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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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Bun Mam

Lobster Banh Canh

Lobster Banh Canh

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Gao's Favorite

Lobster Banh Canh

Lobster Banh Canh

Lobster Banh Canh

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Most popular item for Instagram 

Bo Ne

Lobster Banh Canh

Grilled Lobster with Garlic Noodle

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Just a Cool Dish

Grilled Lobster with Garlic Noodle

Grilled Lobster with Garlic Noodle

Grilled Lobster with Garlic Noodle

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New Creation. Live Maine Lobster Grilled in Garlic Lemongrass Ginger Sauce 

Bun Mam

Grilled Lobster with Garlic Noodle

Banh Cuon

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The New Guy

Banh Cuon

Grilled Lobster with Garlic Noodle

Banh Cuon

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Best Seller

Handmade in house one by one.

Beef Carpacio

Giant Fresh Water Prawns

Beef Carpacio

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Favorite Appertizer

Lobster 2-Way

Giant Fresh Water Prawns

Beef Carpacio

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Gao's Signature

Giant Fresh Water Prawns

Giant Fresh Water Prawns

Giant Fresh Water Prawns

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A Must Try

Banh Beo

Pork Rib & Sticky Rice

Giant Fresh Water Prawns

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The Street Eat

Pork Rib & Sticky Rice

Pork Rib & Sticky Rice

Pork Rib & Sticky Rice

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Most Popular Entree

Banh Canh

Pork Rib & Sticky Rice

Pork Rib & Sticky Rice

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Best Noodle Soup Seller

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313 So. San Mateo, San Mateo, CA 94401

650-477-2524 Business Hours Mon / Wed/ Thu / Sun 5 - 9:30 PM Fri & Sat 5 - 10:30PM CLOSED TUESDAY Happy Hour: 5-7 (Mon, Wed, Thu)/ 9-10:30 (Fri-Sat) Check out our full bar upstair

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About Us

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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.  

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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. 

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Traditional Cooking with a Twist!

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