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Tao Tao Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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175 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
+1 408-736-3731
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Tracy, California
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. We ordered 7 different items, of course it's a must have Tao Tao Beef and the Chicken salad!! The lemon chicken was just so-so but every other item was excellent, delicious, flavorful and fresh!

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Thank Debbie H
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice clean , regular Chinese food , hot sour soup , delicious moo Shu pork with thin pancakes , eggplant with potato

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Thank Lydia W
Santa Clara, California, United States
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You've got to try this salad. It's delicious. This place reminds me of Hong Kong in the old days. Food served is really plentiful. Great place for trying lots of different dishes with friends.

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Thank James68_13
San Jose, California
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old established go to for Chinese food that gets overlooked in the mass of Murphy street restaurants. The best Chinese chicken salad hands down. I also love the flavor of the signature Tao Tao beef.

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Thank Doug M
Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the worst Chinese good I've ever had. We started by ordered wontons, expecting cream cheese in them, especially for $8. Nope. It was just a plate of greasy deep fried crisps, each with a little brown spec (literally) of who knows what in it. It kind of resembled a tiny chunk of Arbys roast beef, but we couldn't... More 

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Thank Jim F
Cupertino, California
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Picked up a take-out order on a week night. Order was as requested when requested. Need to allow 20 minutes at least. Their shredded chicken salad is the best of the competition in our opinion.

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Thank Snoopydad1
Camarillo, California
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834 reviews
623 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Got take out here. Ordered broccoli beef, string beans, lemon chicken, and spring rolls. Pretty good food, fresh vegetables. Some mistakes in order. Got a very small amount of rice, even though I asked for extra rice. Paid for extra beef, but seemed to get extra broccoli. I would avoid take out here.

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Thank Hitcher84
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a true local hangout, it's best if you walk here because you probably shouldn't drive home!! Lethal, and delicious Mai-Tia's. Our order is ALWAYS the same: Tao Tao Beef, Chinese Chicken Salad (small feeds 4 or more as a side or appetizer), Chow Fun Noodles. You can't go wrong. The waters tend to be surly, but attentive :)... More 

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Thank CCieri
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I grew up going to Tao Tao with my parents and family from a preteen. Frank and Louie were the owners and it held many found memories, great family dinners and wonderful times. I am now 59 and continued the tradition from afar until I moved out of state 15 years ago. This year I spent Christmas with my daughter... More 

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California Bay Area
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The food was only so-so. Pretty standard Chinese dishes. The best dish was the honey prawns. Sadly, the garnish included a black hair. The manage to apologized and deducted the cost of the dish. But what ensures we will never be back was the haughty service from our waiter. Inexcusable. He practically tossed dishes on our table. We had planned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-736-3731

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?