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Crouching Tiger Restaurant

4.0
173 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday -Friday: 11:00AM - 3:00PM,
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00PM - 9:30 PM
Friday & Saturday: 3:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(650) 298-8881
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Si Ming Zhang
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Private party facilities
We offer a vast array of Chinese dishes, from simple and healthy to our traditional spicy, sizzling platters. Between the variety of menu choices and friendly service, you’ll be sure to come back and visit us again soon.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (844) 830-2103
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Catering
check website www.crouchingtigerrestaurant/com for details Hot Line: (650)483-8881 or email: tonia_yeh@msn.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brewster
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Parking details
Parking lot in rear on Perry Street or street parking is available.
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Public transit
The Redwood City Caltrain stop.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Takeout, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.7
service
3.5
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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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4.0Dined on September 20, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

Delicious varied menu.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Food is good and staff are good about accommodating special requests. Would recommend to friends. Would go again.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

I've been here several times, and the service is always quick & dependable and checks regularly to make sure your meal is going well. The food comes out quickly, even when busy. It is very good, but can be a little salty and greasy at times. I really enjoy the food here-- it's a comfort food place (lots of options that go far beyond American Chinese, too, e.g., food like poached fish soup, mapo tofu, etc.). It's not a get-dressed-up to go out place, and it knows that.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

We are at the restaurant on a recommendation from a friend. It was a tasty family meal. We'd come again soon.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Solid dinner spot for the family.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Always a pain to check in here, as there is no hostess table. Place is busy, but always seems understaffed. There were a bunch of tables open, but all were waiting to be bussed. The food is always great here, but the service is subpar.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

Great value, very good for the large family dinner. There will be something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2017

Nice and spicy

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2.0Dined on May 2, 2017

been looking for a great chinese food. i read the reviews on this and so we decided to try it. not impressed and i will not be back. this place is tired, looks and cuisine.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2017

I ordered the Chicken chow mein. The chickem had a weird texture to it and there wasn't much of it in the dish, mostly noodles.

I did feel very "rushed" the servers a woman acted like she was on a marathon to get as many tables served as possible. She needs to slow down a bit.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Greatest food.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2017

This was our first visit to Crouching Tiger and we were very impressed. The food was delicious with a good amount of spice. We arrived about 6 PM. My wife and I also appreciated that it was not too loud even though the restaurant filled up later in the evening. We will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Dumplings are good.
We had whole fish with spicy sauce, it's NOT good.
Fried fish, tastes like fish old fish sitting around.
I thought it was poach or steam.
Would NOT recommend this fried whole fish.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2017

Foodie's delight. We especially enjoyed the Magic Chili Shrimp and would like to try the Magic Chili Chicken next time. The curry fish soup was a very large portion of delicious fish morsels for the price.

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2.0Dined on February 4, 2017

It's a good thing we've been here before otherwise we would NEVER come back. Usually the food and service is really good. Today the service was extremely SLOW and the food was mediocre. The soup came out lukewarm and flavorless. The main dishes came out 15 minutes apart and were bland and if we hadn't been starving we wouldn't have eaten them.
We will wait a few months before we try it again.

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2.0Dined on January 30, 2017

Uneven service at lunch time. Despite simplicity of lunch special menu, the service was too slow for it to acceptable as a lunch break from work. Inadequate staffing appears to be a problem at lunch.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2017

Orange beef was outstanding, as was the eggplant. Mu Shu pork was very good. Good service and great value. We'll be back.

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1.0Dined on December 26, 2016

We waited at least a half hour to get our drinks. It took them 45 mins to bring the appetizers to our table, of which the calimari was icy cold. Waited another 15 mins for the waiter to come back to the table. He told us the food wasn't cold when he brought it (I assure you it was). We ended up leaving after an hour having never seen our actual food order.


