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Tai Pan

560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
+1 650-329-9168
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (23 reviews)
“spare ribs” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank SSBS45459
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here 2 years ago, so we knew the food would be good. Turned out to be even better than we remembered and went there three times in two days. Both service and food were exceptional. Thank you for taking care of our...More

Thank FamilyTravel1205
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had a sort of private area for a party of 8, in the middle of the restaurant, away from the crowd. The service was attentive, but left us alone when we were having conversation. It is relatively expensive for Chinese food, but the food...More

Thank twosc
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 18 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 19 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 23 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
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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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