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Imperial Tai-Pan Restaurant
By Carlos Verdecia
Imperial Tai-Pan Restaurant is celebrating its 15th anniversary riding a tremendous wave of success with its emphasis on high quality and excellent service.
An icon of the Asian culinary experience, it specialises in Gourmet Chinese food, Teppanyaki and Sushi. Located in the Safari Shopping Centre in the Golden Mile of Las Américas, Imperial Tai-Pan offers a wide variety of oriental dishes in the comfortable dining room and terrace overlooking the colourful fountains of the arcade. From Dim Sum to carefully elaborated specialities like Scallops in Char Sui Sauce, Sea Bass in Oyster Sauce or Crispy Fragrant Duck you will surely enjoy the high level of quality and flavour that this restaurant has been offering consistently day in and day out for the last fifteen years. If you are in the mood for a great cooking demonstration sit at the Teppanyaki table, and if you prefer Japanese, the Sushi is delectable, freshly-made and cut to perfection in a luscious and artistic presentation.
Krister Koort, the attentive and knowledgeable manager, explained to us the essence of most of the dishes and we decided to go with the most traditional offers that Imperial Tai-Pan is well-known for. Our first dish was the eight-piece Dim Sum basket, a tasty and delicious combination of steamed Chinese dumplings with a variety of sauces ranging from sweet to sour and spicy. We paired it with a fresh and slightly citric Spanish sauvignon blanc. As you look around, you immediately notice that the waiters spare no effort in their attention to every detail. Daniel, our friendly and skilful server, made sure that we were happy and went as far as mixing, just for us, a delightful sauce of soy and spicy chilli that enhanced every dish. Our second serving was a Crispy Duck, cooked to perfection. Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside with a subtle aroma of ginger. Add the pancakes with spring onions, sliced cucumber and a few drops of plum and spicy sauce and your palate is ready for a sublime experience.
The next dish was a Fillet Steak with a Red wine and Black Pepper Reduction - a succulent recipe of thinly sliced meat with green beans, cauliflower and spring onions. For this rich dish, we ordered a young and pleasant red wine from Ribera del Duero. We followed the steak with a zesty plate of King Prawns in an Oyster and Ginger Sauce, and a bowl of steaming fried rice - lush and flavoursome. And for dessert, we enjoyed a mouthwatering mango cheesecake. The menu in this classic Asian restaurant also offers a variety of unusual treats. These include grouper with ginger and spring onions as well as steamed scallops in oyster sauce or the legendary Salt & Pepper ribs. Here too, you will find what is probably the longest and most comprehensive list of oriental sauces anywhere on the island. There is also a select wine list and a large choice of beers, champagnes and coffees.
At Imperial Tai-Pan everything runs like clockwork. You will not see surprises coming out of the kitchen. Koort tells us that most of the cooking staff has been in the restaurant since its opening daysa clear sign of an efficient and stable establishment. So, join the party to celebrate Imperial Tai-Pan’s 15th anniversary. The restaurant was one of the first culinary undertakings of the Venture Group and is an emblem of their success. The formula hasn’t changed in all this time - prime ingredients, great service and enticing recipes.

Restaurant Imperial Tai-Pan
C.C. Safari, Floor 1
Avenida Las Américas
Playa de Las Américas
Tel: 922 79 53 95
Email: reservations@
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 1.30pm - 11.30pm Sundays 1.30pm - 11pm

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