Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Tai Pan

560 Waverly St. (University Ave.) Send to Phone
650-329-9168 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Classic dim sum on the Peninsula.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

  • 5.0 star rating
5.0 rating over 3 reviews

Tai Pan Restaurant Review

: For those on the Peninsula who don't want to drive to San Francisco and Chinatown for dim sum, Chinese-family-owned Tai Pan offers the real thing in Palo Alto. The fixtures, fill-in-yourself menu and deliver-as-ready service is as true to dim sum as any notable spot on San Francisco's Grant Avenue. Sixty-three choices from dumplings and pot stickers to fried and steamed dishes create a challenging set of decisions. Our favorites include the Peking duck with bun and the classic barbecued pork bun, available baked or steamed. Desserts are in the dim sum style --- steamed custard buns and sesame seed balls being traditional examples.

User Ratings & Reviews for Tai Pan
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in (and around) San Francisco for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in San Francisco to Eat at Right Now

The weather is cooling down, but the Bay Area restaurant scene is heating up.

Read more


Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.