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Chef Chu's

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1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
+1 650-948-2696
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a return visit to Chef Chu's for late week night Chinese dining. Great food and excellent service although there is a definite effort by wait staff to turn tables over rapidly. I had the Pineapple chicken and it was excellent. Also had beef skewer apps and they were quite tasty. The food here is superb with no "heavy"... More 

Thank audittflyer
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a Classic Beijing Duck, because it was a speciality of the chef and the waitress told us it will serve two. It barely serve two and was the most expensive dish on the menu. We were so disappointed with our meal.

Thank melaniafernandes
Los Altos Hills, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Larry Chu brought Chinese American Cuisine to a new level starting over 40 years ago. The food has gotten better and more interesting and the menu far more extensive over that time. Our family has celebrated birthdays and other things there many times and we are always pleased. We started as patrons when Larry had a tiny kitchen and steam... More 

Thank Divenfly4fun
Jackson, Wyoming
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome try the Mia tai food was great. Bartender Edwin was a machine. Beauty in motion. Each person had a different dish. They made them all gluten free so my wife could sample them all. Super people with great food. Thank you

Thank WYTrav
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really love this place!! Whether dining in, getting to go, or having a party, the staff go well above and beyond to make sure your dining experience is the best it can be!

Thank Loops J
Los Altos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not fancy but excellent food--not your typical Chinese food. Great Mai Tai's & full bar. Note the wall with pictures of the famous diners; he has so many he can't display them all. Oh yes, there is a real Chef Chu who has created & served wonderful food for decades. Family owned.

Thank shirley r
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I started coming her in the early 1980s. Food still just as wonderful as ever. Great Mai Tais! Wonderful prawns and roasted pecans, great lemon chicken. Arrive early because there is always a wait.

Thank marshabhvl
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried this restaurant with my wife. I must say their friendly staff and service was greatly appreciated. There food delivery and timing was spot on. We were very pleased with our meal. We ordered pot stickers, hot and sour soup, egg roles, Mongolian beef, and tangerine beef. All the food was cooked to perfection and tasted great. There was... More 

Thank Don B
SF Bay Area
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174 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My family used to go to Chef Chu's several times a year, but got out of the habit for reasons not related to the restaurant. My golf group has several Asians so after golf it is common to go to a Chinese restaurant. Mostly we have been going to the same restaurant, but decided to break the mold and go... More 

Thank flylikeahawk
Cupertino, California
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Very busy place. Good menu with lots of choices. Quality food, good service. Reasonable prices. Seems a little hurried. Tables are pretty close so conversation is shared

Thank Henry252014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1067 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-948-2696

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