TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.8
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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! Everything was great as usual!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting , nicer staff.

LS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing as always!! The food, the ambience and the experience is the one of the best in LA!! Thank you again Tao for making our night out soooo memorable and special!!

F
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service the servers and owner tended to my families every need. The ambiance was unique and will definitely keep coming back.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing. Great service.

JK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, great service. Overpriced drinks and very loud groups of parties acting like animals and singing loud across both top balcony dining areas. Majority classless clientele.

IW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambiance and food were all amazing. It’s a must try!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Recommend for family, friends , or date night.

KG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out! We celebrated our birthdays. Tao was amazing! The food, service, cocktails, and ambiance above and beyond! Excited to return. Laura the Maitre D was outstanding!

JR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Your definitely paying for the ambience here! The service was excellent but I have to say the food was nothing special. If I had to recommend one item off the menu it would be the lobster and shrimp spring rolls.

W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes delicious food awesome vibes waiters are dopes owners are well managed
Clean and well managed

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant. Staff were professional and cordial. Food was presented well. I would recommend. Impressive experience.

OT
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner, staff and ambiance were amazing like always. Even on Valentine's night on a Friday night, everything was perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Service

DS
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! We were celebrating a special occasion and couldn't have selected a better place. Very impressed when they comped us drinks when our reservation time wasn't honored (minutes late being seated). Food, ambiance and service were stellar. Will return!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

FR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing. Unfortunately the people at the table next to us were loud and rude to our waitress. Tao was great though!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just go try it!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The worst experience ever. We got seated an hour later than our reservations. Then the food came an hour later. The waitress After a round of orders, said the kitchen is closed. So why would you give reservation that late????? And why would you seat people that late?????

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

AD
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Tao is a great place to have a date. Walking in, you can feel how lively the restaurant is. There was a live DJ and the space was very open.

Food was good, though I personally don’t think it is any different from a regular Asian restaurant.

I think I would have enjoyed my time more if the service was a little better. We had ordered a sushi roll, fried rice, and noodles. We got the sushi in about 10 minutes, but waited another 45 minutes for the rice & noodles.

The server acknowledged that our food took too long, and made it up by offering free dessert.

Though I didn’t have a great experience at Tao, I would probably recommend it to a friend.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and great service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Over all great place

B
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

We ordered the same food as we always had cause it’s our favorite but it wasn’t the same. The food has changed and everything that came out was horrible. It used to b one of the best places in Los Angeles. Now I can tell you the food at Panda Express tastes better than their food. It’s sad!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service love it

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an amazing experience. Go here!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot and sexy

CT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Everything about our night was AMAZING!!!!! The vibe when you stepped in the building is just breathtaking. We had reservations and waited a bit, but there was a bar area where we were able to grab drinks while we wait. When we were seated we were lucky to get one of the couch tables that overlooked the whole room! El, was our waitress for the night, she was absolutely beautiful!!! We were celebrating my Husband’s 40th Birthday and she treated us like royalty! The ambience was somewhat like a club with a DJ that played all the right songs all night. During our dining experience the manager came over to check in on us and make sure we were comfortable! El, helped us decide on our menu items with so much patience and knowledge of the menu! We promised her that we will definitely be requesting her each time we visit! The food was great, the drinks were even better and the grand finale birthday dessert was incredible!!!! We really wish we lived locally, because this place would be our weekend spot! Whenever in LA, it’s a much visit! We will definitely be back and thanks to everyone who had a hand in my Husband’s birthday surprise, I appreciate you all!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and i had a great experience from the drinks to the food! I will definitely be back! Thank you! :)

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great fun experience. Enjoyed the music but it was a little too loud Bec I couldn’t hear our waiter or people across my table. Food is delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had to wait over half an hour for a table for 2 even though we had a reservation

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside shows a different point of view on the restaurant. Coming in, I did not expect to have the restaurant to have stairs going down, and a statute that changed colors throughout the night. Waitress and servers did an amazing job on making sure we were good and having our drinks prepared before the meal. As the night went on, our waitress over did herself and gave us 2 complimentary drinks at the bar after the dinner. She was very friendly and kind and also detailed on the meals they have including the specials. (10/10) I would definitely come back and eat here again as the food was cooked very good and exceeded expectations!

G
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, server was great, food delish, fast and efficient. Very deceiving from front, felt like I was in Vegas

G
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice spot!!! Loved the atmosphere and food!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always in love with this place

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

4
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was good but I felt like we were being rushed to finish our food. We were not completely done with our desserts and someone took it away without asking.

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