You can always judge a good Chinese restaurant by its Broccoli Beef, and here, it's perfection, served with firm and fresh vegetables that are never ... More
You can always judge a good Chinese restaurant by its Broccoli Beef, and here, it's perfection, served with firm and fresh vegetables that are never mushy. This small restaurant is a favorite at lunch and dinner with the locals and the service is excellent. The dining room is clean, tidy and decorated in traditional fashion. The wait staff is fast and courteous. Do not be discouraged by the lack of patrons during dinnertime, most customers get their food to go. The menu is vast, filled with hundreds of traditional Mandarin dishes, all priced very affordable. Don't skimp on appetizers, the pot stickers are an excellent choice.
The food was not authentic by any means. The food contained glass pieces. When the manager apologized, she made it worse by saying the glass probably shattered in the microwave. Why are they serving microwaved food?
Taipei serves wonderful takeout/delivery, and they have an online menu as well: http://www.taipeidining.com/, so you don't have to worry about hunting for the paper menu. I love the eggplant, which is spicy and savory and perfectly cooked. The clay pot tofu is also wonderful. The food arrives piping hot, and is a great deal for the money. Love this place!
I go to SFSU and my friends and I love the restaurant. Great for having parties and taking dates. With parking meterprices going up they have lots of free parking on the side. A great place to stop off after the Stern Grove summer concerts.
Right off 19th Avenue and Ocean in San Francisco is tucked away a nice family style restaurant. I found this treaure while passing it on the way to the San Francisco zoo with my wife and two children. They loved the personal service and attention to detail. The lunch special were a great deal with many of dishes to choose from that come with the soup of the day, egg rolls, and fried wontons. My kids can't wait to go back again next time.
We ordered pork with rice vermicelli and fish with crispy skin. Both dishes were average. Prices were average, not too low nor too high. The place was a little shabby. It wasn't a very exciting restaurant and we probably won't go back.
The 'lack of patrons' comment, in the Business, Company summary, is not surprising. I've noticed that, too. While the 'Cafe', up the street, is similarly empty in the afternoon, it's standing room only in the evening. And not so at Taipei. But the food at Taipei is great. (No glass, as someone complained. If microwaved, darned good microwaving then.) There are a lot of variations on the basic dishes. And one way to go is ala carte. Get some potstickers up front, and then get some side dishes. And some of these are great. Mango chicken. Fish and asparagus. Sweet/sour pork. Mongolian beef. Chicken chow mein. I don't say every dish is a winner. But these, and many others, are just fine. Chopped up half-duck with sauce is very good. The prices seem to have risen a bit, of late. There are cheaper dinners. But for the right dish, Taipei is excellent.
I love this place! The decoration is so nice, and the food is great. i ordered the pinenut chicken with lettuce wraps and the honey walnut prawns last time, gosh they were so good! I relly enjoyed the lady in front,she's very hospitable. It's my favorate chinese restaurant.