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The 9 Best Chinese Restaurants Near Palo Alto

Updated: October 6, 2021

Need general Tso’s chicken or fried rice in your life? These are our best spots for Chinese food in Palo Alto. We evaluated tons of diner and critic reviews and analyzed top sites to find the best Chinese restaurants in Palo Alto. If you are after noodles or crispy pork we guarantee you will find something tasty at one of these Chinese venues.

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

Mandarin Roots

Asian, $$, Palo AltoAsian, $$Palo Alto, Ventura
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Taste

Chinese, $$, Palo AltoChinese, $$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Dumpling City

Chinese, $, Palo AltoChinese, $Palo Alto, Ventura
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Tai Pan

Chinese, $$, Palo AltoChinese, $$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Chef Zhao Kitchen

Chinese, $$, Palo AltoChinese, $$Palo Alto, Duveneck - St. Francis
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Da Sichuan Bistro

Chinese, $$, Palo AltoChinese, $$Palo Alto, Ventura
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Green Elephant Gourmet

Asian, $$, Palo AltoAsian, $$Palo Alto, Greenmeadow
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Steam

Asian, $$, Palo AltoAsian, $$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
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If you travel further

Chef Chu's

Chinese, $$, Los AltosChinese, $$Los Altos
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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How was this list created?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Chinese restaurants in Palo Alto. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 Palo Alto restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of CultureTrip, Mountain View Voice and Lyft. We cross-referenced with top lists, like CultureTrip - The Top 10 Restaurants In Los Altos, San Francisco, Mountain View Voice - Best Of Mountain View and Lyft - Top 10 Most Visited Asian Restaurants in Palo Alto. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for pork in sticky soy glaze

    Knowing what to pair with pork in sticky soy glaze can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Riesling. This, off-dry, white wine balances the sweet and tangy pork in sticky soy glaze.

  • The perfect match for dim sum

    When having dim sum, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Blanc de Blanc, a popular sparkling wine.

Factoids

  • A classic dish

    Making peking duck, often paired with pancakes and soy sauce, is a long-held tradition in China.

  • A typical drink from China

    Often considered one of the most typical drinks in China, baijiu is a popular choice across the country, often prepped with sorghum.

Parking information

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Palo Alto. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Chinese spot.

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