Tai Tung

★★★★☆
  • 655 S King St

    Seattle, WA 98104

    Map & Directions
  • 206-622-7372

About Tai Tung

Hours
10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, until 1:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday

Food

Food
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I just love the Tai Tung! I was pregnant with my first child the first time I ate here with my now-x, my Mom and her hubby, almost 29 years ago. Its not a trip to Seattle unless I get to stop there. We have a running family joke that

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I just love the Tai Tung! I was pregnant with my first child the first time I ate here with my now-x, my Mom and her hubby, almost 29 years ago. Its not a trip to Seattle unless I get to stop there. We have a running family joke that

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My parents use to take the bus from Tacoma when they were dating to eat at the Tai Tang, so I've been eating here forever (over 50 years)! Be prepared - you come for the food, not the atmosphere! Authentic Chinese food - among our family favorites: Chopped pork with Chinese sausage, Roast duck with plum sauce, Chinese mushrooms with oyster sauce, Pork chow mein with soft noodles (get crispy noodles on the side). Since my husband married into the family (over 30 years ago) we have added: Pork egg foo young, Fried shrimp (get the sweet and sour sauce on the side), BBQ Pork. We always get some dim sum to go (tell them its to go and they will pack it cold). Its our family tradition (my husband & I and whoever wants to join us) to eat Thanksgiving dinner here. We order so much food they have to drag a second table over and then we have food to last the rest of the long week-end. The waiters are all friendly and helpful. They pack up the leftovers and will split them however your table prefers. The drinks are so-so and expensive, but it adds to the fun.
Added Bonus: Tai Tung has a parking lot - get a ticket from the front counter

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★★★★☆

My parents use to take the bus from Tacoma when they were dating to eat at the Tai Tang, so I've been eating here forever (over 50 years)! Be prepared - you come for the food, not the atmosphere! Authentic Chinese food - among our family favorites: Chopped pork with Chinese sausage, Roast duck with plum sauce, Chinese mushrooms with oyster sauce, Pork chow mein with soft noodles (get crispy noodles on the side). Since my husband married into the family (over 30 years ago) we have added: Pork egg foo young, Fried shrimp (get the sweet and sour sauce on the side), BBQ Pork. We always get some dim sum to go (tell them its to go and they will pack it cold). Its our family tradition (my husband & I and whoever wants to join us) to eat Thanksgiving dinner here. We order so much food they have to drag a second table over and then we have food to last the rest of the long week-end. The waiters are all friendly and helpful. They pack up the leftovers and will split them however your table prefers. The drinks are so-so and expensive, but it adds to the fun.
Added Bonus: Tai Tung has a parking lot - get a ticket from the front counter

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My boyfriend and I were looking for a new restaurant to eat at and we stumble upon reviews for Tai Tung. People were raving about their pot stickers and almond chicken, so we decided to go there. We ordered both of those entrees, and we definitely weren't too impressed. It wasn't the best Chinese food but not the worst food either. I don't think we will be coming back, I prefer Jade Garden.

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★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I were looking for a new restaurant to eat at and we stumble upon reviews for Tai Tung. People were raving about their pot stickers and almond chicken, so we decided to go there. We ordered both of those entrees, and we definitely weren't too impressed. It wasn't the best Chinese food but not the worst food either. I don't think we will be coming back, I prefer Jade Garden.

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Tai Tung is a fixture in Seattle's International District, or Chinatown as it used to be called before that moniker became not-PC. I've been eating there for at least 42 years. The old place has not aged well. The restaurant has never been about ambience, it's never targeted the tourists. Rather it's been the place where the locals go to get a decent meal at a commensurate price.

It doesn't bustle like it used to, and the familiar staff just seems to be tired. The growth of the International District has brought with literally dozens of competitors and with so many choices, the old stalwart just kind of pales in comparison. As warm as my memories are of happy family meals there are, it's now true that better choices exist.

