Tansuo

4.5
1491 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 1491 people are saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tansuo was awesome! The food is delicious and the portions are definitely large enough to share. Our favorite part of Tansuo though is the staff. Everyone was kind and friendly. We especially loved our convo with the manager and of course, the talented bartender Josh. We can’t wait to return.

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JodyB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must go to restaurant in Nashville. The food was great.

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vipali8eighty
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal - excellent service. Shrimp rangoon and sichuan chicken dumplings were a fantastic start to the meal. We also shared the taiwanese seared ahi and 3 cup noodles. Would order all options again. The mocktails were also complex and refreshing. Will return in the future!

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sonald
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overpriced, needs more Asian flavors for the noodles

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at Tansou! The staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions that we asked for. The food was awesome!!

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vipJimH
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was caring and responsive to my food allergy. Will definitely be eating dinner there more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were there on Sunday evening and it was very quite and definitely not busy. Ambiance was very nice, service was good. Food was at best mediocre. Lobster fried rice was lovely to look at, huge serving, yet the lobster was overcooked and dry. General Tso chicken was very good. Shrimp Rangoon was just okay. Sichuan chicken dumplings were not good at all. The Lychee chocolate tart was beautiful, but sadly was not fresh. It was dry snd tasteless. We were so excited to eat here, yet were very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paige, our server, was amazing and made truly great recommendations.

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Meez
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Nashville must try! The food is well prepared and flavored, generous servings, and ambience you simply must experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The staffs are nice and atmosphere also good. But the foods taste is not. Here is Asian fusion restaurant. That meaning is taste is not like original taste. So, the restaurant suits to special social not for eating.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was bad. Portions are half of what they used to be just a year ago. Staff doesn’t even come by to attend to you. They just put a water pitcher on your table and leave.

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Chinese food I’ve ever had. I was blown away by the food and the ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

No reservations available on line other than late night. We couldn’t understand why that was because when we arrived at 6pm (1 reservation became available) the restaurant was more than half empty and never became full.

The dim sum options were very tasty. Drinks were also really good. The entrees were not worth the price. The lemongrass noodles with shrimp and scallops was very salty. The scallops were covered in what looked and tasted like everything bagel seasoning, taking away from the delicate taste of the dish. The general tso chicken was good.

Will return, but just for drinks and dim sum, if we can get a reservation.

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AnneH
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our granddaughter's 14th birthday. She loved it as did the family. Our waitress was wonderful and was very engaging.

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JoshT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic as always! The Kung Pao cauliflower and pork dumplings were our favorite. And the Brussel sprouts, and the tuna - ok, everything was great!
Parking is a bear, as is the case with most of Nashville. The lot next door was $46! But we lucked out and found street parking for free. Might want to Uber or see if they’re doing valet.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It took a solid 10-15 minutes to be seated in a nearly empty restaurant when I had a reservation. We were sat in a shoebox room secluded from the entire restaurant that was so dark it was hard to see. The drinks and food were mediocre - we both didn’t feel good after our meals once we were home. The fish we had didn’t taste fresh.

The service was alright - our waitress was very stressed and doing her best amidst other issues going on like the kitchen being out of things or taking a long time.

Based on this experience, I would not go back.

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vipMack
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Nashville's very best! Everything about Tansuo is top notch - the mix of traditional favorites and new tastes on the menu, the preparation of the food, the service, and the atmosphere.

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vipGinaba
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant and I’m glad we found it. The chili oil dumplings were the highlight! The menu is a shortened version due to all the shut downs and staffing hardships, but the staff was sweet and helpful. This has a great ambiance and would be a great date place.

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vipLocalFoodie
New Orleans
60 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Over all this is a nice restaurant. The food could be a little better for the price charged.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, really cool atmosphere.

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vipRebeccaC
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Obviously there are new owners. We were beyond disappointed. It has gone frim a lovely Asian dining experience, with fabulous food, to a bar atmosphere with blaring music with mediocre food you could find in any run-of-the-mill Asian restaurant. We were beyond disappointed. We will not go back.

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NikiaB
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the waitress was super attentive. The only “negative” is that it was freezing cold in the restaurant, LoL.

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VueVanoy
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hate that we waited so long to dine at Tansuo. The food and staff were excellent. Definitely will be dining at Tansuo again, to try something new. Two thumbs up!

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vipMcKenzieY
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of my favorites in Nashville. The entire staff is lovely and my meal and cocktail were delicious as usual! I got the live, lave, love to drink, the shrimp stuffed crab rangoons and the crab cake entree!

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Not as good as her other restaurants but still great food

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AmyT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Tansuo's food used to be so good...unique...different. But the other night it was ho-hum and unexciting. They also took the Peking duck off the menu, which is why I wanted to go there in the first place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I really wanted to eat at Maneet Chauhan’s restaurant since we watch her on Chopped as a judge and I was visiting Nashville. The scallops had grit in them and the fried rice with the dish was disappointing and greasy! ☹️☹️☹️ We were very disappointed.

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Chuck
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The ambiance and service was nice but the food was not good and over priced

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TorreyS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant downtown, no question. Delicious every time.

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vipgabab
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were seated at a table that had sauce and also left over fried rice or something...notified manager and she said she would get it cleaned right away...after our drinks and appetizer was served, still no help with the table. So my wife wiped of with an anti bacterial wipe! Then I told manger to come and see what we cleaned and she complained that she told the server...”who dropped the ball” sorry that is unacceptable in post covid times...the manager should have followed up asap. The food was okay, large portions and the General Tso’s was good but lacked imagination, appetizer dumplings were okay but just tasted clunky and like cook is trying to figure out how to make the dish. I had high expectations and have wanted to try Tansuo for a year. Not anymore. Too bad. Server was efficient and personable. Manager is responsible for execution!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Chloe our server was amazing! She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Everything we ordered was delicious! Our hostess was super sweet too. One of our fav spots. We will definitely be back!

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SusanK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, (especially the vegan dumplings), welcoming friendly staff and cool vibe!
Joseph our waiter created an entree especially for me. Thank you for an amazing experience.

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Bbobstr
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food at Tansuo was amazing!! We had the General Tso chicken and the seared scallops, they were both amazing cook perfectly!
Our only compliant would be the service, I understand being under staffed after Covid but we waited almost an hour for our food to come out. The server we didn't see him much because he had tables all over the restaurant. If the service was better it would have been the perfect night out.

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ThaoB
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dumplings were excellent! General Tso’s chicken was very good as was the bok choi. The pad Thai was good but not really pad Thai, not authentic. And the lobster fried rice was bland and could use more lobster. Love the prompt and super friendly service! The restaurant was super fun with fantastic music! We’d come back for the dishes we loved.

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vipFondaS
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our groups first time . We all loved it. When you walk in the ambiance is relaxing and unique, the staff is super friendly....I will say they could have used help at the bar it’s a little slow. Then we ordered everything and it was all delicious! Thanks for a great evening!

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NashNative
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Highly recommend.
- Nashville native.

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RMac
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as well as the service. Servers could use a little training on the wine list, but overall a great experience.

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techtn
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service!

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Matt
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of Chauhan’s restaurants are top notch. We love every chance we get to eat out here.

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Nickki34
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tansuo continues to provide stellar food and service for Nashville! The Kung Pao Cauliflower and the Brussels Sprouts are must haves. We had the best time!

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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 1491 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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