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Cafe Taxim shutters in Palo Alto; Crawfish Fusion moves in

Uploaded: Aug 6, 2015
Downtown Palo Alto Turkish restaurant Cafe Taxim has closed, and will be replaced by a Bay Area Cajun-inspired fusion restaurant called Crawfish Fusion.

Cafe Taxim opened at 423 University Ave. in 2011. Kristine Huang, the owner of Crawfish Fusion in downtown San Mateo and San Francisco, has laid claim to the space, per a new Alcoholic Beverage Control license.

Crawfish Fusion serves Southern favorites like Louisiana crawfish, deep-fried oysters, blackened catfish, gumbo, shrimp and grits and beignets. There's also lobster, Dungeness crab, Cajun hot wings, stir frys, noodle dishes, BBQ short ribs and grilled fish and meats.

Huang did not return requests for comment. Stay tuned on further details and an opening date.

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Posted by andrew rich, a resident of Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto),
on Aug 6, 2015 at 11:23 am

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Taxim was pretty terrible. I won't miss them at all. Looking forward to the new place.


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Posted by Mike Keenly, a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park,
on Aug 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm

I've found many choices on University Palo Alto to be boring and unexciting. We generally prefer to patronize downtown Menlo, Redwood City, or San Carlos.


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Posted by Bob McGrew, a resident of Menlo Park,
on Aug 7, 2015 at 10:00 am

I liked Cafe Taxim's kabobs and so did my kids. It's sad to see them go.


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Posted by Chao, a resident of Downtown North,
on Aug 9, 2015 at 9:53 pm

The food pics from the San Mateo restaurant looks yummy!


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Posted by Postino, a resident of Barron Park,
on Sep 17, 2015 at 4:19 pm

The few times I had lunch at Taxim, I left pretty happy and satisfied I spent my money well and w/o regrets. We shall return to see what is cookin' at the Fusion.


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