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Chinese, Asian
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The hotel is truly grand, from the history to the imperial decor. However, the food at the afternoon buffet is not a positive experience. It’s crowded with long lines, just to pick up ordinary food. Sashimi line offered tendon-y carp or smoked shark while the...sushi line offered masago or cooked shrimp. Hot food line offered greasy vegetables, oily salmon rinds, some dim sum, chewy braised short ribs, some buns, etc. Plates are small as are the cups, so multiple trips to the lines are necessary- which makes chatting with family challenging. Cost was around $23 USD. There’s so much good inexpensive food in Taipei, that our dollars and calories would surely have been better expended elsewhere .More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Inside the Grand Hotel in Taipei in front of the Golden Dragon Restaurant is a beautiful bronze dragon fountain spurting water from its mouth. While we did not eat here, I wanted to comment on this beautiful display. The initially was made as a front-gate...decoration for the the previous Shinto temple. The dragon is gilded with 24K gold and is a wonderful addition to the Grand Hotel. The dragon spits water from its mouth and notice that it only has three claws instead of the usual four.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

I tried the "Afternoon Tea" at the Grand Garden Restaurant and was dismayed to find that it did not resemble an "English Afternoon Tea" as advertised on the Grand Hotel website. It was more a mediocre Asian style buffet. The only item that resembled afternoon...tea was cute, tiny, but also mediocre, desserts. I did not see, and I was not offered tea, scones or savories. The food is all self-served, buffet style. I would rate between two and three stars for the food, but advertising as English tea cinched in. I would never have made a special trip and wasted time wating around for the tea time to start if I had realized it was just like any other mediocre buffet in a hotel restaurant in Asia (and honestly, those have all been better). If you just want an all you can eat buffet, this might be worth a try. If you love a true English tea, please keep looking.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan - Grand Garden Buffet accessible through MRT Yuanshan. There's a free shuttle going there but you have to wait for specific times. Taxi costs 100NT only. Place: One of the historical hotels in Taipei. Its on the top of the...hill and have a view of the Taipei area. Souvenir stores inside the hotel but mostly stones and jewelries with reasonable prices. Food: a western buffet with lots of varieties. Tasty dishes and an inviting array of desserts. Eat all you can ice cream, drink all you can beer.. Customer service: Very friendly and accommodating staff and very easy to book a table. Price: 900-1100NT / person depends whether its a weekday or weekend, lunch or dinner. Overall experience: Pleasant and Recommended especially if you have visitors coming.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had midnight snack there. I had sandwich and my husband had noodles. We were both pleased. Surprisingly good!

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

I was served a multi-course banquet as part of private dining. I do not doubt that the food was well-prepared, but it simply wasn't the palate or flavor profile I was seeking or particularly wanted. The abalone was better than that which I had had...in Queens, NYC. The stewed pork rib was probably my favorite. Tender and flavorful. Great facility, however. Looks amazing both inside and out.More

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

It is a very comfortable restaurant inside the five stars hotel. Everyone would love to dine there. The foods are mostly in average. Some might exceed your expectations. The restaurant offers various of foods, really large number of choices. However, there are insects flying around...the foods and some dishes might not well covered. I am worrying the food might get polluted. Anyway, the dinner buffet cost about $1100NTD for weekdays (approximately $35 USD). That's absolutely deserve a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

I was very excited to visit the Grand Hotel, and it was worth the visit. But the afternoon tea at the Grand Garden was nothing to get excited about. It was nothing like a traditional "tea." Basically a buffet with a lot of average food.

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Come to look at the hotel and drop by the restaurant for a meal. Food isn't bad, just what you would find in any average Chinese restaurant. Restaurant has a contemporary Chinese feel- sophisticated and not too stuffy. Worth a visit but not a detour.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

all the shopping and of course the museum's wonderful art and carving's President Chang had brought from the mainland and thank god he did as so much was later destroyed, Also going to the wonderful parks and boating lakes market's being a local was a...+ and everyone helped me out when I didn't speak chinese, You can also buy marvelous jewelery Jade of course being the most popular .More

Date of visit: August 2013
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5