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Cooking Papa

Chinese Restaurant
2830 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051, United States
Open until 9:45 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:45 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:45 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 132 votes

People like this place

  • Ranked #2 for Chinese restaurants in Santa Clara
  • What you need to know
    Allison Y.
    "The freshly fried egg puffs are the perfect way to finish your meal"(7 Tips)
    Sunnydom C.
    "Get the bbq pork & Peking duck combo rice."(5 Tips)
    Derrick Y.
    "Authentic Cantonese cuisine, great value for money."(6 Tips)
    Ramon M.
    "Excellent place for authentic Hong Kong style Chinese food."(3 Tips)
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  • egg puffs
  • Cantonese food
  • Hong Kong food
  • dumplings
  • barbecue
  • Chinese food
  • great value
  • authentic
  • pork
  • good service
  • desserts
  • noodles
  • brunch food
  • good for a quick meal
  • soup
  • eggplant
  • dinner
  • rice
  • string beans
  • chow mein
  • Derrick Y.

    Authentic Cantonese cuisine, great value for money. Egg puffs are a delicious dessert choice.

    Derrick Yu · September 10, 2015
  • jansen c.

    Good Hong Kong food and reasonable price

    jansen chow · May 18, 2015
  • Allison Y.

    The freshly fried egg puffs are the perfect way to finish your meal

    Allison Yu · November 12, 2014
  • Joey C.

    Most dishes are pretty carb heavy, so no need to order extra rice

    Joey Carmello · September 20, 2014
  • Kathleen T.

    Service and food quality has definitely gone down since they first opened in 2010. More and more disappointing every time.

    Kathleen T · July 7, 2014
  • Ramon M.

    Excellent place for authentic Hong Kong style Chinese food. The egg puffs are awesome.

    Ramon Morales · April 13, 2014
  • Westfield V.

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    Westfield Valley Fair · February 7, 2014
  • Haein Jane K.

    Cold day - duck noodle soup & shrimp wonton/dumpling noodle soup. Very delicious.

    Haein Jane Kim · February 2, 2014
  • Wendy K.

    No parking issues on weekdays... Now I know!

    Wendy K · January 15, 2014
  • Karen T.

    Skip the line during the weekend rush and get take out instead!! Can't go wrong with their rice noodle rolls.

    Karen T. · November 15, 2013
  • Inness C.

    You can use credit cards when the bill is over 20 dollars!

    Inness Cheng · September 11, 2013
  • Michael S.

    Beware the asshole waiter with the safety glasses. Truly disrespectful and hard-of-hearing. Needs to be fired. Food was great, guy was a douche.

    Michael Sudano · July 23, 2013
  • William C.

    They do take card at least now. Ignore the cash only comment!

    William Chang · July 4, 2013
  • Young-ho Y.

    쵝오! Try xiao long bao

    Young-ho Yoo · June 14, 2013
  • Herbert Y.

    according to our Hong Kong classmates, this is the best Cantonese restaurant, though not the best place for dim sum (for that you need to go to San Francisco).

    Herbert Yang · April 7, 2013
  • Ben W.

    It's cash only unless you rack up $20

    Ben Wong · March 6, 2013
  • Helen S.

    The Peking duck is pretty good but be careful because they leave the bones in

    Helen Shin · January 3, 2013
  • Grace C.

    Try the Sauteed String Beans

    Grace Chen · December 25, 2012
  • Angela W.

    Best hong kong style food around! Come EARLY like right when they open or else you will fight for a parking spot. Try their cha siu and egg puffs

    Angela Wong · July 12, 2012
  • Tohru K.

    Try the Honey Barbecue Roast Pork

    Tohru Kao · June 19, 2012
  • Tohru K.

    Try the Roasted Pork Belly

    Tohru Kao · June 19, 2012
  • Nat

    Cash only. Hands down best Cantonese food in the South bay.

    Nat · April 7, 2012
  • Tom M.

    Bonus points if you won the lottery by find a parking spot in their lot. Reward your luck with those amazing, amazing egg puffs. Make sure to dip them in the cinnamon sugar for enhanced yumminess!

    Tom McGhan · March 26, 2012
  • Bkwm J.

    Fish broth vege & mushroom - huge

    Bkwm J · March 1, 2012
  • Bkwm J.

    Thai vermicelli - a little too salty

    Bkwm J · March 1, 2012
  • Bkwm J.

    Red bean & lotus seed cake - too bad it's a little too sweet... :P

    Bkwm J · February 1, 2012
  • Arlyn V.

    They close from 2:45pm and open again at 5:00pm

    Arlyn Villarimo · December 7, 2011
  • Jean C.

    Use street parking and bring cash. Its the best Chinese food i had in my life.

    Jean Chung · October 3, 2011
  • A W.

    Parking is crazy here. Make sure to get here early.

    A W · September 15, 2011
  • Anthony L.

    Try the R11 Beef and Tomato over rice

    Anthony Lee · September 4, 2011
  • Rachel

    i always order the hot milk tea and egg puffs

    Rachel · August 28, 2011
  • Michael B.

    Oened back in 2010, this is THE best Cantonese cuisines in the South Bay!Favorites: Cantonese BBQ, especially roast duck, and their house cripy Cantonese style chow mein is out of this world....

    Michael Bailey · August 22, 2011
  • Anna V.

    Get the Peking Duck and the XO noodles.... So good!

    Anna Vu · July 21, 2011
  • Bkwm J.

    Closes @ 2:45 instead of 3:00

    Bkwm J · May 6, 2011
  • Danger D.

    Xiao long bao for $5.50!

    Danger Dang · May 5, 2011
  • Abhishek T.

    Probably noisier than any other place. However all that disappeared when the food arrived :-) make sure you try the Peking duck. Also pork and eggplant clay pot was amazing.

    Abhishek Tiwari · May 1, 2011
  • Phil S.

    It's loud very loud

    Phil Sukke · April 18, 2011
  • Charlene L.

    The waitstaff here are surprisingly nice for a Cantonese place

    Charlene Leung · April 9, 2011
  • Alex B.

    Bomb peking duck... Got to try it

    Alex Bugajski · February 25, 2011
  • Amy N.

    Avoid seafood but their meats and poultry are good

    Amy Ng · November 28, 2010
  • Jimmy H.

    One of the waiters became upset and angry when my friends (2) and I asked for seperate checks.

    Jimmy Hoang · October 15, 2010
  • Sherwin L.

    They make excellent steamed pork dumplings with soup.

    Sherwin Lu · October 11, 2010
  • Vivian H.

    Oh YES for the egg puffs!

    Vivian Hung · September 19, 2010
  • Christopher L.

    If you don't speak Cantonese, ordering here may be rather difficult.

    Christopher Lin · August 22, 2010
  • Arl E.

    Beware! Angry asian man will put a hand to your face. Lol

    Arl Estoesta · May 13, 2010
  • Sunnydom C.

    Get the bbq pork & Peking duck combo rice.

    Sunnydom Chenlam · May 13, 2010
  • Dennis B.

    Шикарная пекинская утка, цена вопроса 13$. Из минусов только ооочень маленькая парковка

    Dennis Barzakovski · November 15, 2015
  • Андрей А.

    Плацкартный вагон

  • Tohru K.

    Try the 脆皮燒腩飯 - Roasted Pork Belly

    Tohru Kao · March 2, 2012

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