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TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles

4.7
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1538 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Pan-Asian
Drawing strong inspiration from TAO Downtown in New York, TAO Los Angeles is a dynamic two-level space, complete with four private dining rooms and a large bar. A grand staircase connects TAO’s ground and lower level seating, creating the ultimate platform to see and be seen. The custom staircase includes round banquettes and Chinese daybed-influenced sofas. As in New York, a 20-foot tall Quan Yin statue stands atop a koi pond; using 3D projection mapping technology, Rockwell Group’s LAB designed subtle animations bring this signature statue to life. The menu, developed by Chef/Partner Ralph Scamardella, feature a diverse selection of Asian-inspired specialties, focusing on Chinese, Japanese and Thai techniques and ingredients.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1538 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AJAXX
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. Me and my wife love the food. We will come again when the inside is open.

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Meghan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waste of money, they can’t even make fried rice right.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went to Tao for a birthday celebration. Tao is usually one of my favorite places in LA. Gorgeous restaurant, good service, amazing food! The only critique I have is that we waited 40 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation and arrived on time. Hope it’ll be better next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a good time with my partner, it was our first time dining at Tao. The noise level was a bit too loud and couldn’t hear our waiter so good. Dining on the street wasn’t ideal, there were people coming up trying to sell items to us while we were eating and it was disturbing our peaceful night out. Food was great! Beef Mongolian was delicious and the doughnut dessert was great! Definitely will go back once everything goes back to indoor dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. With my reservation I did not need to wait. Could use more heaters outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Asian. My daughter’s favorite. For LA I believe

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vipAnonymous
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for DineLA and it was so delicious. They took safety precautions like temperature checks and lots of sanitizing. Elizabeth was so sweet and friendly! Overall, we can’t wait to go back to try the rest of the menu.

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TrivaS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Awesome clean service the host was great even sat my parties close to each due to social distancing for covid. The waiter had great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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CamryS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall food was great , server wasn’t attentive enough.

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got overcharged for item we never ordered. When they were supposed to fix the bill they didn't void the error and i risk being charged twice. Appetizer good but main dish just full of sauce pepper and over spicy. Desert way too sweet. Overall disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Michael was a great!

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GoldeeLokzz
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is nice the food was delish and the drinks where tasty. Would go to this restaurant again.

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SSassy
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was fine .. they just had us waiting forever and took people before us (they arrived after us). It was loud outside but still a nice environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. The service was great. Outdoor seating for everyone now. The salmon was delicious.

AM
AshannaM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a great time! Food was immaculate! He had a great time--too bad I found out the next day he's been cheating on me. I wish I could get a refund lol BUT OVERALL--10/10 place, 0/10 date.

BS
BriejonS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time coming to TAO I’ve heard a lot of great things about the place and I’m from DC so Since I was in Cali it was a must I finally checked them out and I was beyond impressed!! Everything was Perfect I had lobster fried rice with the glazed salmon and salmon Avocado sushi rolls . I will add to those traveling due to covid seating is fully outside and LA weather can be a little cool so bring a jacket . I will add that they do have outside heaters to accommodate which was even better!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

They say someone at our table other than our party
Ruined a business meeting

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Birthday dinner but the server forgot to send the birthday fortune cookie for the celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was good overall. We got places at a table that didn’t have a heat lamp so it was chilly for the first 15 minutes of our dinner. After asking for a heat lamp the staff jumped right on it which we very much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 31st birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever. Rude host and security guards, sitting on the street next to parking meters, greasy and saucy food, overpriced- nothing to justify $900 bill for party of 5 (with order of only one round of drinks).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The server never seemed to be around when we needed him. the support staff was A1

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Due to COVID we were sitting outside. Everything was nice ambiance was good. Food was excellent. Restroom was inside the dream hotel. Valet parking available.

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StevenT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Every visit to this restaurant has been a “10”, except this time. Even though we had to dine outside that was a “10”. The issue this time was very poor service. Normally they are checking on you, cleaning or removing used dishes constantly. They are one of my top two restaurants that exceeds expectations for this level of dining. To me it appeared that the quantity of staff on hand was sufficient, but they lacked on seeing how we were doing and left our plates there and waited a long time for the check. Still my favorite place to go in LA.

HM
HugoM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions are amazing
Staff amazing
Try their tequila and yellow red bull drink

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RevTrell
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had a good time. The new outside experience was enjoyable and well put together. The lights and music turned the sidewalk into a great patio dinner. All COVID-19 precautions were in place. Our service was fast, considerate, and professional. Hats off to the chef..

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Brandie
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess, security and waitress were very friendly

KG
KarlyG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Tao LA definitely isn't the same since COVID, but they've made due with their new "patio" dining experience. Not thrilled that the restroom is next door at Dream and its only 1 person allowed in the bathroom at a time. But desperate times call for desperate measures.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao have created a new outdoor dining space to allow them to reopen. The tables are very well laid out, music and lighting are on point, and as is always the case at Tao, the food and service were nothing short of superb. The interior at the restaurant is so dramatic, I was worried that the experience would not translate to outdoor dining, but it did.

JQ
JosephQ
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time having dinner and they didn't disappoint. The outdoor seating was wonderful.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please dress the part when you come here. The Gucci shirts are out.

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vipTimothius
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the inside, but the outdoor dining was a nice change. Felt like NYC

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience outside! Very private not too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Nice place but average food and service.

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vipRobby
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Gave us a tiny table and stuffed the table with big plates making it impossible to enjoy your meal. When I presented the issue, I had to bring it up to upper management before my needs were met. Also I asked 4 times to fix my moving table, before they fixed it. Service has gone down, and it’s sad that they blame covid for poor service. I usually enjoy this place a lot. This time I was very disappointed.

LJ
vipLisaJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and atmosphere was absolutely amazing. I will definitely be coming back.

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vipAliClaire
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The staff was very accommodating. Would highly recommend.

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vipFoodforfun
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fist time coming to TAO post COVID & they made it feel safe yet as normal as possible. Great safety and table spacing. Service and food were on par with the high levels we’ve come to expect at TAO. It’s pricey but worth it for the experience.

AP
vipAndrewP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst restaurant ever

FAQs

TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats.

TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles is rated 4.7 stars by 1538 OpenTable diners.

TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.taogroup.com/giftcards/.

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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