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Tai Pan

In Chinese culture, a Tai-Pan is an individual who shines above all in their field. At Tai-Pan, we believe in the constant pursuit of culinary excellence. From our menu, celebrating Hong Kong-style Cantonese cuisine, to the fine ingredients we use, to our thoughtful preparation and presentation, we strive to deliver an experience befitting a Tai-Pan – one that shines above all else.
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321 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
(321 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 321 reviews
5 stars
(123)
4 stars
(119)
3 stars
(54)
2 stars
(17)
1 star
(8)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(101)
  • fit for foodies(91)
  • great for lunch(80)
  • special occasion(53)
  • neighborhood gem(52)
  • great for brunch(48)
Tai Pan Reviews List
Review 1 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
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Review 2 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/26/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Servers were extremely attentive and courteous, on top of their game without being overly eager. I've never experienced that perfect balance before and I'm really, really impressed.
Besides that, the food itself is good, but for the price I expected better -- exception being the pastry seafood soup which was very well executed. The ambience overall is low-key but well lit and decorated, good for slowing down and relaxing and letting the stellar servers take care of you for a meal."
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2014
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Review 4 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2005
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Review 5 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2008
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Review 7 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2010
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Review 8 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/21/2016
 2005
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Review 9 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2007
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Review 10 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/18/2016
 2000
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Review 11 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2013
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Review 12 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/16/2016
 2000
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Review 13 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2012
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Review 14 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

foods were not great as it was and quite expensive

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2011
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Review 15 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/09/2016
 2006
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Review 16 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/10/2016
 2003
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Review 17 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/03/2016
 2004
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Review 19 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2010
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Review 20 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/03/2016
 2003
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Review 21 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2009
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Review 22 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Hong Kong Style

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Excellent Hong Kong style Chinese food, the "spicy" is mild flavored. Good for families given the large round tables. Tai Pan is a more upscale Chinese restaurant with an interior that is fitting for a Palo Alto dining experience."
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 23 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2003
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Review 24 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2009
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Review 25 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Wanted to like the food

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Dined on 3/13/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We had several dishes and most wee good. Unfortunately the whole experience was spoiled by a couple of them.
1) the order of fried spring rolls had clearly been sitting on a warmer of some sort. By the time we got it, the bottom of each of the rolls was nearly too tough and hard too chew.
2) the order of black bean pork ribs was truly bizarre; no black beans to speak of, virtually flavorless and completely unsatisfying. Frankly I make a much better version at home."
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2014
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Review 26 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

what a disappointment

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We had a really disappointing family meal here. We've had a previous meal here, so went in expecting another good one. The chicken was chewy - really not appetizing. One glass of water came out with lipstick on it. They started clearing plates while we were still eating - literally reaching over us as we were trying to have a conversation. Then the bill came - very expensive by any measure. Don't see us ever going back."
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2008
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Review 27 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/13/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/06/2016
 2009
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Review 30 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2010
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Review 31 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2004
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Review 32 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/05/2016
 2006
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Review 33 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food is consistently good. A family favorite for a celebration. They are also excellent at managing large groups."
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2007
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Review 34 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2008
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Review 35 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/27/2016
 2005
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Review 36 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/06/2016
 2003
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Review 37 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2010
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Review 38 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 39 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 40 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2008
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Review 41 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/25/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2008
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Review 43 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/26/2016
 2012
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Review 44 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/25/2016
 2007
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Review 45 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2006
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Review 46 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/27/2016
 2013
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Review 47 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/24/2016
 2000
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Review 48 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/23/2016
 2000
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Review 49 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/20/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Tai Pan
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/20/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/20/2016
 2015
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