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Cooking Papa

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
Santa Clara
  • Ranked #4 for Chinese restaurants in Santa Clara
  • Allison Y.
    "The freshly fried egg puffs are the perfect way to finish your meal"(8 Tips)
    Anna V.
    "Get the Peking Duck and the XO noodles...."(5 Tips)
    Ramon M.
    "Excellent place for authentic Hong Kong style Chinese food."(3 Tips)
    Derrick Y.
    "Authentic Cantonese cuisine, great value for money."(6 Tips)
51 Tips and reviews
  • egg puffs
  • Cantonese food
  • Hong Kong food
  • dumplings
  • Chinese food
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  • Tom M.
    Tom McGhanMarch 26, 2012
    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!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BaileyAugust 22, 2011
    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....
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenOctober 24, 2016
    Great canto food here. Get the Eggplant and minced pork in clay pot, fried rice with diced chicken and salted fish, and egg puffs!
  • Angela W.
    Angela WongJuly 12, 2012
    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
  • Abhishek T.
    Abhishek TiwariMay 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Herbert Y.
    Herbert YangApril 7, 2013
    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).
  • Derrick Y.
    Derrick YuSeptember 10, 2015
    Authentic Cantonese cuisine, great value for money. Egg puffs are a delicious dessert choice.
  • Karen T.
    Karen T.November 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Skip the line during the weekend rush and get take out instead!! Can't go wrong with their rice noodle rolls.
  • Ramon M.
    Ramon MoralesApril 13, 2014
    Excellent place for authentic Hong Kong style Chinese food. The egg puffs are awesome.
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuNovember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The freshly fried egg puffs are the perfect way to finish your meal
  • Joey C.
    Joey CarmelloSeptember 20, 2014
    Most dishes are pretty carb heavy, so no need to order extra rice
  • Haein Jane K.
    Haein Jane KimFebruary 2, 2014
    Cold day - duck noodle soup & shrimp wonton/dumpling noodle soup. Very delicious.
  • William C.
    William ChangJuly 4, 2013
    They do take card at least now. Ignore the cash only comment!
  • Westfield V.
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  • Nat
    NatApril 7, 2012
    Cash only. Hands down best Cantonese food in the South bay.
  • Helen S.
    Helen ShinJanuary 3, 2013
    The Peking duck is pretty good but be careful because they leave the bones in
  • Michael S.
    Michael SudanoJuly 23, 2013
    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.
  • Kathleen T.
    Kathleen TJuly 7, 2014
    Service and food quality has definitely gone down since they first opened in 2010. More and more disappointing every time.
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Red bean & lotus seed cake - too bad it's a little too sweet... :P
  • Jean C.
    Jean ChungOctober 3, 2011
    Use street parking and bring cash. Its the best Chinese food i had in my life.
  • Anna V.
    Anna VuJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Peking Duck and the XO noodles.... So good!
  • Charlene L.
    Charlene LeungApril 9, 2011
    The waitstaff here are surprisingly nice for a Cantonese place
  • jansen c.
    jansen cMay 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Good Hong Kong food and reasonable price
  • Inness C.
    Inness ChengSeptember 11, 2013
    You can use credit cards when the bill is over 20 dollars!
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish broth vege & mushroom - huge
  • Sherwin L.
    Sherwin LuOctober 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They make excellent steamed pork dumplings with soup.
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LeeSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the R11 Beef and Tomato over rice
  • Greg L.
    Greg LoweSeptember 8, 2017
    noodles dishes, duck, pork belly
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱June 2, 2016
    Roasted pork belly!
  • A W.
    A WSeptember 15, 2011
    Parking is crazy here. Make sure to get here early.
  • Tohru K.
    Tohru KaoJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Honey Barbecue Roast Pork
  • Grace C.
    Grace ChenDecember 25, 2012
    Try the Sauteed String Beans
  • Wendy K.
    Wendy KJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    No parking issues on weekdays... Now I know!
  • Tohru K.
    Tohru KaoJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Roasted Pork Belly
  • Rachel
    RachelAugust 28, 2011
    i always order the hot milk tea and egg puffs
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JMarch 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Thai vermicelli - a little too salty
  • Arlyn V.
    Arlyn VillarimoDecember 7, 2011
    They close from 2:45pm and open again at 5:00pm
  • Ben W.
    Ben WongMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's cash only unless you rack up $20
  • Alex B.
    Alex BugajskiFebruary 25, 2011
    Bomb peking duck... Got to try it
  • Young-ho Y.
    Young-ho YooJune 14, 2013
    쵝오! Try xiao long bao
  • Sunnydom C.
    Sunnydom ChenlamMay 13, 2010
    Get the bbq pork & Peking duck combo rice.
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HoangOctober 15, 2010
    One of the waiters became upset and angry when my friends (2) and I asked for seperate checks.
  • Amy N.
    Amy NgNovember 28, 2010
    Avoid seafood but their meats and poultry are good
  • Danger D.
    Danger DangMay 5, 2011
    Xiao long bao for $5.50!
  • Vivian H.
    Vivian HungSeptember 19, 2010
    Oh YES for the egg puffs!
  • Arl E.
    Arl EstoestaMay 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware! Angry asian man will put a hand to your face. Lol
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JMay 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Closes @ 2:45 instead of 3:00
  • Phil S.
    Phil SukkeApril 18, 2011
    It's loud very loud
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BarzakovskiNovember 15, 2015
    Шикарная пекинская утка, цена вопроса 13$. Из минусов только ооочень маленькая парковка
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