Tao Chicago

4.6
662 reviews
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Asian
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  • Special Occasions
TAO Chicago offers its guests a sensual trip through the cuisines of Asia. The design-driven restaurant and adjoining nightclub is inspired by the original TAO locations in New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. TAO Chicago features multiple levels, creating dynamic spaces within the historic building’s shell, while adding TAO’s Asian-influenced DNA to the restaurant, lounge and nightclub including murals by artist Hush and TAO’s signature 16-foot-tall Quan Yin statue anchoring one end of the dining room. TAO Chicago’s restaurant menu, created by TAO Group Partner and Chef Ralph Scamardella and Executive Chef Michael Armstrong, is complete with great Pan-Asian offerings from the sea, sky and land including signature dishes like Satay of Chilean Sea Bass, Crispy Rice Tuna and a Wagyu Rib-Eye Teppanyaki.

Special Offers

Join us for Happy Hour!

Enjoy drink specials in our Bar and Lounge areas Sunday-Wednesday between 5:00pm and 7:00pm.
$5 select beer
$8 select red & white wine btg
$8 select signature cocktail
(offers do not include tax & gratuity)
*offer does not apply in our dining room
*selections subject to change

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 April 2019

Ends: 26 April 2118

Availability: Sun-Wed 17:00-19:00

What 662 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice dining experience with my wife as we loved the dark but vibrant atmosphere!

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Columbus
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!!!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Antonio was awesome. We will definitely be returning.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to every Tao ! And Chicago was the only one I had not visited yet! The food was amazing! The staff were very friendly and so nice ! Chicago has a vibe unmatched! We truly enjoyed our selves! A special thanks to the hostess who took us way before our reservation time. Couldn’t thank Tao enough for the great food , drinks and cool vibes!

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FM
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best dinning experience I ever had. I've dinned all over the world and the customer service, temperature of the food, the taste of the food, the sushi, appetizers and entree's were all remarkable. I'm excited to dine again soon!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very impressive visual experience

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food was great and our waitress was very nice! But we waited 50 minutes to be seated and we had a 7:30 reservation. That’s enough to make me not go back. But still a cool “experience”.

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JP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing birthday experience! If you’re looking for something under $100 I’d suggest another place, it if you’re trying to get your moneys worth, I think this is the place to be!

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a
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Horrible experience they would not even let us finish eating: Since we arrived at the place, the server (I don't knot her name) was rushing us into ordering our food and appetizers and we kind of wanted to have a drink first while we decided what to order, but she was coming over our table every few minutes just rushing us to get our food ordered, when we finally ordered and the food arrived and it was very good but the server started to be all over us on picking up the plates, I could not even finish my dish because they all were, once again, rushing us into cleaning our table. It was so rude, the hole time, I could not even finish eating my dish, they just wanted to bill us and leave. I have never been so mistreat in my hole life. Totally not worth it, for the price we paid, we at least could expect some respect... they manager came over and apologize because he noted the situation, he even offer us free drink at the lounge but I honestly feel they were overbooked and they just needed our table, I did not stay on that place were we did not feel welcome it all, we would not recommend this place to anyone and I will definitely wont come back

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Great atmosphere with really unusual decor and venue. DJ in dining area added to atmosphere but made it somewhat noisy for having conversation over dinner. Took 3 requests just to get water. Food was truly dreadful and not what we had been expecting - really just mass produced flavorless offerings. Nice venue but shame about the below par food for a $100 meal per head including a couple of drinks.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went there for my wife’s birthday. It was perfect - lots of options for all types of diets.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took a few clients here for a business meal. They loved the atmosphere, music and food. The ladies at the host stand were very accommodating to my multiple reservation time changes. The TAO Host team never disappoints. Harrison always makes you feel like you’re the only customer in the restaurant. I forgot our servers name, but she was very thorough as well. Thank you all for always heightening the customer experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love everything about Tao. No other words.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Server was terrible. Took forever to come greet us and didn’t get the memo that we were celebrating a birthday and brought the check right after clearing our dinner plates.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Food is good, keep in mind though it’s upscale Asian food. However, our waiter pretty much judged us for not ordering all of the expensive items on the menu, never came back to ask us if we would like any more drinks. Literally only came to take our order and then give us the bill.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

