Tam's Cuisine of China

★★★★☆
  • 494 Manor Plaza

    Pacifica, CA 94044

    Cross street: Pacific Manor Shopping Center

    Map & Directions
  • 650-359-7575

About Tam's Cuisine of China

Details
Hours
tuesday 11:30-21:30, thursday 11:30-21:30, friday 11:30-22:00, saturday 12:00-22:00, sunday 12:00-21:30

Food

Food
More choices in Pacifica:
Resultset_next

Sushi Koko

330 Palmetto Ave Pacifica, CA

Resultset_next

American Sushi House

761 Hickey Blvd Pacifica, CA

3.7647 17
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Tam's Cuisine of China was?
Write a Review
.

Awesome Food! Great Sweet N Sour Pork. The restaurant has a very clean and relaxing environment to eat in. Also close to the beach, for a nice walk afterwards.

4
★★★★☆

Awesome Food! Great Sweet N Sour Pork. The restaurant has a very clean and relaxing environment to eat in. Also close to the beach, for a nice walk afterwards.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

The food was a little better than average. Some of Tam's dishes are quite good and some of the dishes are not so good. I'm not sure why the inconsistency in food quality exists.\n\nThe managerial/host like person (we didn't get his name) has a ""passive-aggressive"" attitude. His ""bad"" attitude makes us not want to give return business. We're going to give this restaurant a third attempt to see if this mgr/host's attitude improves???

1
★★☆☆☆

The food was a little better than average. Some of Tam's dishes are quite good and some of the dishes are not so good. I'm not sure why the inconsistency in food quality exists.\n\nThe managerial/host like person (we didn't get his name) has a ""passive-aggressive"" attitude. His ""bad"" attitude makes us not want to give return business. We're going to give this restaurant a third attempt to see if this mgr/host's attitude improves???

.

If you are looking for great Chinese restaurant in a nice seating environment this is the place to go. The food is great and the employees is also great. They also hosts small parties and there hospitality staff is also great along with the food.

4
★★★★☆

If you are looking for great Chinese restaurant in a nice seating environment this is the place to go. The food is great and the employees is also great. They also hosts small parties and there hospitality staff is also great along with the food.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Tam's is a fantastic chinese restaurant. We have been going their for about ten years. The food is very flavorfull and delicious. The restaurant is extemely clean and very nice. The service is excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant, they have a wonderful Lemon Chicken dish.

4
★★★★☆

Tam's is a fantastic chinese restaurant. We have been going their for about ten years. The food is very flavorfull and delicious. The restaurant is extemely clean and very nice. The service is excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant, they have a wonderful Lemon Chicken dish.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I have been to Chinatown, and Tam's is just as good if not better! The Szechuan Chicken was outstanding. I ate there alone for lunch, but I'd love to go back with a group and try lots of things.

2
★★★★★

I have been to Chinatown, and Tam's is just as good if not better! The Szechuan Chicken was outstanding. I ate there alone for lunch, but I'd love to go back with a group and try lots of things.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

.

This is by far the worst chinese food ever. My boyfriend & I tried this place due to the rave reviews & got so disappointed and made me soooo very mad. People who don't know what chinese food should not be allowed to write reviews. Go to Chinatown and learn what Chinese food should taste like!

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is by far the worst chinese food ever. My boyfriend & I tried this place due to the rave reviews & got so disappointed and made me soooo very mad. People who don't know what chinese food should not be allowed to write reviews. Go to Chinatown and learn what Chinese food should taste like!

Cons: everything

.

Having lived in Pacifica for over 15 years, finding Tams was a pleasure. Their food is very good, expecially their shrimp dishes, you can't beat their Orange shrimp. The shrimp are fresh, tasty, and well spiced. I had a birthday dinner for my husband for 20 some guests, and everyone was pleased by the meal, including me, when the bill arrived. Their lunch selection is also excelent, as well as a reasonable price for a lunch rice plate.

4
★★★★☆

Having lived in Pacifica for over 15 years, finding Tams was a pleasure. Their food is very good, expecially their shrimp dishes, you can't beat their Orange shrimp. The shrimp are fresh, tasty, and well spiced. I had a birthday dinner for my husband for 20 some guests, and everyone was pleased by the meal, including me, when the bill arrived. Their lunch selection is also excelent, as well as a reasonable price for a lunch rice plate.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Tam's, in the Safeway shopping plaza, is some seriously good food. And lots of it. We ordered two dishes, the Mandarin Beef and the "Four Happiness", and we got enough food for four people. With potstickers for an appetizer, a pineapple juice and a Tsingtao beer, plus the obligatory white rice, the bill still came out at only about $40.

