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Chef Chu's

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1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
650-948-2696
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BEST Chinese in Peninsula Area

WONDERFUL food only excelled by the service! You cannot go wrong here!!! There is a reason this restaurant has been so successful for several decades. You will understand when you go there. We always make sure we can go there when in the area and we are always excited on the day we know dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Nashville
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  • Families with children
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Nashville
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

WONDERFUL food only excelled by the service! You cannot go wrong here!!! There is a reason this restaurant has been so successful for several decades. You will understand when you go there. We always make sure we can go there when in the area and we are always excited on the day we know dinner will be at Chef Chu's.... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I ordered some vegetables, beefs, they are excellent. Price is good too. A lot of people lning up there, you definitely need reservation. Front desk faculty is highly disciplined and effective. And are very friendly to all customers

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Novato, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is the second visit to this restaurant. The food was delivered to our table hot. Each dish was just the right proportion. The service was good. The decor is looking old and tattered. The rug is dirty and worn. I appreciate these types of restaurants and would definitely go back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I recently dined with a friend at Chef Chu's in Los Altos. We were seated immediately upon arrival even on a busy, crowded evening. Service was rapid and friendly. We enjoyed the vegetarian spring rolls as an appetizer, as well as several shared entrees. Brown rice was offered as an option. There is also an upstairs seating area, and lots... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Came here for lunch today with 2 good friends. We each got the luncheon specials ($10.95) and split the entrees. All came with spring roll or soup and rice. We ordered the Chinese chicken salad (excellent), sautéed green beans (again excellent) and a dish I believe was call Su Mu Pork. (Again excellent). During lunch, Chef Chu actually came out... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the best Chinese food served outside of San Francisco. The ingredients used are all of high quality. The restaurant is clean and light. The kitchen employs more chefs than average, so food is delivered faster.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just yesterday (19th June 2015) I visited the famous Chinese restaurant, ‘Chef Chu’s, 1067 N San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California’ with my wife, son, daughter-in-law, daughter, and grandson for dinner. My daughter hosted the dinner subsequent to her appoint in a reputed company at San Francisco. She booked table for six. There was huge rush of diners. The significance... More 

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San Mateo, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We where in the area for a meeting and decided to eat early at Chef Chu's. It is a good thing we did because when we finished about 7PM there was a long waiting list. We have been there before but a couple of years ago. The food was ample and tasty and we brought home enough for lunch the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Peking duck was delicious. The meat was very tender, although the skin was a tiny bit fatty. We asked for it two ways, so for $8 extra, a soup made with the bones, with napa cabbage, chinese mushrooms, and tofu followed. The kitchen is incredibly fast and efficient. The waiter was not friendly, but he was very efficient. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

From the outset, i'm not so much comparing Chu's with other restaurants, but what it was in 1991. It was, then, transformative. First open kitchen (I believe), high quality, perfectly prepared, gold standard "Chinese" food. I was back a couple of years ago, but that time I was focused more on the friends than the food. This time, I dined... More 

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Additional Information about Chef Chu's

Address: 1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
Phone Number: 650-948-2696
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: 650-948-2696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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