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Chef Chu's

Chinese Restaurant$$$$
North Los Altos, Los Altos
  • Renata A.
    "Try Hot & Sour Soup - the best soup in the menu!"(10 Tips)
    Jeanine K.
    "Try the veggie pot stickers!"(5 Tips)
    Carlos A.
    "Mongolian beef and fried rice are awesome"(4 Tips)
    Jennefer S.
    "best Chinese food ever!Must order: snow white chicken"(3 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • Chinese food
  • hot & sour soup
  • potstickers
  • Mongolian beef
  • chicken
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  • Kamran M.
    I like the Sichuan clay pot dishes!
  • Carlos A.
    One of my favorites Chinese places in the bay area. Mongolian beef and fried rice are awesome
  • Cengiz K.
    Cengiz KayaFebruary 20
    Really enjoyed the place and the food. Good for the families.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengJuly 1, 2015
    Not the most authentic Chinese cuisine, but the owner is extremely kind.
  • Renee T.
    Renee TeefiveMay 7, 2015
    Garlic eggplant is delicious
    Upvoted Jun 2
  • Trish P.
    Trish PeachApril 5, 2015
    Legendary Asian food - worth visiting for vegetarians & omnivores alike.
  • Søren J.
    Søren JørgensenJanuary 19, 2015
    Hunan lamb good ! (And of course the home style spinach)
  • Christian D.
    Christian DickmannSeptember 2, 2014
    Generals chicken, Kung-Pao chicken and chicken chow-mein are my go to dishes. Each one is great. Service is always superb too!
  • EArchitect
    EArchitectAugust 12, 2014
    One of the best if not the best Chinese restaurants in Palo Alto. Try the Hong Kong-style Crispy Pan-Fried Noodles. Delicious!
  • Karen M.
    Karen MeiJune 8, 2014
    Great fast and friendly service.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DuffieldJune 2, 2014
    Wonton soup was excellent. Chow mien was dry.
  • Aron F.
    Aron FletcherJanuary 1, 2014
    The Hot and Sour soup is the best around! The potstickers , great too! Edwin the bartender is Fantastic!!
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyDecember 31, 2013
    "This family-friendly spot near Palo Alto, California, has been a mainstay for more than 35 years. Special family dinner menus for two, three, or five people make ordering a breeze."
  • Lee C.
    Lee CollingsDecember 18, 2013
    Been come here for years. Very good place but can be crowded. Make reserves or get there early. Whole menu is great!
  • Frank S.
    Frank SchellenbergDecember 10, 2013
    This can get really crowded on Sunday night, but you can phone ahead.
  • Paul Y.
    Paul YouNovember 1, 2013
    Justin Bieber ate here. If that means anything to anyone.
  • Akshat J.
    Akshat JainOctober 30, 2013
    Not at all costly, high end feel! Food is good.. service is really good.
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MeisterOctober 6, 2013
    Come hungry, leave happy.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SheldonAugust 18, 2013
    Best Mai Tai's and everything is great!
  • Li O.
    Li OuyangAugust 3, 2013
    Best Chinese food I've ever had. Lamb chops were good. Shrimp in lettuce leaves delicious. And obviously have to try to Beijing duck!
  • Debbie
    DebbieAugust 2, 2013
    My grandpa's 90th bday dindin. Food. Was. Amazing! Chef Chu came out for a personal meet n greet. For dessert, hot almond soup with tiny delicately made sesame-filled mochi balls.
  • jan h.
    jan hubertJuly 20, 2013
    It's a classic! Would have never known about it if I hadn't gone with a local. Authentic old world Chinese.
  • juliet s.
    Ok food, sub par egg rolls. Not sure if I'll give it another try
  • Liz D.
    Liz DellMay 27, 2013
    Always solid Chinese, hands down best in Los Altos. Pork buns are delish and the Chef's specials are standouts.
  • Lisa
    LisaMay 17, 2013
    One of those overrated places on Yelp. The good rating comes from the good service, IMO. Food is just okay and is more to the Americanized side.
  • Harsha J.
