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Jing Jing

443 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 328-6885
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Ranked #153 of 314 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
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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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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
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136 reviews 136 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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25 restaurant reviews
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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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113 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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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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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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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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Carlsbad, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We have ordered carryout from Jing Jing twice and been pleased both times. Most recently we got wonton soup, shrimp with vegetables, and egg rolls and would re-order all three. Be aware that you must order rice separately but a large order is only $1. Both white and brown rice are available.

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