Tao Chicago

4.6
555 reviews
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Asian
TAO Chicago offers its guests a sensual trip through the cuisines of Asia. The design-driven restaurant and adjoining nightclub is inspired by the original TAO locations in New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. TAO Chicago features multiple levels, creating dynamic spaces within the historic building’s shell, while adding TAO’s Asian-influenced DNA to the restaurant, lounge and nightclub including murals by artist Hush and TAO’s signature 16-foot-tall Quan Yin statue anchoring one end of the dining room. TAO Chicago’s restaurant menu, created by TAO Group Partner and Chef Ralph Scamardella and Executive Chef Michael Armstrong, is complete with great Pan-Asian offerings from the sea, sky and land including signature dishes like Satay of Chilean Sea Bass, Crispy Rice Tuna and a Wagyu Rib-Eye Teppanyaki.

Specials

Join us for Happy Hour!

Enjoy drink specials in our Bar and Lounge areas Sunday-Wednesday between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
$5 select beer
$8 select red & white wine btg
$8 select signature cocktail
(offers do not include tax & gratuity)
*offer does not apply in our dining room
*selections subject to change

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 25, 2019

Ends: April 26, 2118

Availability: Sun-Wed 5:00PM-7:00PM

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

We'll be open at 5pm for Father's Day, we look forward to celebrating with you!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 555 People Are Saying
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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Spectacular restaurant visually, design-wise,worth visiting to experience. We arrived within 5 minutes of our reservation and were told the table was not ready,we could get a drink at the bar and wait. They asked for my cell to page us and we left. Drinks were great,little pricey ($15) but very pleasant bar. Time passed,15/30/40 min and finally we returned to the entry. "You never checked in", "you never left your cell #" "see it says so right here on the computer". We were aghast!!! I said "you've got to be kidding me,we already checked in and have been waiting 40 min". The one women began to smirk at us, I was really amazed.We asked for a manager at that point and almost just left. She came and was great, listened to what happened and seated us. She comped some of the bill and from then on the food/service were great. Would go back for the food/ambience, the reservation,entry desk really needs a make-over,I read other people mention similar problems with the entry/reswrvations.

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MG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a reservation for 7.45 PM on a Tuesday night. We arrived 7.35 PM and we were seated at 8.20 PM. We sat in waiting area for more than 40 minutes with a beeper but no updates or drink offerings. After that, everything was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Har the resreaction at 8.45 when we arrived we got told they where setting the table up.

Asked 25 minutes later they where still setting up..

Another 15 and they where still setting up.

Hostess where not on point.

Our service at the table, was awake and Niki was great.

Due to the situation at the hostess desk I would have rated it higher.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Horrible.
Server barely came to our table, manager had to step in and refill water and take order.
2 items mysteriously were added to our bill, we were looking over the check and all of a sudden the server runs to us and tells me “oh let me take care of the bill, few items were added that did not belong to you” I wonder how he found that out so quickly after he wasn’t at our table the entire evening.
Manager came by to apologize and says: “sorry, it happens”

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Over price for the quality you get even for Chicago send back the salty beef chao-fun the server seem does not care. Service are cold try to give you what you order but nothing else, no recommendation no personality, actually I don't even know her name.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was jus ok. Bass appetizer was probably the tastiest. I ordered suggested crispy snapper and it had a nice presentation but it was just fried fish- nothing special taste wise. My husband ordered sweet shrimp and it was good , not great. We ordered eggplant side and it was just too oily. The server took it away and didn't charge us for it.
I'd go back for the environment not for food. Everyone was very pleasant.

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JJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tao was wow! We splurged and had the chef pick out a four course dinner with some personal preference requests. While it was expensive, it was a dinner my guests and I will fondly remember for years.

Every course was fantastic!

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K
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Our table was almost an hour late so they offered us free appetizers. Then the food was slow not did the server go above and beyond. Pass next time for the price.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The experience at the restaurant itself was amazing. But they made us wait 1hr until our table was ready, which is way too long.

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JO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only disappointing thing was making a reservation and not be in sat for more than 50 minutes after my reservation was due. Being given the runaround is that something I appreciate when I take the time to make a reservation. However Walter, our server who we’ve had on previous occasions actually makes the dining experience more than superior

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RP
Wales
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I think the drinks were a little overpriced. But lovely food and ambience!

