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Hunan Taste Restaurant

998 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112-4939
+1 408-295-1186
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“meat pie” (6 reviews)
“smoked ham” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
998 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112-4939
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is our favorite Chinese restaurant. All the vegetarian dishes are excellent. I have not seen Polish sausage in other Hunan restaurants and that dish is one of my favorites, also the eggplant salad, country style vegetables, and Hunan shredded pork. The spicy flavors are...More

Thank noelleg282
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Nothing to look at, a very simple restaurant in a "nothing" location But the reason to go their is the food & that is outstanding. Delicious and very authentic. Yes, that does mean it is very hot: although there are some non spicy dishes it...More

Thank rupes_Bath
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

A funky neighbourhood restaurant in a funky neighbourhood. But the smoked chicken and ham are, alone, worth the trip. It was a work day and we’d driven, so I didn’t have any alcohol, but the spicy food cried out for a cold beer. Strongly recommended....More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I have been here many times over the last 27 years. My shop used to be located nearby and I would eat here at least 2 times per week. Now I'm quite a bit further away but I still come back for the great food....More

Thank BeerRich
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Great food with reasonable prices. Had the steamed dumplings and Song's special - both were delicious with just the right amount of spice.

Thank VT_Ben
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for over 30 years. Always flavorful, and spicy, if you request it.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place has the best spicy Chinese food in the area. I like the Hunan Smoked Ham rice plate. very very tasty! +2 hot... and it's hot. The Meat Pie is a great appetizer to share. Nothing like it in town.

Thank BruceIan20
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I was taken in by the glowing TripAdvisor reviews but for me Hunan Taste was just ok. I ordered the Hunan Lamb. There wasn't much meat and the lamb was fatty and chewy. The dish wasn't that flavorful. The neighborhood where Hunan Taste is located...More

Thank JE and JA D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Thsi is my 2nd favorite Chinese food spot in SJ. All the standards prepared to perfection and willing to spice it up for me! Solid choice for lunch and they are usually packed with Chinese customers. A great sign of a good restaurant.

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We found the Hunan Taste Restaurant to be all and more than TripAdvisor reviews noted. The flavor of all their meals are awakened on their own without the use of MSG. They will spice it up to your taste. Yes, it is a hole in...More

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Tim R
18 April 2015|
Response from SJM-Weasel | Reviewed this property |
I wish I could answer this more definitively since I love this place - but all I can say is that' their menu is HUGE - over 100 items easily. I can't imagine there aren't a slew of gluten free items. My favorite is their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 998 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112-4939
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-295-1186
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