Houston >Food & Dining > Cafe Taipei Chinese Restaurant
1416 Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX | Directions 7707729.759396 -95.625395
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sun. 12am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Westside, Eldridge/ West Oaks
Food Poisoning – We ( 6 people)went to Cafe Taipei on Sunday 4/17/11 around 3:00pm and ordered the Orange Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, Fried Rice, Taipei Platter, Shrimp in Lobster Sauce, Wonton Soup.
By Monday night, 4/18/11 around 6:00pm 4 of the 6 that went started vomited constantly and had diarrhea. By 11pm, we had to go to the emergency room due to our symptoms. We were diagnosed with food poisoning. This is the only food we had during the whole day with the except of cereal and milk from home.
I will not be coming back to this restaurant ever again nor will I be recommending it.
THE BEST CHINESE FOOD IN HOUSTON. – Cafe Taipei is a very nice place to eat. It has friendly staff and a nice owner. EVerytime me and my family go eat there she always stops to say hello.
I remcomed the chicken fried frice, taipei triple, orange beef, mongolian triple, and kung poa chicken. I also love their egg rolls. YUM.
Their hot and sour soup is also to die for. They don't use powder for it. and the price for everything is very reasonable. BUT the best thing is that their chef can cook dishes nonspicy. I love that because my children and husband can not handle spicy well.
I think the reason why it's not so popular, is because of its location. Its kind of hard to find. It's in a shell gas station center, but if you go to Cafe Taipei you will NOT regret it. you have my word.
BEST CHINESE ON WEST SIDE – I have been eating here for years! Every friend I have taken here loves this place. Best kung pao and egg drop soup I have had. It is definitely Tex-Chinese and not "authentic. " But if you love Moo Goo, Kung Pao, General Tso's, and Moo Shoo then this is the place for you.
Never a wait, always clean, friendly staff, fresh food...trust me, you will love Cafe Taipei.
A jewel of the energy corridor!!...and they even deliver!!!
Food is nothing related to Taipei – Went to this places because of its name and was expecting authentic Taiwanese cuisine, but turned out to be over priced westernized Chinese food. The pepper steak I ordered was mediocre... not spicy at all, but sweet and sour. Hot and sour soup was disappointing, too. Egg roll never came to our table. Waitress knows only little english and mandarin chinese...
Not recommended if you are looking for real Chinese food.
Haven't had a bad dish yet. – This is one of our favorite Chinese restaurants in Houston. We even drive from NW Houston to dine there. Our favorite is the Shreaded Pork with Garlic Sauce.
Very friendly staff, simple but fresh, clean Chinese food – Staff was *very* friendly, glad to see us, and seemed to know many of the dinner regulars. Food was 'straight up' Chinese-style, but very well executed, fresh and subtle. Didn't see much on the menu that really sparked our interest, but we enjoyed what we ordered, except for the requested extra garlic on the sautéed spinach. We must have thrown the cook a little, as we got thick chunks of barely cooked garlic. Won't be making special requests again, but by the look of the clientele, the food really pleases those without really high expectations. Well above the average quality, and thoroughly recommended for 'safe' US-style Chinese dining. Not expensive, but clean and efficient. Nice booths, but air not moving much, so we got a little uncomfortable.
This Chinese restaurant may not wake up your jaded palate but it can dazzle with little surprises. – In Short
Bordered by generous sunny windows, the cafe's deep booths are roomy and comfortable. Overhead lighting is gentle, all of which can lead to leisurely chatting and never-ending tea sipping. Steamed pork dumplings reign over the menu along with sweet and savory meat and shredded pork. A house specialty, shrimp and scallops in a light black bean sauce, sizzles with spicy jalapenos. Vegetarians should opt for the eggplant and steamed specialties. No barreling up to a buffet, but count on lunch specials and smaller entrees served with wonton soup for the best value.
Great Chinese – You can tell the quality of a restaurant by the number of cars in the parking lot. This place always has cars in front of it. If you come here for lunch, come early so you don't have to wait, and you can find a place to park. It's hard to find a non-buffet chinese restaurant that is not overpriced that serves great food. This place is it. The sauces are excellent. Lots of dinner choices, even a vegetarian menu. Specials include choice of soup, rice an egg roll, (and crab puff if dinner). Very affordable. I wouldn't recommend for groups because the dining room is not very big.
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