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interior. Excellent food. Great service. Always again.

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KR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing and the food was just as good. Thanks for making my birthday so nice!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is amazing! Excellent music, food and service!

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, if you have been to any of the others expect the same. The service is great and the food is amazing!

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RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the drinks and the atmosphere the decor and food was very tasty! Would definitely go back. 4 stars

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LG
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This place is definitely a place to visit in Chicago.

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Z
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Ambiance was on point. Definitely worth the one hour commute.

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the freshest sushi I’ve had in a long while !

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with amazing food.

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CF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a good time food was delicious and enjoyed the view. We sat on the stairs

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SG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The wait staff was kind and courteous. Great customer service...

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AM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

They were an hour behind in reservations but once seated brought complimentary appetizers (that were overcooked, lol). The build out is stunning. The service was excellent once seated. The crowd was touristy. Felt more like being in Las Vegas than Chicago.

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MF
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a challenging experience as it was crowded, people squished together, music and DJ playing tunes during dinner made for a too trendy, trying to hard dinner.

The food was average, but WAY overpriced and the service was fine, but slower. This was not an easy place to have a good conversation or celebrate an anniversary, but could be ‘hip’ to be seen walking out of.

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PL
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was great. However, at the bar at the club-I had asked for an itemized bill and the bartender acted as if I was asking for something outrageous. When I did get an itemized bill-I would hardly call it that. It basically stated 'Drinks' and an amount next to that. At $15+ a pop for a drink, you most certainly should provide me that.

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M
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit to Tao Chicago, and it is an amazing experience! We love the vibe, amazing service, great bar area, and the food!
Next visit we are definitely checking out the club!

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E
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Booked a table last night for a graduation dinner for my niece. They made me give a CC to hold my reservation. (Pretty common) Once we arrived at the 8:15 reservation on time I was told they are just seating the 7:30 tables. No apology just a blank look like it was my fault. We sat at 8:50 in one of the second floor party rooms that wasn't ready to receive guest, we stood there as they brought in the chairs and table settings. First impression- maybe have someone at the front desk that is more concerned about customer relations then flipping her hair. I understand they need to be young and pretty but I don't need your hair all over the place. Second if you are going to take a CC to hold a reservation then you need to stay true to the time that is reserved. A few minutes +/- understandable. Over all - the food is still pretty good for a chain. The cost is too high to be sloppy with the basic details. Interior space is well done and a lot of fun. They did bring peppers and edamame to the table as gesture. Still good but not great!

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything about the experience was great but server was sub par. Forgot half of the appetizers ordered so we didn’t even bother ordering entrees just took the check. The rest of the staff was amazing, hostess, bus, bartenders, but server was never to be seen.

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C
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Undeniably the best meal I’ve had in Chicago in recent memory. Also the best, most exciting atmosphere! Gotham City meets Buddha. My only complaint- I ate too much dessert from the dessert sampler platter.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Felt really rushed from the minute I got there. Waitress came by every few minutes, not giving us enough time to look at the menu and servers asked to take food away several times before we were close to being done. Wasn’t like this when I was here in September. Very disappointed.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my birthday at Tao.
Great music too

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DB
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived the vibe, decor and eclectic sound track! Food was well presented and flavorful. I’ve made reservations to bring out of town relatives at the end of the month.

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B
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!!! Thnx!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday with our family and had a great time. Amazing food, service and ambiance and we had a blast!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightfully Good. No problems

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Bachelorette

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NB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I recommend adding a photo of foods on the menu so people can have an idea of how much food they will receive and what it would look like. Too pricey for a small amount of meal.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ray is a “Ray of Sunshine” the best of the best at Tao.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is good, when it gets busy expect to squeeze between tables and people to go to the bathroom or have a waitress rubbing against your back while serving table next to you, ohh yeah don’t step away from your table they will take everything away instantly assuming you left, so check the place out before you sit down and don’t go to the bathroom at the same time 😄 I guess it’s tourist level of service since I doubt they have a lot of locals go there regularly. The atmosphere is nice and different, definitely worth going once. Seems like sushi is the way to go, so if you think of it as upscale sushi place you’ll enjoy it.

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