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Szechuan restaurant replaces Les Bizous in Palo Alto

Uploaded: Dec 19, 2017
In the past two years, 423 University Ave. in Palo Alto has been home to not one, but now three restaurants.

First, Cajun eatery Crawfish Fusion opened in early 2016 after Turkish restaurant Cafe Taxim closed. By that fall, the restaurant changed hands and became Les Bizous, a French restaurant.

Now, Les Bizous has shuttered and been replaced by Taste, a Szechuan restaurant that soft opened on Dec. 8.


Taste, a new Szechuan restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. Photo by Elena Kadvany.

Taste is operating under new ownership, an employee said Monday, but the owner was not available for comment.

The restaurant's extensive menu is split into several sections, including seafood; poultry; beef and lamb; pork; sizzling plate; tofu and vegetables; griddle and clay pot; and noodles and rice. There are traditional dishes throughout, from kung pao shrimp and sliced duck to mapo tofu.

More unusual dishes include pork intestine and tofu stew in a clay pot and dry-braised pork liver.

Specials also include dishes like lanzhou beef ramen and hot and sour mu shu with lamb and egg.

Taste is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Comments

 +   6 people like this
Posted by Birdnscrap, a resident of Portola Valley,
on Dec 21, 2017 at 8:09 pm

Why write a column about restaurant when you haven't even dined there? If you are a foodie, review the food and dining experience. Otherwise this column is ridiculous.


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Posted by Dave, a resident of Downtown North,
on Dec 22, 2017 at 12:29 am

I agree!


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Posted by PA North, a resident of Community Center,
on Dec 22, 2017 at 7:53 am

Announcing an opening is fine with me, without mentioning the food; alert is fine.

Birdnscrap, the mean spirited email is not needed. Elena: I look forward to your announcements, food mention or not. Your articles as a whole are well done.


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Posted by Elena Kadvany, education reporter of the Palo Alto Weekly,
on Dec 22, 2017 at 8:18 am

Elena Kadvany is a registered user.

Birdnscrap, Dave: Thanks for your comments. It's a common confusion -- my blog is for reporting on restaurant news, such as openings and closures, not reviews. We have freelancers who write formal restaurant reviews for the Palo Alto Weekly and Mountain View Voice. I aim to be an objective source of dining news on the Midpeninsula, so it would be inappropriate for me to evaluate the food and dining experience.

For that content, please check out our Eating Out section in the newspapers and online!


 +   6 people like this
Posted by Go Elena!, a resident of Fairmeadow,
on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Elena,
we appreciate the announcements about openings and closings.
Keep up the good work!


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Posted by Lynn, a resident of Greenmeadow,
on Dec 22, 2017 at 10:03 pm

Thanks for the "comings" info, Elena, but do you have the "goings" info about Les Bizou? We loved Les Bizou, especially the foie gras entree that we would split as an appetizer. It would be great to know if the Les Bizou Chef has any plans to continue chefing locally.


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