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Tai Pan

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560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1720 (University Ave.)
+1 650-329-9168
11:30 - 21:30
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Woodside, California
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145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the dim sum menu. We loved it all. The kids enjoyed the pork buns and... More 

Thank american_foxhound
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 husband & son enjoyed our dinner.

Thank jnlsnyder
Redwood City, CA
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Waited quite a while to be served. Waiter was indifferent to us and all food came out at once so by the time we got to some of it the food was cold. The shrimp in lobster sauce was bland ($22.00).

Thank 1ajf
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Authentic Hong-Kong style kitchen, very tasty food. we order tiger prawns and seabass fish - both were great, we also order shrimp dumplings that were good, and noodles with beef. All were very good - the price are quite expensive though

Thank Chen A
San Mateo, California
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177 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great for meeting friends for a leisurely dinner or colleagues for business. We had a wonderful dim sum, shrimp and vegetables, noodles with shrimp and one dish with shrimp and glazed walnuts. The fried rice was done perfectly and was more brown than white rice. Organic ingredients and all beatifically cooked and presented. Full bar area and wonderful if you... More 

Thank Tiny_Bubbles007
Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is the most authentic Chinese food restaurant in Palo Alto. Everything is made fresh to order so everything is hot and has excellent taste. Service is good however when they have a full house, it may take time for them to get to you to take your order. When it does become busy and full, it does get a... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is one of the best Dim Sum's I've been to. It is a bit different as the food does not come by in carts for you to choose from, but rather you choose from the menu and it is brought to your table. Everything we ordered was truly delicious. Make reservations in advance because the place is packed.

Thank 22travelMB
Southampton, New York, USA
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Visited late on a busy Sunday afternoon. Service was brusque. Dim sum was OK, but below par for Bay Area. Cheapest dim sum items were $6.80. Ordinary noodles with meat $16.00. $ 41 plus tip for three dim sum plus noodles is just wrong.

Thank Robert G
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is an out of towner perspective (cannot compare to nearby dim sum) and also not a dim sum expert. The dim sum tasted quality because it was not greasy. Prices were reasonable (not cheap) and the ambiance was fit for special occasions. Large round tables good for groups. Free parking around the corner.

Thank plusGRAY
Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

My visiting friend wanted dim sum nearby. So I took him to Tai Pan. It was a mistake. The quality of food was visibly (or tastibly?) worse than last time I was there 5 months ago. The price was high. We ordered ribs for $12, chicken feet for $5.8. etc. None was up to our expectations. The service was slow.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?