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998 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112-4939
+1 408-295-1186
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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San Jose, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Thsi is my 2nd favorite Chinese food spot in SJ. All the standards prepared to perfection and willing to spice it up for me! Solid choice for lunch and they are usually packed with Chinese customers. A great sign of a good restaurant.

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SAN JACINTO
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We found the Hunan Taste Restaurant to be all and more than TripAdvisor reviews noted. The flavor of all their meals are awakened on their own without the use of MSG. They will spice it up to your taste. Yes, it is a hole in the wall, but truly one worth looking for in your gastric endeavors. Open kitchen, food... More 

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This "hole in the wall" restaurant is one of the best chinese restaurants in the South Bay. You will find dishes here that are not common elsewhere. They specialize in spicy hunan food. The staff is usually running around with a pitcher of cold water to refill empty water glasses. They don't use MSG so they relied on fresh ingredients... More 

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San Jose, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I've been a fan of Hunan Taste since its inception. If you're a fan of Hunan spicy food, this is the only place in San Jose that will satisfy your tastebuds. My go-to dishes include the meat pie, Hunan ham and green beans, fried pot stickers or steamed dumplings and their fried rice. Their Song's seafood medley is wonderfully spicy.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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90 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Not really exceptional, but a very high quality. The place is not exactly top level. Price is reasonable.

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San Jose, California
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We were starving that day so we had the big pancake and several other dishes like green beans with black bean sauce. Nothing was bad, just maybe things were a little too heavy? I would describe this place as something of a throwback to 20-30 years ago when it was a real novelty to have authentic tasting Chinese food. I... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Don't worry about the neighborhood or the looks from outside. Food is simply amazing. I have tried various dishes and one of the best Chinese food places. Not only they make it fresh, but also very healthy.

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San Jose, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

The location is off the beaten path on a corner (next to a laundry mat). The food is spicy, so you have been warned. My favorites are the Hunan Noodles (w/extra peanut sauce) and also the Meat pie. It can be busy for lunch and is not open past 8:45pm, so have an early dinner or order to go. Great... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

An old standard for great Hunan spicy food. Expect to wait for a table at lunch. Dinner is not as busy. Sometimes they close early so double check before going. Can set spicy level to hot! Not for the meek.

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Thank rogersequest
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We went to this restaurant based on the TripAdvisor reviews. It was even better than we expected from the 4+ star rating. The food is authentic, and even though certain Hunan dishes are very spicy the owner offers to tone it down if a customer desires something less spicy. What we ordered was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 998 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112-4939
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-295-1186

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?