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494 Manor Plz, Pacifica, CA 94044-1839
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations

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Chinese Cuisine in Pacifica's Manor District

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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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60 helpful votes 60 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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San Francisco, California
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62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a traditional Chinese restaurant where mainly Cantonese style seafood are served. They use fresh materials and dishes are prepared. Orange shrimp is fired with sweet crispy skin; stir-fried calamari with vegetable is very tender and rich. You don't come here for fancy Asian fusion, but for a family-style traditional Chinese seafood, here is the place.

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Pacifica, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I call Tam's the extension of my kitchen. If I don't feel like cooking, we go to Tam's. Oh yes, there are a lot of eating places in the area, but they don't have Tam's ambiance. Food is excellent and service hasn't faltered through the many years we've been going there. Don't miss their honey walnut prawns!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We used to get takeouts here, despite the food being very, very average, if not below-average for a more expensive Chinese restaurant. The man at the front was always civil, but the young women who were taking orders were quite rude every time we went in. This past January, my family came from afar so I thought Tam's might be... 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
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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