I had never before visited Tao at any of its locations so this was my first experience. I was in Chicago for the weekend with a few friends and we made sure to reserve Tao a few weeks in advance because we really wanted to check it out. Our reservations were at 9 but we weren’t seated until about 20 mins after which sucked, but it was a Saturday night so we understood. We fell in love with the way the restaurant looked and it’s setup. The ambiance, the decor, and the overall vibe is amazing. The food and the service were not on the same level though. We ordered the orange chicken, veg. Fried rice and noodles and sushi and I can honestly say I would never go back for the food. Over-priced and not very good. The service was just okay, the waiter didn’t come around often but was nice. My experience wasn’t bad, and I would def go back for a drink and maybe an app because of how beautiful it is, and I have a feeling the way the restaurant looks is the only thing that really brings anyone back.

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RS
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

This is definitely a venue for the younger crowd. The noise level is extreme and the seating is uncomfortably close. Service seemed rushed and uninformed. The food appeared so fast, we had no time to enjoy our drinks. Everything is obviously preprepared. The food reminded us of Applebees. We will not be returning.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! Tao Chicago went above and beyond to make our birthday dinner so special ! I just made notes in my reservation on OpenTable and they went above my asks to deliver. To top it off, everything we ordered was tasteful, clean and amazing ! Felt like we ordered soo much and our bill wasn’t even bad for the service and accommodations we received. Jessica was our waitress and was wonderful!

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IO
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing restaurant. While visiting Chicago we made a reservation to celebrate my husbands birthday.
The food was delicious!!! The service was spectacular. Fantastic place to relax and enjoy incredible cuisine.

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PR
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The most remarkable Chinese food I have had in a long time. We enjoyed the lobster and shrimp spring rolls, lobster fried rice and the salmon entree. Each dish shine in their own way. I could have gone the next night too, if I were staying. Our server was not the best, but all the managers were super polite, professional and friendly. I would definitely return.

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1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

The place and interior is pretty. We love the decor. Everything was going good. Our server was slow and forgot to take our order. She took forever to check up on us. After we got our food she came to us more then before we got our food, which is when we don’t really need her. Otherwise, the experience was good it would’ve been great if the service was better.

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1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! Amazing staff

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London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lot was quite good experience

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food!

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DG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. We had dined numerous times at the Tao in NYC - this Chicago version surpassed its siblings in NYC. Thank you for all the staff for such a great dining experience.

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J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Disappointed there was no shabu shabu like they have at Tao New York!

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

The waiter messed up our order twice then acted like he was irritated at us when he’s the one that messed up prices for drinks at bar we’re $4 cheaper than at the table. Very difficult to get a waiters attention. Not impressed. Will not go back

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JB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place for a special night out. Tao features a beautiful ambiance, great for taking pictures to remember the night. Food and drinks are very good. This is a nice alternative to a high end steak place, so expect your bill to be similar.

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1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great experience for my birthday dinner at Tao Chicago! I really enjoyed the ambiance and energy, and loved looking at all the incredible decor. The food was delicious, and we sampled several small plates and dishes. We finished the meal with the giant fortune cookie, with special rainbow glaze for Pride month that made my heart happy. In addition to being stunning it was really tasty, a good balance in both flavor and texture. The service was also amazing, everyone who came to our table was kind and helpful and lovely. Great experience all in all!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Entered with high expectations. Left with the expectations blown away. It was an AMAZING experience.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lobster fried rice is a must. great for groups, its loud so not a good pick for an intimate dinner

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1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We good food thought it should have been better. But the over all experience I cannot complain

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BB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

It took over 30 minutes to be seated after my entire party arrived, which was over 45 minutes after my reservation! Overall it was extremely loud in the dining area, the waiter had to yell so we could hear her. Food and service was good.

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Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was extraordinary- the food is of the highest quality- exceeded expectations.

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1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday Celebration. Everything was WONDERFUL!!!

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the third Tao I have been to after NYC and LV. Chicago was just as good if not better.

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was outstanding. The service was poor. We were celebrating a special occasion and other than the hostess acknowledging it on our reservation, there was nothing special about the service experience. We got a small table in the middle of the room and a less than attentive waiter. (Ricardo). We were glad the quality of the food overcame the lack of attention and service.

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TT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance and upscale atmosphere. You feel like a celebrity walking around with a mature crowd.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The food and ambiance is worth the money. The service was a little off but we had a fabulous time so it didn't impact our visit.

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