TATU - Baltimore
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TATU - Baltimore

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://tatubaltimore.com/
  • Phone: 4102447385
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wed - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-1:00am, Closed Sunday-Tuesday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Joe Babcox
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On site and off site catering available. Contact gina@tatubaltimore.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Located two short blocks from the Inner Harbor, TATU's sleek and sophisticated atmosphere complements the eclectic and vibrant menu. Two private rooms on the second level are ideal for groups from 10-75. Let us customize the perfect celebration for you!
  • Private Party Contact: Gina Geppi 8883276548
  • Entertainment: DJ on Fridays and Saturdays, Lounge music.
  • Special Events: Sushi and sake classes, wine dinners, singles events. Follow us on FB for details.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet out front for $9/car
A word from TATU - Baltimore
TATU, an explosive celebration of Asian cuisine featuring three of the most popular styles of cooking from the Orient and bringing them together on a powerful stage set. The menu is separated into three distinct categories: Chinois Pan Asian, the artful combination of Asian ingredients with French technique; Hunan and Szechwan Chinese, traditional Chinese classics and Japanese Sushi. TATU showcases a plush sake lounge, private tatami rooms and a full sushi bar, all captured in an intoxicating 1930’s Deco Shanghai setting. Voted "Best New Restaurant" by Baltimore Magazine in 2011.
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TATU - Baltimore reviews from OpenTable diners
  • My girlfriend and I went there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My girlfriend and I went there for valentines day. The staff was so sweet to us and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid Pre fixe days
    KamiK
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The pre fixe menu was a shared choice of 2 appetizers, 1 entree and 1 dessert. I thought it was wrong, why would anyone have separate appetizers and SHARE 1 entree. Salmon was slimy, rice was similar to uncle Ben's rice (not good). I wish just walked out.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • something changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I went to Tatu a year or so ago for a special birthday celebration. the waiter gave us suggestions on what to order. We listened, and were so pleasantly surprised. Everything was delicious! this time around, nothing we ordered was good. One of the rolls we got was so bad we couldn't even stomach it. Unfortunately, to my dismay, we still had to pay for that roll. I would probably not go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food Bad DJ
    Maia
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I reserved a table for my bday on a Friday night and the food was great however I'm very dissappointed two of my friends could not come in bec they showed up at 10 n were carded bec they weren't 21. It does not say on the website you have to 21 after 10 nore does it say it turns into a bar and no food is served all it says is that it's open "until" . This was very misleading and had I known that I would have gone somewhere else bec my guest traveled far toget here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience…Lackluster Cuisine
    theSwedishChef
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The biggest drawbacks are portion size in comparison to price and that while their specialty drinks are very good and very creative; there is an extreme mark up on them. Our server Samantha was friendly and very attentive; however there is a balance between, attentive and annoying and the serving staff walks a fine line. Overall, I would recommend TATU for the ambience and the bar selection, while the price may be on the high side, the drinks are well made. I cannot recommend based solely on the food quality and you can find better sushi at a grocery store for a lot less. Overall B-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty decent experience
    Kylepb
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We had a nice time but from a food perspective a super weak Pad Thai put a huge damper on our dinner. The noodles were cut WAY too small and it was very wet. If it was at a corner Thai restaurant I would excuse it, but for a $25 plate I expect a great deal more. The sushi was excellent and I would order it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved it
    EMPTTummy88
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Great food, great ambiance, great service, great happy hour specials, no complaints
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The ambiance is amazing! The
    Jobi
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The ambiance is amazing! The staff was energetic and knowledgeable about the menu. Our food was great and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Fabulous
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    My group visits for the sushi Wednesday deal. Good food, bottomless sake and always a great time. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent experience
    sushilover247
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Overall, we had an excellent time and will be back again. Great sushi and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yuck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    i do not recommend this place as a restaurant - i think its more of an after hours club.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A new gem
    Jacksmommy
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    My husband and I were in the mood for Asian food downtown and had never heard of TATU. It was a lucky chance we took in trying a new place. I don't think it's very well known yet, but once it is, good luck getting a reservation. The food was excellent, and the happy hour specials allowed us to really indulge. The sushi was some of the best I've tried. The service was very attentive. Overall an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Rjnor1980
