Dao Sushi Thai and Lounge
Dao Sushi Thai and Lounge

Dao Sushi Thai and Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.daosushiandthai.com/
  • Phone: (630) 279-2888
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Thai
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering services for any meals over $100.
  • Private Party Facilities: DAO “the path to success” this upscale Asian eatery offers something for everyone with a playful menu full of Asian fusion. Host your next business meeting or celebratory event in our private space and enjoy food, drink , and service that you and your guests will not soon forget.
  • Private Party Contact: Kurtis 6302792888
  • Entertainment: We feature live entertainment during promotional events and or parties!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Midwest Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Dao Sushi Thai and Lounge
When it comes to restaurants with a multiculturalism approach, I’m skeptical. Rarely can a place cross cultures without something falling off the rails. Fortunately, at Dao Sushi, Thai and Lounge in Oakbrook Terrace; it’s largely a proven formula.

The space has been decked-out, with black walls, industrial ceilings and low lighting lending a lounge-y vibe. A glowing sushi bar, flagstone details and sweeping, leather booths up the swank-factor further.

The food and presentation is best known for this restaurant. With exotic and artsy platters, this place is a must have! Please specify below if you would like our Hibachi Experience or our Sushi Lounge.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSushi
Dao Sushi Thai and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)good for groups (8)great for lunch (8)special occasion (7)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Food!
    hickmant
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was great and the restaurant was not busy. Not sure why they didn't have more patrons with such great food?? I ordered the Chicken Teriyaki and shared the Dao's Chicken with a friend and both were excellent! I had a large party and they were also willing to split the checks for us. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    loves2bsocial
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great place to get together for good conversation and to try new foods. Whether you are in a group (more food to share) or just the two of you (nice place for a "Date Night"). Reasonable pricing and really good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but kind of deserted
    Willie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food and service were both decent. I would come again. There was only 1 other table seated in the room we were in. So unless they get busier I'm not sure how they'll stay open.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try ASAP
    ReservationQueenVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent sushi. We went on a Saturday night and it was empty! Waitor was very helpful with suggestions. Cute decor. Really a shame people are missing out on this place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I was there with a client for business. We did not have anyone stop by or take our drink order until we stopped someone, but once they realized we had not been taken care of, all was fine. We enjoyed the rolls and the sashimi. Nice presentation. Overall a great lunch...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it's tasty Mitch
    chef8976
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Place was dead on a Monday night, but it did not disappoint. Service was attentive but not pushy. Food came out quick and hot, everything very tasty. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit and loved it.
    Sushigirl
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Samantha's recommendations were perfect! I will return and have already told others. I sent a picture of the food presentation and shared with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Not only was the Sushie Impacable! The service, server, and manager was amazing. My daughter spilled the Water on the table they immediately moved us to the table next to ours. I was feeling so embarrassed and the manager walked over and calmed my daughter down and showed her the beautiful fish tank there. I felt so much better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 94 reviews are from the Dao Sushi Thai and Lounge reviews archive.
  • Great visit.
    LunchCrew
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We went as a group for lunch and we all enjoyed the food and the service. The place looks small from the outside, but it is very spacious on the inside. The environment was clean the staff was organized and seemed professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    First time here and the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Fit for either groups or an intimate dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    BusinessVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Really enjoy going to Dao's for lunch. It was even better for dinner. Ordered sushi and pad thai, both were delicious. I recommend the location both for lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    aml26
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    went with the girls from work and really enjoyed the lunch specials they offer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great signature rolls
    Tjbaretta
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Went here for an early dinner while in town on business. Sat at the sushi bar and had great service. Rolls were 50% off on Wednesdays which brought the cost down to $7-8/roll. I don't know if they are worth it at full price. Very tasty rolls and pretty decent variety.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dao Does it well
    Harvey
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Very good food. Very little light to guess at what you're ordering, but will still enjoy when it arrives. Very. Very loud. So, focus on eating well.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre rolls
    ChiDK
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    It was a wed night (mud week$ and rolls were 1/2 price. That might explain why the rolls didn't taste fresh...
