Tao Tao Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 175 S Murphy Ave

    Sunnyvale, CA 94086

    Cross street: Between Washington and Evelyn

    Map & Directions
  • 408-736-3731

About Tao Tao Restaurant

Hours
LUNCH MON-FRI 11 AM-2 PM ; DINNER SUN & MON 4 PM-9:30 PM ; TUES-SAT 4 PM-10 PM ; CLOSED JULY 4TH ; THANKSGIV

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Best Chinese anywhere and I've looked everywhere. The Tao Tao beef and Chinese chicken salad are the ultimate! You gotta try it. I would love the recipes and make it everyday!

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★★★★★

Best Chinese anywhere and I've looked everywhere. The Tao Tao beef and Chinese chicken salad are the ultimate! You gotta try it. I would love the recipes and make it everyday!

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I have been coming here since I was 15 and the food was fantastic but when the original family sold, the food has been going down hill. I should have stayed away when the health department gave them a citation for a dirty kitchen but I didn't.Tonight's food tasted really bad and the only good item was the rice and all they had to do was steam it. \r\nNeedless to say, they have lost another customer.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been coming here since I was 15 and the food was fantastic but when the original family sold, the food has been going down hill. I should have stayed away when the health department gave them a citation for a dirty kitchen but I didn't.Tonight's food tasted really bad and the only good item was the rice and all they had to do was steam it. \r\nNeedless to say, they have lost another customer.

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I will never eat here again. The kung pao chicken was disgusting! It tasted like pure corn syrup and the smell was unpleasant. In addition, the chicken tasted old. Also, the chow mein was not good. I did not have a good experience!

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★☆☆☆☆

I will never eat here again. The kung pao chicken was disgusting! It tasted like pure corn syrup and the smell was unpleasant. In addition, the chicken tasted old. Also, the chow mein was not good. I did not have a good experience!

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Tao Tao beef has got to be one of my most favorite foods on the planet! If you've never tried it before, you're missing out.\n\nI can't get enough of the chicken salad here, and the sweet and sour pork, and although I don't personally like prawns that much, my friends have gotten into fights over the honey walnut prawns, so I guess they're good =)\n\nThey have a nice bar at Tao Tao's too. The Mai Tais are a favorite.

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★★★★★

Tao Tao beef has got to be one of my most favorite foods on the planet! If you've never tried it before, you're missing out.\n\nI can't get enough of the chicken salad here, and the sweet and sour pork, and although I don't personally like prawns that much, my friends have gotten into fights over the honey walnut prawns, so I guess they're good =)\n\nThey have a nice bar at Tao Tao's too. The Mai Tais are a favorite.

Pros: good food, fast service, beautiful bar and drinks

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Tao Tao beef has got to be one of my most favorite foods on the planet! If you've never tried it before, you're missing out.

I can't get enough of the chicken salad here, and the sweet and sour pork, and although I don't personally like prawns that much, my friends have gotten into fights over the honey walnut prawns, so I guess they're good =)

They have a nice bar at Tao Tao's too. The Mai Tais are a favorite.

5
★★★★★

Tao Tao beef has got to be one of my most favorite foods on the planet! If you've never tried it before, you're missing out.

I can't get enough of the chicken salad here, and the sweet and sour pork, and although I don't personally like prawns that much, my friends have gotten into fights over the honey walnut prawns, so I guess they're good =)

They have a nice bar at Tao Tao's too. The Mai Tais are a favorite.

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I've been going here for 30 years. Always great. Until about 2 years ago. New management? New cook(s)?\n\nAll I know is that you never know whether you're going to get the ""good"" Tao Tao or the ""bad"" Tao Tao. And the bad is really pretty bad......

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been going here for 30 years. Always great. Until about 2 years ago. New management? New cook(s)?\n\nAll I know is that you never know whether you're going to get the ""good"" Tao Tao or the ""bad"" Tao Tao. And the bad is really pretty bad......

Pros: when it's good, it's very good

Cons: when it's bad, it's very bad

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We got take-out from Tao Tao and it was gross. Very greasy and the meat (pork ribs, BBQ pork) was fatty and dry - tasted several weeks old. Not sure if the food is better in the restaurant, but won't be finding out.

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★☆☆☆☆

We got take-out from Tao Tao and it was gross. Very greasy and the meat (pork ribs, BBQ pork) was fatty and dry - tasted several weeks old. Not sure if the food is better in the restaurant, but won't be finding out.

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This Chinese restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. They have a chicken salad with nuts which is really tasty. Almost all the dishes we ordered were very good, especially the kung pao chicken, beef with broccoli and chow mein. The service could have been a little bit better, considering I had to keep calling over different waiters in order to get things. The price was competitive.

