Palo Alto

Down the peninsula from San Francisco, Palo Alto is bursting with restaurants and bars. Find out which ones to visit from Chowhounds in the area, and discuss your favorite Palo Alto food.

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Pastry pop-up in Palo Alto Saturday

by ssfire 3 years ago

Pastry chef John Shelsta will have a pop-up pastry operation at Zola in Palo Alto on Saturday, from 10 AM - 12:30. Photos of the pastries on Instagram look really good. https://www.instagram.co...

Hand Shaved Noodles and New Menu @ Su Hong Eatery, Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 years ago

This week I stopped by Su Hong in Palo Alto with crab XLB in mind for a quick lunch. But I shifted gears when I saw the new expanded menu. That is, expanded in the sense that the “secret” Shangha...

Dongpo Rou & Chinese Priceless Pork Belly

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

The Asian Art Museum kicked off a pork belly eating fest to accompany the unveiling of the "Meat-shaped stone", a Qing dynasty rendering of Dongpo Rou in jasper, on loan from the National Palace Mu...

Newark's Da Sichuan Resurfaces in Palo Alto!

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

Spotting the "grand opening" banner on Da Sichuan on El Camino Real in the old Mr. Chau's location, the name sounded vaguely familiar but it took me a while to place it. The Chinese name for Su Gi...

ITalico | Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Wednesday night my brother and I tried the newly opened ITalico in Palo Alto. A wine bar, it's the sister to Terun, and sports a 22-page wine and beverage list. It has been participating in the Ama...

Chef Zhao Kitchen in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

A shy 'hound in the neighborhood emailed me: "Chef Zhao just opened yesterday (friday) in the Edgewood Shopping Center, the ailing rebuilt mall at 101 and Embarcadero. I haven't been yet... C...

Burma Ruby in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Burma Ruby is an offshoot of Rangoon Ruby and opened a couple months ago. How do 'hounds like it? Burma Ruby 326 University Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301 (650) 285-2770 http://burmaruby.com/Home

My Dimsum Dark Horse: Tai Pan in Palo Alto

by pilinut 10 years ago

We live a short walk from Joy Luck in San Mateo, where we used to be regulars, and we have been to Koi a dozen times. Since April this year, we've been making the drive down to Tai Pan in Palo Alt...

AYCE meat places in Palo Alto down to Saratoga

by FattyDumplin 5 years ago

Have a Guys Night Out coming up where we usually hit an ayce eat place. We've done Fogo de Chao, Pampas and BQ Korean BBQ in the past. The default right now is Pampas, which I'm lukewarm on... A...

Need a great tasting menu in Oak or SF ASAP!

by EsMa 3 years ago

Hello. SIL and BIL are coming out from Brooklyn. Total foodies and we live in the sticks (San Jose). I need some place that has a great tasting menu, under $150 per per person preferred (excludi...

Yayoi: Japanese Teishoku Restaurant in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Yayoi, a Teishoku restaurant and first U. S. branch of a Japanese chain, opened in Palo Alto a month ago. Teishoku are set meals, such as the combination of dishes in a bento box. Normally, I avoid...

Yellow powder with Hitsumabushi at Yayoi

by learntocookchinese 3 years ago

Question about Yayoi in Palo Alto. Does anyone know what's in the yellow powder served with Hitsumabushi? It has a flowery smell.

Hunan Garden as Mandarin Roots (Palo Alto)

by takuhead 5 years ago

Has anyone have a report on the rebirth of Hunan Garden as Mandarin Roots - They officially opened last Saturday. Supposedly a fusion of Chinese, Japanese and more?

Good Informal Seafood Restaurant in the Peninsula?

by VanessaItalyinSF 3 years ago

I LOVE Fish. in Sausalito, and was wondering where I can find seafood of similar quality here in the Peninsula... do you have any favorites?? Any cuisine is fine, as long as the seafood is excellent!

Croatian Menu (Cevapcici!) at Palo Alto's Lavanda

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Having just returned from eating my fill of Ćevapčići in San Pedro's Little Croatia, I certainly perked when this photo of Croatian mixed seafood grill at Lavanda popped up today. http://twitpic.c...

Beet Cafe in Palo Alto (Ukrainian)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Ukrainian owners, beets galore on the menu (e.g., borscht, beet sandwich, beet salad) plus an array of Pirozhki and an interesting menu category called Borschik4You. Anyone tried it? Beet Cafe ...

Another Ho hum food experience in Palo Alto

by macdog 4 years ago

Just got back from 3 nights in Palo Alto and was very unimpressed with my meals. Our first night we went to Reposado, where I had been 2 or 3 times before. The scene was very lively and the guaca...

Zola in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Hello Palo Alto, how are y'all liking Chef Guillaume Bienaimé's new place, Zola? It opened less than two months ago. I enjoyed his cooking at Portola Kitchen. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8...

Lobster Lo Mein and Surf Clams @ R and B Seafood in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

Now that I’ve been to R&B Seafood twice now, a couple dishes stand-out: lobster lo mein and giant clams. Lobster lo mein, $12.95, is crowned with a good-sized fresh New England lobster sti...

Where to Find Fresh Rice Noodles in the Peninsula

by bluetomatoes 4 years ago

I've seen a couple of threads that mention places in SF to buy fresh rice noodles, but can't seem to find any for the Peninsula. Any ideas on where to find them?