Tiato

4.3
26 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Tiato is now open for quick service dine-in. Order from the market and pick your favorite spot on the garden patio! Hours: Monday through Friday we are open from 11 AM to 3 PM for lunch, reservations are not required. Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturday evenings we are open for Garden Nights from 5 PM - 8 PM and Saturdays Brunch from 11 AM to 3 PM, reservations required to ensure social distancing and guests safety.

Tiato Kitchen and Garden is an eco-friendly Santa Monica restaurant serving Californian-Asian cuisine. The sister restaurant of award-winning and Beverly Hills staple, Crustacean Restaurant, Da Lat Rose BH, and Anqi in Orange County. Named after the mint-like Herb, Tia tô, fuses classic Vietnamese cuisine with healthy, farm to table Californian flair. Herbs are grown on the expansive outdoor patio and ingredients sourced from sustainable vendors.

Experiences

  • Everyday Seating

    Multiple dates available

    Tiato is now open for quick service dine-in only. Order from the market and pick your favorite spot on the garden patio! Hours: Monday through Friday we are open from 11 AM to 3 PM for lunch, reservations are not required. Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturday evenings we are open for Garden Nights from 5 PM - 7 PM Saturdays Brunch from 11 AM to 3 PM, reservations required to ensure social distancing and guests safety.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 26 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMimiG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food is served in a cheap paper plate. The signature dish (garlic noodle with old hard shrimps) was OLD and over cooked, it's $22, seriously ?!

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ElanaC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The environment was really nice. It was quiet. There were heating lamps. The food was okay. The fries were cold and the noodles over cooked. Not my favorite. A bit overpriced for what it was. The drinks were really good.

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vipSheryl
Los Angeles
278 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Food is good for take out only. There is no service and waiters don't know what they're doing.

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vipFoodieMom
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have been hearing that Tiato had a lovely patio. This is true and the food is delicious. Their set up is quite different than most restaurants, in that you choose a table and then go to a central market place counter and place your order and give your credit card. Then you go back to the table and the rest of the evening is table service. My only complaint is that you have a variety of people helping you, so it isn’t as if you have one dedicated server checking in regularly. The host was very welcoming and made great efforts to bring water and make sure we had menus and heat lamps and whatever we needed. It’s a really great but if you’re nervous about dining out. The wait staff keeps things immaculately clean and every person had gloves, masks, and face shields. The garlic noodles, and Mama Ahn’s noodles were delicious. The Ahi tuna tostadas were yummy. We will definitely return.

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OlyaS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the outdoor seating, food was good. Service was great

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Renny
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The location and decor is beautiful, but that's about all you get. The service was almost non-existent, even when there were several people waiting in line at the cafe - where we were told to order from separately from the table order - and there was a waitress or hostess standing 10 ft away from us, ignoring us completely. The patrons in front of me who had been waiting for over 12 minutes asked her more than once for help and she just said "i don't know" a few times before going to look for a manager, who she could not find. Our actual waitress was just as absent and aloof, turning our short lunch into a very long one that we were happy to leave. I wish I could say the food made up for it, but it's just bland typically overpriced LA fare that adds charcoal and quinoa in dishes purely for trend, and not for taste. Overall I would not recommend this spot to anyone, nor would I return. Not worth it for the disregard of service, blah drinks, and unremarkable food. There are many other options in the same area for a much lower price with actual service.

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skinmeister
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate dinner here on the patio last Saturday and had a nice, peaceful dinner experience. Food and drinks were yummy and the service on point. Would definitely return!

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vipCarmel
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Staff were super nice but the food was truly disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the garden and ordered the garlic noodles with shrimp...amazing!! Service was outstanding. Tiato never disappoints, never.

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vipOnDBeach
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice patio dining. Menu was a bit difficult to read and follow. It should have been posted for walk up ordering. Order taker was on his first day and did not know the menu. Music on the patio was a bit loud and in my opinion unnecessary. It interfered with a quiet lunch and conversation. Nevertheless I will probably return soon.

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FidelityC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Garlic noodles were mushy, overcooked. The restaurant did not have iced tea.

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HappyDiner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Cute place and ambience but had terrible service, ignored us for 2 hours and I had to ask multiple times for our food and they got it wrong. And then they added extra tip for themselves onto my credit card! Completely illegal! I called them and the manager didn’t offer refund or apology, just said he would look into it but did not listen to me as a customer or offer anything back even the refund of the extra amount when I was clearly overcharged illegally. Will never recommend or go back.

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MariaK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really great experience dining at Tiato! It was our first time here, and we came to try the DineLA menu. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, and we loved the ambiance of the outdoor dining area right away. We had plenty of distance from other tables and diners, hand sanitizer on the table, and plenty of heating lamps, too! And, of course, the food was absolutely delicious. Would love to dine here again!

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vipWestsideDiner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Marginal in every way, other than the location, which is delightful

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted a beautiful place to do a little writing in the afternoon... and I found where I should have brought a date instead. Good to know.

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LeeZ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of the best patio dining environments in Los Angeles / Santa Monica. The food was delicious and and staff very friendly and accommodating. Currently food orders are taking at the register inside but that's no big deal. The food has an Asian / Vietnamese flair but isn't that far off of mainstream Modern American cuisine. Every dish was delicious and we had Eggplant Tofu, Ahi Tuna Tostadas, Honey Glazed Salmon, Roasted Brussell Sprouts and Chicken Dumplings.

Truly a great dining experience!

KS
KrSt
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Flexible, tasty menu for those that are gluten free/vegetarian/vegan.

Pros: Beautiful outdoor space. Creative, alternative dishes.

Cons: Dishes not available at the first seating. Staff not very attentive, had to be asked multiple times for missing items.

Overall: Hit and miss. Certain dishes knocked it out of the park, while others had issues. Service was very slow and inconsistent.

Bloody Mary and Maria were very "farm fresh". A little pre-made mix would've helped. "Famous" garlic noodles were overcooked and unimaginative. Definitely not worth the value. The vegan french toast was delicious! Dim sum was not available when we first sat down though an hour into our brunch they let it slip that the kitchen could make it. Cloud eggs looked wonderful. Corned beef hash was pretty fatty.

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JonathanC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Fab as usual. Our kids LOVE the french toast and who can resist the garlic noodles and XO fried rice with crab. Gabriel was the bomb and we never had to wait for service. They do have a very cool texting service that offers you paper-less menu viewing and contact-less ordering. Tiato is on point and we will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done. From the service to the ambiance. Each plate is creative and delicious. Big fan across the board

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this place! Very good social distancing and sanitation.

MD
vipMDS56
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food.
Patio was quiet and relaxing.
Great attention to Safety in this time of Covid.
Awesome experience for a very reasonable price!

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DonW
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great patio. Very safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this place is so special! Every dish was on point! Came here for brunch, for drinks, I ordered a green monster smoothie, my boyfriend ordered a fresh mixed juice; for apptz, we shared the heart of palm ceviche; for main, I had the shaken breakfast beef bowl with an egg on top, my boyfriend had the pho; we shared a chia seed pudding and latte to finish the meal. BEST chia seed pudding we both had!!! The presentation of every dish was so nicely done and tasted beyond expectation. Can’t wait to try dinner here!

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lyvluv
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Can’t wait to return and try so much more on the menu. So glad we found this neighborhood gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! The food was excellent, the patio was beautiful, and the service was great. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cutest little restaurant you wouldn’t know is here! So cute and so yummy!

FAQs

Tiato offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 866-5228.

Tiato is rated 4.3 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.