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★★★★☆

This Chinese restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. They have a chicken salad with nuts which is really tasty. Almost all the dishes we ordered were very good, especially the kung pao chicken, beef with broccoli and chow mein. The service could have been a little bit better, considering I had to keep calling over different waiters in order to get things. The price was competitive.

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The decor has changed, but the food is still great. Tao Tao beef, chicken salad, hot and sour soup and the prawns in lobster sauce are incredible. Service can be spotty, on a Friday or Saturday (as most resturaunts are) but the food is worth the wait. I have eaten here dozens of times and have friends that have as well and I have never heard of the food coming out cold as others have stated. \r\n\r\nYou have to try thier famous Mai Tai's. Best I have ever had. Be careful though, they are loaded and if you drink a couple, you will be too. I believe the record is 7, set a few years ago. GO FOR IT!!!!

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★★★★☆

The decor has changed, but the food is still great. Tao Tao beef, chicken salad, hot and sour soup and the prawns in lobster sauce are incredible. Service can be spotty, on a Friday or Saturday (as most resturaunts are) but the food is worth the wait. I have eaten here dozens of times and have friends that have as well and I have never heard of the food coming out cold as others have stated. \r\n\r\nYou have to try thier famous Mai Tai's. Best I have ever had. Be careful though, they are loaded and if you drink a couple, you will be too. I believe the record is 7, set a few years ago. GO FOR IT!!!!

Pros: The food and Mai Tai's

Cons: VERY busy on Friday and Saturday nights.

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I just don't get why people love this place- I've eaten there 4 times and was repeatedly less than impressed. After ordering take out and getting a cold and inedible lychee pork that was hard as a rock and dried out (as if it had been fried way too many times and then sat for days), I vowed I was never going back to Tao Tao. But then when a friend's b-day was held there I went back, which turned out to be a big mistake since I became terribly ill that night. Bottom line: there are tons of authentic and delicious Chinese restaurants in the area- this just isn't one of them.

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★★★☆☆

I just don't get why people love this place- I've eaten there 4 times and was repeatedly less than impressed. After ordering take out and getting a cold and inedible lychee pork that was hard as a rock and dried out (as if it had been fried way too many times and then sat for days), I vowed I was never going back to Tao Tao. But then when a friend's b-day was held there I went back, which turned out to be a big mistake since I became terribly ill that night. Bottom line: there are tons of authentic and delicious Chinese restaurants in the area- this just isn't one of them.

Pros: location, atomosphere, service

Cons: food!

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I've been going to Tao Tao since 1984. My grandmother recently passed away and this was the place we had our holiday parties. Their Chicken Salad, and Tao Tao Beef, are to die for. I now live in Texas and crave this food. Unfortunately I only get it once a year. Fortunately, I have the recipe since Grandma was a friend of Franks. \r\n\r\nTry it... You will definitely like, and love it!\r\n

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★★★★★

I've been going to Tao Tao since 1984. My grandmother recently passed away and this was the place we had our holiday parties. Their Chicken Salad, and Tao Tao Beef, are to die for. I now live in Texas and crave this food. Unfortunately I only get it once a year. Fortunately, I have the recipe since Grandma was a friend of Franks. \r\n\r\nTry it... You will definitely like, and love it!\r\n

Pros: Chicken Salad, Tao Tao Beef

Cons: a little slow at times

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This has excellent chicken salad and a decent bar. It is great for large groups and convenient to other locations on Murphy Avenue. I don't like a lot of spice, so just be sure you don't order something too spicey .

PROS: Quick service
CONS: Sometimes they are really busy

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★★★★☆

This has excellent chicken salad and a decent bar. It is great for large groups and convenient to other locations on Murphy Avenue. I don't like a lot of spice, so just be sure you don't order something too spicey .

PROS: Quick service
CONS: Sometimes they are really busy

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This place has lots of big tables and is a good place for groups to meet. I like the Chinese chicken salad. Last time I was there the service was a bit slow, but the food was good.

PROS: accomodates large groups
CONS:

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★★★☆☆

This place has lots of big tables and is a good place for groups to meet. I like the Chinese chicken salad. Last time I was there the service was a bit slow, but the food was good.

PROS: accomodates large groups
CONS:

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I have been going to this place since I was a child. lately I
have noticed the food is not up to standard. My last 4 times
the salad was soggy the food was greasy. Hope it get better.

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★★☆☆☆

I have been going to this place since I was a child. lately I
have noticed the food is not up to standard. My last 4 times
the salad was soggy the food was greasy. Hope it get better.

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I have been going to Tao Tao for almost 30 years. I now live 100 miles north of Tao Tao but still try to come down south just for the best Chinese Chicken Salad in the world (the cilantro, crushed peanuts and crispy noodles are the main secrets!)

