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560 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 329-9168 · $$ · Seafood, Chinese
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"370 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Sun11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM


In Chinese culture, a Tai-Pan is an individual who shines above all in their field. At Tai-Pan, we believe in the constant pursuit of culinary excellence. From our menu, celebrating Hong Kong-style Cantonese cuisine, to the fine ingredients we use, to our thoughtful preparation and presentation, we strive to deliver an experience befitting a Tai-Pan ? one that shines above all else.

Good for

Organic Foods · Seafood

Popular menu items

Mango Pudding · Shanghai Dumpling · Walnut Prawn · Snow Bun · Crab Claw

General info

Business Casual · Casual · Romantic · Dressy · Elegant · Family Friendly



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by Tiffany W. at Yelp User Review4/5/2014best dim sum in the USA! try the taro bun. try everything!! order everything you can! More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Jason S. at Yelp User Review4/3/2014Some expensive Chinese food, but also pretty good quality stuff, and taken in context of Downtown Palo Alto, it ain't all that bad.Unlike most of the Chinese restaurants I've visited, this place is suited more for dining in than take-out.Staff have no problems understanding & speaking English, which can be a … More
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"by AJ R. at Yelp User Review3/29/2014This place is a hidden gem.As a vegetarian - er, pescatarian (eat some fish and shellfish) - I have to say, this is the only place I can go for dim sum where I feel like I can get great tasting variety of vegetarian selections.Vegetarians, you know what I'm talking about:most dim sum places have a really … More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by J S. at Yelp User Review3/18/2014The Peking duck is exceptionally good. The skin is crispy but not too fatty. The smoked cob is great tooGood environment. A little pricecy though. The dishes are smaller than average. More
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"by Matt S. at Yelp User Review3/17/2014Ordinary dim sum that isn't any better than cheaper places further south.All you're paying for is the decor.There were dried food particles on my utensils and cup and the service was passable by Chinese restaurant standards but slow (1 of our dishes came after dessert).Do note tea is also $2/person. More