Tansuo

4.6
878 reviews
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$30 and under
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Chinese
Meaning ‘to explore’ in Cantonese, Tansuo is as an exploration of contemporary Chinese cuisine reminiscent of China's night markets and traditional street fare. The menu features dishes using humble ingredients presented in an extraordinary way such as Peking Duck, Hot Chicken Potstickers, General Tso's Chicken and Hangzhou Late Night Noodles.

Enjoy specials like Wok & Wonton Wednesdays ($6 wontons, $14 wok dishes, half price wine bottles), Dim Sum Cart Service Sunday Brunch with Bottomless Cocktails for $15 (brunch only), Dim Sum Cart Service Mondays (dinner only), and Sake Sunday with half price bottles of Sake (dinner only)!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(615) 782-6786
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Tansuo can be delivered to your door at work or at home! With lunch catering menus starting at $12 per person, let us transform your next business meeting with delicious Chinese cuisine featuring dishes such as Shrimp Spring Rolls, Sichuan Cucumber Salad, Shanghai Pork Belly Fried Rice and General Tso's Chicken. Hosting a dinner at your home and don't want to cook, we have you covered! Ready to place an order? Complete an inquiry form on our website: tansuonashville.com/private-dining-catering/. Have questions? Email us: events@tansuonashville.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th avenue and grundy street
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet. Street Parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From corporate dinners and business lunch meetings to birthday celebrations and rehearsal dinners, Tansuo has the perfect space for your next private event! Our Abacus Room allows for semi-private dining while still experiencing the excitement of our lower level dining room. Our Tansuo Mezzanine is a private space with a bird's eye view of restaurant and filled with glowing light from a beautiful collection of Chinese lanterns. Our Morph Hospitality Private Dining Room is ideal for those needing a more secluded setting. If you're ready to book, visit our website to complete the inquiry form: tansuonashville.com/private-dining-catering/ or email us with questions: events@tansuonashville.com.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

For Christmas Eve, we are pleased to offer our regular Dinner Menu as well as some terrific Holiday Specials. So happy that you'll be joining us and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

For New Year's Eve, we are pleased to offer a 5 course $80 per person Prix Fixe Menu with an optional $45 Beverage Pairing for each course.
So happy that you'll be joining us and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Monday, December 31, 2018

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What 878 People Are Saying
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LF
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were perfect, and I just love the ambience here. We love that there is a separate vegetarian menu and would highly recommend this to everyone!

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DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very unique blend of upscale Asian quisine. Great ingridients, perfectly prepared. I especially enjoyed their take on General Tso’s chicken.

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D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. Portions on the tasting menu were small for the price, but we tried almost everything they had so can’t complain too much about the price. If you order from the dinner menu...the portions are amazing. Chicken comes in large, well-cooked portions and the fried rice is incredible. The dumplings were really well-cooked (perhaps a bit too soft, as the bottoms fell out of them but hey...what are forks for?) The cocktails were great, too. The bartender was amazing and attentive. The shots of straight liquor are well priced for a higher-end establishment and the beer is perfect. It’s a great spot for a rare date or anniversary. I’ll definitely be back.

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AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Second time there, first time amazing service, this time really bad. Drinks forgotten, very long wait time for food, all but forgot our table, or too busy to be attentive.

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P
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there for our anniversary and it was delicious!! The short rib, okra, and crab and shrimp wontons were so good! Loved the atmosphere of beats and eats with the music.

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MK
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Great Atmosphere. Food was very disappointing. The chicken we ordered was NOT good...Way too sweet and acidic. I won't be wasting my time with this place anymore.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Restaurant was understaffed. Bartender was our server at a regular table. Could tell he was weeded. Service was very slow.

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JW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food!

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Z
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food sort of an eclectic Cantonese American twist which was great. Everything we tried was very good and the service matched the food. From entering to leaving a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend them.

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DL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried almost every appetizer and three entrees. Everything was INSANELY good. Our server highly recommended the cauliflower, and we took a leap of faith on it. We did NOT regret it. I would’ve never ordered it on my own so I’m so glad he told us to get it! One of the best overall meals I’ve ever had.

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MB
Mobile
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, food on point outside of the pork belly. Had to much salt on it

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AC
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my with to Tansuo specifically for the Peking duck. It wasn’t something she’s ever had so I was ecstatic when I saw that Tansuo offers this dish. Our server was fantastic and we loved our meal. I wish the skin was a little crispier but the flavor of the duck, the sides (shisito peppers and okra), and the dumplings (duck confit and lamb) more than made up for the “soft” skin. Overall it was a great way for us to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We will definitely be back to the restaurant.

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EG
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quint was an amazing server. I dined with my husband, our son, and one of our closest friends for our annual holiday dinner. I ordered the Peking Duck ahead of time, (you have to). Quint arrived at our table and told us that he is normally the bartender but a server called out so he was our guy. SO THANKFUL THAT THE SERVER CALLED OUT! Quint's knowledge of the menu was great but his knowledge of the wine, spirits, and cocktail list fully enhanced our experience. It also didn't hurt that Quint is from Alabama and his grandfather played for Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. As a proud graduate of the THE University of Alabama, I was completely sold.
The Peking Duck is not to be missed. It is presented fully cooked with head and beak. If you are vegetarian or vegan, please look away. It was then whisked back to the kitchen to be cut and re-presented with crepes, bao, cilantro, cucumber, green onions, and dipping sauce. It easily serves four but we also ordered the chicken breast and okra, after sharing three appetizers: lamb dumplings, shrimp stuffed eggplant, and golden sesame eggs, all divine. Tansuo is not cheap. It is also not ridiculously expensive for the quality and quantity of food as well as the great service.
Roll Tide, Quint, and thank you so much.

