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Szechwan Cafe

406 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-327-1688
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good56%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible22%
14 Jun 2017
“Closed (and good riddance)”
22 Jan 2016
“Food was pretty bad!”
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406 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

I have friends who went to Szechwan Cafe because they could get a lot of food for about $5. That's fine for students, but anyone out of college can -- and should -- eat better than the food that they served. In any case, the...More

Thank chaiken
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I ordered Kung Pao Chicken and it tasted quite bland and unlike any other Kung Pao I've ever had anywhere. The potstickers were quite oily. The prices are low but the quality of the food was even lower.

Thank travelbuzz2015
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The food is decent, the cost is reasonable, the portion is large enough. I liked their pork stir fry with green beans. The vege stir fry could use more cutting. But I would go back again for casual dinners.

Thank Nanyangview
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Very good tasty lunch buffet that you can buy by weight for take-out. I've been enjoying it once a week.

Thank Calmhawk
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a reasonably priced, non-fancy Chinese restaurant on a busy eating street. The big bargain is the luncheon buffet - all you can eat for $8:50 or so. Don't expect crisp service because you won't get it, but so what? The charm is in...More

Thank bigjim32
Reviewed 26 July 2014

The food was nothing special, but the lunch buffet is a good value. Hot/Sour soup was very tasty, Tsos Chicken also. The rest were meh. Very prompt service, so you can wolf and run.

Thank David P
Reviewed 21 November 2013

This is a great place to come for a reasonably priced and good quality meal that is not in the 'gourmet food' bracket. The menu is extensive and has a good vegetarian selection. My sizzling fish with a spiced black bean sauce was delicious and...More

Thank profjoypc
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-327-1688
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