Tansuo

4.5
1447 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1447 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Killer food and an awesome vibe

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Alice
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The service and ambiance wonderful but the food was very rich and coated in sugar and oil. It was difficult to eat the whole meal and I felt really gross afterwards. There was no difference in flavor between the dumplings. The lavender cocktail and special occasion dessert was a delight and the staff was so wonderful and accommodating. The restaurant is also gorgeous. I just would have rather spent half the price at a hole in the wall dim sum place, and probably would have felt healthier afterwards. The service did get pretty slow but the special occasion treat was so kind and above and beyond.

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Wyatt
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had outstanding service and some of the best food I've had in my life. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and you get plenty of food for the cost. I would definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great trendy date spot. The food isn’t over the top impressive but the cocktails are on point. The vibe is also great and they play fun music that isn’t too loud. Our server was amazing.

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StevenS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was a bit above average but our server was a rock star. Craft cocktails were great.

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Andrea
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so nice and welcoming. The recommendations were also excellent! Thank you!

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BrentH
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were looking forward to our dinner at Tansuo, but we left pretty disappointed. The service and atmosphere were excellent, but the food was simply not good. My dish was too salty to eat, my son’s scallops were spongy and not fresh, and our other dishes were oily. I expected so much more and was unhappy considering the price and the reputation.

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MahnazH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service and staff are great. They were very accommodative to our requests and super polite and friendly.
Food is good, but not outstanding. I ordered the plate of cauliflower, which for whatever it was, it is very expensive.
Overall it was a pleasant experience.

JJ
JJ00
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The hostess cheerfully greeted us as soon as we walked in. Our server was so sweet. We felt so welcome and the food was delicious. The lobster rolls weren’t their best item. We were hoping the pecking duck was available but it wasn’t on the menu. The entree portions are huge!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibes and great food. Can’t wait for another visit to Tansuo

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! From the time we walked in the door until we left everything was more than perfect.

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vipHeatherT
Fayetteville
21 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff was amazing. Service was great. Thanks Joelle. Food was not as great as I expected. Dim Sum was fantastic.

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NickK
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. I had brought some leftovers home a few weeks ago from my office. My husband was so impressed he wanted to make a date! This doesn’t happen often. He was very impressed and loved the food portions. Great service every time I have been. Very romantic vibe if that is something you are looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, I took myself on a date and It was very nice experience. Food was great as well as service and the ambiance. I will be coming back.

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vipNathanD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Interesting place, the music doesn’t fit the scene. The menu is limited and niche. The food was mediocre. Dim Sum were great! Server was a cool chick but, unfortunately, not overly attentive.

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DenverW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff! Great atmosphere for a friend dinner or date night!

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two sweet waitresses and they went above and beyond serving us! So friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere of the place was also so nice!

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Queen
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and the food was exceptional. We met the best server Muggs/ Megs, it’s a must that request her they will know who you’re talking about...She was funny and very attentive. The manager and the hostess all stopped by our table.

The food was FULL OF FLAVOR! You can’t go wrong with Tansuo!!

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madsryan
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was just wonderful. From the service to the food, everything was well done. I had called beforehand to modify the reservation and they got back with me quickly, everyone we dealt with from the hostess to our waitress was so kind and accommodating. They loved on my two year old and made everything enjoyable. The food? So, so good. Definitely get the Kung Pao Cauliflower. We will definitely be back ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service, even better food. One of our favorite places in Nashville.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best chinese I’ve ever had! The environment is quiet and so cool. My new favorite spot!

JB
vipJBNashville
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was ok but I was a little disappointed. We’ve been to Tansou several times and have always loved it. This time it could have been a little better had the food actually been hot.

I had the roasted fish and bok choy. The fish was delicious but when it came it was warm. The bowl it was served in was hot but the entree was basically tepid. The bok choy side was essentially room temp. I did send the bok choy back and they refired it quickly.

My dining partner got the General Tsos chicken and Brussels. Both delish but again both tepid.

We both had the Live Lave Love cocktail and it was fantastic.

I believe our order sat for a while before being brought out to us which made it cool off. We will go back, as we hope this instance was just a fluke.

NOTE to Tansou—-you need to make opentable update your profile about parking. OT says valet is available for $10 however we had to park in the lot next to Mockingbird. After tax, it was $24 for 4 hours (we were only there for just over an hour...). We asked the hostess and she said you haven’t had valet since you reopened.

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AmandaH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place to go! Also do the cooking class when it's available again!

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NickD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I have eaten here 5 or 6 times. These were all before covid 19. I visited the Friday before valentines 2021, but the experience was not the amazing and delicious one I had come to expect. Perhaps it was just a bad night, but the service was horrible, the prices increased, my drink order was incorrect twice, the food took a royal year to be made. All in all, I was rather disappointed. I will give them another shot, as they have been great 80% of the time, but the prices need to reflect the experience.

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oliviero
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great decor and music . Very good service but the food was terrible ( worst pad Thai ever !!! ) and just ok basil lo mein . Very expensive for what you get .

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SydneyH
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best birthday experience here. Wish I could relive the it all every weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The lobster my wife ordered was not as described by our waiter and was cooked very poorly. While the dim sum was excellent, our entrees were less than average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Tansuo! It was our first time eating out in a while and that was our first choice. Our server, Mug, was lovely and the food was great as always.

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Newgrammy
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uniquely flavorful in every way

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but we had a killer waitress with an amazing hairstyle! Definitely made the experience better!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food, drinks, and atmosphere! A go-to for a special occasion or a night night out in Nashville.

JO
vipJohannaO
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that the restaurant is back open . Always one of my favorites. Food is amazing, staff is wonderful. Lobster fried rice is awesome. Great evening.

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viplaurie
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m am afraid to say our dining experience at Tansuo last night was less than desirable. I’m not sure if they have changed ownership but the ambience, presentation, taste and quality of food has remarkably declined since I was there before Covid hit. The chicken dishes tasted funny, very bland and were not particularly fresh. The staff was not as polished/professional as I remember, much more casual and Ho-hum seeming. The Tansuo in the past years, 2017-2019 was much more elegant, dining level at a much higher quality, there were unique dishes with remarkable flavors and presentation. Nothing like that last night. Sadly, we will not be returning there.

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vipMeganS
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great, family style!

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Kelsey
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe was great!!

GB
vipGregB
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was bland and uninspired. Menu was limited. Tried a number of items and experience was the same with each dish.
Dinner for two and $150 be a wonderful experience. Was fast from it. Won't be going back and suggest others look elsewhere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

I was one of your best customers before covid. But last night turnt out to be quite embarrassing for us as we took business partners out for dinner and the food was very disappointing. An uncut prime rib in a restaurant with chopsticks for $48? The person that came up with that should be fired. I even asked the server whether that was sharable when we ordered, which the waitress assured. Anyhow, I sincerely hope the previous menu returns or else we won’t be coming back after last night’s experience.

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CameronL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was remarkable from start to finish. The service was impeccable, the menu was exquisite, and the flavors blew us away! We will be back frequently!

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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 4.5 stars by 1447 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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