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Yao, Dunwoody, GA

Yao

4.5
4.5
300 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
YAO pays culinary homage to the vibrant Yaowarat neighborhood in Bangkok, an ancient Thai-Chinese community. As you can imagine, the neighborhood is a paradise for food lovers because this cultural blending has created some of the most delicious eats on Earth. Spicy, crunchy, tangy and delectable dishes are handed down over many generations. We created this restaurant to have the look, feel and tastes of Yaowarat, and we cant wait to share our food with you! Once more, we welcome you and yours to YAO.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Thai, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (770) 744-0188

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Dunwoody

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 300 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MF

    MegF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This is such a beautiful space, and I want to love it and give it a 5 star. When it first opened we went and loved it, raved about it, it was truly 5 *. but now, the food seems to lack that 'wow' factor, party in your mouth . the presentation is still very good, but it lacks taste. We had the fried crab rice ($28) it was virtually tasteless, the pad Thai was pretty bland as well. I ordered a bottle of wine from menu listed at $44. and on the bill showed up at $49. It's very dark in there and I couldn't see the bill when I signed, when I got home I saw we got charged for someone else's Hendrix gin for $16.? and the tip at 20% was calculated after the tax.. It ended up to be $100. per person and we didn't leave all that full. It's very pricey but not sure I'd recommend again.
  2. C

    Chutney

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was presented very well, but it tasted old. I was not impressed. Beautiful restaurant, but mall food tastes better.
  3. TD

    TheDesertFox

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great food, great folks!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, great staff and nice food
  5. J

    Juliet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was great. I loved that the ice cream was dairy free. So rarely am I able to enjoy a dessert at a restaurant and it was wonderful.
  6. N

    Nono

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was presented so beautifully but wished it tasted as good as it looks. The restaurant is hard to find, parking is confusing but free for 2 hours.
  7. B

    Brunch

    Atlanta

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent authentic food and the service was superb!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yao was such a nice restaurant! It had a great vibe and I really enjoyed the ambience. The food was top tier too! I’ll definitely be back.
  9. R

    Ryan

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The place looked cool and the atmosphere was nice but that was pretty much it. They force us to get the fried fish and it was very very salty to the point where we left more than 80% of the pieces.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality is always great. Nice place for a business lunch. Service was perfect.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely will return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was attentive and amazing. Good food that came out fast and hot. The drinks we well mixed and delicious. It was an overall vibe for a date
  13. D

    Diane707

    Atlanta

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was beyond great!
  14. EH

    EricH

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great environment! Good service and also cool that you can park indoors at essentially no cost (if less than 2 hours). Great food. A tight fit on a busy Saturday evening, but great overall.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Tao 4 times and never disappoints. Was able to talk to them earlier in the day and reserve the semi-private room upstairs, if you have 8-10 people is ideal. We got several appetizers and entrees to share, the Garlic Chicken and Duck Rice are favorites, along with the Tom Yum soup.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FABULOUS. The food was delicious
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Highly recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner and everything was amazing.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, beautiful atmosphere.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Brandon! He even went in search for Lillet to make my spritz. Food was delicious and all recommendations were spot on. Will definitely be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, beautiful location and impressive food in both presentation and taste. We will definitely return.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great service and, food was good. Easy to park with 2 hours free parking.
  24. EK

    EstherK

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Food. Service. Decor!! Food was a bit of sweet side which I like! But dessert was lighter and not too sweet —love!
  25. B

    Bria

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not disappoint! The aesthetics and the food was perfect! 10/10
  26. SS

    ShavieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for date night.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister came to visit me, so I decided to take her to Yao for a special occasion. They treated Us so well. The Taro roll appetizer was the perfect serving size, nice and light, the pork belly bun is delicious, and Potsticker is perfect with pan and Curry dipping sauce. Their mixologies are fantastic by the bartender (Sam); he knows what he is doing and is so kind and helpful. The manager (Ying) checked on us and gave us recommendations for food and drinks here at Yao. From drinks to apps, to entrees, to dessert, everything was so so tasty. Highly recommend!
  28. m

    morins

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 out 10. food was amazing. will definitely be back soon!
  29. VG

    ViniciaG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food start to finish ❤️❤️❤️. This place is perfect for date night.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Yao is a good ambience and decent food place. Poor experience overall starting from parking directions to outdated online menu. Also a very rigid chef with limited flexibility. Definitely not a place for vegetarians or vegans. Very high price for quality. Not going there again - ever.
  31. v

    vfrankowski

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, presentation, food quality and flavor, service: top-notch. Beautiful restaurant too. A super cool and hip hidden gem!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Limited dim sum menu. Over priced entrees. A lot of fruit flies in the restaurant.
  33. AE

    AvidEater

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and experience. Cheers to Brandon for a great dinner.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    just really normal thai or viet food made fancier, drinks are good, service is great.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Food’s wasn’t that great for the price.
  36. D

    Dunwoodydiner

    Atlanta

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Extremely overpriced. Dishes were flavorful and beautifully garnished. Service was very slow and haphazard. Dinner took 2 hrs and 45 minutes. Dishes came out at all different times. One entree came out after everyone else was finished eating after asking about it repeatedly. Probably wouldn’t return. Dinner for 6 was $450.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yao was nothing short of amazing. The food, our sever everything was great.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Craft cocktails are good and food is very tasty. Great for special occasion or date.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cherish cocktail in a copper glass was refreshing. I also really enjoyed my Salmon Panang.
  40. d

    dorisr

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I really wish we could give a better review. But we either loved or hated a dish. The waitress was great when we got her, but the guy at the bar kept talking to her and the conversation was so intense we couldn’t get her attention without seeming rude. Maybe this place is a do over on a busier night. Sorry..: we really wanted this to be great

FAQs

Yao offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 744-0188.

Yao is rated 4.5 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Yao

237 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE h31, Dunwoody, GA 30346

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Dunwoody

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Thai, Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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