Tao - LA

4.7
1113 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 a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the ambience of the restaurant was amazing. everything was delightful & very soothing. i appreciate my experience here. look forward to coming again when i revisit!

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time and great waiter. Very nice ambiance

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anniversary. The must was to loud and noisy. Not good music playing for the atmosphere you have.

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and cocktails were delicious and the interiors of Tao were beautiful.

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JP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience,
First time having dinner and I don’t regret picking this place for my for my friends bday dinner.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and yay for DineLA deals! The meal came with an appetizer, a main course and dessert for only $49 per person.

The setting is absolutely amazing, and I loved the digital animations shown over Guanyin. We were seated in the two-person lounge area looking over the center of the atrium and the view was perfect for people watching. Our server, Elizabeth, was the sweetest and provided consistent service - which made our night out extremely enjoyable! She even had candles and 'Happy Birthday' chocolates put on both of our desserts so the boyfriend ended up having two birthday "cakes."

The food was delicious and as authentically flavored as an Asian restaurant in Hollywood can be. I highly recommend the chicken satays and mongolian beef. The cocktails we got were also well-made and worth the price tag (get the Lychee Martini and Cucumber Sparkler).

Thanks Elizabeth for the memorable night out!

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H
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an exceptional restaurant. When you walk in you are amazed at the design and the immediate service. Our waitperson, Lauren, was always there when we needed her. The star, however, was the food. each dish was delicious. The Tuna Pringles, Sea Bass skewers and the whole Snapper really stood out. If you get the desert platter prepare to be stunned!

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

We went to Tao for dinner before seeing a show at the Pantages. We went right when they opened, so we didn't have to wait for our table. The ambience, decor, and service at Tao were all great. We thought the food was good, but overpriced for what it was. However, still a good choice for date night.

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IV
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriends birthday dinner

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

It was ok, not Impressed

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CM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, average food for very high price.. once is enough for me.

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

A big thank you to our host for the evening , Rickardo. He is truly the best, just amazing service! He picked out all the best dishes from the meny and they were all awesome! This restaurant is just great, several celebrities if you’re in to that. Book in advance, it gets full!

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

Ambience and service were wonderful. Food was ok. I would have expected better given the prices.

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DI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The ambiance in the restaurant an obvious cultural riff of the food it purports to illustrate a mastery of. The entrees were paltry at the highest rating, the appetizers were two levels short of decadent. The service in the restaurant was efficient in delivering essentials, but personalities were very stiff, and overly-rehearsed to near robotic delivery. The managerial presence on the floor was set decoration and offered no interaction. An enhancement of robust flavors and marination can save all courses of the food served here.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Save room for the giant fortune cookie!

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CD
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The decor and ambiance was great. A wonderful dining experience.

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PL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time! We were seated right away. As soon as we entered, we were immediately impressed by the decor and ambiance. It was perfect for my boyfriend's birthday! Our waitress took our order fast and our drinks and appetizers arrived quickly. We weren't rushed to finish our meal. The portions are on the bigger size. The tuna poke was excellent and chicken satay was very tasty. I loved the Tao-tini, the second one was a bit stronger than the first - perfect sweet drink. I ordered the dessert platter (since it came with a big candle) it was perfect! My boyfriend and I left very full and happy. Will definitely come back!

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D
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Braxton and the girl serving us which I forgot her name was amazing! Good job! Excellent ambience and service!

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance and great food!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience every time. The snapper is amazing!

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s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice service.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Business talk

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

The sushi was mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the price. We ordered toro at $18 a piece and got a very thin slice of toro.
The waiter was in a hurry to take our order. When we wanted to talk to him and ask about his recommendations he said he’ll give us a couple more minutes to order. The bus boy was taking the dishes before I was ready. I put my last sushi in my mouth and before I could have some ginger to cleanse my palette the ginger and my plate was gone.
Between dishes, it took a long time to get the next order. We were having sushi and generally sushi comes out pretty quick. The entire meal lasted 2 hours due to the slow speed of getting our food.
We ordered the Tuna Pringle’s twice and was charged $24 for the first order and $28 for the second order. There were 3 Pringle’s both times. I’m still confused about that.
I’ve been to Tao many times and had much better experiences but I definitely wouldn’t come back now. They need to train their staff much better and raise their quality of sushi.

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n
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to hangout with friends, go out on a date, or even a casual business dinner.

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e
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good portions! A definite must try!

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SS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, exceptional food, and incredible atmosphere! Best dining experience ever. This is a must visit restaurant in Hollywood.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my 32nd birthday dinner. Great ambiance, good food, good drinks and the dessert platter was amazing!

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BR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful dinner, TAO!! My party of 8 loved it! We were seated in our own private section in the front. Loved the lazy Susan! Lol! Everything was delicious!!!

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B
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place!
Last year I celebrated my birthday and this year we celebrated my cousin's birthday. She loved it. Great food and service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time. Will be back soon

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Our waitress was very outspoken and friendly.

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EB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Impress someone

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tao, was outstanding the ambiance was amazing the atmosphere was terrific. Food was delicious. Service was great. All in all I love Tao🤩

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NM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My first experience dining at Tao in Hollywood was amazing! The only issue I had was that there was a 20-30 min wait, even though I made reservations. The lounge/ bar was where my party was directed to sit until our buzzer went off. The atmosphere was dark, yet extravagant. Our sushi, sharables and entreés were very seasoned and delicious. Although our waiter seemed a little overwhelmed, she was friendly and welcoming! I will definitely be recommending and returning!

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LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Service and Food. Always so IMPRESSIVE and we are never disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation then had to wait an additional 45 minutes to be sat which only allowed us little time to order food before kitchen closed, food was really good and very beautiful decor.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a good friend to Tao for his Birthday. Everything from the reservation process, to actually getting there & checking in, to being seated, to the food quality, to the views, the the bathroom service, to the checkout process, to the valet service was amazing. The price was definitely worth the food alone. The amazing experience was just an added bonus!! I was highly impressed, & so was he. I like the family style serving system for the food..it allowed us to try and share more things. I also like the amount of food you got. Between the two of us, we still had some leftovers. The food was seasoned very well & the presentation was also a nice touch. I will definitely be back & will reccomend to anyone looking for a good spot for a night out.

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RC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ABSOLUTELY LOVED Tao! Had the best time for my birthday. I will definitely come back the next time I'm here!
From DC with love! 😊

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. The food was amaizing . The place was beautiful. We celebrated my husband ‘a birthday there . And we were very satisfied .

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is bomb

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