Tai Chi Restaurant: "Best Chinese in San Francisco" Tai Chi Restaurant Tip by Cruiseone2003

Tai Chi Restaurant, San Francisco: 2 reviews and 0 photos

I first went to Tai Chi in 88 or 89 back when the place had wood paneling, great reviews, cheap food, a smoky dining room from an overworked kitchen exhaust fan and a line down the street. Since then Tai Chi has gotten rid of the wood panel, installed a bigger kitchen exhaust fan, and still serves up what I think is the best Chinese food in the city. This is the place where I learned to eat really good Chinese food like Pot Stickers, Chow fun, the house specialty General Tsaos Chicken, and Mu Shu Pork. Located on Polk st just above Broadway this is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before heading out to the bars, or what I usually do is call them up and in 20minutes or less I have take out delivered to my front door.

Favorite Dish: I ALWAYS get the pot stickers, these are ground chinese sausage with a dough wrapped around and steamed and then fried on the bottoms to give them a little cripiness; comes with a dipping sauce, makes for a great appetizer to share. Another must is the General Tsaos (Gen Cho's) Chicken which is tender pieces of boneless chicken that is battered and fried and served with a tangy sauce. I like to order mixed vegetable and they can make it spicy if you like. They can also steam the veggies if you ask. Add steam rice for two and this will come to $22 which will easily serve four people.

Address: 2031 Polk St
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Located on Polk street just above Broadway.
Phone: 415 441 6758
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum
Website: http://taichi-sf.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 8, 2008
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