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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A night to remember. Treat your loved ones to the gift of TAO. Now accepting dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day starting at 5pm.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

What 1408 People Are Saying
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JU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was wonderful. From the greeters to the food, everything was amazing.

C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had an amazing experience at Tao. The host/person seating us had a lot of attitude but overall amazing experience. Food and service was perfect. Drinks were delicious!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was pretty good, not mindblowing but no real complaints. For me this place is all about the ambiance. Def a nice spot for a date

E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good service, trendy ambiance. Very hip spot, very pricey drinks and Food servings where a bit small for the price, appetizers were good and the chocolate cake was phenomenal.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my 25th birthday we dined at TAO LA. It was fantastic from arrival to departure. Thank you to the team who made it an unforgettable experience. I look forward to returning again in the near future.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Everything is always amazing! The waitress wasn’t too personable/friendly

K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambiance, music, vibes and good drinks!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and ambiance is to die for! Great service and the server was so friendly! Interior is top notch! Food is A+!

OT
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El was great! She coursed everything perfectly!

KB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Dumplings were iver cooked and tasteless. Pad Thai was super sweet. Crab pasta was overly salty. A waste of $100

JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I put in my reservation that we were celebrating our engagement and wanted a specific seating area. We got the table but the engagement or the fact that we were celebrating was never even brought up by anyone. Would have been nice for my finance to hear that. Also, the music needs to be updated. It was all the same genre and dated.
Service was great though.

L
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe here. The decor was fabulous. Beautiful leveled seating. It was very busy especially for a Sunday night! It was a little too loud but our booth was off to the side so we were ok. We were 4 people. Loved the food except the curry chicken. Looovved the deserts! We had the lava cake but it wasn’t like all the others. It had caramel or dulce de leche inside. It was to die for as was their banana desert. Omg would go back just for the deserts! Great restaurant to take out of towners.

AK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

had a late night (friday 1045pm) reservation. did not get seated for over an hour. keep in mind when making reservations that this restaurant overbooks and doesn't manage their floor properly. for a 1045p table, the 8-9pm reservations need to be finished eating and leaving their tables, but they don't leave. and the restaurant should be aware of this and not allow as many reservations.

F
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great service! We will definitely be back!

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao always delivers. It’s a super atmosphere and the food is amazing

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my birthday dinner

MT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a good time! Food is delicious. I love it’s an open space.

DJ
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner party experience with great drinks and food. My only gripe is that I had a 10:15p reservation and didn't get seated until 10:45p. I had my guests arrive at 10p to ensure the restaurant wasn't waiting on my party so my guests were waiting for 45mins. Luckily they went to the bar but as a planner I take people's time into consideration and since it was my birthday dinner I felt responsible.

SF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service is amazing will be going back 2 second time around

h
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Place was very nice. Small portions what the price. Was very bummed that they don't do a complimentary Birthday dessert or at least not for me.

The service was great. Staff was very pleasant.

WS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance and decor. The physical restaurant is 5 stars and timeless. Worth going to see the place even if it’s just for drinks. Good spot for special occasions as all of Tao locations are. Ideal spot for Instagram junkies. The food is decent but not great ...avoid the crispy chicken.. very brand and dry. Beef and broccoli was good..not great . Our server was attentive and nice. The concept is definitely showing its age...needs an update. Tourists will love it!!!!

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

r
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Tao for my birthday and the food and location did not disappoint. We did have to wait an hour after Our reservation time to get seated, which was frustrating. We didn’t get seated until 11 pm and by then everyone was starving and we probably over ordered. But the restaurant is beautiful, the food is always extremely good and I always enjoy myself!

A
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food and vibe!

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so amazing!

AN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have the best experience here!!! Every table is great, the food is amazing, the drinks top off the overall night! It's honestly never a bad experience when you come to TAO!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The waiter was rude and very judge mental

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Gorgeous interior, mediocre food. Think P.F. Chang’s but triple the price...We ordered the miso sea bass satay, which was over cooked. The short ribs were terribly lean and flavorless. Mongolian beef was not Mongolian beef?? Bread pudding doughnuts were not bad. In short, not worth it.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao never disappoints. Great food, wonderful ambience and friendly staff.

E
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was super duper mediocre
Chicken tasted old ish
Dessert was bland and they didn’t even offer us any knowing it was a bday celebration

JT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My daughter’s 21st birthday dinner

P
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

It took a long time to get a waiter-we asked several people to help us get served, and frankly it was early before they got busy.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tao is always a great experience.

JW
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service was awful... The staff is untrained and for as many as there are, they stood around and weren’t even capable of bringing water to the table. Having to ask more than once for anything at a restaurant is one thing, but 3 times and then having to get up to ask a manager reveals a whole other set of issues. I spent $1,000 for 10 of us and will NEVER, EVER recommend this restaurant or go there again!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We came in for our daughter’s 17th birthday with a group of 10 people. I can’t believe how BAD the service was in an environment such as this. We will not be recommending this TAO location ever again.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend birthday dinner

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a good time

J
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cool experience, good service

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