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Great food, great service! We had 7pm reservations on a Saturday evening so it wasn't busy and we didn't have to wait to be seated. Our server was excellent and her food suggestions were on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really enjoyed Tatu. The
    Bob4u
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    I really enjoyed Tatu. The atmosphere was great. Nice spot for a romantic date or a place to go out with friends. Also had a DJ, around 11pm. More people came and made it a nice spot to chill r socialize.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There was a backup in the
    LSerks
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    There was a backup in the kitchen due to a large party with a special request. After finding out why it was taking so long for our food, the manager was very hospitable and offered us a free drink and made sure our food came out quickly. I was very impressed with the service!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and food
    Njluvbirds
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    My wife and I went to Tatu to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was aware of my desire for a special evening and went out of their way to provide a memorable evening. The ambience was upbeat yet relaxing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, Different, Great Food
    Gifts
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Fun atmosphere with charming decor and lively music attended by DJ. Food was delicious from spicy tuna roll, BBQ Salmon, too amazing banana dessert. A great first experience. I want to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dessert spring rolls
    Hurtme85
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    The banana macadamia spring rolls I had for dessert was the best dessert I've ever had, it was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    I have not been out to eat in a long time where the food was this bad. The salmon I ordered was overcooked and the fried rice was so sweet it was like eating straight sugar. I have eaten all over the country and this is the worst food I've ever had. The servers were lovely and very attentive and sweet. The takeout Chinese I order at home is ten times better. Ambiance is great but I highly recommend them getting a new Chef. I was so bummed because we went as part of Baltimore restaurant week. It was so disappointed!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice food and bar scene
    Jones4076
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Wanted to try a new restaurant close to where my party was going for entertainment that evening. Chose TATU and we weren't disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi Restaurant Around
    Jenny
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    WOW! What a wonderful all around experience we had at Tatu last Friday night! The food was superb, the wait staff and hostess were phenomenal, and the ambience was awesome. We had a party of 11 and were treated like queens! I will go back each and every time I am in Baltimore!!! Thanks so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi for a great price
    JWeb
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    All you can eat sushi for $15 on Thursday, with bottomless $5 saki was great. We noticed the service was quite slow for bringing the food out, but when its all you can eat, its probably in their best interest. Atmosphere was great and the restaurant was quite empty so it was quiet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arrived at reservation time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Arrived at reservation time. We waited at hostess station for 5 minutes. Everyone ignored us. No one came to greet/seat us. We decided to leave.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not fine dining
    BmoreHungry
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    I was really excited to find an interesting place to go to eat sushi. Tatu is an aesthetically pleasing spot, and the young staff is very friendly, but this is not a place to go for a decent dinner. The food was not even average, it was ok, and that's it. I can go to a little dive sushi spot int he suburbs for much tastier morsels. I have to admit, I imagine the place is really fun at night, if you go with a group for the nightclub scene. Tatu is the awkward little sister to some really great restaurants in SF... it's trying, and it looks really good, but it isn't hitting the mark... not even close. Sorry, Tatu, your food is not anything to talk about. I'm disappointed to have to say that. You are really pretty though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing sushi
    Niikki
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    If you like creative takes on sushi then this is your spot. you can literally taste how fresh the fish is as soon as you bite into it. this place is phenomenal and that's just all I can say about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hanging with friends
    Bpw1
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The night was fine. Food service a little slow although not overly crowded however the manager comped us drinks for the inconvenience so that was appreciated. Food was ok, we ordered several appetizers for variety. Our waitress was lovely. There was some sort of show going on in the back but we couldn't really see. A place for nice ambiance and interesting sounding food just wish the food quality was better. I've been here once before for sushi happy hr and again didn't love the food. I also frequented this place when it was Blue Sea and I loved everything about it. I came at least three times a month then.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Sushi Chef in that kitchen...
