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Standout Shanghainese

Original post made on Jan 25, 2018

The Shanghainese food at Chef Zhao Kitchen, which opened in Palo Alto's Edgewood Plaza last May, is delicious and well worth seeking out.

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Comments (9)

Posted by resident
a resident of Community Center
on Jan 25, 2018 at 11:55 am

We have to try this place. Always happy to see Asian restaurants sticking to their roots and instead of the overly sweetened American "fusion" trend.

Posted by Mom
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 25, 2018 at 2:32 pm

This place is authentic and has generally good food but is too expensive. When they are packed and out of seats, they will seat different parties together at the large round table, as they do in Asia.

Dumpling City sells frozen dumplings that are excellent, perfect for busy parents. Web Link C Boil for 9 minutes an voila! Located next to the vape shop. Curbside parking.

Posted by Another mom
a resident of Professorville
on Jan 25, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Too oily and too much MSG for my family.

I like Dumpling City though! Really clean food for my family.

Posted by Edgewood Plaza neighbor
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jan 25, 2018 at 7:20 pm

Chef Zhao has been busy since it opened. They have a good chef. They are fast and consistent. The restaurant is busy at lunch and dinner. We don't mind sharing a table for lunch. We've learned to call in for take out for dinner. Sometimes they don't answer the phone because they are too busy. So wait 5 mihnutes and call back. We keep their menu on our microwave, and have not been disappointed with any dish. We can call ahead and food is hot and ready when they say it will be. It's often just enough time to stop by the new grocery market at Edgewood and pick up milk eggs and half and half. I recommend this restaurant.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 25, 2018 at 9:01 pm

So pleased that this restaurant, which we have gone to and enjoyed very much about five times, is within walking distance of our home. This is great.
They are the highlight of Edgewood Shopping Center. It would be great if they could expand (not sure what’s next door - a nail salon? (yawn).
Now if we only had the sandwich shop that was once rumored to go in there, then the center would be more complete....

Posted by SC
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 29, 2018 at 11:12 am

Our family have been going there often since it opened last year. We like the meat buns. Food is authentic. Not the American Chinese style. Price is the Bayarea price, not in the cheap side.

Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 29, 2018 at 12:19 pm

You can buy freshly made sandwiches at both House of Bagels and the Market ....

Posted by ChrisC
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 2, 2018 at 12:27 pm

I took a guy from Shanghai here to get his opinion. He deemed it authentic. I love their sweet and sour ribs. The first time I was there, the server explained the S&S was different from that red gooey stuff. I have been told, however, that Shanghai cuisine is sweeter than others. @anonymous as somebody else has said, House if Bagels, has delicious sandwiches with freshly baked bagels and freshly made fillings and side dishes. Better than most sandwich places

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 2, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Not criticizing the placed named above, it’s an option for many and reputable, but something like Erik’s Deli Cafe would match my diet. My Dr. discourages things like bagels, even cereal! Meanwhile, I admit I like sandwiches.
And I think the vegetables along with everything else taste great at Chef Zhao’s, so for that I am thankful.

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