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Tai Pan

560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
+1 650-329-9168
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (27 reviews)
“crab claws” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30 Hours
Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were going to get salads, but when we got out of the car, we smelled something that was great. So we followed our noses to this restaurant for the first time. The place was packed and patrons looked pleased. Our waiter made some good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JRN1955
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Other reviews of this restaurant are so off base I do not know where to begin. The dumplings had way too much dough in them, came cold, and were very greasy. The hot and sour soup was disgusting--consisting mainly of water, chili oil and a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sunshine_susan
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Never had a bad meal here - wonderful for business, family, friends, groups. The dim sum is outstanding - but so is the regular menu. The honey smoked sea bass is amazing. Other favorites: the salt-and-pepper calamari, the sea jewels bisque with pastry, the pea...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Shelley F
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We came minutes to closing and were seated quickly. All the choices made were delicious; from the pork ribs and fish to the steamed green beans and baby bok choy to the egg custard desserts. All fresh, freshly prepared, authentic and tasty. The decor and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank jennikayzee
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Pudding through town and stopped for lunch. Hot and sour soup beyond good. Extensive menu and best dim sum south of SF.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Marc B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

1, Because of late lunch, around 2:30 PM, service was lacking 2. Great place/atmosphere to eat and relax, cleanliness was super. 3. Wife liked the Peking duck, 1/2 was not enough.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Ray H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Great Dim Sum in a lovely and quiet atmosphere. Wonderful professional service and convenient parking.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Dan M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This Chinese restaurant in Palo Alto is consider the best in this area, our friends held many banquet here and they come at least once a week, we were here for Sunday Dim Sum lunch, they have a big variety of Dim Sum selection, we...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Stopped in Palo Alto for some appointments. Went to Tai Pan on Waverley as it was off University and we were in the mood for dim sum. They did not disappoint. Excellent choices and fine service. No, it's not Yank Sing, but who's complaining and...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Marc B
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is a very nice restaurant and it really gave me feeling that we were back in Hong Kong! In the States, and it is very hard to find a place like this with such exquisite Chinese food like this. If I had to use...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank SSBS45459
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
    (University Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-329-9168
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