TAO Asian Bistro - Los Angeles

4.7
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1393 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.2
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting and great service! We will definitely be back!

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tao always delivers. It’s a super atmosphere and the food is amazing

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed my birthday dinner

MT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a good time! Food is delicious. I love it’s an open space.

DJ
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great dinner party experience with great drinks and food. My only gripe is that I had a 10:15p reservation and didn't get seated until 10:45p. I had my guests arrive at 10p to ensure the restaurant wasn't waiting on my party so my guests were waiting for 45mins. Luckily they went to the bar but as a planner I take people's time into consideration and since it was my birthday dinner I felt responsible.

SF
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food and service is amazing will be going back 2 second time around

h
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Place was very nice. Small portions what the price. Was very bummed that they don't do a complimentary Birthday dessert or at least not for me.

The service was great. Staff was very pleasant.

WS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great ambiance and decor. The physical restaurant is 5 stars and timeless. Worth going to see the place even if it’s just for drinks. Good spot for special occasions as all of Tao locations are. Ideal spot for Instagram junkies. The food is decent but not great ...avoid the crispy chicken.. very brand and dry. Beef and broccoli was good..not great . Our server was attentive and nice. The concept is definitely showing its age...needs an update. Tourists will love it!!!!

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Anniversary

r
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Tao for my birthday and the food and location did not disappoint. We did have to wait an hour after Our reservation time to get seated, which was frustrating. We didn’t get seated until 11 pm and by then everyone was starving and we probably over ordered. But the restaurant is beautiful, the food is always extremely good and I always enjoy myself!

A
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome food and vibe!

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so amazing!

AN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have the best experience here!!! Every table is great, the food is amazing, the drinks top off the overall night! It's honestly never a bad experience when you come to TAO!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience5

The waiter was rude and very judge mental

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Gorgeous interior, mediocre food. Think P.F. Chang’s but triple the price...We ordered the miso sea bass satay, which was over cooked. The short ribs were terribly lean and flavorless. Mongolian beef was not Mongolian beef?? Bread pudding doughnuts were not bad. In short, not worth it.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tao never disappoints. Great food, wonderful ambience and friendly staff.

E
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was super duper mediocre
Chicken tasted old ish
Dessert was bland and they didn’t even offer us any knowing it was a bday celebration

JT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

My daughter’s 21st birthday dinner

P
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

It took a long time to get a waiter-we asked several people to help us get served, and frankly it was early before they got busy.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Tao is always a great experience.

JW
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

Service was awful... The staff is untrained and for as many as there are, they stood around and weren’t even capable of bringing water to the table. Having to ask more than once for anything at a restaurant is one thing, but 3 times and then having to get up to ask a manager reveals a whole other set of issues. I spent $1,000 for 10 of us and will NEVER, EVER recommend this restaurant or go there again!

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

We came in for our daughter’s 17th birthday with a group of 10 people. I can’t believe how BAD the service was in an environment such as this. We will not be recommending this TAO location ever again.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friend birthday dinner

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a good time

J
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Cool experience, good service

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe and food was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Servers were lacking. Waited 30 minutes for them to come to the table.

C
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Waiter was great, but 1 bartender couldn’t begin to keep up, food arrived before cocktails, not acceptable at these prices.

KL
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was very slow. Didn’t have the drink in stock that we wanted to order. Food wasn’t warm when arrived and felt very rushed.

KS
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and delicious cocktails. Service is attentive and quick. Fun place to celebrate at and bring friends to.

H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was great!

AV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was the quality of PF Chang’s with the inflated pricing. Service and ambiance were excellent though. They need to work on the menu items

MB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was good, but I thought being seated in the bar area would have been at the actual bar. Otherwise, pretty good food and service.

l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Birthday party, vibes are nice but service is never great.

d
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Hollywood spot.
Great food, exciting interior,
Nice, friendly, fun staff

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This was lovely. Really fun and interesting ambience. The vegetables were delicious and the staff members were kind, informative and simply delightful. I would absolutely come again and recommend others, if they’re seeking an interesting “Hollywood” experience. It feels lavish, special, and maybe even exclusive, but somehow manages to keep the heart of a friendly neighborhood place to be.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Great environment, really good food. Service was just okay, would have liked to have a more friendly/present host. Overall good experience though, would definitely come back

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

It was my birthday and no one recognized it.

N
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service.. great night

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