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TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles

4.7
4.7
2697 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
TAO Los Angeles is a dynamic two-level space, complete with two private dining rooms, outdoor patio, lounge with large bar. and main dining room anchored by our 16 foot Quan Yin statue.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 88 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 593-7888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ralph Scamardella

  • Private party facilities

    TAO Group Special Events combines vibrant mix of stylish dining and lounge spaces paired with signature menus and world class service. We collaborate with a wide array of global clients to create unparalleled event experiences. TAO Group Special Events is where culinary innovation meets premium mix

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 465-2128

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Cahuenga / Wilcox

  • Parking details

    We do offer Valet - $12 up too 4 hours with validation you get at the front desk. $20 Flat fee thereafter.

  • Public transit

    We are located off the Metro Redline at the Hollywood and Vine Station (5 min walk). Once you exit, head West on Hollywood Blvd, then South on Cahuenga towards Selma intersection which is where we are located.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Hollywood

    Best Ambiance

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is very good
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came here to celebrate my birthday and like always, TAO never disappoints! I did my reservation a month prior to the date and requested seating, for two, on the steps. However, they did not have any seats available, so they proceeded to the floor and attempted to sit me at a small table, in elbow proximity to other guests. I did not want to spend my time or birthday sitting with other people. I told the hostess the table did not work for me and she was able to relocate me to a very nice table in the private dining area, overlocking the entire dining floor. I loved it! The food was delicious, as always! The Chinese Broccoli and shrimp tempura is a MUST! To top off my evening, I ordered banana pudding, which is so tasty, and they put a birthday candle on it! I love visiting TAO! They absolutely never fail!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food!
  4. LM

    LouisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much for an awesome birthday! My guests and I had a grand time.
  5. NF

    NigelF

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Food was creative and delicious. Place was unusual but pleasant. Service poor and expensive.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Your not going to have a better experience on a Tuesday night in LA for dinning and vibe’n to some music. Amazing service and great food!
  7. A

    Avinash

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Ambiance was great. The food was below average.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    I want to celebrate my birthday dinner with some friends. I did expect a bit more for a birthday occasion. I don’t know if they don’t generally do something, but I did expect a little bit more of the service to be a little better, but I mean I didn’t that the food was great. The drinks are amazing and the desert was awesome.
  9. d

    danpau98

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I wish I could give this five complete stars, however, due to what happened at the end of the evening, giving it a four star rating. First this was a birthday celebration. The reservation was made as such, and with a special note to the restaurant to please bring over a special birthday dessert at the end of the evening. The food was delicious spectacular terrific no issues whatsoever with the food. Our original server was phenomenal pleasant kind informative. Come to the end of the evening. We were presented with a dessert menu. We did not want an additional dessert (because we didn’t want to desserts) but we did say in after dinner drink a new waiter comes over. We tell him that I want to after dinner drink he goes away. He comes back and presents with a check to close the ticket out and leave so confused and perplexed did not bring over the birthday dessert nothing quite disappointing. Don’t know where the new waiter comes in to play why he had to help us, he just shows up like I was so confused. The fact that we didn’t get a birthday dessert that I specifically and written and it was a milestone birthday was quite disheartening and disappointing. Whatever we laughed, we went somewhere else and had a nightcap with a birthday dessert, but no to the restaurant it is disheartening that you didn’t pay attention and it felt as though we were being rushed out of the restaurant at 9:30 9:40 PM which put on a negative mark on the evening.
  10. CN

    CulturedNormie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great environment & tasty food! I recommend the snapper dish, it's delish!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience5
    I was not pleased at all, made a reservation for 9:30pm and wasn’t seated until after 10:30. There was no point of even making any reservations.
  12. C

    Carmi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Good was really good! Waite was great! I wish you guys did birthday cake for guest birthday.
  13. s

    stiktoit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Place is beautiful and TAO group always makes good food. That said, when it's $100+ a head, you should expect not to be treated like cattle. We were told to order the full menu and they would pace it out (as any respectable restaurant should be able). This was a nightmare of pacing: tacos came before water, and plates came after the second course. Even sitting with two dishes on the table, untouched, no plates, the server walked up and asked if we needed our half full drinks refreshed... no, need a plate so we can eat the hot food! Every dish was delivered without something that was needed. Didn't get a refill on water until the end. Only thing we were asked repetitively is if we wanted another alcoholic drink (sales team is on point, hospitality team not so much). Then, halfway through our main, we were asked about dessert. And 3/4 thru the main asked to pay the check, I mean, it's not even sanitary to touch that gross card machine while trying to eat. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the little things that made a fine dining experience more of a rushed elementary school lunch trip. Will not return.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance and very romantic and intimate.
  15. EG