    SpoiledDate
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    I chose this restaurant based on a YELP rating and was very disappointed in the food. Ordered "pot stickers" AKA dumplings and they were rubbery. Fried calamari was over-breaded and all stuck together. Shrimp tempura was super thin cut and over cooked. The sushi roll was just yucky with mushy rice and too much of it. Also, all the sauces seemed watered down and thin. Would go there for drinks (good happy hour prices) but not to eat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DJ was playing music too loud
    nonya2573VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    DJ was playing music too loud for dinner crowd and with no good reason since no one was at the bar drinking and no one was dancing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My mom, my girlfriend, sister
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    My mom, my girlfriend, sister and her friend and I came to Tatu for my sister's 17th birthday. The food was excellent but even better was the service. Our server, Nick, went above and beyond to make the experience memorable. Nick even went as far as to buy my sister her birthday dessert. As for the rest of the meal, I recommend the Korean Barbeque as a small plate and all of the sushi was really good. Overall I would give Tatu a 5/5 and will definitely return. I recommend Tatu to everyone.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sexy, Calm, Hot Energy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Ambiance great! Chic and comfortable seats. Great overall experience. I have recommended tatu to many friends and family after discovering it a year ago. It is sexy , chic, calm appeal with colors/design that creates fire and desire to try something new! I loved all my experiences there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dessert saved the day!
    Ilikegreatsvc
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We went on Restaurant week. The portions of food were very small. I am not a big sushi person, so the main courses of the restaraunt are lacking for those who don't. What saved the visit was the dessert. The banana macadamian carmel spring roll with vanilla ice cream. Mannnnn, that may have been the tastiest pastry I've ever had in my life. Made me wanna slap my momma. lol. That dessert alone made the visit worth while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall I liked the restraunt,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Overall I liked the restraunt, but probably a bit too pricey for what you get. Went there for Restraunt week and got 2 additional rolls of sushi beyond what the menu called for and The food wasn't bad, but probably not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tatu did some renovating lately,
    AngieC
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Tatu did some renovating lately, and it looks great. Still has the same basic layout, but no more booths, more loungy type seating. there are a few tables, which I prefer. It can be hard trying to eat sushi bent over a low table. We had the restaurant week menu and it was awesome. lots of food for the price. sushi was fresh, desserts outstanding. can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool atmosphere....food- ehhhhh
    Jack
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    I was really excited to try this place for Restaurant Week. The menu sounded delicious. The atmosphere was really cool. I was excited for the Philly cheesesteak spring rolls. The food was average at best. Nothing we ate made me want to come back again. The best part of the meal was the dessert.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Night to Remember
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Outstanding! Tatu (Baltimore) manager, Mario Balderas, and his staff were over and beyond accommodating with our large group of 18 people. The staff was charming and attractive much like the decor of this chic sexy restaurant. The food was delicious, fresh, and colorful; the menu appealed to all who attended with their different appetites and likes. Cocktails were unique and delicious, my group enjoyed the Watermelon Mojito and the Blushing Geisha. Again, the ambiance and music was sexy and tasteful. From the Valet $9 parking at Tatu Restaurant/Lounge to the bar crawl in Power Plant Live... The guidance of Mario Balderas and Dayna Wilde (sales manager of Power Plant Live) our special evening was a success....a night to remember!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I would recommend Tatu for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    I would recommend Tatu for drinks and some starting sushi and then moving on to another restaurant for your entree. While the restaurant was not full, they seemed understaffed for the clientele they did have and service was super-spotty. We had to wait quite a while to give our order but thorughout the meal our water glasses were filled continuously so it was an interesting mix. Also, our server says, "the bar made an extra hendricks cocktail so I thought I'd give it to you" to my husband who had ordered and finished one of those drinks. We thought it would be free, we were charged for it. But, when my entree order had not been heard and then they were out of it when we placed it later they did comp. the dish I chose so very uneven service.
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  • WINE AND DINE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    HAD AN AMAZING SERVER, LOVE THE AMBIANCE AND GREAT FOOD.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't skip dessert
    mahjonggjudyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    Went early on a Wednesday evening. Not very crowded. Our waiter Greg was very attentive. Favorite part of our meal was dessert. Shared a Lotus Blossom Cup...AMAZING! White chocolate mousse with pieces of white chocolate in it that melted in your mouth inside a chocolate wafer cup dipped in milk chocolate. YUM!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was good - wsant timed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    food was good - wsant timed very well. dishes came out at different times though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When the soup is off the menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    When the soup is off the menu because "the truck doesn't come 'til tomorrow", one has to question both the quality and the commitment. Sushi and maki and sashimi were good. "Chilled" sake was only in the fridge for an hour. Poor!
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