Tai Tung's surviving grace is the presence of truly authentic Chinese fare. While it has limited appeal to the American appetite, it continues to draw a small but faithful group of older local Chinese.

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★★☆☆☆

Tai Tung is a fixture in Seattle's International District, or Chinatown as it used to be called before that moniker became not-PC. I've been eating there for at least 42 years. The old place has not aged well. The restaurant has never been about ambience, it's never targeted the tourists. Rather it's been the place where the locals go to get a decent meal at a commensurate price.

It doesn't bustle like it used to, and the familiar staff just seems to be tired. The growth of the International District has brought with literally dozens of competitors and with so many choices, the old stalwart just kind of pales in comparison. As warm as my memories are of happy family meals there are, it's now true that better choices exist.

Tai Tung's surviving grace is the presence of truly authentic Chinese fare. While it has limited appeal to the American appetite, it continues to draw a small but faithful group of older local Chinese.

Pros: One of Seattle's oldest Chinese restaurants

Cons: The old gray mare just ain't like she used to be

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Me and my husband ate here recently and it just wasn't that great. The place is a little dingy, and they were out of a number of items on the menu. The portions are ample, although the food is nothing special. Can't say that I'd go back there again.

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★★☆☆☆

Me and my husband ate here recently and it just wasn't that great. The place is a little dingy, and they were out of a number of items on the menu. The portions are ample, although the food is nothing special. Can't say that I'd go back there again.

Pros: Big portions at a reasonable price

Cons: Food is just not that good

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My parents use to take the bus from Tacoma when they were dating to eat at the Tai Tang, so I've been eating here forever (over 50 years)! Be prepared - you come for the food, not the atmosphere! Authentic Chinese food - among our family favorites: Chopped pork with Chinese sausage, Roast duck with plum sauce, Chinese mushrooms with oyster sauce, Pork chow mein with soft noodles (get crispy noodles on the side). Since my husband married into the family (nearly 30 years ago) we have added: Pork egg foo young, Fried shrimp (get the sweet and sour sauce on the side), BBQ Pork. We always get some dim sum to go (tell them its to go and they will pack it cold). Its our family tradition (my husband & I and whoever wants to join us) to eat Thanksgiving dinner here. We order so much food they have to drag a second table over and then we have food to last the rest of the long week-end. The waiters are all friendly and helpful. They pack up the leftovers and will split them however your table prefers. The drinks are so-so and expensive, but it adds to the fun.

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★★★★★

My parents use to take the bus from Tacoma when they were dating to eat at the Tai Tang, so I've been eating here forever (over 50 years)! Be prepared - you come for the food, not the atmosphere! Authentic Chinese food - among our family favorites: Chopped pork with Chinese sausage, Roast duck with plum sauce, Chinese mushrooms with oyster sauce, Pork chow mein with soft noodles (get crispy noodles on the side). Since my husband married into the family (nearly 30 years ago) we have added: Pork egg foo young, Fried shrimp (get the sweet and sour sauce on the side), BBQ Pork. We always get some dim sum to go (tell them its to go and they will pack it cold). Its our family tradition (my husband & I and whoever wants to join us) to eat Thanksgiving dinner here. We order so much food they have to drag a second table over and then we have food to last the rest of the long week-end. The waiters are all friendly and helpful. They pack up the leftovers and will split them however your table prefers. The drinks are so-so and expensive, but it adds to the fun.

Pros: Tai Tung has a parking lot - get a ticket from the front counter

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For years I have been eating at Tai Tung Restaurant. Each and every time it is as good as the last, even better. With fast service and loyal customers, it is always packed with people wanting to eat their delicious authentic food. No matter where you came from they will remember you by name.

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★★★★★

For years I have been eating at Tai Tung Restaurant. Each and every time it is as good as the last, even better. With fast service and loyal customers, it is always packed with people wanting to eat their delicious authentic food. No matter where you came from they will remember you by name.

