TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles

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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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Our dinner was bad, food doesn’t taste good , lobster roll was horrible, to swallow one piece I had to drink all glass of water. Service was so slow, order coffee in a end after we finished dinner, after 20 min waiting waiter ( no coffee, no dessert menus), I have to remind her about coffee, and she said coffee will come with dessert menu in a end,
but we finished dinner 30 min ago and just seating there for half hour, no coffee, no dessert menu....
so we just pay and leave.
Very disappointed.

MA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Server messed up order multiple times

Was not up to par with the normal Tao experience

Will not come back unless comped for terrible experience

DS
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a great location and atmosphere. And the food is delicious. Too many pricy upscale places have just average food but Tao dim sum and main courses are delicious. And the deserts are amazing and presented beautifully. I was there for a birthday and we did a lot of eating and drinking. In the past, waiters and managers would send over free shots or appetizers or desserts. None of that this time. Don’t know if it was an oversight or just belt tightening but it always lent to a celebratory atmosphere when they did that.

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must go restaurant. Staff was very nice and had great customer service.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was Amazing!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wrong Order
Wrong Drink
But they managed to fix it

A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went here to celebrate my birthday. The food was amazing. Definitely recommend the beef waguu. It was a party of 8 we were seated by the large Buddha statute in the back in a semi private. The waitress was friendly and very helpful. The service of how fast the food came out was great. The party had two kids both 8 years old and I would say the atmosphere for them was good. They enjoyed the decor and the coi fish pond we were seated next too.

d
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Every dish we ordered was very sweet with heavy sauces.

SE
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Tao! Great food and drinks, friendly staff. A lot of noise but still not a problem to talk to eachother. Recommend the molten Chocolate Cake for dessert, it’s The best!!

t
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Atmosphere, food fantastic
great ambiance
make sure to order the Desert Platter, and if nothing else either the Lava Cake or the Fortune Cookie
both are not to be believed

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service and great atmosphere. Love this place

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

L’endroit est sublime par contre nous avons attendu 45 minute pour nos plats car apparemment le serveur a oublié nos commandes. Donc je suis déçu la dessus. Le serveur nous a offert un dessert pour ce rattraper.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice l loved the place fast service delicious food.

RV
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

From the moment I arrived they tried to rush me to choose all the courses. Insisted on and on. Felt coerced. The restaurant had just opened and was empty. First time there and won't come back.

TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. They have the best food and staff

DP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, lovely food, a bit pricey but I suppose you’re paying a bit extra for the great view

LO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It’s so beautifully set up and it’s a restaurant and lounge. It’s very loud and fun. The crowd was perfect and upscale dress is a must. The food and drinks were delicious. Will be coming back for sure :)

MI
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food never disappoints. Thank u to the staff for accommodating my mom who could not go down the stairs. We got to tour the kitchens :))
The giant fortune cookie is always a trip. We loved everything including the lamb chops, sweet and sour pork, the chicken lollipops etc.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We went for 2 events , one birthday and one for becoming a doctor. I called in advance and let them know when i order cakes to bring one for bday and one congrats . But the waiter brought 2 cakes with 2 happy birthdays. But wasn’t a big deal but would appreciate if they got the correct ones. And we felt rushed all the time they were are u done, dude relax we ordered bunch of food and we want to enjoy it.

S
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I had a great time celebrating my birthday here. The food was good and drinks were great. Server was attentive. It’s loud but I enjoyed the vibe. My birthday dessert plate was amazing. The only down side was that my reservation was 10 pm and we did not get seated until 10:30 pm. We were told the party ahead of us arrived late, but overall it was a good experience for me.

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the restaurant is also very beautiful.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and ambiance was perfect!! Thank you for taking care of us!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food!!! Great service!! Surrounded by beautiful huge Buddha statues!!

MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome, as was the service! The drinks were a little pricey, but I guess that's to be expected...at least they were delicious!

M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would love to go back to this amazing, classy and unique restaurant. The food was delish

EE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to LA with my girlfriend. We love this city and this is now one of our favorite spots to dine.

DD
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service and amazing venue!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience. Food and Service was good.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

From the shorter of the two hostess’s being extremely rude Upon arrival, table not being ready, to the kitchen forgetting a few our meals bad service experience. If it wasn’t for our waiter comping a portion of our meal I’d give service 0 stars. Busters and additional help were phenomenal and on top of everything. Not certain that I’d ever go back based on this experience unfortunately we were a party of 7 and feel the server should have been more attentive or had help.

D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, outstanding service, beautiful decor, lively crowd—great experience overall! Will definitely return soon. Thanks, TAO!

BK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent but service was Outstanding I believe his name is Jeremy we were table 7 Sunday night at 7 o’clock Will be going back very soon

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience. Waiter suggested many plates and they were all great. Lobster egg rolls and Lobster fried rice are a must.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Our server fantastic.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

i
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

worst service ever___ no words ___over price panda express

VM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The server was very brash and abrupt. She didn’t refill or offer to refill drinks (cocktails, water) and when asked questions she seemed as if she wanted to leave the whole time. The food was delicious but the portions- even for sharing are a bit small. The ambiance is great- chic and lively.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very cool, hip setting w very nice ambience & people watching atmosphere. A place you can feel comfortable in a nice pair of jeans & casual collared shirt or suit & tie.
Also liked the way the open space slopes down, from street level to the main dining area & stage, with nicely terraced seating areas along the way...

JG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Sever was very unfriendly and short. Asked if we were new to the restaurant and didn’t go over the menu. Only allowed us to order at once and took the menus. Tables next to us were treated differently.

N
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Desserts were amazing. Spectacular service not only by our server but everyone working there kept every table in check to make sure everything was running smoothly. We went on a weekday so they were definitely more attentive and the restaurant wasn’t crazy busy. I would definitely go back there but for sure only on a weekday.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere.

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