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Tansuo, Nashville, TN

Tansuo

4.3
4.3
1754 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Award-winning restaurant, Tansuo, has successfully filled the culinary gap and Nashville’s longing for fun yet eclectic Chinese cuisine! Meaning “to explore” in Cantonese, Tansuo offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, refreshingly innovative cocktails and a seductively sophisticated interior. While dark and sexy, bejeweled in deep, bold colors with eye-catching design elements, our unique Gulch restaurant is truly approachable and fun! The stunning lights of colorful lanterns, reminiscent of a late night Hong Kong market, adorn the high ceilings and set the mood to impress and be impressed. Planning a group event? From business lunches to birthday celebrations, we have you covered. We have a fully private dining room and additional spaces perfect for group dining as well as the offsite catering options for lunch, dinner and receptions. Let us help make your next event one to remember!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 782-6786

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Tansuo can be delivered to your door at work or at home! With lunch catering menus starting at $12 per person, let us transform your next business meeting with delicious Chinese cuisine featuring dishes such as Shrimp Spring Rolls, Sichuan Cucumber Salad, Shanghai Pork Belly Fried Rice and General Tso's Chicken. Hosting a dinner at your home and don't want to cook, we have you covered! Ready to place an order? Complete an inquiry form on our website: tansuonashville.com/private-dining-catering/. Have questions? Email us: events@tansuonashville.com.

  • Private party facilities

    The award-winning and highly acclaimed Tansuo has successfully filled the culinary gap and Nashville’s longing for a fun yet eclectic Chinese restaurant! Tansuo offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, refreshingly innovative cocktails and a seductively sophisticated interior.

  • Private party contact

    Stacey Wilson: (888) 654-9103

  • Neighborhood

    The Gulch

  • Cross street

    12th avenue and grundy street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,754 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. JB

    JamiB

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    It was very nice manager was great.
  2. D

    Diner28

    San Francisco

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food is good but some dishes are better than others, it can be a bit of hit and miss with spicing. Fried chicken and fried beef a bit dry and not spiced, for example. The noodles with hot chicken— noodles and veggies excellent, chicken a little dry and not spiced. Drinks are excellent and wine list pretty good. Service was great!! Place is cute! Would definitely go back.
  3. SR

    SamanthaR

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The ambience was lovely and the menu was very promising. Unfortunately, the food flavor was very bland for our taste. Unlikely to return, except maybe for drinks someday. Disappointed because we were really looking forward to it.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food was terrible.
  5. M

    Marla

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food. Attentive server. Wii return! A few vegan options which we appreciated.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food...great....service great...
  7. KL

    KristenL

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Everything was nice enough and enjoyable overall, but when you compare to the other restaurants in Nashville that leave you blown away by the food, service and and atmosphere, I can’t say we will come back. Didn’t hate it, didn’t love it, you know?
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday! Great food, drinks and a special birthday dessert!
  9. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was quite good. The parking situation is a mess. Should get better once construction settles down. In the meantime, they should do either valet parking or validate so locals don’t have to pay $25 to park in a rocky dirt lot.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice atmosphere, good service. Obviously taste is personal preference but thought most dishes were good not great with exception of general tso’s which was very tasty. Dumplings and spring rolls were pretty good too.
  11. JB

    JBNashville

    Nashville

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Not as good as it used to be. This was one of my favorite places but over the last year the quality and service is now inconsistent at best. Showed up for our reservation and had to wait as no one was at the door. No problem, maybe he was busy. He arrived on the phone looking flustered and said he’d be with us in a minute. He ended the call and under his breath said “and you’re f’ing drunk” referring to the person on the phone. He seated us and we were quickly greeted by a server that was totally disinterested. Zero personality and at least two times when he checked on us he walked away while we were still talking to him. We might as well have been ordering through the McDonalds drive thru. The shrimp rangoons and okra was delish as usual as was the lobster fried rice and gen Taos chicken. The mussels on the other hand, not so much. They came out cold and it was as if two separate orders were combined into one dish. This is the second time I’ve been served a dish there that was cold although the plates/bowls themselves were hot. Don’t bother getting the spring rolls. We didn’t order them but they showed up on our table. We were told to eat them and they would be taken off the bill. They were greasy and tasted like frozen grocery store spring rolls. Their cocktails used to be better too. Sad that I can no longer consider this one of my faves.
  12. j

    jojo

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is creative and flavorful and I love the booths!!! So fun for group conversation.
  13. NM

    NicholasM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    My wife and I loved the ambiance and the decor. The drinks were very well crafted, and our waitress was amazing! The food although was subpar to what we were expecting. Overall, I would definitely come back and dry more dishes though!
  14. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    A very average Asian fusion restaurant. Food was bland.
  15. j

    jonm

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food quality and awesome service as well!!
  16. d

    disappointed

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our dinner was very nice. We had a great server who helpful and attentive.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Watch out for the not mentioned gratuity on 6 people. Server never mentioned it and we tipped an additional $100. We paid using a handheld. I last minute asked for an itemized receipt. Great place, won’t be coming back.
  18. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I have eaten fresh, from scratch asian food for 30+ years in Boston. I thought what I ordered was good but the menu was limited, some of the portions were small and I did think the food was slightly overpriced.
  19. B

    Becky

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The menu has shrunk considerably since before the pandemic. Sadly, the construction around all 3 of Maneeet’s restaurants really throws a monkey wrench in her restaurants. Parking adjacent to Mockingbird was $35, so we parked elsewhere. Not at all convenient
  20. WL