And it was really tasty, I particularly liked the Mandarin Beef. I just wish these guys delivered, but I drive past them on the way home, and they do take out, hmm...

The restaurant is fairly spacious, and seating is readily available (we went on a Sunday night before, night before Labor Day, and it was busier than I've ever seen it, and yet still had plenty of tables available). Forks and chopsticks are provided as a standard place setting. There's a small bar, and their menu includes several mixed drinks (I can remember seeing pina coladas and strawberry daquiris listed). Parking is plentiful in the plaza's parking lot, and access from Rte 1 is very easy.

The restaurant is so understated on the end of the strip mall, I keep forgetting it's there -- but everytime I go, I always wonder why I don't go more often!

PROS: Large portions, fair prices, plenty o' parking
CONS: No delivery

4
★★★★☆

Tam's, in the Safeway shopping plaza, is some seriously good food. And lots of it. We ordered two dishes, the Mandarin Beef and the "Four Happiness", and we got enough food for four people. With potstickers for an appetizer, a pineapple juice and a Tsingtao beer, plus the obligatory white rice, the bill still came out at only about $40.

And it was really tasty, I particularly liked the Mandarin Beef. I just wish these guys delivered, but I drive past them on the way home, and they do take out, hmm...

The restaurant is fairly spacious, and seating is readily available (we went on a Sunday night before, night before Labor Day, and it was busier than I've ever seen it, and yet still had plenty of tables available). Forks and chopsticks are provided as a standard place setting. There's a small bar, and their menu includes several mixed drinks (I can remember seeing pina coladas and strawberry daquiris listed). Parking is plentiful in the plaza's parking lot, and access from Rte 1 is very easy.

The restaurant is so understated on the end of the strip mall, I keep forgetting it's there -- but everytime I go, I always wonder why I don't go more often!

PROS: Large portions, fair prices, plenty o' parking
CONS: No delivery

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Tam's has got to be the best tasting Chinese cuisine I have ever had. I have tried many other restaurants and nothing compares to Tam's. The service is fast and the food comes in large abundance-quickly, steaming hot and delicious. This is the place where my family meets for most all special occasions. If you haven't tried Tam's you should make it a point to get there. You will not be dissappointed.

2
★★★★★

Tam's has got to be the best tasting Chinese cuisine I have ever had. I have tried many other restaurants and nothing compares to Tam's. The service is fast and the food comes in large abundance-quickly, steaming hot and delicious. This is the place where my family meets for most all special occasions. If you haven't tried Tam's you should make it a point to get there. You will not be dissappointed.

Pros: great food, good location, good service

.

The ambiance in this place is like an empty concert hall, cold and loud! Everyone was wearing jackets, it was very cold insided. \n\nIf you like starring at crammed animals in a filthy fish tank, this is the place for you. \n\nThe food was tasteless and overpriced. \n\nThe service was the only thing to go back for.\n\n

0
★☆☆☆☆

The ambiance in this place is like an empty concert hall, cold and loud! Everyone was wearing jackets, it was very cold insided. \n\nIf you like starring at crammed animals in a filthy fish tank, this is the place for you. \n\nThe food was tasteless and overpriced. \n\nThe service was the only thing to go back for.\n\n

Pros: good parking

.

The food at Tams is not only the best tasting chinese food I have ever eaten, it is also tastes extremely fresh. It is a family owned business, and the Tams are a pleasure to have in our community. The portions are large, and if you go in for a meal, you always always have left overs. I highly recommend it. It is also right off the freeway so you can order out, pick it up and jump right back on the Freeway, which makes for great convience. Try Tams you won't be disappointed. We eat there weekly.

2
★★★★★

The food at Tams is not only the best tasting chinese food I have ever eaten, it is also tastes extremely fresh. It is a family owned business, and the Tams are a pleasure to have in our community. The portions are large, and if you go in for a meal, you always always have left overs. I highly recommend it. It is also right off the freeway so you can order out, pick it up and jump right back on the Freeway, which makes for great convience. Try Tams you won't be disappointed. We eat there weekly.

Pros: large portions, location convient, Service Great

.

I've been a customer of Tam's for about 11 years now. I've eaten in San Francisco (lived there for 7 years) and on the Peninsula and I've found none that meet the freshness, quality and value of Tam's Cuisine. The prices are a bit higher than the hole in the wall hinese restaurants, but it is quickly apparent why: high quality ingredients! Their food is consistently excellent. Their service is outstanding. It is a family owned restaurant in Pacifica, and the friendliness of their owners and staff makes me feel welcome every time I visit them. I've become a take-out fanatic, stopping at Tam's weekly. Try their hot/sour soup, won ton soup, shrimp fried rice, broccoli beef (yum!), and the Ming beef (sweet and tangy). Definitely fresh! Definitely worth it!

