Tao - LA

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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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Really loud, Poot lighting , Waitress took forever to come back around , never received the desert, took forever to

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

Food was just OK, nothing is special.
Service is poor. We came in when it was not really busy at all. Our waitress didn’t even bother explaining or apologizing for food coming out late. She didn’t checked back for refilling water or if everything was OK. Service was really lack, and I feel like they didn’t want to talk to us at all. Overpriced food and drink. The only impressive thing was their decoration and ambience. Don’t recommend this place to any one at all.

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

Delicious food, beautiful restaurant. I really liked the attention to detail in refills, when each order comes out and our waiter was really kind. It was my fiancé bday and I’m glad we came here to celebrate.

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

Most amazing restaurant. The service was brilliant and unreal food. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is DELICIOUS!!

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

My waiter Ryan was amazing with a personality to match. Also the food was great !

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

Staff was very nice. The Food and drinks were yummy.

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

just perfect, we were seated right away and the waitress was delightful. She explained the menu and helped us navigate through to order a perfect meal!

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KR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great except valet stole something out of my car

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening. Great service.

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RR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is top notch dining. Stepping in this place literally puts you in a different mind set, you just feel honored. The attention to detail is exceptional, our servers were above and beyond; The only thing I would say is the portions are small for the price(s). Definitely reccommend and will definitely go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Really bad service!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible ambience; feel like you’re sitting in an amphitheater for a concert, with a statue with a light show on it changing throughout the evening. The food, drinks and service were also incredible. Truly a 5-star restaurant.

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Over all I had a great time celebrating my fiancé birthday dinner with just the two of us.
One thing I did not understand is, I made reservations for a nice dinner several days prior. Why was I seated in the busiest area crunched between two other couples? There was very nice booths on the sides of the restaurant which was more preferred but instead I was put somewhere annoying.
I mentioned in the suggested box when I made reservations that it is a birthday dinner for my fiancé, I don’t think that was acknowledged at all since I had to mention to the manager to bring a cake too.
Anyways it was good overall, the food was delicious. I don’t really have complaints.

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I have been to TAO a few times. This a a beautiful venue that unfortunately is not being properly managed. The quality of food is good but not excellent. Some dishes are very bad and some are great.
The change I have noticed is in the quality if service. The table attendance is not as snappy as it should be for the price you pay. On an spilled water on the floor occasion, nobody cared to mop the drool for the time period we were at the table.
Another note, they charge soft drinks for each refill. So a small glass filled with ice and coke cost there $4 which is 1/8 of a can. Totally a rip off.
I recommend this place only for its ambience.

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sooo good!! We will eat there over and over again!

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TD
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend tuna Pringle’s and surf and turf roll!!

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CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The music got louder as the room filled in, which made it hard to have a conversation with the party during dinner.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambience here are amazing. This place looks like something out of a high-end music video.

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

Great thank you

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AO
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Reservations were made at TAO for my 24th birthday and I had an amazing experience. The place is beautiful and the service is on top of it.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Beautiful ambience and lighting. Food is way below average and over priced!

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N
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Cant wait to go back. The service was top notch. Food was delicious. A must go if you are in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was too salty or too sweet and poor quality, but expensive. Service was really bad. We paid so much for a bad experience!

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MA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Great ambiance,
food overpriced for what it is...

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n
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and ambiance
Really good food

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and customer service at TAO. Couldn’t ask for anything better. Everything was amazing from the location, cleanliness, great tasting food and drinks.

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MP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I found a long piece of black hair in my food. I know these things happen but it sadly ruined my experience at Tao LA.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

My wife and I went there for her birthday. Everything was wonderful except our Entrees (Duck for two and Dan Dan Noodles). Both were extremely greasy to the point my chin broke out in pimples by next morning. This only happens to me after eating popcorn with a ton of butter ...lol. The sea bass appetizer and the edamame were wonderful, and so were the lobster rolls. I Don't mean to be graphic or factitious and was only a little disappointed with the food.

The ambiance and service were unsurpassed. I'm a restaurant owner myself so I'm always "working" from the moment I walk in a restaurant if you know what I mean;-). The drinks took a bit too long to get, and to my amazement when we asked the server if they did anything special for a birthday he said no so I ordered the Platter so she can get the fire works...

I tipped well and overall we had a good time. It's not all about the food as they say; the company was great. You asked and I honestly wasn't going to complain so here it is.

After dinner we decided to go to the high-lite room since we were staying at Dream, but it was closed due to the rain, and that was fine. Will def come back but no more Duck or Dan Dan...lol

Cheers

tareef TALALA

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NP
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food great ambience. Aged bone in ribeye is a must try.

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LA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The dress code for the value of the food a should be more high upscale.

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HM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time!! The server was soooo nice and helpful in every way!! Would totally go back!!

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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never tire of the aesthetic within this restaurant..it truly brings a zen to your being. The service is stellar as well as the food. You can tell how important the customer is by how many people acknowledge you and ask if everything is good. Another great experience for a friends BIG birthday...and he had never been to Tao either and loved it.

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P
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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EP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anyone looking for the IT scene, you can find it at Tao. Great vibe, and delicious food. Definitely an experience.

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KB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous elegant hip atmosphere. I love the Buddhas. Excellent food 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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FL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful experience celebrating our anniversary. The service, atmosphere, and food were all great.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very nice, the staff was amazing and kind. I really felt like we were treated well. They brought our appetizers then cleared those out, our main course, then cleared that out and brought out dessert. I felt so boujee! I loved it. The bathrooms are confusing. Men’s on the left, women’s on the right. I would recommend this place and I’d go again.

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S
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was fantastic 👍🏻

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