Tao - LA

4.7
990 reviews
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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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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Tao was a solid restaurant. Everything was great!

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful place!

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SS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The food is amazing so as the service. Had a great time.

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VT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & excellent service by Amy & Eli. Highly recommend. Thanks again TAO Fam!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tau was the best place in LA for a birthday dinner! Food was absolutely delicious and the service was incredible!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

First time I dined here was excellent, but second time around the quality of people and service decreased dramatically. I saw the bouncer getting bribed to let a bunch of inadequate ladies in. Not worth it. Felt rushed to leave the whole time.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The atmosphere was very nice.

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RR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the atmosphere was excellent. We really enjoyed ourselves!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tao has great food, great atmosphere and great service!!!!

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t
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome! It's just a little dark inside. I had a hard time seeing the menu

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S
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Although the food was great, the experience made us feel stressed. Everything just went by way to fast. When you buy a 200 dollar dinner with many courses you don’t want it done in 40 minutes from when you sit down. We felt like they stressed us away so they could seat more guests. Also, the table was more like a coffee table so we could not eat comfortably.

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LT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Took my friend here for her birthday dinner, we made reservations and still had to wait about 20 minutes. I'm vegan and i asked the waiter SEVERAL times what options on the menu were vegan, if any, i then ordered one of the options he gives me, only to find out it contains egg in it. Over all the food average, the scene was beautiful, and i won't be returning.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our first time experience at Tao where we celebrated our anniversary. Alecia, our server was awesome!

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EM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Endroit très beau, vraiment magnifique et chaleureux. Personnel accueillant, gentil et disponible. Dommage que l’on ne retrouve pas la beauté du lieu dans l’assiette. Ce n’est clairement pas un endroit pour les gourmets et amateurs de cuisine thaï

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M
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my sister here for her birthday. I thought it would be a nice trendy restaurant in LA to attend. The decor is beautiful like the one in Vegas. The food is good and expensive. The portions are not large. It’s not family style more like sharing for two people instead of 4. The deserts were great and our server was fun. She gave us an extra desert on the house. :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and polite staff

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JR
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good but portions that we were told to be shareable wasn't, we all left still hungry.
The server offered to bring out a cake for my husband's birthday and we when got the bill he charged us for it. The cake wasn't very good so I was a little upset to have pay for it, we thought it was complimentary. Hense the fact that we didnt even chose the cake he just brought it out.. when I confronted the server about it, he wasn't apologetic, he had a condescending tone and said " oh maybe I should've been a little more clear but oh well happy birthday " he was rude as h**l..
I wouldn't come back just for that very reason. An apology could go a long ways or at least pretend like you care. But my little review won't change anything, so I'm not sure why I'm even bothering to leave one.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best asian restaurant in town, food is amazing, portion sizes are great and cost vs benefit is perfect. Besides all that their service is amazing and the crowd is A+
Valet price is cheap and food cost very inexpensive.
I go there twice a month I love it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed TAO both times we went and fell in love with the entire experience

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AP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved Tao. the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a cool spot to enjoy some very flavorful Asian cuisine.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Food tastes amazing, it was so flavorful. The decor inside was beautiful and very cool to look at.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was incredible as was the food!!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Not too many food options, to much security didn’t feel to comfortable with security next to our table listening to our conversation!

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was great. I enjoyed the fried rice , but thought there could have been more of it for $25. It was supposed to be family style but there wasn’t enough for the family. Wagyu steak was phenomenal (highly recommend).

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MP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome all around. Brought some newbies to try it out. We all loved it.

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NR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This would be my 3rd time at Tao LA, all reserved through Opentable. They always accommodate my special request to be seated on the grand staircase. Food, drinks and atmosphere were amazing. The services from the valet, hostess, servers and asst. servers were awesome and helpful.

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JJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday here and loved it. We’ll definitely be back.

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance and environment of Tao. Very beautiful establishment and good service. Food was a little bland but overall it’s a nice spot.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a blast. Well worth it

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SL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I first arrived my wife and I were greeted with great hospitality. This restaurant was by far the best I've been to in a long time.From start to end they gave us great customer service . My wife and I enjoyed this place very much.The service,food,music,etc. was top notch. We will be back soon.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent

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JP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place for daughters 21st birthday celebratuon with friends. Atmosphere, food, and service could not have been better.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great! Excellent service.

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v
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The pringle sushi was amazing and the cocktails was refreshing. Everyone loved the steak an the desserts. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

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Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I’ve had in Hollywood.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tao was recommended to us by place we were staying at during out LA vacation. Was not told it was a high class restaurant and we came dressed down (T-shirts/jeans), yet were treated wonderfully by the staff and management. Services was superb as was the food. Wish they would consider opening a restaurant in the Twin Cities, Mn area.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greta food. Great ambience. Great service.

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I picked Tao for my boyfriend’s birthday and it was perfect. Atmosphere is great and the venue is beautiful. Our server Ryan was the nicest person ever.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The the atmosphere of the restaurant was amazing, but the food... not really

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food, drinks, and vibe was perfect for the occasion. Celebrated 1 year wedding Anniversary. Music was not too long. Decor was amazing. Customer service was on point and very helpful in giving recommendations for food selections.

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