Great Food...however the food does take quite long in coming out of the kitchen.
As usual consistency bring this restaurant to a good value... Would recommend
The restaurant is pristine clean, expertly laid out with white table cloths and traditional contemporary Chinese decor. The staff is friendly, and extremely customer accommodating. Two hour parking is available and situated practically next door to the restaurant. But best of all, the cuisine is par excellence. To have access to such exquisitely prepared Chinese cuisine in a suburb of Palo Alto CA is absolutely fabulous. The variety of the dishes offered on the menu, the presentation of the dishes, and best of all, the delicious and superbly delectable taste of the food is what earns this restaurant the five (5) star rating! Excellent preparation of the food; everything is freshly prepared; superb chef and staff.
Took 1 ½ hours from arrival to finishing the meal, ½ hour for the appetizer and 1 hour until the main meal arrived. People next to use complained since one meal come out and the second person's meal did not arrive until ½ hour later. Peking duck appetizer was very goo, lemon chicken good but citrus should have been brighter. Noddle dish needed more vegetables and was somewhat oily. The setting was very nice but loud...
This is my go to place for Hong Kong style Chinese food and Dim Sum. Everything is done perfectly in my opinion.
The food and service go hand-in-hand. Service was less than average. Food came out in odd sequences. And yes, for Chinese food with sauce, the rice was served well after we were done!!! The reason: rice comes from a different part of the kitchen and they are swamped! Really, how do I eat my mains without rice?
Our selections: pot stickers, walnut prawns, moo she veg w. crepes, Mongolian beef, tea
Everything was perfect!
Food, service, ambiance!
My most favorite Cantonese in Bay Area!
One of best Chinese restaurants in Palo Alto. Always fresh and delicious.
Best place for a wonderful Chinese meal
I love dining at Tai Pan . The food and service is always excellent !
A great "white tablecloth" Chinese restaurant. Perfect for special occasions.
Tai Pan has a number of unusual dishes that make it and interesting place to eat. It provides a quiet clean atmosphere that makes it easy to have conversation.
Excellent service and good food, but very expensive for what they serve. Portions were smaller than most Chinese restaurants, needing to order 1-1/2 portions or 2 portions on a number of dishes in order to have enough to share for 5 people.
Pretty dissatisfied. Underwhelming food. But really disappointed in the service. Snooty, unfriendly, needs not met.
Tai Pan is always great but OPEN TABLE screwed up and did not give them our reservation. I had a confirmation from Open Table for the date and time but the restaurant had not record of it! Luckily they were not too crowded. OPEN TABLE, please get your act together.
Tai Pan's food is always superb.
Way** too expensive for what you get in terms of quality of food and service. Outrageously over priced. Dinner for 5 cost over $350 with a couple appetizers and cheapest white wine on menu. Portions of meat skimpy and overall experience very mediocre especially in light of price.
I love their dumplings and dimsum, very tasty!!! ^•*
Tai Pan remains a family favorite. The food is consistently good and the service is always excellent.
Consistently excellent. Been a steady customer for 10+ years
Food was good, restaurant is very clean, price was not too bad for the area, service was very good. Looking forward to our second trip.
Great old-school spot, that always has wonderful service. Really great for a group.
Really good Chinese food. We go there whenever we’re in the area.
Very accommodating when reservation changed, and food arrived hot. Dinners dishes are their forte and much tastier.
We get Peking duck every year on Easter Sunday. Of all the places we’ve gone around SF Bay, this was by far the best! It was delicious, quick, with friendly and attentive staff. Just great.
First time dining at Tai Pan and sure to return on my next trip to the Palo Alto area! Beautiful, traditional decor and a very extensive dinner menu. Friendly staff in Chinese attire add to the ambiance. This is not your typical Chinese restaurant! Our server had a special dessert made for us (sponge cake) even though it's usually reserved for the dim sim menu. Having grown up eating at the large dim sum halls in Southern California, this was much more pleasant, upscale experience! The dining room and table linens were clean, too!
Some of this great restaurant’s luster has unfortunately lost its sheen. The food is still very good, but the other aspects of a fine restaurant have slipped into history. Perhaps, redemption is possible. We will try again.
Always good cooking, and the service is with a smile.
Continue to preserve the high level
The food is decent, but the waiter was pretty rude that he kept checking on us and kinda of wanted to rush us out of the place. We were only there for less than an hour!
Tai Pan used to be my favorite in Peninsula and South Bay. Unfortunately, the dim sum quality has gone downhill since a couple years ago. Made-to-order food such as beef chai-fan (beef stir fried noodles), Yang Chao fried rice, etc. are still good but dim sums (e.g. spring roll, turnip cake, turnip pie, etc.) were definitely not as good as before and no longer worths the price.
The food was good but there was a blackout during the lunch. My friend and I had to finish our lunch in the dark. it was frustrating the restaurant didn‘t have backup power.
We went there for a dinner. Food is extremely overly priced and amount is very small. They mandatory charge 18% tip for party of 5.
Great, comfortable experience as always.
Best chinese in the peninsula great ambience and great food. Fresh and delicious
Plenty of variety, food was nothing out of the ordinary, and fairly expensive.
Good but not great. A bit expensive for food that was not that special. The menu offered no description of the dishes and communicating with the waiter was difficult. For instance we didn't expect Salt and Pepper Sea Bass to be served breaded like fish and chips pieces. Our protein was served without vegetables, which we ordered separately on our waiter's prompt. I assume none of their entrees are prepared stir fried. We sat at a very pleasant table with good lighting and the noise level was low so talking was easy. Their decent affordable wine list was a pleasant surprise.
Best Chinese restaurant in Palo Alto. Great food and service!
Best dim sum in peninsula outside of SF. Excellent service, price may be little expensive, but worth a try.
Tai Pan is always our go to when we crave Chinese food. The food is delightful and varied, the service is friendly and efficient. It is a lovely place to catch up with friends and family in a semi-formal yet friendly atmosphere. We love it.