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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
11:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is tailored to American pallet, and not to my Asian one, lacking complexity or depth. A very popular place for locals.

Thank cnhhhhhh
Redwood City, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Chef Chu's hunan chicken perfect white meat chunks lightly breaded in a tangy spicy garlic sauce. The chow mien is consistently aldente - exactly the way i like it. The candied pecan prawns really take the cake for honey walnut prawns. Fresh food. Prompt service. Be ready to wait for a table during dinner time.

Thank Nick P
Los Gatos
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We eat out frequently and have had difficulty finding Chinese restaurants in the US that come close to those we enjoy in Shanghai and Hong Kong...This one fit the bill in every way...The Whole Fish, the Szechwan Clay Pot and the other many dishes we tried were all very flavorful, spicy and well-prepared. We can't wait to go back!

Thank 927EricB
Los Alos, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For over 40 years Chef Chu maintained the quality of his product- a rare feat in the restaurant business. The ambience is not fancy, but nice and clean. The service is not memorable, but prompt and courteous. ِAnd the food is always good - never heavy, greasy, or boring. If food is what you value most in a restaurant, then... More 

Thank Fredman19
Los Altos, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Food was very good. We eat @ many Chinese Restaurants. We were guests for lunch last week. Each menu item has been given a different twist. Food was very tasty. It is a little pricey. It is a good place for a large gathering or special event.

Thank susieu1942
Los Altos, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Food is consistently great! Getting through on the phone, or waiting in line for take-out pickup is a pain! I would love it if they could figure out how to handle a larger take-out level of business.

Thank Diana H
Portland, Oregon
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I returned to Chef Chu's after 10 years and was delighted to find it still a busy, happening place serving up wonderful Chinese dishes. The staff is seasoned, efficient and friendly. Food service is fast and delicious. I highly recommend Chef Chu's. It's still the best.

Thank Brad G
Corner Brook, Canada
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

On a solo trip to Palo Alto and popped in for lunch. I am a tricky person in a Chinese restaurant - I don't like rice or noodles - but my waitress was amazing! She suggested the King Poo scallops and green beans as a side, and it was nothing short of fantastic! But do leave space for the lychee... More 

Thank TravellingGaslady
County Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

OMG I love this restaurant. The food is just divine and the service is so slick. Staff are friendly and helpful, Would definitely recommend to anyone

Thank 946AMB
Los Altos
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Chef Chu's is a Los Altos classic! It has won tons of "Best" awards. Get a reservation if you can because its popular from the time it opens until about 9 pm. We discovered our current favorites dishes when we were at dinner with a friend who required gluten-free: The fish filets in wine sauce and basil chicken in hot... More 

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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
US$ 20
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
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?