- General Info:
- Chef Chu's is a Chinese restaurant founded in 1970. The restaurant specializes in pineapple chicken, braised triple mushrooms, Sichuan beef, Mongolian beef and prawns in lobster sauce. It serves a tofu dish braised with chili bean paste and garlic and topped with Szechuan peppercorns. Chef Chu's serves traditional Chinese noodles with prawns, scallops, pork, shrimp, calamari and vegetables. The restaurant merchandises cookbooks with a variety of Chinese recipes. It also provides catering services for various theme parties and special occasions. The restaurant s private and semiprivate rooms accommodate up to 120 guests. Chef Chu's has a presence in Los Altos, Calif.
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (650) 948-0121
Fax Number: (650) 948-0121
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards, amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa
- North Los Altos
- Chinese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Caterers, Take Out Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Pan Asian
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Posted: 1/31/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is one of my favorite places to eat. Food is always great, prices are very reasonable and chef Chu is usually in the kitchen cooking the food himself. The dinner sets give you a good variety of popular dishes. The decor needs a serious make-over, but I suppose you could call that part of the ""charm"". Definitely make reservations Friday - Sunday, otherwise you'll wait at least 30 minutes.
Posted: 6/22/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have been a customer of theirs for over 20 years and their food has always been Superb!
Their food is the standard by which other places should be judged by. The Chef ""Larry"" Chu, as he is casual and humble remembers people even if they aren't the heads of state or famous as all the people on his wall of famous guests shows. Where most chinese food restaurants fail in heavy oils, their food is light and fresh. If I was on a deserted island and could take one
meal with me it would be his chicken salad, pot-stickers and kung pao chicken. They make their own hot oil there and try it with the salad and pot-stickers. I highly recommend it and all the hype is more than justified by the consistent quality. Cheers for Chef Chu....!
Posted: 4/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I love this place! The food is consistently great , the service friendly and the prices when compared to other restaurants I eat out at are so reasonable. If you really want to try some authentic chinese dishes, you have got to order some of the less popular ""americanized"" dishes. I just went in and tried for the first time their basil chicken and its was awesome! I higly recommend reservations though.
Posted: 2/9/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I don't understand why people have raved and talked about this restaurant for so many years! From the Moment I walked into the restaurant I was disappointed! Until recently, I was invited to Chef Chu's for lunch because my friends had never tried it either. So the""open Kitchen"" was disgusting! poorly displayed food and good view of a old gloomy and rundown kitchen. Along with the rest of the restaurant, Everything was outdated and not special. The service was poor! The young waiter was unfriendly and pushy to sell more expensive items rather that from their lunch special which was even more of a disappointment. The bill came out to almost 35$ without tip for 3 people. we got ripped off. Food was not good. Very thick and .....yuck. I just don't get why people still to this day say the food is good , even yet, ""the best Chinese food"". Whatever Overrated! Never going back again, and they need to change their credit card system because because they'll charge you a service fee!
Posted: 12/7/2005Provided by Citysearch -
My family and I went there for our weekly dinner with our relatives who are going back to Taiwan. We heard raven reviews about the food and particularly their vegetarian dishes. The host was very friendly and service was great. But the food was less than authentic and slightly salty. Shrimp balls, Chef's recommendation was dread with breadcrubs and soaked in oil. If i want to drink oil, I might as well eat a spoon full of lard for extra flavor. Where was your vegetarian meanu? The place couldn't pay me to eat there again. It's like Benihana, Chinese food for Americans, all for show not for the flavor.
Posted: 11/19/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Chef Chus has been my favorite restaurant for many years (its been open since 1970). Its a non-chain restaurant owned by a very nice family who try to make the experience of the customer a pleasant one. Theres nothing not to like about the place. The atmosphere is beautiful, the staff are friendly and cool, the food is great, and its not very expensive. They also offer cooking classes taught by the owner and executive chef, a master of Chinese food cooking, whos a fresh and entertaining guy. They also have a nice bar there. I highly recommend Chef Chus to anyone who is looking for a great Chinese restaurant experienceor who is just hungry.