Tiato
Tiato

Tiato

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tiato.com/
  • Phone: 3108665228
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cafe + Market: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 10:30am

    Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Gourmet Quick Serve: Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Sunday Brunch Starting June 9th! Sundays, 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Extended hours of operation available for private parties. Please contact our catering team for details, 323.460.2645.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Chef Helene An
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Tiato offers amazing catering options through our catering company An Catering and is Santa Monica's newest venue space. For more information on An Catering visit ancatering.com or visit the "Venue Space" section of tiato.com.
  • Special Events: With Tiato and An Catering, the famed “Chef to the Stars” Helene An of Crustacean Restaurant brings to you a delicate mingling of Eastern and Western flavors in a sophisticated, eco-chic venue. An Catering’s luscious cuisine will entice your guests to come back for seconds. Give in to the sweet seduction, and allow Tiato + An Catering’s visual design team and culinary stylists to work their magic. No event is too large, no detail too small for our special touch. In addition to providing delectable cuisine and exquisite service, Tiato + An Catering will transform any simple event into an unforgettable experience.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Stewart & 26th St.
  • Public Transit: It is easy to get to 2700 Colorado using Santa Monica's famed Big Blue Bus!
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Tiato offers parking underneath the 2600-2700 Colorado Building. Before 5pm Tiato validates for 2 hours free parking and parking is completely free after 5pm with validation M-F. Weekend parking is also complimentary, a great bonus to consider when planning your private event!
A word from Tiato
Tiato is a unique breakfast, lunch, and event venue concept centered on the notion of eating well for your body and soul. A completely fresh and fast direction for House of An, Tiato offers a culinary philosophy that can be described as healthy Asian American Kitchen cuisine. Housed in a diverse, eco-friendly environment that's committed to using sustainable materials, Tiato features full-service dining in its eco-chic dining room and expansive outdoor garden patio, in addition to a gourmet grab 'n go area, a wine bar, an exciting market, and a venue space that is also the new home of House of An’s catering division, An Catering.
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Tiato reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (19)great for outdoor dining (18)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (5)great for brunch (5)special occasion (5)romantic (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • BrooklynGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always a lovely dining experience. We come back again and again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Patio for dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have eaten here several times and the food has always been delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pho-King Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great place near our office, where we go frequently, as the food & service are great...best Chicken Pho ever...!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for Friday lunch
    WhatisthisVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Tiato is excellent for lunch on Fridays. Order the garlic noodles and you will be happy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Garlic noodles... Ummm
    WhatisthisVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Excellent garlic noodles with shrimp on Fridays! 50 characters.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative Food for Creative People
    Coriander
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    People watching as much fun as the food. Seasonings are unusual, well plated. Interesting menu whether you're looking for something light or making a real meal of it. Lovely patio dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Why
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Too expensive...$20 for a Caesar salad that is offered as a special?! No thanks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 102 reviews are from the Tiato reviews archive.
  • delicious unique food
    vb4lynne
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We were looking forward to dining at Tiato. We loved how quiet it was in the outdoor dining patio. I didn't know that the restaurant was going to be so big. The food was really good. I especially liked the eggplant tofu. I gave the restaurant 3 stars because the waiter did not come back for more than 15 minutes to take our order. It might have been 20 minutes. I can see how others gave a low rating for service.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS RESTAURANT
    susieVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Other than when I was checking in and there seemed to be some confusion in seating us, all else was quite outstanding and really delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, but could pick up the pace
    alikona01
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Everything about this place is lovely, but you would think that since it's part of an office building, the lunch service would be faster. If they could speed things up, I would lunch there more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor paradise
    jaow
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    A great place for lunch because of the beautiful garden and plantings. An interesting menu with healthful choices, many of them Vietnamese. Our wait staff was excellent. One must sit outside in the beautiful garden where we were greeted and served refreshing water flavored with cucumber, oranges and lemons. I plan to return with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch
    motherof2
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I work in the Water Garden, restaurant is close and easy to walk to. Great selection it was hard to decide. Beautiful day in Santa Monica. We ate outside. It was hard to go back to the office.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Excellent everything! Great food, attentive staff and wonderful eating outdoors. Going back next week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pho?
    Tigger
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Love the vibe and feel of the whole place. Chicken pho was a bit bland Bahn mi slider was different and inventive but not super tasty
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    Tasters
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I was really looking forward to trying Tiato, after reading about their on-site garden and locavore flavors. It was a very pleasant location, and the service was good, but the food was really ordinary. Salty, fried, uninspired. My dining companion was underwhelmed as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood spot
    JSantaMonica
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Food is very interesting and tasty although ALL of the salad dressings could use a good kick. Nice neighborhood restaurant during a busy day. On a pleasant day, outdoor seating is comfortable although traffic can be noisy from time to time. Service can sometimes be quite slow during peak rush times even when the restaurant isn't full. But everyone is friendly and the atmosphere is casual so sit back and relax. Enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful
    DianeHVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We celebrated Chinese New Year with the garlic noodles from Crustacean Restaurant. PERFECT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find in Tiato
    Sara
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    A beautifully designed, almost retreat-like restaurant. The service was earnestly good and the menu had something for everyone from the health-conscious to the lovers of homey but beautiful Japanese cuisine. The outdoor ambiance was half the enjoyment. I wish them great success without changing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood secret
    MTSMVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Most of their business seems to be from business building lunch crowd. Very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Garden Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    I only have long lunches in the outdoor area. You are able to have a relaxing conversation at the well spaced tables and are not bombarded with loud music. Food is consistently good Service is always attentive. Sat inside once. Will not do that again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Patio Dining
    PamM
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Tiato's outdoor patio is beautiful and so relaxing - I feel like I've eaten lunch and had a "mini vacation" as well! The menu offers a nice variety of entrees, and the presentation is excellent. The day I went with my friends, however, service was rather slow. We needed more than an hour and a half for lunch, which is not do-able sometimes when you're on your lunch break from work. But that will not deter me ... I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tiato does not disappoint
    FoodHunterVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Tiato has a limited menu, but every item is outstanding. I particularly like the Jidori Airline Chicken entre. The only thing about the food I wish they would do a better job---their fries are not crisp, particularly the sweet potato fries are a bit limpy. This time they were very soft. I like them crisp and standing up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    happydiner
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Everything I've ever ordered off the menu is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Sunday Brunch
    Rose
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Beautiful secluded patio. Serene environment. Tables spread apart. Attentive waiter. Validated parking. Good mellow pop/jazz duo. Interesting menu. Good choices even for vegetarians. The eggplant tofu dish was very good. Also good, crabmeat eggs benedict, salmon with corn cake appetizer, quiche. We were there to celebrate a birthday and although Tiato didn't have cake, they served us delicious chocolate brownies with chocolate ice cream that we all loved.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty but poor service!
    Krisaliss
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    I made a visit on recommendation of a friend. The patio was beautiful the music was nice. Server was not friendly... He was pushy. Did not know the menu. Every cup of coffee I Had was cold. The food came out it looked pretty But my eggs were icy cold. Server did not ask us If we wanted any dessert or to see the dessert menus And then acted annoyed that we asked him. The choices for dessert were boaring. And the mimosas were weak! Tasted like Orange Juice and no champagne . Lame experience over all. Not impressed
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love the patio and you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    We love the patio and you can't beat the garlic noodles. They also do an amazing hamburger.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Funday
    socalfun
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    If you're looking to escape for a couple of hours, go to Tiato. I escaped on a lovely Sunday morning to have brunch at Tiato. My brunch partner and I sat in the outdoor garden dining area enjoying our bottomless mimosas. Since it was my first visit I had to try their eggs benedict topped with salt & pepper crab. It was delicious. My brunch partner enjoyed the Vienamese Omelet stuffed with an array of fresh vegetables. The server was attentive and pleasant. We had a perfect Zen time in between the cool KJazz.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as Usual.
    BrooklynGirl
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    Tiato is definitely a sure thing. The food and service are always great and we always look forward to dining there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Jean
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    The food is great, the service was ok, the server seemed a little disengaged. The parking is a nightmare and that would keep me from going back very often - just too much work to get to the elevator.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was Fun
    Myplateisfull
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Bottomless Mimosas, Beer or Bloody Mary, plus nice, healthy food in a garden patio. I don't want you to go there, so there will be more room for me and my friends! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining experience!
    PamM
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    Seating is available inside as well, but this is a wonderful spot for dining alfresco. Servers are very attentive and the menu is healthy and interesting at the same time. Tiato is true to its mission of "Bringing you health and happiness through food." A variety of vegetable sides are available, and you could easily make a meal by ordering three of them - at a savings of $4 off the individual item pricing. This is a beautiful venue that would work very well for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem, Indeed!
    slammaJVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    My friend and I had their mimosa brunch, and we were very impressed by everything Tiato has to offer - the food, service, presentation, music, ambiance. Sunday brunch offers live music that sets a very soothing ambiance. The outdoor patio is charming and spacious enough to give your party its privacy. We ordered the mushroom quiche, pesto baked tomato omelet, and An's famous garlic noodles with shrimp. The food was well-presented and plentiful enough to fill us up. The shrimp on the noodles was really delicious. The service is superb - the staff is attentive and they seem sincere, which is a very important quality that I feel many people lack in LA. The only drawback is that it is mostly a catering venue and brunch lasts until September.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Madgew
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Wonderful food, Perfect for lunch. Outside patio is very calming and beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eggplant tofu is delicious
    happydiner
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    I'm so not the vegetarian but the eggplant tofu is delicious. A friend recommended the dish, I kinda turned my nose up to up but eventually gave in. I'm happy I did. The dish has so many levels of flavor. I would definitely order it again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in a hard to find place
    jkh600
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    Excellent food; lovely outdoor dining space. Parking in the lower levels a bit of a drag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    If you want a restaurant that offers amazing service, eclectic creatively inspired delicious food, beautiful open space, an outdoor brunch on a beautiful patio, that is also a hidden gem; then you need to try Tiato!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressed my lunch dated...
    Realtor4U
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    I took a high-end attorney/client there for lunch... Not having seen this client for five years and not ever being to Tiato, there was a risk factor... But it all turned out super swell and she was impressed. Cheers. Steve.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, especially
    CocoVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    Delicious food, especially the noodle soup. Great service as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiato is a beautiful property
    PatMarguliesVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    Tiato is a beautiful property and a wonderful restaurant with very caring food choices and quality components.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The place is great for outdoor
    happydiner
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    The place is great for outdoor dining and service was good. The Vietnamese Style Baguette was delicious; however, the Wok Noodle were average - something I would not order again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.