TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

4.6
1157 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian

About

TAO Chicago offers its guests a sensual trip through the cuisines of Asia. The design-driven restaurant and adjoining nightclub is inspired by the original TAO locations in New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. TAO Chicago features multiple levels, creating dynamic spaces within the historic building’s shell, while adding TAO’s Asian-influenced DNA to the restaurant, lounge and nightclub including murals by artist Hush and TAO’s signature 16-foot-tall Quan Yin statue anchoring one end of the dining room. TAO Chicago’s restaurant menu, created by TAO Group Partner and Chef Ralph Scamardella and Executive Chef Michael Armstrong, is complete with great Pan-Asian offerings from the sea, sky and land including signature dishes like Satay of Chilean Sea Bass, Crispy Rice Tuna and a Wagyu Rib-Eye.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1157 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment

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Awesome
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with amazing food for the eyes and stomach. Accompanying cocktails were on point as was dessert!

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vipAlgeanG
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I cant wait to explore more of the menu.

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ConnieB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday. Food is exceptionally good. My favorite place right now

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Ronni
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent. The best shrimp tempura. Great ambiance. Seating is a bit close.

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vipMadelineG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went to Tao to celebrate a birthday. Upon arrival for our reservation at 8:15pm, we were told to wait in the sitting room or at the bar to be seated. We were not seated until about 8:50pm, which was frustrating considering we had a reservation made. After the initial poor impression on the restaurant, our waiter was very attentive and the food was great! Prices are on the higher end and would not say that they necessarily match to unbelievable food portions. In addition, nothing special was done for our friend celebrating his birthday.
Overall we had a nice time and enjoyed the food, but probably will not be back.

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JustinS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the best vibes and atmosphere in the city. Food is amazing and great selection of cocktails. Would absolutely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Good experience and vibe. Food was decent however got extremely sick. Definitely would go for the atmosphere and have a casual drink.

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vipGaryR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful restaurant. We loved everything about it. The Pad Thai chicken, wagyu steak and orange chicken were delicious. The staff went over and beyond to make sure our dinner experience was great

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vipRonaldD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The drinks were good. The chicken satay is great so is the lobster rice. Really nice decor. great place to take friends

JD
vipJeanneD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the food; our waiter was great. Pretty place!

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Montana
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very helpful with suggestions without being pushy at all. Servers were present to remove empty plates whenever they became empty.

Food was amazing. Very delicious appetizers that wants us to come back and try them all! Main course was good. We had the sorbet for dessert. It had flavors that I never experienced.. They were outstanding and worth coming back simply for the dessert!

We had early reservations so the place had only 3 or 4 tables that were occupied. This may be why the service was superb.

JT
vipJeffreyT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Mediocre food and presentation considering setting and price

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vipAnnaK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great!
But, one of the waitresses told my friend she needs to find some to take care of her, if she wants to dine in there after she asked how to skip the line at the night club!

It is unacceptable!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very fun. A little more ‘happening’ than we were expecting but great food and entertaining ambiance. The DJ played great music but it was really loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Excellent sushi

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends that we’ve known for over 25 years to celebrate our friendship! The food presentation and flavors were on point and service impeccable! We would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The ambiance of the place was unreal. Food was really good except for creme brûlée which wasn’t that good. Service needs improvement. Bus boys and servers work is not synchronized, rather erratic. They knew it was a bday party of our friend yet they served the entrees to everyone but made the bday girl wait for the main course to arrive. They brought coffe for guys but forgot to ask the ladies. We had to ask for wine refills and for extra silverware at one occasion. Considering we spent $100 each per plate ($600 total) it wasn’t a great value for the money spent.

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vipVictoriaD
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Tao - have been many times

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came for a bday dinner. Got seated more then an hr after our reservation time. They did give us complimentary apps and free entry to the club which made up for the inconvience!

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vipCandycePB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We waited 1.5hrs to be seated. There was zero communication or consideration from the host staff, nor any management to smooth things over. Our actual server was lovely, but we were starving by then and not in the best moods. Food came out almost too fast, and all at once (not coursed out) so jt was a rushed dinner experience for the long wait.
I’d rather fly to NYC and dine at Tao downtown there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Reservation was for 8:30 and we weren’t sat until an hour after. While my group appreciated the complimentary dishes. We waited quite a while in between dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went on a date for my husband’s 30th and everything was perfect and we got our food pretty quickly for how busy they were. would def recommend

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vipLscahc
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very dramatic and club like. We shared multiple dishes and everything was delicious. The Seabass skewers are a must.

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Birthday
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zaya was awesome and patient with our service. Yeah ZAYA

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TravisH
1 review