    EmmaG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant, unfortunately disregarding and petulant male servers. The female front of house staff were lovely, it was such a steep contrast in attitudes. Our server brought one glass of wine when a bottle was ordered, and quickly dropped it to the table and ran off before I could say anything. We didn't see our server until our three course meal was over. During dinner I had tried to ask another male server to help us but was barked at "I am not you server". When our server presented to clear our plates I told him that I had asked for a bottle not one glass, he walked away, disappeared out the back for a time and then was seen serving other tables whilst holding our bottle of wine. When he eventually brought it to us there was no apology, just a condescending statement of "cheers guys". I was in shock and wanted to get out of there. I have never paid so much to be treated so poorly. We would have liked to have spend a great deal more time and money, and tip generously for our experience as we are on an overseas trip but felt vilified by the male servers contempt. We had made a reservation at 8:45 pm Monday 09/19/22.
  16. CT

    CTGo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Waitress forgot our second round and food took 2 hours to come out because our food was given to someone else. Was never compensated for anything still had to pay full total bill and even worse for all this to happen on a nonbusy night accordingto the Waitress and to top it off on my anniversary. Food was good but definitely not worth going back if that's how they treat there customers
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Food was Delicious, a unique taste. The environment feels so alive and there’s even one guy at the restroom helping you to provide you with hand soap and towels. Besides, not to mention the little gift that they give you , so cool.
  18. NN

    NicoleN

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    It's been about 8 months since we last dined at Tao. This time we felt that the food and service is not what it used to be. We ordered pretty much the same items we always order, but they weren't as good. I hope the quality will return to what it used to be.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food but the waiter was not very helpful
  20. AA

    AndrewA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lobster fried rice and hong kong noodles lacked flavor. The appetizers were an A+. Chili pepper chicken was amazing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Birthday Celebration.
  22. t

    tbone

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent! Great service, personality, conversation and recommendations.
  23. AG

    AlejandraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday and had an amazing time! The ambiance was energetic and fun! Food was amazing, especially the Sea bass! Enjoyed the Tao tini and molten chocolate cake! Service was great and restaurant is breathtaking!
  24. M

    Mercedesv

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    I was a little disappointed that we didn't get a birthday dessert, after I had written a reminder note. We were also told that the meal was family style and most of the dishes were not.
  25. B

    Brody1345

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We arrived early and weren’t seated until 30 minutes after reservation time at 10:30.service was bad never hot my water.Tao is suffering on the weekends.manager never came.horrible anniversary dinner.husband would’ve preferred Barton h
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good place for special occasions Birthday’s and dates

    TAO Asian Bistro - Los AngelesResponded 4 days agoThank you for your feedback!

  27. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a excellent experience. Totally recommended. All food that I ordered was really good.
  28. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant and the service is just unbelible good !
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Recent visit the the venue. We were made to wait a while before our table was ready. Usually we wouldn’t mind. But we were having a late dinner. And having to wait to eat was not ideal. We were given a lovely table with a view of the whole restaurant. My main issue was the service. Took ages to get served. Felt rushed and took a while between starters in a mains. Throughout LA ate in many places and felt here you were going to get more attention from staff if you are usual guests or spending lots of money
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It's pretty...pretty expensive as well. Food was okay, nothing too extraordinary- experienced it but wouldn't return. They'll put a candle in a desert if you buy one and it's your birthday- blah.
  31. E

    Eitan

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere and service are both next level. Me and my wife enjoyed every moment. Food is great, we enjoyed the sushi and noodles - very good. Skip the "Filet Mignon “Tokyo” Style", too much sauce. Awesome experience overall, very friendly and kind staff. Thanks so much
  32. SF

    ShebaF

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and the food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Partnership success

    TAO Asian Bistro - Los AngelesResponded 4 days agoThank you for your feedback!

  34. MJ

    MelvinJ

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really great and would definitely recommend to others.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was top notch, and the ambiance was the icing on the cake, would definitely go again
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Watered down shots for 2rounds! Didn’t compensate and say it was us 🤣 I drink my liquor straight that was WATEREDDDDD down
  37. DH

    DainH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing plaice to start the night.
  38. HN

    HelenNg

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a great time dining at TAO last night. Very nice ambience, good food, nice deco. Parking was hectic!
  39. G

    Gryphon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food, great service, and amazing environment. It is a beautiful restaurant. Very energetic atmosphere. A little hard to hold a conversation though.
  40. MS

    MeghanS

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow, but bearable. Biggest problem is a couple of the dishes were not of the quality we were expecting. For $80, the beef and broccoli should have been fantastic. It was average. And the triple pork fried rice was just not good. Couldn’t eat it. Tuna tartare on crispy rice and the lobster fried rice were fantastic though!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles is rated 4.7 stars by 2697 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 88 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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Google Map for TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles

6421 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028-7310

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cahuenga / Wilcox

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We do offer Valet - $12 up too 4 hours with validation you get at the front desk. $20 Flat fee thereafter.

  • Public transit

    We are located off the Metro Redline at the Hollywood and Vine Station (5 min walk). Once you exit, head West on Hollywood Blvd, then South on Cahuenga towards Selma intersection which is where we are located.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ralph Scamardella

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 593-7888

  • Private party facilities

    TAO Group Special Events combines vibrant mix of stylish dining and lounge spaces paired with signature menus and world class service. We collaborate with a wide array of global clients to create unparalleled event experiences. TAO Group Special Events is where culinary innovation meets premium mix

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 465-2128

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