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1306 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3010
(408) 289-8800
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Chinese Dining

We've been to Taiwan Chinese Restaurant, on Lincoln Ave. in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, over many years. Its popularity can be seen with its expansion to the area next door, when it became vacant. So it just-about doubled in size, with openings from the original restaurant to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
happy2travelnow
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San Jose, CA
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U.S.A.
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have heard many recommend this restaurant. The food, to us, was just not good. We were very disappointed.

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Thank Evans1940
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were traveling in the Bay Area during holiday break, picked this restaurant based on TripAdvisor rating. Everything went above and beyond our expectations. The restaurant was tastefully decorated, each table had a big stem of fresh flowers. The service we had is hard to find in other Chinese restaurants. The waitress made us feel at home, recommended a few... More 

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Thank Sgt89
San Jose, CA
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148 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We've been to Taiwan Chinese Restaurant, on Lincoln Ave. in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, over many years. Its popularity can be seen with its expansion to the area next door, when it became vacant. So it just-about doubled in size, with openings from the original restaurant to the added dining room. There are always nice flower displays... More 

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Thank happy2travelnow
Rocklin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We have been going to Taiwan for twenty seven years. The original owners and chef created some of the best Chinese food in the bay area. The new owner is carrying on the tradition of excellent service and food. They are know for their pot stickers and chef specials. Every time we visit family we go to Taiwan.

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Thank Frank C
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Only some of the dishes here are excellent. The wor wonton soup is the best in my opinion. I think the food here is much better when you eat in then get takeout. I like the amazing fresh flowers everywhere.

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Thank john a
Los Gatos, California
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

For years this restaurant in Willow Glen area of San Jose has served the best Chinese food I have found in the whole area. It regularly changes interior decorations which provide an inviting and tasteful setting. When I desire Chinese food this is my first choice and has been for a number of years. Price is also modest considering the... More 

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Thank floydyale
San Jose, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I have always enjoyed eating lunch here. It is a nice part of town, which makes parking a little difficult, and it has some of the better decor ever. It is always a delight to eat here. My business partner always, I mean always, eats the orange chicken; I like mine spicy-I really do not have much of a preference... More 

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Thank Patrick N
Cupertino, CA
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I've been going to this place for years, and I've never been disappointed. They definitely serve some of the better, and most consistently good Chinese food in the area. They are fairly westernized (thankfully) so don't let the Taiwan name fool you… I've been to "authentic Taiwanese" restaurants and found the food to be way too… exotic.. for my tastes,... More 

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Thank groovology
San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent dishes - spiced appropriately - great menu - lots of choices. The service is wonderful - this restaurant has been in Willow Glen for years - it is not a surprise it has been there so long with everything they have to offer

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Thank Shannon H
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints.. Well, except when it's closed and your really craving some sizzling rice soup! The staff is great and always remembers your face! The food is delicious, always hot and exactly what you ordered! There is never a fuss if you want to add, delete or substitute. They are customer orientated and that's probably why folks come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1306 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 289-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?