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    CnikVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I really enjoyed the meal I had here. Our waitress was very energetic and polite. She gave us some great recommendations on what sushi rolls to order and what the restaurant was known for. She did not disappoint! Overall a very great meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was okay. We ordered
    Manbearpig
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was okay. We ordered several different sushi options, which were good, but nothing blew our mind. The wasabi that came with the sushi must have been diluted, it barely tickled my tongue and I didn't feel it in my nose at all. We also ordered a Thai soup that was labelled as "Hot and Spicy", but it was as bland as can be. I've had the same soup at other restaurants and it at the very least would tickle your tongue. All in all, the sushi wasn't bad, but not great. I might go back, but only because it's close to home.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Credit card
    Slim
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Waiter charged wrong bill to my card. Fixed it and apologized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour
    MeowVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Sat at the bar just in time for happy hour which was 3-6 on a Friday. My sister ordered crab rangoon and 3 rolls. She also ordered a pad see ewe and green curry both with shrimp. Crab rangoon came out and so did 2 rolls. The 3rd one never came out and we asked about that. Our waiter was kind of rude to us saying she didn't order 3 rolls at all. Was weird cause I heard her and so did her boyfriend. We didn't argue because of how rude he sounded so we just figured oh well less food for us....everything was good besides the green curry. Would definitely be back for happy hour but I hope we don't get that same waiter!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to enjoy good
    Monique
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Great place to enjoy good sushi and conversation. The service staff was attentive and fast to fill requests. Was not over crowded on a Thursday rainy evening. Very easy to have conversation without a lot of background noise. The red curry was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Signature rolls
    BdinesVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    are one of the best. What's even better is that on Wednesday night, each Signature Roll is 50% off. A steal, especially when the full price for a roll is worth every penny. The menu has a lot to choose from, but not too much. Reasonable wines by the glass, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    Slim
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Overall excellent sushi. Waiter and chef willing to modify rolls to your desired taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    PatPVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dao Sushi was a great find in busy Oak Brook on a Friday night. Perfect ambiance for a special date. Food great, conversation friendly and what a relief that parking was easy and no cattle prod - very leisurely, enjoyable evening. Saw several dishes "on fire" as they were delivered to tables and will be sure to try one on return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unenthusiastic
    rosie
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    service was lackluster, we got what we ordered with little information or enthusiasm. Food ordered was more than mild though we requested "light"but no offer for satisfaction.The food was ok, menu read better than it tasted. i wouldn't bother to try it again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT FOOD & GREAT SERVICE!!!
    MYSTANG2005
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My wife and I have been to Dai Sushi Thai & Lounge before and enjoyed it as much as we did this evening. The sushi is fresh and delicious!! We purposely order more than we can eat and take some home for later. Never been disappointed here.......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Thai food
    HootVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This place is in a strip mall on 22nd st in Oak Brook, have been here maybe 4-5 times and food is always very good. It is never to crowded and you can bring in your own wine for a small cork fee. I hope this place stays in business but location is not going for them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dao Sushi Thai Lounge - Birthday
    Jenn
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I went there for a birthday dinner on 3/7/204 for one of my friends. It was my second time there and again the whole experience was great. The bartender was attentive and had no problem with a special order tweak to one of the house specialty martinis. Our waiter was amazing. I wish I remembered his name. My receipt says, "Haxhi"? He made recommendations which where all a group favorites. He was attentive but no overly so and just a really great server! As I said, it was my friends birthday so our waiter surprised us with a special delicious banana with filo, whip cream and pistachio ice cream...amazing!!! I would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't bad
    Shil
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My wife loves sweet potato rolls and veggie rolls, so we have to be selective about where we can go to eat sushi. Dao was quite accommodating in that perspective. The hot and sour and tom yum soups were a waste, but that wasn't because they were bad, but more not what we were expecting. Other than that, we all enjoyed our meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi!
