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Tao Tao Cafe

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175 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
(408) 736-3731
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Sunnyvale, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This isn't the best choice for Chinese in the area. The Tao Tao beef is the best item on the menu. The once famous chicken salad is so not exciting. The problem is they are very inconsistent with flavor and freshness. Over the 20 years my family and I have been coming here it has gone downhill fast. If you... More 

Thank Nonnie1boss
Fremont, California
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4,730 reviews
1,394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We went for dinner at Tao Tao's. We had their superb Mai Tais. They are freshly made with good pineapple and other fruits. For dinner, we had their very good chicken salad We also had honey walnut prawns, as well as Tao Tao Beef. We had a side order of steamed rice. Service was good. Fortune cookies came with the... More 

Thank mini
Saratoga, California
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72 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It's been there for decades, still have good business. People know their Chinese chicken salad and Tao Tao Beef are popular. I think they use good quality ingredients like beef is tender, but chicken salad oil tasted a bit old.

Thank Cathy S
san francisco
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131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I was excited when we fell into this Cantonese restaurant ( I don't find them Often in the Bay Area) but the food was kind of disappointing. Tao Tao Beef special was too sweet , shrimp w lobster sauce too bland . Service was odd - accommodating but not gracious , no Napkins on the table - that kind of... More 

Thank joan g
Dallas, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Have always looked forward to Tao Tao's but the attitude of the wait staff tonight made me feel unwelcome and unwilling to come back. Food is always good to great, but service was spotty tonight with dishes arriving at different times and requests for sauces taking several minutes after food was delivered and sauces were requested. When bill came I... More 

Thank jrtx51
Summerfield, North Carolina
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

My daughter and I selected this restaurant based on the recommendation of our Airbnb hostess. So glad happy she did! We ordered Asparagus Prawns, Sesame Chicken, And Won Ton Soup. Everything was absolutely delicious with my daughter proclaiming that the won ton soup was the best she ever had! When we arrived (Monday @ 8pm), the restaurant was busy but... More 

Thank 2PennStatePitaBabies
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92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We had a great dinner here with 5 people. The food was just awesome and the rotating plate on the table is briljant, so you can share with the group. Only downside was the staff. They acted like they didn't want us there. Uninterested and making lot of noices (with smartphones and tablets)

Thank Thierry1973
Sunnyvale, California
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

First opened many years ago by the former chef of Ming's, this restaurant has continued to serve very good Cantonese Chinese food. Service is excellent, prices are reasonable, and the decor pleasant and unobtrusive. I recently also had lunch there, which was quite inexpensive for the portions served. Located on the "main drag" in Sunnyvale, Murphy Street, in the midst... More 

Thank RDB27
Fremont, California
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4,730 reviews
1,394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,338 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

We returned to dine at Tao Tao Sunnyvale. Service was good. We enjoyed their very good Mai Tais and hot tea. We ordered our favorite dinner C which is chicken salad,won ton soup, Yang Chow fried rice, pressed almond duck, Tao Tao beef, and snow peas with water chestnut. The restaurant was fairly full for a Saturday night. The restaurant... More 

Thank mini
Sunnyvale, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This restaurant is known for its Chinese Chicken Salad which is good indeed. Unfortunately the rest of their Chinese fare is very lackluster and lacking in great flavor. Their Mai Tai's are also worth a try, but leave the rest.

Thank TravellingSharon_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: (408) 736-3731

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