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Chinese restaurant to open at Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto

Uploaded: Dec 7, 2015
The owner of a Cupertino Chinese restaurant has snagged an open space at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center in Palo Alto and plans to open a new restaurant there in early 2016.

Jun Zhao, who owns Shanghai Garden in Cupertino, is behind Chef Zhao Kitchen, currently under construction in Suite 120 at Edgewood Plaza. His wife, Hong Xia, said Monday that many patrons of the Cupertino restaurant live in the Palo Alto area and have been asking them to open another location.


Above: Chef Zhao Kitchen, currently under construction at Edgewood Plaza Suite 120 in Palo Alto. Photo by Elena Kadvany/Palo Alto Weekly.

The Shanghai Garden menu is large, with many traditional Chinese dishes -- soups, noodles, fried rice, dumplings, meat and fish entrees. The restaurant also serves weekend dim sum. Chef Zhao Kitchen will be a similar Chinese restaurant, Xia said.

They’re hoping to be open by February 2016, Xia said. Stay tuned for updates.

Edgewood Plaza, located near U.S. Hwy. 101, has been recently renovated and populated with new shops and eateries, including House of Bagels (formerly located on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto), Starbucks, nail salon, fitness studio and Supercuts. A large grocery store space is still vacant following Fresh Market’s departure in March.


Chef Zhao Kitchen, a new Chinese restaurant, will open in 2016 at the recently revitalized Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Photo by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Weekly.

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Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto,
on Dec 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Elena - I was about to email you and ask about this place when I saw your post. Thank you for the update.


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Posted by Crescent Park Dad, a resident of Crescent Park,
on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Any word on Andronico's opening at Edgewood?


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Posted by Yes, we have no..., a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis,
on Dec 7, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Nine months since Fresh Market shuttered it's doors and three months since the (premature) report of Andronicos occupying the space. Still no evidence of progress towards a grocery store in this location. Nothing. Nada. Meanwhile, housing units in this development - that the city only allowed to be built in exchange for public benefit from securing a grocer - have been sold. The developer has failed to honor guarantees he made in his agreement with the city to locate a grocer but has meanwhile reaped $30M from sale of these units.


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Posted by Goodnews, a resident of another community,
on Dec 7, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Nice! Mings is sorely missed in that area and hopefully this place will fill the void.


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Posted by Midtown, a resident of Midtown,
on Dec 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Wish we had a new dining option opening up in Midtown.


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Posted by Midtown, a resident of Midtown,
on Dec 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Wish we had a new dining option opening up in Midtown.


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Posted by Georgia, a resident of East Palo Alto,
on Dec 8, 2015 at 12:27 am

Finally some different food can't wait..next a grocery store


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Posted by Mike, a resident of University South,
on Dec 8, 2015 at 6:06 am

I look forward to Chef Zhao Kitchen. Now, how can we get a Ranch 99 open in the plaza?


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Posted by Gus L., a resident of Barron Park,
on Dec 8, 2015 at 6:29 am

We Need a Market there so we can make our own Chinese food, and American food..etc.
When will a Market open?


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Posted by member, a resident of another community,
on Dec 8, 2015 at 10:03 pm

We need a local market, not restaurants.


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