We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic food and service - consistently!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taiwan Restaurant

Taiwan Restaurant
1306 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3010
(408) 289-8800
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #198 of 1,696 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Peoria, Illinois
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service - consistently!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My favorite Chinese restaurant anywhere - what a delight - always look forward to dining here.
The food is wonderful, the staff always cordial and the atmosphere lovely. The honey walnut
scallops are my favorites - yum - and the presentation is great along with good portions.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    16
    9
    1
    1
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sunnyvale, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service -all for reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We just came back from another excellent dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant. We were seated promptly, the service was very friendly and the food delicious. The portion size is quite generous so we had lots of left over to takehome.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Jose, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Our favorite spot..great food, service and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is our favorite place to go for Chinese. Whether we dine in or take out it is always delicious and the service is outstanding. We have been going here for years. I recently went on my birthday last month and was given the best "birthday cake". Fried banana tempura with fruit and chocolate syrup, yum! The honey walnut prawns are the best around. The crispy eggplant is also amazing. The staff is very kind and warm. I like that the servers all coordinate their outfits, it adds to the ambiance. The location is perfect for a nice night out. You can walk along downtown Willow Glenn to visit the shops. Although most close by 5pm on weeknights.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Campbell, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We really enjoyed our dinner there. A large selection of delicious Chinese dishes with very nice presentation. Dish sizes are good for sharing. We had some shrimp dishes and they were very delicious with plenty of shrimps to our full satisfaction. I highly recommend the Taiwan Spicy Eggplant with Chicken, Prawns and Scallops. We ordered the green tea ice cream for dessert which we enjoyed. On Fridays the restaurant gets full early so try to be there before 6:00 PM. I recommend it

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Adana, Turkey
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Ambiance with Outstanding Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My mother's birthday: we arrived at 1130 when the Taiwan Restaurant opened and were promptly seated. Water and tea were delivered, and after perusing the menu we ordered. The waitress was charming--our food arrived within 10-12 minutes.

The lunch menu was varied with enough choices to please the carnivores and herbivores in the group [this included the vegetarians!]. The choices included chicken, pork, beef, seafood and vegetables--we had Tofu Vegetables, Szechuan Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken. All three highly recommended.

The decor is beautiful--elegant oriental with touches of modern whimsy--makes the dining experience delightful and delicious! In fact, the owners are responsible for the flower arrangements on the tables and the paintings on the walls. Willow Glen is lucky to have the restaurant within it's town limits.

Oh! Must add--when you leave the restaurant, at the cash register, you MUST get a toothpick from the dispenser... it is whimsical and fun and surprising -- that is all I'll say! Just ask for the toothpick dispenser!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Taiwan Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Taiwan Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Taiwan Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.