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494 Manor Plz, Pacifica, CA 94044-1839
650-359-7575
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Best Chinese in Pacifica"

Tam's has been voted the Best Chinese restaurant in Pacifica for a good while now, by readers of the Pacifica Tribune. We have no idea how many other Chinese restaurants there might be, but we believe Tam's would be hard to beat. The menu is huge - but choosing is made simpler if you opt for one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Julie C
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is advertised as upscale Chinese, the prices are upscale but the food is certainly NOT. The atmosphere was pleasant, but the people and wait staff were NOT at all friendly, and the service was just terrible. Will not return.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Tam's has been voted the Best Chinese restaurant in Pacifica for a good while now, by readers of the Pacifica Tribune. We have no idea how many other Chinese restaurants there might be, but we believe Tam's would be hard to beat. The menu is huge - but choosing is made simpler if you opt for one of the set... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I ordered the chow fun and the waiter brought fried rice. He argued with me that I was wrong. Even if I was, arguing with the customers is bad service. Food used to be better. Pricey

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Average to very good standard Chinese menu and preparation/presentation. Service good and hospitable.

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Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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140 reviews 140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

this place is a elegant chinese restaurant. the dishes are wonder ful their pot stickers and filet of sole in spicy salt and chicken fried rice. the portions mmmm i dont know its kinda small. and for the price. tams is expensive real expensive. they need to up their portions so it balances with their prices.

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Truckee, CA
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215 reviews 215 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have been to this restaurant before and had a great meal so while visiting the area we thought we'd try it again. We arrived on a Sunday and discovered they serve their lunch menu 7 days a week, which to us is always a bonus because you can get smaller portions of many items all together. I ordered the... More 

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Fernley, NV
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had the walnut shrimp and they were very good. We also had the house chow mien and absolutely loved it. Plenty of food for the price. The waiter was very friendly and his service was excellent

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Rawlings, Maryland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We all know sometimes service isn't what was expected. Not here! We found great food,reasonable prices and wonderful service. Portions are large and we ended up with a full meal takeout from leftovers.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have been dining at Tam's for nearly 15 years today the server was clueless she bussed the soup bowl on one table on to the same serving tray that she had our entrée on. She could not comprehend why that might be unacceptable. Some of the dishes are outstanding, but unfortunately we viewed this a unsanitary form of service.... More 

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Pacifica, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great food. Prices a bit higher than expected but worth it considering the large size of each dish and the better than average service and decor. My wife loves their shrimp with veggies and I like their Chow Fun. Honest owners. Had my birthday dinner here and preordered for 12. Owner told me I ordered too much food! Also, takeout... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 494 Manor Plz, Pacifica, CA 94044-1839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: 650-359-7575

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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