Crouching Tiger Restaurant

4.1
207 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
The restaurant is located in downtown Redwood City, offering Authentic Sichuan, Hunan & Mandarin Cuisine. It was honored by Michelin with a Bib Gourmand, reserved for restaurants with high-quality food and good value. It was also reviewed by Mercury News for superior food and truly fine dining. It has received reward from Mayor's beautification recognition program.
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vipJamesK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. Walnut Prawns, Chicken Chow Mein, and Mongolian Beef! Service was really great, as was the value.

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vipKimJ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice family restaurant. Employees are always so welcoming. We ordered our favorites & as usual we enjoyed a great dinner.

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vipJayeetaK
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us went for an after work casual dinner. The food was great and VERY reasonably priced. We got 4 dishes (3 meat and 1 veggie). The total bill was $55 with tax! Service was friendly and helpful. We're coming back for sure!

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vipSonnyj
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lots of staff but not many fluent in English. Wasn't very busy so able to get to English speaker. Wonder about communication on busy night. Otherwise good food. Large portions reasonably price

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LVFC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So great that Crouching Tiger is open on Christmas Day. It was super busy but we had a wonderful time and the food was excellent. Our thanks go to the chefs and waiters and everyone who spent their Christmas Day working and serving so many.

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Nolan
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good, service somewhat slow. Busy night. Noisy children running all around. I'll still go back.

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vipOnTopOfIt
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Used to be My Favorite WEST of New York... Consistently GREAT Flavors for EACH Dish. The last THREE times we have gone for Dinner we found the SAME problem as MOST other Chinese restaurants: EVERYTHING tastes the SAME! We have NOW given-up on a place we used to frequent every other week!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to this restaurant many times in the past and have found the service to be excellent. Since one of our party is allergic to garlic we would ask that that be removed from the dish, they have no problems in doing so.

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vipEstherincognito
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. We had ma po tofu and magic chili prawns. Both were very spicy and not at all toned down for those who aren’t used to Szechwan food. I

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service good atmosphere. Great selection for Vegas too.

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vipOnTopOfIt
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This used to be my go to Chinese food restaurant until about a year ago when they Musta change kitchen staff and the product which was uniquely the best west of New York has now become ordinary!
I have been dissatisfied the last four times I’ve been there because of the drop in quality so I will no longer be recommending Crouching Tiger to all of my friends... SAD!

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vipIreneJ
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tea smoked duck is the bomb!

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KaseyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and the very attentive staff!!

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vipIreneJ
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Roasted duck their specialty. Big fat plump pieces, deliciously prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great kept bringing out water for us. The only issue was we sat next to a child... who was a little rambunctious but no fault to the restaurant.

KJ
vipKimJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & staff a warm and inviting

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TerryM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Xing Jiang Lamb, which was excellent. I’ll definitely be back!

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gofishgolf
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant has done a good job of updating the decor. The meat entrees were very good, but the combination chow fun was a lacking on meat, seafood and flavor. Still one of my favorite Chinese restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Out of town guests

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Luv2ski
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food. Had exceptional service this time.

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vipBrentO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice people and pretty good service but very bland, hastily prepared, below average Chinese food

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Luv2ski
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Christmas day

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Berniefoodie
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family tradition is to eat out at Chinese restaurant on Christmas Day. This has been our restaurant of choice for past 5 years. Food here is always delicious and service was very prompt on this extremely busy day.

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JeremyR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. I'm always please with what I order. There are some surprises on the menu too, like the Magic Chili Shrimp. I'm usually a sauce, guy, but this dry and spicy dish with crunchy peppers and plump shrimp, is a delight.

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vipSunstormer
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Reservations meant nothing. We waited 40 minutes past the reserved time to be seated. No host, no sign in, and no acknowledgement that we were there waiting for our promised table. It was very busy. While waiting it was still possible to reserve a table on line for the next 15-minute interval. Once seated the service was good and the food excellent.

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vipJamieM
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another successful meal. Good is always very tasty and service is great. Our server was very polite and helpful with suggestions. Would definitely recommend - food, service, prices are all excellent. Thanks again!

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vipJamieM
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Server and manager at the bar were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely return!

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BigTipper
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience5

My moms last night in the Bay Area for her vacation.

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vipbusybev
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I could have given this restaurant 5 stars, but a couple things held me back. They are good however I found the furniture uncomfortable. The bigger thing was that we ordered our starters at two different times, even though the waitress knew I was going to make my selection after my drink arrived (I just needed more time to decide). My husband's starter showed up almost immediately after I placed my starter order. Then later my starter showed up. We made the same error when ordering our entrees. My husband just knew what he wanted and told the waitress. I took me a bit longer to select and tell the waitress. She took his order to the kitchen straight away, before I ordered, thus his entree showed up about 5-10 minutes before mine. Next time, and there will be a next time, we will be sure to order at one time. Oh! The top shelf margarita is TOP SHELF GREAT!!!!!!!

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DaveG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is the second time we have chosen Crouching Tiger. The waitresses are very friendly with smiles all around. The food is delicious. We had Chow Mien, several chicken dishes, spicy and not so spicy. We will return.

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vipfoodie
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food not as good as it usually is. I might try it again, but if it's like it was this day that is all

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AnneV
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I expected much more given the glowing reviews. The food was pretty basic. Dry saute string bean- some of the beans were good, but there was a high percentage of tough ones. Mu shu pancakes were cold. OK for quick dinner before movies, but nothing to make us want to go back. I don't usually write a review, but I'm doing it this time because I think most of the existing reviews are way too favorable.

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vipjstai72
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food. We had the Dry Chicken with Chili, outstanding! The green beans with garlic are amazing.

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PatrickE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good and nice value. The dinning room was very loud, large groups laughing and talking, difficult to have normal conversation.

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vipKimJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated graduation with family & it was great!

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vipSFOBarry
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always exceptional and consistent. Fresh and excellent takes on the usual items along with some specialties. Hot and spicy food a specialty - don’t miss the house specials.

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vipFlexibleFoodie
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

1st time here. Wonderful service. We had a party of 8 and tried many dishes. Loved the mushroom chicken and sweet/sour shrimp. Did not love the super spicy beef dish we had. Also enjoyed the potstickers and spring rolls. Not Dan's of the chive dumplings. We would definitely give this place another try.

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Camperkat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Excellent, fresh, quality food and friendly service. General Tsao's Prawns were *outrageously good* as were the Asparagus in Black Bean Sauce. Light, fresh, hot...fabulous. Good mixed drinks and a nice wine list. Would go back. Tables could be cleaner, however...ours was sticky and smeared when we arrived, as were other neighboring tables.

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vipJane
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great cold sesame noodles and chicken with mushrooms. The Buddhist soup was somewhat bland so I would stick to wonton or the hot and sour soups.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious varied menu.

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You can order delivery directly from Crouching Tiger Restaurant using the Order Online button. Crouching Tiger Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 298-8881.

Crouching Tiger Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.