We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chef Chu's

1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
650-948-2696
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 75 restaurants in Los Altos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

140 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
    73
    45
    15
    6
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hanford
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I guess this is the place to get Chinese food in the Palo Alto area. The Szechwan beef is very good and the service is very good. The restaurant is kind of small but it has a nice feel to it all. One thing that is interesting to see is all the photos of the famous people that have ate... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsford, New York
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A few of my friends have seen each other for over 10 years. We picked this place for convenience to everyone, and also a change from spicy Sichuan food. The food has been adapted to America but is all right. Service is good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Altos, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The best Chinese restaurant I have been too in a long time. Fantastic service, good food and lovely atmosphere. Long time establishment along with several family members and long term employees. Also offers cooking classes and other special events.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palo Alto, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

For so many positive reviews from people from Los Altos amazes me. This is a wealthy town, I suggest fellow Los Altans to spend some of your money and get on a plane and try some actual good Chinese food, not this glop. Or maybe hop in your Tesla and drive to the city, try maybe Yank Sing? You will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Altos, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Chef Chu's used to be a great restaurant. Unfortunately, too much success has bred an attitude of assembly-line service and cuisine. It's still good, but it's not the really special place it used to be. The waiters and cashiers are too busy, too stressed, and seem to be going through the motions. The food, which used to be reliably excellent,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Altos, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Our family has been eating here for decades and the food has always been fantastic. For a restaurant to be so successful for so many decades says a lot about the restaurant and staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Altos, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Gourmet chinese cuisine....cannot beat this place. Try the honey walnut prawns and the steak dishes as well. Be prepared to wait...it's that good!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Altos, CA (USA)
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Chef Chu's is an institution here in Los Altos, with good reason. Chef Lawrence Chu and his crew have made delicious food since I was a graduate student many years ago. Now his family -- and especially his son Larry Jr. -- are continuing that tradition of great food and hospitality. We love the chicken salad, any of the mu... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Altos, California
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Have eaten there a few times and had lots of take out for the last 15 years Food is very good, they know how to run a business, professional and efficient, they are also very involved in the community I love their Chinese chicken salad, prawns with candy pecans, soups are great too Good place to patronize

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Chef Chu's is a popluar place, for eat-in or take out dining. There was a bit of a wait, but it was worth it?

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chef Chu's also viewed

 

Been to Chef Chu's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Chef Chu's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing