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Tai Pan

) #42 of 249 Restaurants in Palo Alto €€ - €€€ Chinese, Asian
560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
+1 650-329-9168
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“dim sum” (23 reviews)
“spare ribs” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
€€ - €€€
560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

1. Attentive Service to all of us at the table. 2. Food exceptional great. 3. Great Atmosphere, a little clouded, but, did not impact us. 4. The food our friends order were great, they were: a. Minced Chicken Lettuce - Tasting and well presented b....More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

a bit pricy but worth it. food is healthy with less oil, staff are polite friendly. environment is peaceful and beautiful.

Thank Lingli K
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

So difficult to find a good dim sum restaurant in this area. We were so pleasantly surprised to find this! Wonderful location great parking right next door to the door. Wonderful dim sum, beautifuly decorated restaurant. Service was excellent! Sticky rice and chicken wings were...More

Thank PatandDiSpokane
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I tried this restaurant for the first time on a Saturday night for dinner - drawn to the door by the multiple Zagat Rating stickers - hoping that it would not disappoint. The staff was especially attentive to each course, refilling water glasses, and removing...More

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a lovely New Years brunch celebration at Tai Pan. We were able to get the reservation only two days in advance, and were given a star table. It's easy to order too much, but you will enjoy the variety. We stuck mainly to...More

Thank american_foxhound
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

On a short visit to PA read the reviews and wanted to give a try. Usually we order too much but this evening ordered the Peking Duck appetizer, pot stickers, chicken chow mein & Kung Pao Chicken. Good flavors and warm friendly dinning room. My...More

Thank jnlsnyder
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Waited quite a while to be served. Waiter was indifferent to us and all food came out at once so by the time we got to some of it the food was cold. The shrimp in lobster sauce was bland ($22.00).

Thank 1ajf
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Authentic Hong-Kong style kitchen, very tasty food. we order tiger prawns and seabass fish - both were great, we also order shrimp dumplings that were good, and noodles with beef. All were very good - the price are quite expensive though

Thank Chen A
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great for meeting friends for a leisurely dinner or colleagues for business. We had a wonderful dim sum, shrimp and vegetables, noodles with shrimp and one dish with shrimp and glazed walnuts. The fried rice was done perfectly and was more brown than white rice....More

Thank Tiny_Bubbles007
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is the most authentic Chinese food restaurant in Palo Alto. Everything is made fresh to order so everything is hot and has excellent taste. Service is good however when they have a full house, it may take time for them to get to you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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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