    pepperchick
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I love sushi, my husband does not. I convinced him to come here and have seafood, so I can have my sushi fix. He ate half my sushi! I have finally found a place that he is happy to go to and have sushi! So we came again just for the sushi. The prices are a little high but on wednesday their signature rolls are 50% off. And they are HUGE! My husband has a huge appetite, and had talked about going home after the sushi and having left overs. We each had two rolls. After finishing what I couldn't eat he was stuffed. That doesn't happen often when we go out. Win-win!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went on Valentines Day. Expected
    lilElvis
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went on Valentines Day. Expected restaurant to be crowded, but was half empty. Very slow service. Had to ask multiple times for silverwear. Decent food, but not amazing. In the end, it was ok, but I see why there were not many people.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best service
    JJ2013
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We made reservations and were told we had to wait 20 minutes. After 40 minutes, I asked the hostess who was unfriendly and sarcastically apologetic when she said she would check the tables. After another 5 minutes, I asked the bartender about our table, who immediately grabbed the manager to seat us. A round of drinks were on the house, but this was not a great start to our first time here. The sushi was phenomenal, and this is coming from someone who has experienced the food in Japan! We would only go back for the sushi, and probably sit at their sushi bar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The worst service ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This restaurant used to be fabulous- it is just terrible. The service was beyond atrocious. The bar tender made my a drink wrong. To correct his error he took the glass away took out the lemon, threw a lime in it instead of re-making it. He was rude, unfriendly & knew nothing about bar tending. I had a 7pm reservation requesting a booth. They didn't have a booth when we got there & had to wait 40 minutes. The restaurant wasn't even crowded so obviosuly they are inable to organize reservations. All they did was apologize. The manager had no idea how to correct the problem- he was young & dumb. The hostess was clueless. The ony positive thing I can say is the food is excellent. Dao used to be managed by a man named Curtis, I really miss him!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I love coming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    My husband and I love coming here, but we will probably not bring a big group again. We had a party of 8, and the bartender was also our server. She had a large section, and although she did a good job, she wasn't as attentive as we'd liked. It was one of our friend's birthdays, and another table bought him dessert. We were all going to order another round of sushi, and then our plates were cleared and the dessert was brought out. We were all like, ok I guess we're leaving. My husband was hungry after we left, and we all bragged about loving the sushi here. Plus, we were seated in a cold area next to the window. We all dined with our coats on. Anyway, we will be back, but just the two of us..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome sushi in the burbs
    timm
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    this place is great, excellent sushi, fun atmosphere and great staff, we have been a few times and plan to go back again. visit on wednesday for 1/2 off signature rolls and try the burr ridge and flaming volcano, as well as any other item on the menu and you wont be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Standard sushi, don't go for Thai
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We thought there would be more Thai items on the menu. The meal was standard sushi, really nothing exceptional.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot n sour soup not an option
    WebberwarriorVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Food was good but when I asked for Hot N sour soup instead of miso they said the owners didn't allow me to choose. I said really I cannot pay an up charge and the server said no that was the policy. I still ate sushi because that us what I craved but really the soup set me off. Lack of Customer service. No more.
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  • Great food great time
    Kristine
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Food is excellent. Many different flavor combinations of rolls that were excellent. We will for sure be back for the atmosphere drinks and food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/slow service
    ArchangelVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Food was very good - had sushi rolls, yaki udon, gyoza, hot and sour soup, and pad Thai - lots of different rolls and sushi, slim Thai offerings, more non-sushi Japanese offerings - dessert offerings were disappointing Service was courteous and didn't have to nurse server through the process or anything like that - it was just very slow
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dao Sushi
    EdK8VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    There is a wide variety to choose from with either sushi or traditional thai selections. The fried rice is excellent as it is made to order. The edamame is a great way to start the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    HungryintheCityVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We had the whit Sox roll and it was delish!! Attentive waiter as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.