We ended up leaving early and going across the street.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2016

Really good food! We actually tried mostly the non-Szechuan dishes as some of my folks can't take spicy food, but the tea-smoked duck and dongbo pork knuckles are amazing. The cabbage with dried shrimp too

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

From one Chinese restaurant to the next, the food is very similar in selection and quality. Crouching Tiger stands out as exceptionally tasty, fresh and satisfying.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2016

We loved Crouching Tiger. Food was great service fast and efficient. Do not miss the Magic Chili Shrimp! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

Wonderful Food! We went for lunch at 1. The place was moderately busy and they sat us down right away. We ordered the potstickers, cold noodles and the spicy lamb. Every thing was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2016

The string beans were excellent. Chow fun had little flavor and lots of noodles. Yushiang beef was very good. Service was quick except one item was delayed. No refills on water or check in to make sure the food was ok.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2016

They will accommodate dietary concerns! ( less salt, less oil, less sauce, etc.)

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3.0Dined on December 11, 2016

Good Chinese soups at great value including winter melon soup. Have a large menu from mild to spicy and willing to accommodate to special requests. The service was a bit spotty this last time as there was only 1 waitress who was doing everything from seating, to taking order, to serving to cashiering. She was trying her hardest to keep up. It was during a time when they weren't expecting it to be busy on a weekend (between lunch & dinner). We come here at least once a month.

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2016

I had an enjoyable lunch with a good friend. I will come back with a group.

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1.0Dined on September 5, 2016

Although we were late due to traffic, the waitress/hostess never greeted us as guests. Instead she stood, waving her arms in the air and pointing to an open table!

My husband and I decided then to just get take-out if this was the quality of service. The food was OK and certainly not worth the drive from San Mateo. We ordered several items including a vegetarian dish w/shiitake mushroom and tofu. Needless to say, the dish contained neither.

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2.0Dined on August 25, 2016

Super duper average. Greasy. Overpriced. Would never go again.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2016

Kid-friendly place with authentic Sichuan. The dry-cooked chicken is fantastic.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Fresh, delicious food! Great if you love spicy Szechuan food

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2016

Casual dinner with friend. Since it was Friday, I made a reservation which was helpful. I asked for a quiet corner since one of us has a hearing problem. Tables were widely enough separated and we enjoyed conversing with rather than yelling at each other. Service was prompt and efficient. Loved the scallion pancake and enjoyed the other dishes we ordered, none spicy. I shall have to return with a different friend to try the hotter dishes.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2016

Food wasn't tasty & it was cold when served. Service wasn't anything special.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2016

Can't beat the quality of the food. Service on the other hand could be much improved. The place is nice and there is no reason not to go.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2016

Excellent dishes. We love the food there and the service is very good. The restaurant is split in two halves. One half of the restaurant is very nice and modern and has a bar with flatscreen TVs. It has a nice, warm ambience. We prefer to dine on that side. The other half is not as nice, almost like the large group and overflow section. If you get thrown in there, it can be tight seating and service can either range from negligent to hurried. That half isn't nicely appointed either, kinda like they put all the decorating money into the other side then got tired or ran outta money. That being said, we will keep coming back for the tasty food.

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2016

We've tried most of the Chinese restaurants between Redwood City and Los Altos and Crouching Tiger is probably the best. It seems very popular and was the only restaurant on the street that was full. We definitely will go back.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2015

Great food low price good ambiance. Probably lower quality meat for that price but delicious.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2015

We ate here after quite a long hiatus and were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. I'm wondering if there is a new chef. Every dish we ordered was great. We've always liked this restaurant, but I think they've taken it up a notch.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2015

We have been here several times as a family. We like it because it is the Chinese restaurant with ambiance. The menu has a variety of dishes from different regions of China so there is something for everyone's taste. The food is good but it is not over the top. Our more favorite Chinese place is located across time and is the old school kind of Chinese place. Crouching Tiger is a more classy Chinese place, a step up... one appropriate for special occasions, dates, etc. The food is good, not great. But what is lacking is made up for with the dining environment. Usually the service is on point and attentive. With our last visit being on Christmas, the place was crowded and busy. They forgot one of our dishes. After making it half-way through the dinner, we reminded them. Then they brought it shortly after being reminded.

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