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.