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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Dinner With A Few Disappointments

A friend of our referred us to this restaurant and highly recommended the popular Tao Tao beef dish and a Mai Tai. We were very disappointed in our friends recommendation on specific items to eat and drink, but not for our restaurant experience and the remainder of our food choices and the price... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
TahoeMcD
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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food is excellent here. It is Chinese food with a twist. One of the must haves is the Tao Tao beef. Have this once, and you will be back for this. Also very good is the shredded chicken salad and the Honey Walnut Prawns. The Mai Tai's here are very good, but be careful, they are also very strong.

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A friend of our referred us to this restaurant and highly recommended the popular Tao Tao beef dish and a Mai Tai. We were very disappointed in our friends recommendation on specific items to eat and drink, but not for our restaurant experience and the remainder of our food choices and the price point overall were very good. Three family... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for Chinese food for over 20 years and I have never been disappointed. Their oriental chicken salad is the best you'll ever taste. We have eaten in the restaurant a few times, but mostly we order for take out. Parking is a huge problem because of all the pubs and other restaurants around... More 

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San Jose, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A bit crowded at lunch so get there early. It can be noisy but the service is fast and the food is very good. There is also a good bar and plenty of free parking in the area.

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Sunnyvale, California
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Chinese Chicken Salad and a Mai Tai. Sounds like a strange combination, but throw a little honey walnut prawns in there and you have a great meal. If you have a ride home, have another Mai Tai for dessert!

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Ottawa
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74 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped in for a fast meal and was pleasantly surprised. We had Mongolian beef which was delicious and Cashew chicken which was similarly tasty. Egg rolls were a good starter as well. Food was on the table within 10 minutes of ordering and was hot and tasty. I will be back to sample more of their menu.

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Sunnyvale
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Local haunt. Love this place. Tao Tao Beef, Chinese Chicken Salad, Wor Wanton Soup, Chicken wings are solid. But, the Mai Tai's are what we go for. They are lethal. One = pleasantly buzzed, two = walking home sideways.

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Palo Alto, California
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136 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Tao Tao's is a favorite of many for its Chinese Chicken Salad. I ordered the chicken chow mein and it was mostly noodles with a few pieces of small chicken and sliced celery tossed in. It was just ok, but not great. The place is huge and has the usual combination lunches with soup, rice, and won ton chips accompanying... More 

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Northeast USA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place on Murphy is both nicely appointed and has a sense of quality about the food. It's not that it's so imaginative or daring, but it's very good. The menu has clearly taken shape from years of listening to their customers. The service was friendly and professional. Clean too, a big plus. Prices not high for their great location.

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Santa Clara, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our family has been going to Tao Tao Cafe for over fifty years. The food is always perfect. The Chinese Chicken salad is the best ever - other places come close but Tao Tao has the edge! This last visit, we had the special lunch - each serving was amazing. The egg drop soup was so good, honey walnut prawns... More 

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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: French, Chinese, Vietnamese
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?