    WillL

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Major street construction outside, which created a very hard situation to try and park. The website on their restaurant did not list this which would’ve been nice. A bit overpriced and under serviced.
  21. TP

    TeresaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The shrimp rangoon was delicious! The egg roll was well executed but rather plain. The noodle dish with the scallops was excellent, the three cup noodles again were rather plain. Everything was fresh, including the noodles. Bananas foster wontons were wonderful and the flours cake was almost like fudge. I did expect something a little more spectacular from Maneet Chauhan, and it was just kind of meh.
  22. KB

    KenB

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though they only had 3 Servers on a very busy Saturday evening, the Hostess, the Management, the service & food were fantastic. I highly recommend Tánsuo
  23. DK

    DavidK

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Average to below average Asian food. I also pretty overpriced
  24. n

    nashvilleishome

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a marvelous dinner. I’ve loved Tansuo since they first opened. The food was delicious as always- we had both dumplings (chicken, and the pork) the spring rolls, Gen tso chicken and tofu chowmein. All so good! Service was good and attentive. I feel so badly for all the Chauhan restaurants-all on 12th which is closed off, for at least a year now while construction is completed. The pandemic was bad enough, now they have to deal with this- please support Tansuo, Mockingbird, and Chauhan Masala House- they do takeout!! Maneet Chauhan is a gift to our city- a great chef and good soul. Go check out her restaurants!
  25. m

    mememe

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    food was good. service was bare minimum. ambiance was boring. overpriced.
  26. JR

    JustinR

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good, not great. Service was fine. I think it was overpriced across the menu
  27. MT

    MeghanT

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great food and atmosphere.
  28. DL

    DaylanL

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The menu is not what it used to be pre-pandemic. I need that pork belly!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambience were great! Just a little pricey for Chinese food
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious however portions could be bigger given the price. Our server, Brendan, was wonderful and very knowledgeable of the menu. Will recommend and dine here again.
  31. Q

    Queenie4

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good just one comment… we went on a Sunday night and it wasn’t that busy but the waitress brought a plastic cup for my husband to drink hot tea in. So my husband inquired I really need a ceramic tea cup. She said they were out of tea cups. (Weird) so we suggested a soup bowl. So we are at this restaurant. With luckily our children and their spouses and my husband was drinking about of a soup bowl.
  32. CC

    CiCi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Our waiter Brendan V. was so horrible to us. He continuously gave us attitude, walking away from us when we were talking to him - scoffing at us because he got our receipts wrong. We waited over 30 mins for our checks because He was too busy talking to other customers after I got his attention and stated we were ready for our checks. The food was good, but this service makes me never want to come back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Amazing vibe. Food gave us disruptive gas.
  34. l

    lmurphycpht

    Nashville

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Nice place, great service but if you have shellfish allergies there is virtually nothing to eat there other than a plate of rice.
  35. D

    Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We were very excited to try this restaurant but were disappointed with food as it was overly sauced and did not meet our expectations.
  36. C

    Carol

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious lovely but odd….. wanted to enjoy longer but restaurant had emptied and we were the only table. Employees were restless …. Could have stayed for another round of drinks✅ We were uncomfortable so checked out. No sooner did the doors close and all the lights went out and doors were locked!
  37. RN

    RebeccaN87

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Immediately impressed with this restaurant as the server told us about the gluten free options! The food was delicious, highly recommend the kung pao cauliflower! Also, loved the ambiance and design!
  38. LT

    LTPeterson

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    First time back after COVID. Food was good although menu was shorter and no specials. Dishes were not ever cleared from table when finished so we were sitting chatting with all the mess for a while. Server was very eager and attentive. Parking and getting there a total nightmare. Really made the trip not worth it to pay $18 for reduced parking at Whole Foods....
  39. RH

    RichardH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The half lobster tasted horrible but the rice was good. My wife got the first pasta dish on the menu and it had an after taste of dirty dish water. She didn’t even eat it. Cocktails were good. Spent over one hundred dollars there last night. Needless to say, it was our first and last time there.
  40. w

    waynep

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SIMPLY AMAZING! Across the board everything was fantastic! Only issue is the parking situation and they will get that worked out soon I’m sure! Definitely worth a visit!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tansuo using the Order Online button. Tansuo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 782-6786.

Tansuo is rated 4.3 stars by 1754 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 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tansuo

121B 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th avenue and grundy street

  • Neighborhood

    The Gulch

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is limited but we have partnered with Whole Foods located on 12th & Broadway. Bring your parking ticket in with you and we will validate it. The rate with validation is $12 for the first 3 hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 782-6786

  • Catering

    Tansuo can be delivered to your door at work or at home! With lunch catering menus starting at $12 per person, let us transform your next business meeting with delicious Chinese cuisine featuring dishes such as Shrimp Spring Rolls, Sichuan Cucumber Salad, Shanghai Pork Belly Fried Rice and General Tso's Chicken. Hosting a dinner at your home and don't want to cook, we have you covered! Ready to place an order? Complete an inquiry form on our website: tansuonashville.com/private-dining-catering/. Have questions? Email us: events@tansuonashville.com.

  • Private party facilities

    The award-winning and highly acclaimed Tansuo has successfully filled the culinary gap and Nashville’s longing for a fun yet eclectic Chinese restaurant! Tansuo offers contemporary Chinese cuisine, refreshingly innovative cocktails and a seductively sophisticated interior.

  • Private party contact

    Stacey Wilson: (888) 654-9103

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