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Tao Tao Cafe

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175 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
(408) 736-3731
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Having Been Eating Here for Over 40 yrs, Food Always Good, Favorite Chinese Place

Have been eating at Tao Tao's since the 1960's when i was a small child, although the restaurant and decor has changed through the years, the food has always maintained the great taste. The favorites are the Sweet & Sour Pork, and Tao Tao Beef, of course with the rest of the sides like Rice, Chow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rod B
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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309 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been eating at Tao Tao's since the 1960's when i was a small child, although the restaurant and decor has changed through the years, the food has always maintained the great taste. The favorites are the Sweet & Sour Pork, and Tao Tao Beef, of course with the rest of the sides like Rice, Chow Main, and a Vegetable.... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moved to Tahoe 15 years ago from the south bay area. While living there, we frequented Tao Tao. The Tao Tao Beef and the Chicken Salad are out of this world! I grew up eating great food in New Orleans. Outside of New Orleans, these dishes are the ones I miss the most.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been there several times. For lunch, dinner or just drinks. The food is very good. My favorite is the Tao Tao beef. Worth going to this place.

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Thank Manuel d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It might not be fair writing this review - my family has been going to Tao Tao since before I was born, and most every life event has been celebrated on Murphy Street. I started going to Tao Tao with my dad when the current manager was the bus boy. But that gives you a sense of the place -... More 

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Coto de Caza, California
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Had to go to our favorite Chinese restaurant in the SF Bay Area !! Our favorite is the Tao Beef and Chinese Chicken Salad. A must have when you go this restaurant. We have been going here for over 40 years!!

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San Jose, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I'm down to eat here anytime. It has my favorite Chinese Chicken salad which I could eat as a meal alone. However, the Tao Tao beef, chow mein, and fried rice are always on point! I haven't tried anything else because I always go back to these favorites. If you're in Sunnyvale and want Chinese, everyone knows you've got to... More 

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Thank Christine S
Tucson, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We had a celebration of life at Tao Tao last week, and it was the best Chinese food ever! The Tao Tao beef is amazing, the pressed duck was moist and delicious, the fried rice was yummy, the chicken salad is second to none. All around a wonderful meal!

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Thank rgkayne
Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The food was very good - my wife got the duck and I went for my old standby, the vegetable fried rice. Service was a bit slow and the environment was noisy with all the children, which is why I give it a 4-star instead of the 5-star the food merits. Will try again.

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Thank Tres W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

OMG the Tao Tao beef is the best in the west...meat is soooo tender it melts in your mouth. The Chinese chicken salad is the fantastic...been coming here for at least 30 years...still the best around.

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Thank Linda W
Sunnyvale, California
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211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Soooo good! The Tao Tao beef, Chicken salad and Pressed Duck are amazing. Skip the kung pao - the worst I've had. The Pork wrappers are great too! Fast service and fair prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: (408) 736-3731

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?