TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

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$31 to $50
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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.

Specials

Join us for Happy Hour!

Enjoy drink specials in our Bar and Lounge areas Sunday-Wednesday between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
$5 select beer
$8 select red & white wine btg
$8 select signature cocktail
(offers do not include tax & gratuity)
*offer does not apply in our dining room
*selections subject to change

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 25, 2019

Ends: April 26, 2118

Availability: Sun-Wed 5:00PM-7:00PM

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 1031 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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BE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Service. First time visit to Tao Chicago. Recommended by a family member whose favorite restaurant is Tao Chicago. Will definitely recommend and visit again. The atmosphere is energetic but little loud. The seating is a little close but easy conversation.

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TAO Chicago is an amazing restaurant, great environment and vibe, and amazing food. Would highly recommend!

RB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, can't wait to go back!

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Atmosphere is fun, sea bass appetizer is outstanding, presentation is creative, a little bit rushed, you can tell they want to turn tables quickly to capitalize on popularity.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight we celebrated a 34th birthday. This was amazing! The birthday girl loves Asian food and was amazed by everything from the ambiance to the beautiful room to the great tasting food. We ordered a few things and each one was absolutely great! Definitely got kudo points for surprising her with this place and she’s planning to return for 35.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought some friends here who were in from out of town. They loved it! We always enjoy our meal. Definitely a bit on the expensive side, but so delicious and nice for a special occasion.

RF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant that is great for special occasions. A bit pricey but loved the food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was very good just really not worth the cost. The portions are small in comparison to other Asian Cuisine Bistros. The ambiance, decor, & music was the excellent.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were running late and the restaurant updated our reservation with no issues. The food came out very fast, was delicious, and the service was excellent. Great drinks and atmosphere! Would definitely recommend.

CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great time. Food was amazing!

L
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao is a feast for the senses both visually and from a taste perspective. This is a must dine restaurant while in Chicago.

l
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business dinner that went flawlessly. We will be back

Y
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! I can’t wait to go back. The food was so original and delicious. Our concierge was able to get us on the list for the club too. It was the best night

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun date spot. Cool atmosphere, good food, great service

MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great spot...great food. Goooooooooo for sureeeeee

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food was good and service was great except we were there for a 9 year old’s special birthday dinner and the waiter acknowledged the birthday but they didn’t even bring out anything for the birthday.

Every restaurant in Chicago brings out some desert with a candle for a birthday. That was a big miss.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chilean sea bass and giant fortune cookie are amazing

H
Chicago
122 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a while since we had last visited Tao, and we were very favorably impressed that it's better than ever. The food was great, portions seemed larger, and our server Edward was exceptional. We also appreciated that one of the managers, Nolan, stopped by our table to welcome us back (and we're not VIPs by any stretch). We were there this time because we were high bidder on a Tao gift card that Tao had donated to a charity auction. It's great that Tao not only is a top-notch restaurant, but also that it gives back to the community.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great night. 2 people at a 4 person table. Could have been better.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been across the street since they have opened, but had never been in. The 30% Neighbor Discount brought us in initially, but we will be back. Our waitress explained the menu wonderfully and the sushi was gorgeous to see and better to taste! We will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It took an hour to get seated. The food was ok, considering the price you’d think it would be better. They were nice enough to get us drinks on them for the wait, which was nice.

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was on top of it, food was good, music was good, and it was an overall good vibe. With all the people and the music, it still wasn’t too loud, and they are not the most strict on their dress code. And they’re accommodating if you order something you don’t like.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

This is my first time coming to Tao to celebrate my birthday. I made reservations for 9 ppl at 9:30 pm. I honestly wished they notify people on their website or even on here. In order to be seated, we had to wait for the entire party to arrive. In my party, there was only 3 out of 9 people so I just told someone we will start without the others. We waited for about a hour or so be seated. Other than, our food was superb and delicious. I just wish I had cake or some kind of unique dessert besides ice cream. The ice cream was pretty delicious and creamy (don’t get me wrong) I am celebrating my 27th birthday.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette party

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food/ loved it!!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The whole experience

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday. The service was great. The server and waitstaff were very friendly and attentive. Food was great as well. One thing to mention is that they can only take up to 4 cards if you are splitting the bill. Our group just had one person pay and utilized Venmo since some of us ordered much less.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Portions are way to big. Fish is not that fresh. And the sushi is cut into pieces that are way too big it’s not appetizing

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Felt like it was unnecessary hype. Expensive food with not so good taste.

c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Did not enjoy the vegetarian rice recommended by the server and the service was very slow

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun Night! Great atmosphere and music.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food availability and taste for vegetarian was just eh. Not worth the price when the flavor wasn’t there. When told to make two dishes spicy both were sweet.

NR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant and bar! Excellent service! Will definitely come back.

LG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening at TAO, the food was sensational way better than we thought it would be. Would 100% recommend this to anyone visiting Chicago

s
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

High end Asian restaurant with amazing atmosphere. Part club part dining. They offered a DJ during the dinner hour that played a relaxed club music that still allowed conversations to be herd at the table. Excellent food if your looking to spend a little extra money downtown for a special occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Ambiance was fantastic and the waitress was great. Food tasted phenomenal. Will definitely visit again

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place & experience. Definitely recommend!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uni, spicy tuna, sea bass, filet tokyo style, & scallops, all Excellent!

KT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely visit again. The waiting time to be seated was disappointing, with me having reservations. The wait was a hour to be seated otherwise it was All good!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Tao was very attentive and understanding. We were running a little late and they made sure to accommodate us and were very kind about the situation. The food was amazing as well! We will be back.