    Harsha JagadishApril 25, 2013
    There are good veggie options too on the menu. I liked the veg pot stickers and the beans with Mapo tofu. Hve fun
  • Miller S.
    Miller SMarch 31, 2013
    Try the Basil Chicken in clay pot! Spicier than I expected and great complexity in the sauce!
  • Justin J.
    Justin JeongJanuary 27, 2013
    Pretty good, Chef Lawrence came out and greeted us and thanked us for coming.
  • Renata A.
    Renata AkhunovaNovember 19, 2012
    Try Hot & Sour Soup - the best soup in the menu!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Alexandra I.
    Alexandra IrvingOctober 21, 2012
    If Chinese food is served in heaven then it tastes like Chef Chu's.
  • Brad W.
    Brad WhitworthFebruary 9, 2012
    Chinese New Year's banquets are always an amazing event with Chef Larry Chu providing play-by-play for the eight-course extravaganza.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HuynhJanuary 20, 2012
    Executive lunch has the best entrée selections.
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa RoseJanuary 13, 2012
    First time here and it feels like family! Ask for chefs dessert! Look for the mayor, cool guy!
  • Nitin M.
    Nitin MangtaniNovember 24, 2011
    Try hot & sour soup, clay oven veggies with tofu, pot stickers and lettuce wraps, all available in veggie options.
  • Morgan D.
    Morgan DavisNovember 2, 2011
    Eat here. Fast & attentive service...and delicious food.
  • Jan B.
    Jan B.September 11, 2011
    Disappointed withe the crab cheese puffs- they should have been creamier! Hot sour soup was yummy but the General Tso chicken was not great. It passed but I have had much better.
  • Stephen O.
    Stephen OwensSeptember 4, 2011
    Chinese chicken salad and Pork with Imperial Sauce are my favorites!
  • Tom M.
    Tom McGhanAugust 2, 2011
    Bonus points if you can score a parking spot closer than a 5 minute walk away...
  • Peg C.
    Peg ChampionJuly 30, 2011
    Lawrence Chu is a talented chef and wonderful human being! We always have a fabulous food and a great time here, whether it's for dinner, Chinese cooking classes or Chinese New Year celebrations!
  • Linda U.
    Linda UngerJune 25, 2011
    Green beans with garlic sauce, hot & sour soup & friendly welcome make this place a winner! Check out celebs on wall & mention 4 square for nice surprise!
  • Peg C.
    Peg ChampionMay 23, 2011
    The chicken salad is the best in Silicon Valley. And sizzling rice soup rocks! Busy but efficient on a Sunday night.
  • Alexandra I.
    Alexandra IrvingDecember 29, 2010
    My favorite Chinese restaurant hands down. Check it out. You won't regret it. Oh and don't forgot to try the crab cheese puffs. Amazing.
  • Shaun C.
    Shaun CramptonOctober 31, 2010
    Snow white chicken was delicious but very delicate. If you want something more intense best to try a richer sauce.
  • Craig S.
    Craig StarkJuly 18, 2010
    Once again. Another awesome meal at Chef Chus. Really the best in the Bay Area. If you know of a better, please let me know. I don't think it exists ...
  • Tan L.
    Tan LamJuly 12, 2010
    I'd have to come back for the veggie dishes... Lettuce cups and basil beef claypot very average especially for the price.
  • J C.
    J CruzJuly 9, 2010
    Hey just found out if you check in with owners son at the front desk and tell him you just checked in at foursquare he will give you a free dessert. Sweeeet!
  • Craig S.
    Craig StarkJuly 8, 2010
    Dinner here tonight. Pepper beef, general chicken, spring rolls and pot stickers. Oh and cocktails. Review: awesome as usual. You really can't go wrong!
  • Sophia Y.
    Sophia YenJune 26, 2010
    7:15 is the magical parking hour! All the spots in front were open!
  • Glennia C.
    Glennia CampbellFebruary 10, 2010
    Have the corn soup with velvet chicken. It's good for what ails you.
  • Алина И.
    Порции космических размеров . Белые скатерти и очень вкусно !
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