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443 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 328-6885
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Great Food

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Lizz S
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Belmont, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
191 reviews 191 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
67 helpful votes 67 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
96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I have been frequenting Jing Jing now since the mid 1990s. The food is yummy and spicy. I used to go there with my coworkers from my job in Palo Alto and I always go there now when I visit CA.

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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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