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Tansuo, Nashville, TN

Tansuo

4.3
4.3
1904 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Award-winning restaurant, Tansuo, has successfully filled the culinary gap and Nashville’s longing for fun yet eclectic Chinese cuisine! Meaning “to explore” in Cantonese, Tansuo offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, refreshingly innovative cocktails and a seductively sophisticated interior. While dark and sexy, bejeweled in deep, bold colors with eye-catching design elements, our unique Gulch restaurant is truly approachable and fun! The stunning lights of colorful lanterns, reminiscent of a late night Hong Kong market, adorn the high ceilings and set the mood to impress and be impressed. Planning a group event? From business lunches to birthday celebrations, we have you covered. We have a fully private dining room and additional spaces perfect for group dining as well as the offsite catering options for lunch, dinner and receptions. Let us help make your next event one to remember!

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (615) 782-6786
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Tansuo will be sure to impress at your next business meeting! With lunch catering menus starting at $18 per person, treat your office to Chinese cuisine featuring dishes such as Vegetable Spring Rolls, Napa Cabbage Salad and General Tso's Chicken. Ready to place an order? Complete an inquiry form on our website: tansuonashville.com.
  • Private party facilities
    The award-winning and highly acclaimed Tansuo has successfully filled the culinary gap and Nashville’s longing for a fun yet eclectic Chinese restaurant! Tansuo offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, refreshingly innovative cocktails and a seductively sophisticated interior.
  • Private party contact
    Stacey Wilson: (615) 782-6786
  • Neighborhood
    The Gulch & North Gulch
  • Cross street
    12th avenue and grundy street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,904 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

1,903 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Both members of my party got sick shortly after our meal

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  2. ChadH

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Maybe I hyped myself up but just wasn't impressed.

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  3. BrittaE

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I went with my husband on a Saturday night around 5:30p and the place was relatively empty. Our server was nice and attentive and the drinks were VERY strong. The food was extremely unimpressive for what they are charging. We got the chili oil dumplings to start - they were okay, not the best I've ever had and there was an extreme lack of spice that one would expect with a dish containing chili oil. We split the general tso's chicken and dan-dan noodles and both were also extremely underwhelming. The chicken had an off-putting taste and was more chewy than crunchy; the dan-dan noodles tasted like hamburger helper (this dish also contained chili oil but we couldn't tell - almost asked for some but then realized after double checking the menu that it was already in the dish). Overall would come back here to try a happy hour if they bring one back, but based on the quality of the food and the price tag do not plan on returning or recommending to our friends.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there on the early side of NYE, and had a comfortably horseshoe booth in the center of the restaurant.. and there were only two of us. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive enough without being overbearing. The dishes and cocktails are delicious. I particularly enjoyed my Lucky Cherry cocktail, Nashville hot chicken wontons, and duck two ways. Enjoy!

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  5. RyanC

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Place was freezing when we got there and servers acted like it was ok. Food was grossly expensive and mediocre. Very surprised for a Chauhan establishment. The chow mein noodles were overcooked, and cost $26 with tofu. Would have been happier with any normal Chinese takeout. The mixed drinks were horrendous and over $15 each. Was a rare date night with my wife and we spent $160 and will never go back. So disappointing.

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  6. Date

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time here. We ordered 3 small plates. The okra, beef dumplings, and their rangoon . For the main dish we shared duck two ways, and it was delicious. I’m not much of a sweets person but I ordered their matcha crème brûlée for dessert. I could eat that every day and be happy. All the food we ordered was delicious, the service was excellent, the only feedback was that their cocktails run on the sweeter side and that’s not our taste. I would recommend 10/10

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  7. JaminthiaP

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was tasty and the prices were very reasonable.

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  8. JanetW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tansuo has a great atmosphere that tickles all the senses. The cocktails were lovingly prepared and delicious. Service was top notch. The food is a modern take on Asian cuisine and did not disappoint. We left with smiles on our faces and full bellies.

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  9. JayshreeT

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    While when we first arrived the sign to this restaurant was out and didn’t even seem to be a restaurant. Once inside we found it to look inviting and comfortable. With it being as quiet as it was though we could have been seated in a booth away from other people but that was not the case. The food was completely underwhelming with both starters spring rolls and wontons were full of grease and not what we expected. Our main dish’s the general tsao chicken was overly sweet and also very greasy and the Dan Dan noodles should have been labeled noodle soup with boiled ground pork. I picked this restaurants for the reviews but many things seem to have changed.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was underwhelming versus the expectation. As a restaurant owned and ran by a national chef, there was more to be desired. My girlfriend and I felt PF Chang’s food is better than this restaurant (similar food).

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was below average for the price. Service was slow & the restaurant did not have a lot of people there. I would skip it

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful restaurant and the food was divine, we went for my boyfriends birthday and he just loved it.

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  13. LillyK91

    Nashville

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our visit to Tansuo. It was 5pm on the Sunday after Thanksgiving and the restaurant was very quiet with a nice ambiance. The food was great and the service even better.

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  14. HeidiG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for Thanksgiving this year to take a break from days of prep and cleanup. The atmosphere was very nice, the service excellent, and the food was good, but nothing amazing based on the price. To be honest, I have eaten at a lot of nice Asian and Asian /Pacific Rim fusion restaurants throughout Hawaii, Hong Kong, and other major cities, so my expectations may have been a bit high based on the prices. It was overall a great time, and I would recommend it for a nice dinner.