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ML
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were really looking forward to this dinner since it was dim sum Monday. Most of the items were exceptional but some had obviously been sitting on the cart for too long and were dry around the edges. We were also surprised that there wasn't any sauce to dip items in which would have been much better. I would not suggest the lamb meatball as it was very dry.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great location.
Food is really good.
Service was fast and really good!
Strongly suggested!

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b
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Tansuo is one of our favorite restaurants - However the music was way too loud and inappropriate during our recent dinner. Should have quiet ambient and appropriate music, not streaming pop at a loud level

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c
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW!! I have been to 3 of the 4 restaurants Maneet has here in Nashville. Marsala House has been at the top of my fave list since it opened. Mockingbird is also awesome. Tansua blew me away. The service was top notch and the food was amazing. Their creative cocktails would make it worth the trip alone, but the food is the star here. Another MUST do foodie spot in Nashville.

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SB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful evening and delicious meal atTansuo.
Fun sitting around the table with old college friends , sharing dishes and stories . Looking forward to a return visit .

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RF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and different from standard Asian fare. Dim Sum was delicious and they even had gluten free Dim Sum. Great atmosphere. Terrific service.

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M
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here. The food was wonderful and the portion sizes were generous. We actually were late because of a wreck on the interstate, and the staff was so gracious in holding our table and in welcoming us when we finally arrived. Our server was excellent in explaining dishes and checked on us often. We will be back.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience and the food was AMAZING! My new favorite place for sure!

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S
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice time at Tansuo. I didn't know what to expect, as it was our first time there, but overall, we left full and enjoyed the experience. My favorite dish was the Dan Dan Noodles. They were excellent. We will definitely be back and are tempted to try their brunch.

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l
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to visit Tansuo! We loved it; drinks were great, food was delicious, and the vibe was great! We will definitely go back.

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CP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I've been to Tansuo. The cauliflower is NOT TO BE MISSED, even if you don't like cauliflower! The meals are very shareable, and it's fun to order multiple items and pass around the table. The cocktails are fun and interesting. We had one of the bartenders doing double-duty as our waiter, and he did us right. This is definitely more casual environment, but with high-quality marks on the food. The kitchen was really fast with our meal, too. Excellent experience. We'll be back.

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K
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The beginning of the meal went well, but as it continued, the service became worse and worse—slow and inattentive. My husband ordered the Akashi White Oak and was served the Akashi Single Barrel, which is twice as expensive, as our bill showed. We were also charged an autogratuity on top of the meal and the taxes. It’s unusual for two people to be autograted, so we didn’t even notice it until we left the restaurant. One of the dishes was inedible, and we were charged anyway. The ambience was nice, though. Overall, I would strongly recommend that you choose a different restaurant. Nashville has many excellent restaurants that hit the trifecta: excellent food, ambiance, and service. Tansuo does not.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great thanksgiving dinner!

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j
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We like the atmosphere, the seating, and the menu. The family-style service is very appropriate to the cuisine. The service was terrific, likely due in part to the quieter Sunday night crowd and the later hour.

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JA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday celebration and our waitress Allison was fabulous! She steered us in to perfect choices!
We tried almost everything and nothing disappointed!
Loved the spiced pear cocktail, lobster stuffed shrimp, the short ribs, the Brussels sprouts . Desserts were pretty good.
Great atmosphere and attention to details!

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous place, amazing service, and some of the best asian food ive ever had. They also take very good care of people with food allergies.

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CW
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and the food was delicious. I would definitely come back for more.

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SB
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dine at Tansuo at least once or twice every 3-4 weeks. We always take our out-of-town guests there for dinner. We have tried most items on the menu and everything is so delicious. Tim the manager is very accommodating and attentive. The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable when asked about food or drinks, and the ambience is wonderful. We just love the place!

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RH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The evening was pleasant, the food delicious and our server was very nice and knowledgeable. All in all it was a great dinner.

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EM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Peking Duck.....Fantastic! It was even better the night!!

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great 7-year anniversary dinner here. The dumplings, general tso's, dan dan noodles, and pork belly were our favorites. We could come here on a budget or we can spend extra like we did, and it would be a great experience either way.

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F
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food is excellent, but service was really bad. We ordered drinks as soon as we sat down, and we waited over 30 minutes for them. Appetizers came before the drinks did. That was a problem all evening. We were there over 2 hours for what should have been a one hour meal. Food is really good though, so we will go back. The other couple with us said they would not go back because of the slow service.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the third time I’ve been to Tansuo and I loved it each time. Unique food and environment. I highly recommend.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Joel!! He is so amazing and always takes care of us!

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PO
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Our party of four ate at Tansuo Nov 10, 2018. Starters and veggie items were interesting and tasty. Pork shank was tender and flavorful. Other entrées, including General Tsao's chicken and red snapper, were unsatisfactory and difficult to eat -- could not finish them. Good service, upbeat atmosphere, clean/modern decor, but $200 for four meals that weren't pleasing overall was disappointing. Will not return.

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JO
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favorite restaurants. The food is amazing. The wait staff is always super friendly. The place has a great vibe. Just an overall great restaurant.

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious small plates and entrees. Good sized portions, and everything tasted fantastic.

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