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Tao Tao Cafe

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175 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
+1 408-736-3731
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I grew up going to Tao Tao with my parents and family from a preteen. Frank and Louie were the owners and it held many found memories, great family dinners and wonderful times. I am now 59 and continued the tradition from afar until I moved out of state 15 years ago. This year I spent Christmas with my daughter... More 

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California Bay Area
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The food was only so-so. Pretty standard Chinese dishes. The best dish was the honey prawns. Sadly, the garnish included a black hair. The manage to apologized and deducted the cost of the dish. But what ensures we will never be back was the haughty service from our waiter. Inexcusable. He practically tossed dishes on our table. We had planned... More 

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Cupertino, California, United States
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our visit there with a group was average at best. The food was just OK. Not great, not bad. I probably will try somewhere else next time. Parking around there was a problem as well, even on a weeknight.

Thank Jerry T
Sunnyvale, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I've gone to this Chinese restaurant and utilize take-out for many years. The Tao-tao beef and chicken fried rice have been outstanding. There are a few other dishes that are pretty darn good, but some are mediocre.

Thank Rick G
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

My family has been going here for 25+ years. We have our favorite dishes, chicken salad and Tao Tao beef. There are some duds too. The service has always sucked, and it did this past weekend too.

Thank David P
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Ranking this against the other restaurants on Murphy street, this is at the top of my list. The Tao Tao beef was very good, extremely tender and wonderful flavor. The Honey walnut shrimp was amazing. The only down side was that the portions could have been a little larger. I like to have some Chinese leftovers the next day and... More 

Thank Clubnich2
Sunnyvale, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This isn't the best choice for Chinese in the area. The Tao Tao beef is the best item on the menu. The once famous chicken salad is so not exciting. The problem is they are very inconsistent with flavor and freshness. Over the 20 years my family and I have been coming here it has gone downhill fast. If you... More 

Thank Nonnie1boss
Fremont, California
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5,162 reviews
1,536 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,633 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We went for dinner at Tao Tao's. We had their superb Mai Tais. They are freshly made with good pineapple and other fruits. For dinner, we had their very good chicken salad We also had honey walnut prawns, as well as Tao Tao Beef. We had a side order of steamed rice. Service was good. Fortune cookies came with the... More 

Thank mini
Saratoga, California
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72 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's been there for decades, still have good business. People know their Chinese chicken salad and Tao Tao Beef are popular. I think they use good quality ingredients like beef is tender, but chicken salad oil tasted a bit old.

Thank Cathy S
san francisco
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151 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I was excited when we fell into this Cantonese restaurant ( I don't find them Often in the Bay Area) but the food was kind of disappointing. Tao Tao Beef special was too sweet , shrimp w lobster sauce too bland . Service was odd - accommodating but not gracious , no Napkins on the table - that kind of... More 

Thank joan g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-736-3731

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?