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★★★★★

I have been going to Tao Tao for almost 30 years. I now live 100 miles north of Tao Tao but still try to come down south just for the best Chinese Chicken Salad in the world (the cilantro, crushed peanuts and crispy noodles are the main secrets!)

Pros: Chinese Chicken Salad, Chinese Chicken Salad, Chinese Chicken Salad

Cons: 100 miles from home

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So the bathrooms are nice, but this place sucked. The service was horrible and they forgot part of our order and then the food came out cold. Why is it so hard to provide good service. Most bland chinese food I have had in a long time.\n\nWont go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

So the bathrooms are nice, but this place sucked. The service was horrible and they forgot part of our order and then the food came out cold. Why is it so hard to provide good service. Most bland chinese food I have had in a long time.\n\nWont go back.

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I have been eating in this restaurant for years. Food is great. Especially their Chicken Salad and TaoTao Beef. I would recommend to anyone for a good Chinese food eating experience.

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★★★★★

I have been eating in this restaurant for years. Food is great. Especially their Chicken Salad and TaoTao Beef. I would recommend to anyone for a good Chinese food eating experience.

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I grew up on sweet and sour pork and fried rice...rehearsal dinners, graduations, birthdays and anniversaries have been held there since before I can remember. I moved away from the bay area 6 years ago and I have honestly had cravings so bad for their food that I have driven the 400 miles with my friends just for some tao tao beef. I have been to china, I have been to more chinese food places on the central coast just hoping one place would measure up and I can say with all honesty that there is nothing like tao tao in the world... all I know is that i will die if they ever close their doors...tao tao is part of my soul!

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★★★★★

I grew up on sweet and sour pork and fried rice...rehearsal dinners, graduations, birthdays and anniversaries have been held there since before I can remember. I moved away from the bay area 6 years ago and I have honestly had cravings so bad for their food that I have driven the 400 miles with my friends just for some tao tao beef. I have been to china, I have been to more chinese food places on the central coast just hoping one place would measure up and I can say with all honesty that there is nothing like tao tao in the world... all I know is that i will die if they ever close their doors...tao tao is part of my soul!

Pros: incredible food, awesome ambiance, positively amazing

Cons: nothing wrong

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The title says it all. I don't know much about the rest of the dishes, but they do know how to make a Mai Tai. Sure, it has too much liquor in it, but that is the beauty. A couple of those guys and all you 'pick eaters' won't know the difference. Not that you need to be drunk to enjoy the amazing Tao Tao Beef. Don't know what it is, but it is just plain delicious.

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★★★★★

The title says it all. I don't know much about the rest of the dishes, but they do know how to make a Mai Tai. Sure, it has too much liquor in it, but that is the beauty. A couple of those guys and all you 'pick eaters' won't know the difference. Not that you need to be drunk to enjoy the amazing Tao Tao Beef. Don't know what it is, but it is just plain delicious.

Pros: Tao Tao Beef, Chinese Chicken Salad, Mai Tai's

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A faithful customer for 10+ yrs. Every chance we get we introduce friends and family, with no regrets. You'll see many repeat customers. On occasion staff members come up to our kids and often have a small chat. Thery're very accomodating in last minute party situations. No need for advertisment! They are always busy with a full house. A few people may not agree but they're just used to average food and dont know good quality when it hits their mouth. Won Ton soup great flavor. Chicken is all white meat.

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★★★★★

A faithful customer for 10+ yrs. Every chance we get we introduce friends and family, with no regrets. You'll see many repeat customers. On occasion staff members come up to our kids and often have a small chat. Thery're very accomodating in last minute party situations. No need for advertisment! They are always busy with a full house. A few people may not agree but they're just used to average food and dont know good quality when it hits their mouth. Won Ton soup great flavor. Chicken is all white meat.

Pros: good portions

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It's almost one year later, and this experience still bothers me. Clearly, you must work at the restaurant. My family and I didn't expect ANY special treatment -- we were expecting ordinary, professional service. Maybe the waiter was having a bad day and took it out on us, but the menu we received was in English only. -- Gina in Sunnyvale

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★★☆☆☆

It's almost one year later, and this experience still bothers me. Clearly, you must work at the restaurant. My family and I didn't expect ANY special treatment -- we were expecting ordinary, professional service. Maybe the waiter was having a bad day and took it out on us, but the menu we received was in English only. -- Gina in Sunnyvale

Pros: remodel, location, parking

Cons: service, service, service

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I grew up eating Tao Tao beef and simply love it. The newly remodeled restaurant provides a wonderful dining experience and excellent service. I've never, ever been disappointed.

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★★★★★

I grew up eating Tao Tao beef and simply love it. The newly remodeled restaurant provides a wonderful dining experience and excellent service. I've never, ever been disappointed.

 

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