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Chef Chu's

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1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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Everytime I am Palo Alto one of the places I visit is Chef Chu's. Quality of food and service is impeccable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Bangalore, Karnataka
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  • Families with children
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English first
Bangalore, Karnataka
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everytime I am Palo Alto one of the places I visit is Chef Chu's. Quality of food and service is impeccable.

Thank narayanrt
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Chinese food. The staff were very attentive and made us welcome. The house wine was reasonably priced and the whole experience was good.

Thank mike c
Mountain View, California
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Chef Chu's for over 35 years. Although I've only eaten at the restaurant maybe 6 times in that timeframe, we get food for take-out at least once every 2 weeks. I especially like Chef Chu's chicken salad. It comes this hot mustard and Chef Chu's special soy-ginger sauce, which you can also buy separately to... More 

Thank Charles C
Los Altos, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very crowded with a fast food feeling. Dishes ordinary for the Chinese restaurant. Lucky for them there is no Chinese food sold near by so they still have the monopoly of that market.

Thank Peripatetics-west
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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564 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average dishes with average preparation in an average setting. Rather disappointing. Had really been looking forward to this restaurant and was truly seeking good Chinese. This was OK Chinese. Expected more. Had chicken salad to start, which was good; hot and sour soup rather ordinary; beef chow fun good; and so were the other dishes we ordered, ending with pistachio... More 

Thank PlatinumHoney
Woodinville, Washington
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have driven by this place for years. Finally stopped by on a whim for dinner. Had the Sweet & Sour Soup and the Miso Crusted Chilean Sea Bass. Both were fantastic. Will definitely be coming back here again.

Thank dsegleau
Huntersville, North Carolina
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef Chu's is an institution in this area. When you enter you will see the photos of many celebrities who have come to the restaurant over the years including such notables as Margaret Thatcher. However, the one that caught my eye was Palo Alto native and NBA basketball player, Jeremy Lin. I figure he would know good Chinese food, and... More 

Thank JeffP2
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good Chinese restaurant which is frequently by everyone from workers looking for a quick lunch to celebrities for dinner to families getting quick take-out to special occasion banqueters. I like the professional hustle and bustle of the place and the fact you can look into the kitchen via a window as you enter. There is a... More 

Thank Anonymous1945
Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suppose everything is based in one's point of reference so, that's why I didn't find anything that exceptional about the food and service at Chef Chu's. I dropped in because it was close to the hotel and it had great reviews on tripadvisor. But based upon my experiences with the food in other cities (Portland, Dallas, Seattle, Hong Kong,... More 

Thank Kevin B
Los Altos, CA
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef Chu's is a go-to when visitors are in from out of town -- the food is always tasty (maybe a tad on the salty side), service is consistently good, and they do a really nice job with a large group. As they tend to be crowded and it can be difficult to park, I normally just do takeout here... More 

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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
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?