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  15. DavidB

    Western KY

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was superb. Service was great. Beautiful setting.

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  16. CarolinaP

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good it’s too expensive for what they offer. But place is amazing with a good vibe and our server was incredible. Food came quick. Very clean place

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  17. SarahR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. 10/10 would recommend.

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  18. ChrisR

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except for the rice. The rice was good but for the cost, it should have been amazing. To us, "good" is a bare minimum quality. The service was next level amazing.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Food was also good but pretty expensive for Chinese! Our tab was $168 for 2 appetizers and 3 entrees. But hey we’re on vacation so it’s ok. I would recommend it if you love Chinese and budget is not an issue!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there at 5 PM. Had a 7 month old with us. Sat next to a wall with sliding beads. He loved it! Also, restaurant was almost empty until 7, so very quiet. The food was amazing as usual.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food and beautiful restaurant! highly recommended

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best! Maneet’s interpretation of East Asian cuisine IS Nashville and integrates Mumbai and Shanghai and Singapore in wonderful bites!

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  23. CatLogic

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun menu of elevated Chinese food. We loved the duck bao platter, the Tso Chicken, the okra side and the chili oil dumplings. Great place for a small group or special occasion.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great spot. Atmosphere was quaint and dim. People were great. Food was great except for the rice.

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  25. LouM

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Limited selection, over priced! Service was great, ambience very good but not enough to overcome the negatives. Very disappointing.

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  26. jimo

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small dinner for 3 of us. Wide array of choices. Generous portions. Great ambience.

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  27. MichaelV

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my wife and I got the Mongolian Steak and Red Snapper and both were outstanding. I had the steak which was packed with flavor, very tender and the Jasmine rice was a great compliment. It's pricey but we left very satisfied and food was even better than I expected. Very moody inside, perfect for a date night.

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  28. Cindy

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood selection on the menu! Elevated Chinese leaning more towards seafood options for sure. Great spot.

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  29. JoeG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Was really looking forward to this and it didn’t disappoint.

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  30. RedRedRobin

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the service was outstanding, and the ambiance was beautiful. Quiet and private eating booths. Lovely place overall!!

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  31. GaryG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very disappointing. The duck two ways to described as crispy duck and duck confit. Nothing was crispy and there was a scant amount of duck confit mixed with vegetables. We were similarly disappointed in other dishes.

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  32. LenoreT

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Some things were listed as spicy that weren’t, the long life noodles were incredibly bland and my second drink never came.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was a special occasion for me and the restaurant did nothing to make it special. The food was mediocre and over priced. If I wanted basic Chinese food I could have gone anywhere. Disappointing as this was a big deal for me to finish my cancer treatments and celebrate.

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  34. elisek

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not as “knocks your socks off” as Masala Ale. Good, but had higher expectations.

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  35. ZoraidaK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were "offline" visitors and so glad we chose this restaurant! It has been around since approx. 2017 and we had eaten nearby at a sister restaurant many times but didn't try this. There were 4 of us with drinks, lots of appetizers (which were very filling) and 2 entrees, we still left for just about $100 a couple. We will definitely be back!

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  36. Foodie4life

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maybe we could have ordered better, but Dim Sum here meant "appetizers." and 2 out of the 3 we ordered were deep fried. The staff was great, but the food did not match the price. The worst was that we had booked the Indian restaurant next door but we were mysteriously switched to Tansuo. We had come a long way and were willing to give it a shot. Some may like it, but out of everything we tried (several dishes between 5 of us) we were just not wowed. I loved it for a date spot, but I would only come for a drink first and then think about eating next door. I do now realize they are owned by the same organization.

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  37. Txump

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a hit and miss experience for us. Simply put, the "Signature dish" that is titled forbidden lobster was fishy, mushy, and just not good at all. On the other hand, the General Tso's chicken was the best General Tso's I've ever had in my life (and I've had a lot!). The wait to get a cocktail each time was exorbitant. So much so we nearly just canceled the last one because it took over 15 minutes and we had to ask about it. on the other hand, their signature martini was really good (that's why I wanted another one). We would definitely go again but just avoid the signature dish and stick with the classics.

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  38. PDazzle1

    Nashville

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesome!!! We are coming back next week!!!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was outstanding ,the service amazing highly rate this restaurant.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place!!! The tso chicken is incredible !!! Great atmosphere!

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You can order delivery directly from Tansuo using the Order Online button. Tansuo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 782-6786.

Tansuo is rated 4.3 stars by 1904 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Google Map for Tansuo

121B 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    12th avenue and grundy street
  • Neighborhood
    The Gulch & North Gulch
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (615) 782-6786
  • Catering
    Tansuo will be sure to impress at your next business meeting! With lunch catering menus starting at $18 per person, treat your office to Chinese cuisine featuring dishes such as Vegetable Spring Rolls, Napa Cabbage Salad and General Tso's Chicken. Ready to place an order? Complete an inquiry form on our website: tansuonashville.com.
  • Private party facilities
    The award-winning and highly acclaimed Tansuo has successfully filled the culinary gap and Nashville’s longing for a fun yet eclectic Chinese restaurant! Tansuo offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, refreshingly innovative cocktails and a seductively sophisticated interior.
  • Private party contact
    Stacey Wilson: (615) 782-6786
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