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Madame Tam's Asian Bistro

322 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 · University Park
(650) 330-1920 · $$ · Vietnamese
Rating: 2.5 out of 5"295 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Thu11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sun11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Good for

Lunch · Dinner

Popular menu items

Shaking Beef · Chinese Chicken Salad · Claypot Chicken · Brown Rice · Thai Iced Tea

General info

Casual · Family Friendly



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jul 17, 2014 · by Anita T. from YelpI was just looking at the pictures of this place and I could be out of my mind, but this place looks nothing like the photos after dark apparently, and I don't mean better looking at all.Hello Jekyll and Hyde transformation.I came here for drinks with friends and it was pretty dead empty, but to be fair it was during … Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jul 16, 2014 · by Jack H. from Yelpthought I would try this place as I've passed it so often. I was in the mood for pho.Should have known better as it is never busy. As another reviewer also cited..Bug infood ( the Pho)Enough said. Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jul 02, 2014 · by Jeff L. from YelpIt's the only Pho restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. There are 2 other Vietnamese fusion places but they are incredibly expensive. The food at Madame Tam is adequate. 3 stars for the food.However, the service horrendous. The waitstaff is inexperienced and the kitchen is painfully slow and uneven. If … Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jul 01, 2014 · by Dylan H. from YelpThe food is really good, but the service is often terrible. On multiple occasions I've sat at a table for ten minutes and no one even acknowledges my presence. Frustrated, I get up and leave. Dumb basic mistake. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jun 28, 2014 · by Alex D. from YelpCan I just say YUM?!The food is tasty, not overwhelming with salt, the veggies fresh and good portion of food (except for the garlic prawn noodles.But only because we liked it so much).A good place. Full review