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Da Sichuan Bistro

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3781 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3315
+1 650-849-2000
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
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16:30 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Visited with family, as this was their choice. Found it to be a great little find. Food was beautiful, tasty and really enjoyable. Nice to have a good selection of vegetarian dishes as well. Thanks to the staff.

Thank GSD250
Jiang' an County, China
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant on our first trip to Standford University in December 2014, we enjoyed the food that time. Recently, we visited this place again, the food still pretty good, and the waitress and waitee are friendly too. Recommended.

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Redwood City
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152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

Been really hard to find a Chinese food in the Bay Area that we like . My friend is vegetarian and ordered the some broccoli dish extra spicy that she did not like . Not spicy and garlic sause was poor I ordered Mongolian beef .....it was poor . Sort of tasteless . Hard to screw up . Keep looking... More 

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Tonganoxie, Kansas
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

I was here at the peak of the dinner rush, so that might explain the slowness of the entire process; however after the extended wait - the food was average at best. My hot and sour soup (I order it every time I go out for Chinese Food) was very sour, all I could taste was vinegar. The Pepper Steak... More 

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Mountain View, California
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269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

I don't know what the other reviewers were eating, that they think was Sichuan, but there was no trace on my visit. I had 'Volcano Beef', a dish described like this: "A dry wok dish. Sliced beef cooked with szechuan pepper corns, red chili peppers, garlic, ginger and other spices, which is surrounded by broccoli." What I got was sliced... More 

Thank David P
Oakland, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

I really wanted an authentic Sichuan hot pot, seething with Sichuan peppercorns, and the reviews I read all pointed me to Da Sichuan. A good sign when I walked in - all the customers were Chinese (or at least Asian). I was quickly seated, but it took forever to get someone to take my order, and then I waited over... More 

Thank Dom888
Stanford, California, USA
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is a decent Chinese Sichuan food restaurant, with a lot of spicy food to order. You could find basically any spicy food you can imagine here in a pretty American style. The service is fast and ok. It would be nice for a regular outside eating, but if you are expecting something special, probably you consider some other places.

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Philadelphia, PA
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Our waitress encouraged us to change what we originally had chosen, 2 of the restaurant specials, in favor of two other dishes she said were popular. The beef dish was spicy but rather boring in its other flavors, and the chicken dish of finely diced meat and vegetables had somewhat better flavors, but nothing remarkable at all.

Thank RutgersGuy
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Shredded pork in garlic sauce - one pepper spiciness rating. The lady made a point of showing me the dish before she packaged it to go. And it was beautiful. They used orange as well as green peppers and the dish was plated, not just dumped in a box. The flavors in it were complex and could all be tasted... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

I have eaten many times at this restaurant and I think they have the best spicy fish I have ever eaten. I have eaten spicy fish dishes in many countries in the world, including Singapore and this one just makes my mouth water every time I think of it. Their braised eggplant dish is also delicious, but cannot compare with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3781 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-849-2000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?