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Tai Pan

560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
+1 650-329-9168
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“dim sum” (27 reviews)
“peking duck” (5 reviews)
“crab claws” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came minutes to closing and were seated quickly. All the choices made were delicious; from the pork ribs and fish to the steamed green beans and baby bok choy to the egg custard desserts. All fresh, freshly prepared, authentic and tasty. The decor and...More

Thank jennikayzee
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Pudding through town and stopped for lunch. Hot and sour soup beyond good. Extensive menu and best dim sum south of SF.

Thank Marc B
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

1, Because of late lunch, around 2:30 PM, service was lacking 2. Great place/atmosphere to eat and relax, cleanliness was super. 3. Wife liked the Peking duck, 1/2 was not enough.

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Great Dim Sum in a lovely and quiet atmosphere. Wonderful professional service and convenient parking.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This Chinese restaurant in Palo Alto is consider the best in this area, our friends held many banquet here and they come at least once a week, we were here for Sunday Dim Sum lunch, they have a big variety of Dim Sum selection, we...More

Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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 27 July 2017

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 27 July 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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