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. 

Lobster 2-Way

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This is what everyone is talking about

Xoi Man

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The Chef's Addiction

4-Item Banh Hoi

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Banh Khot

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The Popular Guy

Beef Carpaccio

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Favorite Starter

Mango Salad

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I love mango

Favorites and News

Bun Mam

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Gao's Favorite

Lobster Banh Canh

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Most popular item for Instagram folks. 

Bo Ne

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Just a Cool Dish

Grilled Lobster with Garlic Noodle

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

Banh Beo

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A rare find in Bay Area dish

Banh Cuon

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Best Seller

Handmade in house one by one.

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

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Gao's Crazy Pork Rib

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GAO

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

Team Gao

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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

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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

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