum cha) at noon.
At 1pm, there were barely 4-5 tables left. Business is suffering from all these terrible service from these waiters and waitresses who are there for years. And send like the owner doesn’t care and let them run the show.

vipILoveFood (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

I would recommend for the food but not the service. The level of anger from staff or requesting basic things like soy sauce and tea without backlash of them rolling their eyes at you is painful--this happened with a few waiters and this was after waiting for a long period of time. If you don't mind horrible service but good food, then go to the restaurant.

susiep (Denver)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Authentic dim sum. Fairly large assortment. Most staff friendly. Definitely worth visit for dim sum or other lunch/ dinner.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

This place is very outdated and not appealing. The waitress spoke so fast we had to ask her to repeat herself multiple times. The liquor options were also very limited. Not a warm, comfortable environment.

Mango (Central Coast)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Service has never been good but it keeps getting worse . The people in the black suits have attitudes. They need to be prompted many times to do their job. They do not clear the empty plates away, the elderly ladies pushing the food carts have to take it upon themselves to help clear the table. Have to ask many times for water. No condiments at the table. The black suited wait staff walk around with an attitude that their job is beneath them so don't bother them. It's past it's heyday since there are better choices around for dim sum.

fcdiners (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

I was there with 7 other guys and we order the season banquet special for 8-10 people at $228. The food was tasty and it was just enough for 8 guys.

vipSURI (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 7, 2017

Had an awesome Birthday Treat here. The Peking Duck Set menu was a good one!

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

This used to be one of our favorite dim sum places nearby. I think the quality is lower now and so is the service. There were plenty of "waiters in jackets" milling around but it was very hard to catch their attention for ordering, water, bill etc. They seem to purposely not look you in the eye but look over your head. It wasn't exactly a relaxing and worth while meal esp. when we drove 40 minutes to get there.

vipCyndy (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Had been there often and it had been much better before. Perhaps it was an off day. We could not eat most of what we ordered. What we brought home, the chow fun was so greasy that it took several paper towels to soak up the oil. The Shanghai dumpling dough was not heated through. Felt like the dumplings were warmed up in the microwave.

Staff were never warm and friendly before. But they looked so grumpy that day it was almost funny. The most helpful was a bus boy who seated us and gave us water and what we asked for while the wait staff were either busy or chatting with customers they were familiar with.

It was too bad. We had enjoyed many lunches and had a very nice Chinese New Year dinner there before. While service was never welcoming and food not outstanding, it was above average for the price.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 5, 2017

We all enjoyed the experience and have been to ABC many times. My daughters' wedding reception was held here. We shall continue to return for good food and convenience.

mramuto (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

I went with group of friends for Dim Sum lunch. Food was good but service was fair. The restaurant was busy during lunch time on Saturday that I recommend making reservation, especially for a large party. I like the idea of ordering Dim Sum out of the list instead of picking from the carts.

Lefk (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

I arrived a little early. The hostess was very rude and told me to sit and wait. After 15 min, I called someone to seat me (the restaurant was nearly empty and it was 10 min past my dining time). It was as if they did not want us there. It took another 10 min for us to be served. The food (noodle soup) was bland and the waitstaff did not speak english. It is also very over priced for what you get. I would not recommend this restaurant unless you are a Chinese national. Not sure they want anyone else there.

EdC1 (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on June 15, 2017

A very nice Chinese restaurant with plenty of large tables for family gatherings.

vipDrTsTakeOnDPlace (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Dim Sum not easy to find in the Peninsula so this restaurant is a convenient "go-to" for Dim Sum if you are in the peninsula mainly because of consistency. What you see is what you get each time...nothing changes. There is always parking, always the same crew (for years now), always the same dim sum ladies, same servers, same hostess, same dim sum cart even, AND the taste of the dim sum never changes. So, if you like a certain type of dim sum, you will not be disappointed because it will always taste the same!

Kathy (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

The food is OK, but the amount of food compare with the other restaurant are way more less. The service is poor. So many waiter and waitress, nobody care about you, you have to rise your hands to get services. Few of our dishes were sitting at kitchen too long and got cold arriving our table. Lots of dishes on the menu were told that they didn't server.