Solid Chinese Food, Lovely Room
It's amazing how hard it is to find decent Chinese good in Palo Alto. This is good, although you still need to travel to San Francisco is you want the real thing. Good dim sum at lunch, made to order so it isn't melting away on steam carts. For dinner, the fish and seafood dishes are the stand outs. Vegetables are crazy expensive, for no reason I can tell. It's a very nice dining room with excellent service. All around, a pleasant if slightly pricey experience.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brilliant as always
We have never had anything less than stellar service and outstanding food. Excellent choice for a special occasion. Let them know when you book it is a special occasion.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just want to say that the price of the food is a little on the high side. Food is good, however.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
An outstanding restaurant
An outstanding restaurant on all levels with lovely decor and excellent service. A cut above most Chinese restaurants on the Peninsula. The food is outstanding. I gave a bridal shower there. It could not have turned out nicer. The staff is extremely accommodating. It is a first class operation.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful birthday meal!
We had a great experience at Tai Pan, celebrating my family birthday party. The food was excellent and the service impeccable! The atmosphere is first class and nice and quiet. We could easily carry on a lovely conversation throughout the meal. The staff was very attentive and my husband brought a cake, which they beautifully presented at the end of our meal. The whole staff sang to me in a classy way. We will definitely return to this wonderful restaurant.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lot more than dim sum!
While one of the few Peninsula places to do elegant dim sum right, they have tons of authentic and elegant Chinese dishes to delight the tastebuds of any foodie. The XLB are great, the Hong Kong noodles crispy and scrumptious, the tea tasty.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time dining at Tai Pan and I was very impressed with the service and food. The ambiance gave a very relaxing feel when dining. But most of all, the food was just outstanding with its flavor-able dishes. I had the Chicken Sweet Corn Soup that was just out of this world. Then for my main course I had the Garlic Beef and Asparagus, which was very delicious.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a new experience in dining.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tai Pan - A Refined Dim Sum Resto
I always enjoy eating dim sum at Tai Pan. The dim sum stands apart from other dim sum joints because it is well prepared and refined; for instance, the dim sum skins are thinner. I love the jook as well. Additionally, the ambience is beautiful and clean.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful and tasteful
The beautiful ambience with magnificent artwork sets the stage for the equally artful and delicious dishes. The dishes were prepared with the perfect coating of sauce, no fat or other grease detected. The combination of vegetables in the dishes were complimentary in taste and texture.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only truly decent Chinese food
I grew up in Asia and have watched with disappointment as all the good Chinese restaurants disappeared. Discovered Tai Pan last year and now go there weekly. Great Chinese food
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been going to Tai Pain since it first opened and have rarely had a bad experience. It is a consistent favorite. We have our particular dishes but always try to taste something new and are never disappointed.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Only Chinese Restaurant in Town
Not only authentic but well executed. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the service is excellent. This has become our family restaurant for entertaining visitors as well as for our celebrations. The chef prepares dishes you can only find in Hong Kong's better restaurants.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great restaurant
Taipan is a gem. Their seafood menu is superb, with the Shanghai Crab taking the crown. This is a very upscale Chinese restaurant that is definitely worth a visit. It really is very special.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, good service
The food was amazing and the presentation was awesome. Prices are also fair. We had to wait a little while for the check but otherwise everything was perfect.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM