TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles

4.6
1625 Reviews
$50 and over
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1625 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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gettella
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and the food was fantastic. We tried sushi, salmon, Peking duck and sides and loved everything. I recommend ending the evening with their signature fortune cookie dessert! What a great evening. I would recommend for special occasions, friends and business dinners. We will definitely be back!

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RyanF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was awesome, from the doorman to the servers! Great place

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MrsB
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere! We loved it especially the dessert entree!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Food was not so good

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vipLuisH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect... perfect!

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josephb
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome my first time going here will not be my last. Great music. Food is Bomb.

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IvrielleL
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

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BiancaC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mongolian beef with the fried rice (added the rice) it was delicious!

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RoseP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with great vibe, ambiance and food! From security, to seating to the staff that waited on us, our experience was awesome. I would highly recommend this place.

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Foodsnob11
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been over a year since I've been back and with the girlfriend that I haven't seen since our last visit. We couldn't wait not only to dine and have the EXACT items we ordered the last time, which we didn't forget, but also nice to see my friend. I absolutely love coming here. Probably the best Orange Chicken and Lobster wontons. Service was great, especially the hostess. Very warm and friendly! Drinks were great, except the expresso martini, but they were nice for me to change it. Will be back again, sooner than a year.

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AndyG
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

delicious food !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were seated at a booth where half the seat was completely covered in a chocolate sauce. Because of the dim lighting, part of the party sat in it unknowingly.

Look twice before you sit down. They probably didn’t wipe down the seating. During a pandemic, no less.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

This particular I wasn’t seated until 45minutes after my reservation time. I was told to stand outside until my table was ready.

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vipRobert
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I believe in transparent reviews, positive or negative.

The Good: as always, the food was great, the waitress was excellent, the ambiance was Tao

The Bad: VERY DISORGANIZED. Due to the pandemic, there is a barrier and a wait at the front prior to checking in. The gentleman manning the barrier was very disorganized. The process is flawed, they allow one person from the group to check in, but with 30+ people standing in a circle, he relied on memory to direct individuals past him to check in. His memory is clearly failing.

This resulted in my party waiting for an hour, even with a reservation, while multiple parties walked past us to check in. Each time we attempted to ask if we could check in, the gentleman at the barrier either ignored us or told us the wait is long. It soon became clear he didn't realize we never checked in. But that is because he wouldn't listen when we tried to explain that. The entire scene was a bit chaotic and frustrating.

A restaurant like Tao should have a more sophisticated method of checking in for a reservation. This method relies on the human element, with zero organization.

When we finally were able to get to the hostess to check in, we asked for the manager. After another 10 minutes he arrived. The manager had no idea of the disorganization happening up front. He apologized and attempted to make things right with complimentary appetizers and champagne. Nice gesture, but we had only planned on being there for an hour or so, and unfortunately we spent that amount of time waiting in line.

Tao needs to do better. Olive garden has a more sophisticated method of checking in. I would return for the food, but only after they reopen to full capacity and eliminate this inefficient check in method.

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vipTamiL
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We made a reservation and had to wait 40 minutes to be seated, manager sent over complimentary champagne and appetizers to makeup. Food was delicious as usual

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Natalie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday dinner here and the ambience was unmatched! So beautiful. It was a little cold inside tho probably due to A/C so make sure to bring a sweater. Service was good and food was delicious!

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RickR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Food is yummy, drinks are good, good looking women everywhere and the music of Dope!

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NikaR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

food was so basic, service was so basic. i really expected better on a $300 tab. the birthdays are a joke. i have to pay for a platter to get a song lol. i left a better review on yelp. if it weren't for the ambiance you'd get 1 star.

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oreoluwaO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Appetizers were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that Tao is back open and in full force. We missed you guys! Our waiter Cory was absolutely amazing such great service such great attitude we had a great time with him thank you so much Cory you were awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Good food but the coldest place ever. It’s indoor and the ac is on full blast and they don’t have any heater or blanket of any sort everyone was complaining. Very unprofessional!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night! Always delicious food!

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QuelessaD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As you walk in you are swept away with You would never believe stepping from the sidewalk to entrance, inside held this high palace of art and statues. Waiter, excellent. Food prepared elegantly. The only issue is we had to wait outside in cold due to entire party not arriving at the same time.

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Katrina
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful as ever & the service was good only one complaint is the small bench like table seating

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HollyMichelle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my time at Tao & I love the food every time..tried a lot of food that I never had before this time for my birthday and loved all of it & loved the waiters and staff for making my day special

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JesseH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fire

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and fast

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Like2chat
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ! The ambiance beyond AMAZING can be a very intimate date night or a sexy night out with your girls ! I will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food was good but the table was smaller then I expected.

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vipSheeda
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining here. All the food was AMAZING!! I don’t have a single complaint! A bit pricey but delicious. I will be back!!

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MichaelA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date night or to have a celebration or just a night out

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Nadz2Nadz
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This restaurant is a hit or miss. It’s great at times and then other times not.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Food was amazing once again & waiter was super nice and funny

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vipLauraK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance and service. But way over priced. Only 2 Chardonnay by the glass snd they were out of one leaving $25 glass as only option. $34 for orange chicken and $54 for mongolian beef. Just crazy expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience, food was great, our server was very attentive

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vipMarrietteS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be dining indoors!! Great staff, delicious food and amazing ambiance. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

FAQs

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

TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles is rated 4.6 stars by 1625 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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