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Ever since I was a little girl living in Kent, my family and I have went to Tai Tung. My dad was a farmer in the kent valley, he new the owner(from many moons ago)some of my favorite dishes are their ginger beef and their sizzling rice soup. I now take my family there. It is our favorite place. There is something comforting about going to a restaurant which has some of the same waiters that waited on you when you were a child!

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★★★★★

Ever since I was a little girl living in Kent, my family and I have went to Tai Tung. My dad was a farmer in the kent valley, he new the owner(from many moons ago)some of my favorite dishes are their ginger beef and their sizzling rice soup. I now take my family there. It is our favorite place. There is something comforting about going to a restaurant which has some of the same waiters that waited on you when you were a child!

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The best chinese food in Seattle! Consistently good. Cashew chicken is the best! Dim Sum is always good, especially the How Gow (shrimp balls)! Great value for your money! Always seated promptly. Portions are more than you can eat. Be prepared to take some home! Waiters are always courteous and helpful. A must go place when visiting Seattle.

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★★★★★

The best chinese food in Seattle! Consistently good. Cashew chicken is the best! Dim Sum is always good, especially the How Gow (shrimp balls)! Great value for your money! Always seated promptly. Portions are more than you can eat. Be prepared to take some home! Waiters are always courteous and helpful. A must go place when visiting Seattle.

Pros: food, value, portions

Cons: bathrooms

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We dine out quite often, but hadn't taken the time to try the International District in many years. Wanted to surprise some friends with the "real deal" and due to word-of-mouth, decided to try theTai Tung. Went there nearly 20 years ago and liked the food and experience. We were over-joyed to find that the food was STILL the absolute best and the waitstaff could not have been more enjoyable. Will go back often now that we've "found" it again. Do yourself a favor - go to the Tai Tung. You will love it.

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★★★★★

We dine out quite often, but hadn't taken the time to try the International District in many years. Wanted to surprise some friends with the "real deal" and due to word-of-mouth, decided to try theTai Tung. Went there nearly 20 years ago and liked the food and experience. We were over-joyed to find that the food was STILL the absolute best and the waitstaff could not have been more enjoyable. Will go back often now that we've "found" it again. Do yourself a favor - go to the Tai Tung. You will love it.

Pros: Terrific food, Good parking, Wonderful waitstaff

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All right, it's not state of the art cooking, cutting edge atmosphere or a place to catch the "coolest"
people and happenings. If a taste of the "ordinary"
people along with good basic Cantonese/Szechwan
food appeals to you, come here. I got used to Tai
Tung's cuisine once a week(albeit take-out) over
my first 25 years; (I'm only 48!) after a 15 year absence, it's nice to come back to Seattle and find that little has changed...the restaurant has a few
aesthetic changes, some of the staff and regulars
different, but the same good food, and relaxed atmosphere was still here! Want someplace different, and have some time on your hands? Eat here.

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★★★☆☆

All right, it's not state of the art cooking, cutting edge atmosphere or a place to catch the "coolest"
people and happenings. If a taste of the "ordinary"
people along with good basic Cantonese/Szechwan
food appeals to you, come here. I got used to Tai
Tung's cuisine once a week(albeit take-out) over
my first 25 years; (I'm only 48!) after a 15 year absence, it's nice to come back to Seattle and find that little has changed...the restaurant has a few
aesthetic changes, some of the staff and regulars
different, but the same good food, and relaxed atmosphere was still here! Want someplace different, and have some time on your hands? Eat here.

Pros: Comfortable, Friendly staff, Variety

Cons: Parking, Crowded at mealtime, Not for large parties

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I ordered some salt and pepper squid from this joint. It tasted like deep fried dirt. No flavor, pieces huge and greasy. Tai Tung left my tongue tied in a disgusted knot. Other items on menu may be better, hard to be worse.

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★★☆☆☆

I ordered some salt and pepper squid from this joint. It tasted like deep fried dirt. No flavor, pieces huge and greasy. Tai Tung left my tongue tied in a disgusted knot. Other items on menu may be better, hard to be worse.

Cons: food tasted like dirt

 

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