Online Reservations

Reservations & Waitlist

We are now accepting online reservations through Yelp! We require all same-day reservations to be made by 5pm. After 5 pm, you can check live wait times and join the waitlist through the Yelp app. 

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Favorites and News

Bun Mam

Gao's Favorite

Lobster Banh Canh

Most popular item for Instagram folks. 

Bo Ne

Just a Cool Dish

Plum Sauce Shrimp

New Creation. Plum Sauce Shrimp Garlic Noodle.

Banh Beo

A rare find in Bay Area dish

Banh Cuon

Best Seller

Handmade in house one by one.

Lobster 2-Way

This is what everyone is talking about

4-Item Banh Hoi

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Banh Khot

The Popular Guy

Xoi Man

The Chef's Addiction

Beef Carpaccio

Favorite Starter

Mango Salad

I love mango

Our family is excited to introduce you to some of our special homecook Vietnamese dishes

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Gao's Crazy Pork Rib




313 So. San Mateo, San Mateo, CA 94401

Business Hours
Mon / Wed/ Thu / Sun 5 - 9:30 PM
Fri & Sat 5 - 10:30PM
Happy Hour: 5-7 (Mon, Wed, Thu)/ 9-10:30 (Fri-Sat)
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About Us

Team Gao

Our family is hands-on with all recipes in order to recreate dishes we like to eat at home for you to enjoy.  

Special Events and Catering

Our restaurant is available for private events: business lunches, birthdays, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. 

Traditional Cooking

We simply use family ingredients with a twist on presentation. Our menu changes often to offer newly inspired dishes.