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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I had a 9:45pm reservation and I called to let them know that due to the rain and traffic I was running a little late. I arrived to the restaurant at 9:47pm and waited an hour to be seated. I asked 3 times how long I would have to wait and was told they were waiting on other parties to finish up at tables. I was wondering what the reservation was for if I had to wait and hour to be seated. The waiter gave us a round of free shots and gave me a birthday dessert for the inconvenience. We ate and everything was going okay until it came time to pay the bill. They told us they do not except payments from cards that do not have chips on them. That should be told to customers in advance so provisions can be made. I had to speak to a manger about the payment situation and he approved that it was okay for use to use the card with no chip only if he takes a photocopy of the card with a photo ID. I just wasn’t very pleased with the experience not sure if I will be returning to TAO.

RJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is really cool!

JV
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I knew about this place sooner. Spectacular experience.

LR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent customer service our waiter was awesome with food recommendations to cocktail drinks. The ambiance and decor of TAO is so beautifully designed and done. We loved every detail of the place from the bathroom decor, to the giant Buddha upfront to the staircase leading down to more tables. Thanks TAO family for making my birthday celebration at your restaurant amazing.

MK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond amazing! I will definitely be back again and again.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was not as expected.. but, our waitress was pretty attentive when we did have her attention..

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Freezing cold and uncomfortable. When asked to move to a booth I was told that it was not possible as they were all booked. In this restaurant is not what you know but who you know. This was my wedding anniversary and had to leave early as both my wife and I were freezing cold.

v
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal for great for both of us

NS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere , great food - unique experience

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriend’s birthday.

AP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, excellent service and great food. Pricey cocktails.

c
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Unusually all of our good was super spicy and not up to usual standard. Service was uninspired and extremely slow even though the restaurant was not busy. Hostesses were mechanical and uninvolved. Cannabis vaping in lounge delivered huge wafts of unwanted, disgusting smelling smoke. .

MM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant interior is very interesting and that alone is worth the trip there. Looks like a great place to have a private party. Depending on what part of the city you're coming from this place isn't the easiest to get to, especially during rush hour, so allow yourself plenty of time. The menu is large and diverse with the food being pretty good.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We were not too happy with the service got the following:
1) Had to wait about 1/2 hr having a reservation already
2) Told hostess we had a birthday event & I had also said it in advance when I placed reservation online but when we told the waiter, he brought us 4 tiny, chocolate fortune cookies with a tiny chocolate banner saying HP & he said we should have mentioned it when we arrived. Not sure what the custom followed is when celebrating a birthday but we saw others with sparkly & nice looking desserts across our way & throughout the restaurant.
3) Ice tea is refillable at almost every restaurant but not at Tao.
4) Service was rushed
5) Felt that because we did not order alcohol the service provided didn’t matter.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was perfect!

a
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The table was so low and hard to eat and sit comfortably . The music of rotating techno music was annoying . Only the dimsum was great . The noodles and cauliflower was so sweet with sugar . The lobster roll tasted like sandpaper . The only great thing is the staff who made sure our table was cleared and we had change of clean plates . Disappointed Overall 😔.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant. Sushi is great entrees are overpriced and too heavily sauced.

AB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and i enjoyed our dinner, we drove from Corona but it was so worth it!! our server Antoinette was amazing very attentive and friendly, she helped me surprise my daughter with the most amazing chocolate dessert for her 19th birthday. We will definitely be back soon. Thank you Tao!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

All was great but the service was very slow for the most part. It took us 45 minutes to order our food and the birthday desert I had requested ahead of time was forgetter until I mentioned it.

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A beautiful room, great lounge and excellent drinks. Seated on time, but moved tables as the one we were given was next to a server hallway. Our server Alicea was excellent and just attentive enough. Took about 45 minutes from seating to get our first appetizer, but this seems to be the normal. Just have a cocktail and enjoy the room and people. Be specific in you want your food in a particular order, or the chef's will be guessing. It's a big menu and something on it for even those with allergies. Save room for the giant fortune cookie. The Dream next door also has a great roof bar for before or after dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing loved thus place! Celebrated a going away dinner with my lovely wife :) Vibes for life xxx

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthdat

LC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Mentioned via open table and on the phone to TAO that it was my partners birthday and requested if they could give us a nice seat for just the two of us, didn't even acknowledge it was her birthday when we arrived and didn't make the effort to seat us somewhere nice

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!. Amazing food and service service!!. We really enjoy it

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Nice birthday dinner. Fun with family. Food and cocktails were 8/10. My favorite was the lamb chops. Although when walking outside, the valet was rude. And the people outside were disturbing. I had to work my way through a crowd of sketchy people holding open liquor bottles to get to my car. I don’t know if I want to be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time! Tao made my birthday very special!

TB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th Birthday!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I order the table for 9:45 pm and we sit just in 10:30.

NS
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and busy for a Monday. Totally recommended

TK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating here. Great vibe, great food and even greater service

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waited 30+ minutes even with a reservation. Someone was smoking weed at the table next to us the entire time. Terrible customer service. Worst birthday dinner ever.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just so good and worth every penny

C
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Waited 15 minutes past our reservation time though got a nice table. Drinks high quality. Will go back. Been here two times already.

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first experience and love the service here!! Worth going again and will be coming back soon!! 😊

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Unfortunately, the only thing I enjoyed was the food. I chose this place for my birthday since I had heard good things. The waitress didn’t care even slightly that it was my birthday, also was gone most of the time even tho I would’ve gladly ordered more food or another drink, she wasn’t around. I wouldn’t be surprised if she took a break or something. We were seated behind a huge party, everytime somebody stood up I had a face full of butt. I had to hunt down a waitress to get forks as we were down to the last of the rice and the chopsticks weren’t helping anymore. Horrible experience, definitely regretted my choice of coming here and never coming back.
I really wanted to like this place but I guess it’s only good if you have a huge party or if you’re an influencer ?

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very very good food but a little bit to expensive for what you eat but it was great.

TC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always great I took my mom here for her birthday she really enjoyed it. The sweet and spicy shrimp is my fav and my mom loved the lobster pad Thai definitely great food and great service.

HM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautifull place !!!!!
Book a table here.
And enjoy the evening

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