By Elena Kadvany
Chef Zhao Kitchen opens in Palo AltoUploaded: Jun 1, 2016
Palo Altans who live near the Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center now have a new neighborhood dining option: Chef Zhao Kitchen, a Chinese restaurant.
Chef Zhao Kitchen opened in late May in Suite 120 at 2180 West Bayshore Road.
Chef Zhao Kitchen while under construction in late 2015. Photo by Elena Kadvany.
Jun Zhao, who owns Shanghai Garden in Cupertino, is behind the new restaurant. His wife, Hong Xia, said in December that many patrons of the Cupertino restaurant live in the Palo Alto area and had been asking them to open another location.
Chef Zhao Kitchen offers not only a la carte dining but also bento boxes for lunch, dim sum, private dining and catering.
In one section of the restaurant, customers can order from a hot bar with prepared foods. The "bento combo" option — your choice of three items with a side of rice for $11.99 — is available from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., according to a menu posted on Yelp. Lunch ends at 4 p.m. and all bento boxes are served to go until 5:30 p.m.
The full menu is extensive with traditional noodle, soup, seafood, meat and vegetable dishes like chow mein, honey-walnut prawns, beef with broccoli, fried rice and much more. Check out a photo of the menu on Yelp here.
On the weekends, Chef Zhao Kitchen also serves "brunch" items including deep-fried Chinese twisters, crisp-fried sticky rice toast and wrapped sticky rice rolls with pork, according to a menu posted on Yelp.
Chef Zhao Kitchen is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Readers: Has anyone eaten there yet? Feel free to share your experience in the comments section below.