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443 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 328-6885
Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, try the Mongolian beef

Ive eaten there twice, once for take out and once for lunch Both times great food, Friendly staff Plan to go there next time im in area

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2014
Madscientist495
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
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20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Despite being a Hunan and Sichuan restaurant, the menu is confusing and has all sorts of dishes from all over China and beyond. Food is clearly americanized (which is fine), and portions are generous. It's fast and convenient but not fully satisfying.

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Belmont, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love the food at Jing Jing. I have been coming here for years. The food is consistently delicious and the service is tops. Their prices are getting a bit over the top though. Hence, I go far less than I used to

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Ive eaten there twice, once for take out and once for lunch Both times great food, Friendly staff Plan to go there next time im in area

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was good but I've had better Chinese food. I got the food delivery so that may have been part of the issue. The driver was fast and polite and he brought extra sauces without me asking.

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SF Bay Area
Top Contributor
224 reviews 224 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

i was disappointed. last time i was here was prob 10 years for dinner and i was amazed at the quality of the food. fast forward 10 years. we arrived early for lunch at 11:30. we ordered from the lunch specials page. our meals arrived so quickly we were totally happy. but the food temperature was not hot. maybe warmish.... More 

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Redwood City, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have been coming to Jing Jing since 1987. Whenever I am in the area, I make sure I make time to stop in for a lunch special. Great food, staff and atmosphere. Hands down the best for Chinese food on the peninsula. I recommend Jing Jing to all.

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San Francisco, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Let me just say this first: I don't think that there's anything wrong with food that is Americanized. People open up restaurants in America, so to get enough business, it is totally fine to Americanize it. Especially in places like downtown Palo Alto, a business cannot survive with a 100% authentic menu. That said, I think Jing Jing is okay.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I went there on a date, and we were happy with the yummy food. The black bean chicken was slightly spicy and tasted fresh. She got walnut shrimp (slightly crispy, sweet, nutty and slightly fruity/creamy-- also delicious). Plus it's in pretty downtown Palo Alto, which is great for a stroll. The restaurant wasn't too crowded or noisy, and the service... More 

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Palo Alto, California
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Most of the food there is pretty standard Chinese, but the Dandan noodles with a wonderful creamy, spicy peanut sauce is outstanding. Good location for a stroll in downtown Palo Alto.

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Boston
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I manage to hit Jing Jing on most of my trips to the area. They have tasty food, some good black bean dishes, smoked pork is good also. The spicy wonton soup is excellent. I've always found service to be efficient, and the food is predictable. It's a big place but not overly noisy. Gelato next door if you need... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 443 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: (650) 328-6885

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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