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China Delight

461 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
+1 650-326-6065
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible0%
3 Feb 2018
“Inexpensive quick lunch ”
1 Sep 2016
“weirdly good”
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
461 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We stoped here for lunch between appointments on a Monday. It looked to be a spot where locals were grabbing a quick lunch. The $7.00 lunch special seemed to be what everyone was ordering so we did too. I ordered the hot and spicy chicken...More

Thank Keven O
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The shrimp and green pepper and black beans were fresh and high quality, but the entire dish was gluey. Nicely seasoned, I continued to finish it, glue and all. Pricing is strange with a small soup half the price of an entree. It's a one-woman...More

Thank vputin
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We should have known better. When we sat down, we could see that the place hadn't been cleaned in a long time. Heavy dust hung from light fixtures and sat on the wall moldings. The glass-topped table hadn't been cleaned. The food itself was mediocre...More

Thank Footloosewomen
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant... I often order their Beef Stew Noodle Soup for pick-up & it's usually ready by the time I get there (about 8-mins.)... it's a no-frills noodle soup with just beef & spinach, the tender pieces of beef just melts in your mouth,...More

Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed 23 November 2015

This is the second China Delight restaurant in California I have visited on a trip to the Bay area this month and I went here because I enjoyed the first one. I was not disappointed. The food was delicious with plenty of choice (including lots...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This Palo Alto mainstay is high-end Chinese. Each dish is flavorful and unique - not the typical "hot & spicy" or "plum sauce" options. Fresh and delicious. Also quite expensive for Chinese.

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

My "go to" place for a fast&tasty Chinese food lunch. Price is right, servers are pleasant & efficient and food is always good. Best value in Palo Alto!

Thank janisw
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We enjoyed the "no tails" fried prawns along with the fresh Asparagus in Oyster sauce which accompanied our White Snow Chicken with pea pods. Plenty to share and enjoyed watching it all put together. The best, no MSG added!

Thank bw13802
Reviewed 7 February 2015

After the movie it was raining and we wanted to eat nearby. China Delight was across the street and proved to be a real delight. Yes, it was predictable fare but for a rainy evening it was a pleasant atmosphere, clean with helpful waitstaff. We...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 January 2015

My husband and I have been eating "delightful" Chinese food here for more than 20 years. We were in Palo Alto again last weekend, and took dear friends and the incredible food did not disappoint. We particularly love the Crispy Schezwan Prawns and the crispy...More

Thank Dreanaya
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Lauren B
4 February 2016|
Response from Kimberly L | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of. They're an old school Chinese restaurant, so most of the flavors are more Chinese than "westernized" flavors.
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 461 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-6065
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