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209 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1712
+1 650-322-1888
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good52%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (19 reviews)
“dim sum” (19 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
$$ - $$$
209 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1712
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Palo Alto and were looking for a restaurant with the best dim sum. Steam was recommended. The dim sum was very good with a reasonable variety of choice. Restaurant setting is nice, with choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Excellent service.

Thank mmuller7753
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The food is very good for this type of restaurant, and the indoor/outdoor layout is great on a warm night. Kids love it and so do I.

Thank juliaemerson
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is a 3.5 rating but there is no such choice. Nice place for dim sum. Because they are freshly made in the open kitchen, it is slower than typical dim sum at a Chinese restaurant. There is nice covered outdoor patio seating. The ambience...More

Thank K T
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This restaurant appeared about 3 years ago and unlike most Chinese restaurants in Palo Alto, has a definite "Hong Kong" vibe. My wife and I dine there about once a month. I don't normally order chicken wings, but I had to try their version when...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had a lunch with friends in this place. The food was good and the portions were just right. Service was prompt. We were sitting outside and were feeling very comfortable.

Thank Aram K
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The ambiance of this place is a classy dim sum joint. The floors aren't sticky and the bathroom has toilet paper. It also smells nice and you don't walk by a hallway full of trash or boxes to get to the bathroom. The location is...More

Thank CrabisGOOD
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Really good food! Not cheap, but very tasty. Took friends/co-workers for lunch and we had a good variety of food, and maybe more than we needed...

Thank BeadsOfLight
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were at Stanford for a soccer game with 5 high school age boys. We chose to eat at Steam for the dim sum but found it to be pretty basic. The staff were friendly but no explanations were offered on the menu. We ordered...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing beats a plate of hot spicy beef hor fun noodles hot off the wok and full of flavour. The noodles were good, not outstanding, but hit the mark really well. The har gau was ok. Have had better. Overall, fast food when you're hungry...More

Thank tanagogo1
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Unlike many Chinese restaurant, the restaurant was contemporary in decor. The ambience was a pleasant. We were very much surprised by the quality of the food. We went there with a couple from Canada and we enjoyed every dish we ordered. We had Scallop Seafood...More

Thank Tennisbums
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-322-1888
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