Tao Chicago

4.6
333 reviews
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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.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except the brown fried rice. Over cooked. Very hard

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w
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Bar staff, excellent drinks. Waiter was informative and really helped our dining experience. We will dine here again!

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BH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal! From the food to the atmosphere, to the music during dinning! Definitely going to be going back

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

Great server. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Food outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interior design and the artwork peppered around the restaurant is amazing. The food was perfect

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place!!

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

Amazing food and decor. Hip and trendy- great service if it’s earlier in the evening, bad service if it’s after 8:40pm- too busy and staff will be flustered. They forgot to give us utensils so we stared at the yummy food but couldn’t eat it til they came back.

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AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Do not combine all sushi orders into 1 big plate, confusing when people order different roles.

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

It was great

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S
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful interesting room. Very energetic. Food is very tasty. On a scale of 1-5 it’s a 3.5 in my opinion. It serves family style dishes. Be careful not to order too much, our waiter encouraged us to order more food than we could eat. We had a lot of doggy bags and an expensive check.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent great staff and service.

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MW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait wasnt long at all and the food was great plus waitress was very friendly and helpful

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FP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Great food, good music and great for a girls night out.

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

It's a fun place to go for a cool vibe, but probably would never go again. Nothing especially noteworthy cuisine wise that would make me want to revisit.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect from decorations , service food can’t ask for more. Keep it up.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the drinks were top notch. Our server was great as well. My only complaint was that Thai Buddha Chicken was not on the menu. I love that at Tao Vegas and was disappointed to find out it wasn’t on the Chicago menu

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Valentines Day

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A
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

OK food, seriously over priced. Don’t come here for a full dinner (appetizers, entrees, dessert and drinks). Your bill will be minimum $250 for 2. Come here for a few apps a few drinks around 11 pm then stay to enjoy the club.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon arrival staff from Valet to receptionist was polite and professional. The music was nice and the ambiance was very relaxed. I will be going back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lot of fun cool place

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KP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food were great. Tao also had really good customer service.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasure, everything was just as expected...

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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G
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very different in appearance from Las Vegas. A brilliant reimagining of the former clubbing space exquisite presentation and execution. Asian goodies will love

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IB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The price is very pricey.. I went during the extended restaurant week where was stated on th NBC news station.. the restaurant did not honor the extension.. if I had known about them not honoring it .. I would not have gone to this restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Tao restaurant was amazing

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EO
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was out of this world fantastic. My only complaint is one of the workers elbowed me in the back of the head and didn't even realize it. Next time I go I will bring a helmet.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and our server was very good. He had knowledge of the entire menu and was able to give great suggestions. The Tao Tini was delicious. We tried this restaurant because of a couple Dj envy and Gia Casey and I appreciate this recommendation. We will definitely return.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bring your wallet, but I highly recommend. Great food, great atmosphere.

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AG
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We ordered a Thai chicken and a lobster rice that wasn't very good (don't recommend it). The service was very slow.

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JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything we had at Tao! Tuna Pringles, dumplings, filet, spicy tuna on crispy rice, creme brûlée(size of a small pizza)! Will definitely return, you can’t go wrong with Tao.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I really liked the Phuket cocktail.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter Walter did an amazing job, he made the experience worthwhile! He is an amazing waiter

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W
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

As I start to write about the worst/very unprofessional dining experience at Tao Chicago,
Honestly, if I could I would want to give this place zero star. From our experience last night at Tao was unacceptable in many aspects.

1. reservation delay - We made a reservation, but we weren't seated till about an hour later.

And as we patiently got our water-down drinks at the bar,
Bartender was very unfriendly for no reason.
(Maybe because we weren't cute guys)

2. entree brought out before appetizer - which never happens, and absurd excuses about why sushi entree had to be sent before the appetizers.
(Because sushi gets cold...)
Really??!!!!!???? And took an hour to get any food.
And no one cared.

3. wrong appetizer - my friend ordered vegetable roll was served chicken gyoza.

4. terrible food - quality, and taste of the food was unacceptable. Dishes were way too sweet, and seasoned heavenly. You couldn't taste the actual taste vegetables or meat.
None of us finished more than half of the entree, which none of the wait staff cared to ask.

5. no dessert * free drinks but only serves 4 out of 5 of us. It was obvious that we weren't getting any service or food that we deserved. And when we couldn't get the desert we ordered because they miss calculated counts, they offered free dessert platter. (Which wasn't that impressive, because it was just three scoops of ice cream and inedible huge fortune cookie, fried doughnuts.
At this point we just wanted to leave.

6. promised dessert takes 1 hour to wait for
And while we were just sitting and waiting for our dessert platter, it took another hour, and no one came to check on us. And one of my friend left!

7. manager ignores us and storms off
When we tried to talk to one of the manager about our experience, he didn't even care and left while we were still trying to explain.

8. cant even pick up the check to leave
We wanted to end the night, and just go home.
And it took forever to get the check.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Had an 8pm reservation but didn't get seated until 8:45. Service was horrible. We had to constantly remind him to bring out our drinks (even water). Took forever to get our check. We left the restaurant at almost 12am. Food was good but for the prices you pay, you should expect better service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I was amazed with the restaurant set up. It's like from a james bond movie, you walk around the corner and there is this beautiful looking restaurant with the statue you have to see it to understand what I'm talking about. Very powerful presentation I don't think anyone can match it in Chicago. Atmosphere was good very energetic, cocktails are good and food is good. We tried restaurant week menu so can't say much about food until we go back and try some exclusive dishes they offer.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I had a reservation at 8pm and didn’t get seated until 8:20, but we did not get accommodated for waiting.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the Restaurant week meal and my wife had a meal from the menu. Hers was much better. I will be back to try your regular food. The place looks great but it’s a bit too noisy for our tastes.

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n
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

said they would course our order since you have to order everything up front but everything came out at once. service was lacking. disappointing

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