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TAI WU Restaurant

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1080 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-2301
+1 650-638-0168
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Foster City, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This restaurant is located near the 99 Ranch Market in Foster City. The food is pretty good and the prices are reasonable. Recommends the roast duck noodle soup.

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Thank Paul K
Princeton, New Jersey
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212 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Located right next to the infamous Ranch 99 supermarket. It is a Cantonese restaurant. I had the name sake rice dish. My friend had the roasted duck noodle dish. Both are as expected. Large portion. A lot of take out orders. Fairly busy for a wed lunch time crowd.

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Thank sunjoe075
Jersey City, New Jersey
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244 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This restaurant is very welcoming, the waitstaff is attentive and friendly, and quality of food is fresh, no matter what you order. I've been to other Chinese restaurants in the area, and they always get it right. Basic stuff like chow mein, sweet and sour, and fried rice is escalated to a high level, and very flavorful. Parking is tough,... More 

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Thank Mike M
San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I've eaten there a few times for dinner and each time I went away happy and content. The dinner menu is the norm with a variety of vegetarian dishes. Very reasonable pricing. The service varies from ok too good. The place is pretty big so even when busy, it's a short wait.

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Thank Nomad627
Huntington Beach, California
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Nothing outstanding, cheap standard food in a typical local Chinese eatery. However, the service seems to have improved.

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Thank zepal
Palm Harbor, Florida
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137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This small restaurant in a strip mall has the best home style chinese food in the area. You won't find any 'fancy' dishes or food presentations, but you will have your choice of 'true' home style Chinese dishes that you won't find elsewhere. The food is very reasonably priced, decent portions and excellent taste. The won ton, sweet and sour... More 

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Thank charliespal2
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

When I am in a rush, I go to Tai Wu. They go all the way to please you. You can add, any thing you like, exchange items from their menu, they just smile and they don't charge extra like any of the others restaurants. Also the tea is free, unlike the Thai restaurants or Olives they charge $2.50/cup.

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Thank Isabel O
Foster City, California, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

While not a place of food pilgrimage (which it never tried to be), Tai Wu is always satisfying. It provides the right combination of quality, simplicity and cost. One can always go there when tired of fancier food, or simply goes to Ranch 99 and feels like having a bite. The BBQ items and pig feet are always good, so... More 

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Thank Alex T
Burlingame, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

family friendly, kids love the authentic food. try their chow fun with sauce. salt and pepper pork chops are great.

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Thank fredbot1115
Foster City, California
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

I buy dinner at this place at least once a week. Their food is good and the waiters are friendly even if they look tired.

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Thank Cathy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1080 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-2301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-638-0168

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