2
★★★★★

I've been a customer of Tam's for about 11 years now. I've eaten in San Francisco (lived there for 7 years) and on the Peninsula and I've found none that meet the freshness, quality and value of Tam's Cuisine. The prices are a bit higher than the hole in the wall hinese restaurants, but it is quickly apparent why: high quality ingredients! Their food is consistently excellent. Their service is outstanding. It is a family owned restaurant in Pacifica, and the friendliness of their owners and staff makes me feel welcome every time I visit them. I've become a take-out fanatic, stopping at Tam's weekly. Try their hot/sour soup, won ton soup, shrimp fried rice, broccoli beef (yum!), and the Ming beef (sweet and tangy). Definitely fresh! Definitely worth it!

Pros: fresh ingredients, quick service, beautiful decor

Cons: cost (worth it)

.

Tam's offers really good, fresh food with large portions. When we order take out the portions hardly fit into a regular size chines take out box. Some say it is a bit pricey, but when you see how much food you are getting and teh quality then it's about right. One one entree and one starter is required for a dinner for two.

2
★★★★☆

Tam's offers really good, fresh food with large portions. When we order take out the portions hardly fit into a regular size chines take out box. Some say it is a bit pricey, but when you see how much food you are getting and teh quality then it's about right. One one entree and one starter is required for a dinner for two.

Pros: Food, Service, Location

.

Tam's is a great chinese restaurant. The food is very flavorful and always fresh. The only downfall to Tam's is the prices. Dinner for two can end up costing $40. I have found a way around that though. When I am really craving Tam's I go there for lunch, it is an unbelievable bargain.

2
★★★★☆

Tam's is a great chinese restaurant. The food is very flavorful and always fresh. The only downfall to Tam's is the prices. Dinner for two can end up costing $40. I have found a way around that though. When I am really craving Tam's I go there for lunch, it is an unbelievable bargain.

.

We were very excited to discover Tam's in Pacifica. Although a bit more expensive than the restaurants in SF or Oakland Chinatowns, the food at Tam's is always fresh and served in huge portions. In a time where service can often be overlooked, Tam's high level of service matches the food. When calling for take-out, if you have special preferences (less oil, low salt, etc.), the information is kept in a database, so they remember each time!

2
★★★★☆

We were very excited to discover Tam's in Pacifica. Although a bit more expensive than the restaurants in SF or Oakland Chinatowns, the food at Tam's is always fresh and served in huge portions. In a time where service can often be overlooked, Tam's high level of service matches the food. When calling for take-out, if you have special preferences (less oil, low salt, etc.), the information is kept in a database, so they remember each time!

Pros: Great service, Friendly

.

The food was wonderful, as was the service. Very large portions - we spent $38 (including tip, 2 people) and came home with a whole extra meal. That's a good value. It being a Sunday night, there were lots of families there, with children of all ages. It did get a bit loud at times. The food had a very good flavor, but none of the supposedly hot items was very spicy.

2
★★★★☆

The food was wonderful, as was the service. Very large portions - we spent $38 (including tip, 2 people) and came home with a whole extra meal. That's a good value. It being a Sunday night, there were lots of families there, with children of all ages. It did get a bit loud at times. The food had a very good flavor, but none of the supposedly hot items was very spicy.

Pros: food was delicious

Cons: not spicy, loud

.

Personally, I typically like the ""hole in the wall"" type of chinese restraunts, but my wife loves a fancy atmosphere. Tam's has become a great compromise for us. It has great chinese food for me. (try the honey walnut prawns) For my wife, it has a wonderful atmosphere. (If you like things like that.. heh) Service is great--we have been there many times and they have always been great. \n\nMy only gripe is the price. It is still less than many restraunts in SF but it isn't what I would call a ""cheap date"". It will set you back about $12 - $15 per person depending on how crazy you get with the menu. \n\nOverall, I love Tam's and we will be there around once a month.

2
★★★★☆

Personally, I typically like the ""hole in the wall"" type of chinese restraunts, but my wife loves a fancy atmosphere. Tam's has become a great compromise for us. It has great chinese food for me. (try the honey walnut prawns) For my wife, it has a wonderful atmosphere. (If you like things like that.. heh) Service is great--we have been there many times and they have always been great. \n\nMy only gripe is the price. It is still less than many restraunts in SF but it isn't what I would call a ""cheap date"". It will set you back about $12 - $15 per person depending on how crazy you get with the menu. \n\nOverall, I love Tam's and we will be there around once a month.

Pros: Great Service, Nice Environment, Great Eats!

Cons: A bit pricey

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Tam's Cuisine of China, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review