TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

4.6
726 reviews
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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

Summer Restaurant Week

Enjoy a 3 course TAO Chicago tasting menu, featuring some of our greatest hits, for $48!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 18 August 2019

Ends: 30 August 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 17:00-19:00

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 726 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.8
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Waited over an hour for my reservation

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

I took my friend here for her birthday, neither one of us had eaten here before. The ambiance and set up was super cute and artsy. The food and service was great! Will definitely be back again.

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

Best Peking duck ever in truly elegant surroundings. All of our dishes were thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. The staff; servers, bartender, hostesses, and managers, were friendly and attentive. Both servers knew the menu particularly well and were helpful with recommendations. We will definitely go back. Highly recommended.

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

Outstanding food and service

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Definitely a treat! The atmosphere was wonderful and the food amazing. Our waiter Michael topped off the evening - he was attentive, helpful and very friendly. We will certainly be going back!!

V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All was perfect! Service, food, location, everything great!

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was good . But I lost my glasses worth $700. I am 100 percent sure I left at at the table below the stairs ,where we were having our drinks waiting for our table .i hope they are able to find it

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall I think it was a good experience. Our server was very knowledgeable. A few suggestions would be to list the ingredients under each item on the menu. Also acknowledge the celebration with a complimentary drink, appetizer or dessert.

GG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The food was pretty good. The lighting & music gave me a headache and I really couldn't enjoy the food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience dining at Tao for my birthday. Everything was great from the ambience, food, music, service

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great spot to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary and was great

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best dining experience I’ve had yet , we Loved it

KT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Our orders were incorrect. Once we spoke with the manager he ensured that everything was correct and was extremely nice. He kept checking on our table and made the experience even more pleasant. I would go back just because of the service the manager provided us.

P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we walked in everything was perfect. We arrived about 30 min early so we could have a cocktail at the bar before dinner. Great service there.
Then when we went back to hostess stand for our reservation they seated us immediately. The waitresses suggestions were spot on.
CHILEAN SEABASS SKEWERS. OMG
All the dishes came out in a great order with really good timing.
Can’t wait to go back.

s
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Everything we ate was delicious! Cocktails didn’t knock my sock off, but overall vibe was great. Definitely recommend.

PL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tao is great. Really enjoy the vibe!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food and ambient was great! Service not that good, server did not want to bring the plates in the configuration we wanted (I.e., entres to share as for the table, even though we were ordering more plates than people).

GS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Everything we asked for was amazing considering presentation, freshness, quality, taste, sauce and everything. The waitress were also very efficient and kind.

It’s a more fun and noisy place, so it’s very good for everyday dining, business and friends get together. Also, depending on the couple, it might be a nice place to go out and celebrate special occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Wonderful scenery and food

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The drunken lobster pad thai was amazing, the snapper was an experience that was delicious. This restraunt is an experience such a awesome vibe.

CW
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was good and the food was excellent. I would definitely be returning.

AJ
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and menu!!

LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful. Architecture is stunning. From the moment we walked in, the attention & service were great. We ordered several dishes to share among 5 people - appetizers, entrees, specialty sushi rolls. Everything was delicious! I would definitely recommend Tao & plan to return on my next trip to Chicago. Thanks again!

D
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were treated like royalty by the staff. Harrison is the best. Tao lives up to the hype.

DL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This location is so much better than the Las Vegas & LA Tao.

CH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Great food and service

AP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated son's birthday, everything was delicious, very loud.
Very nice inside, service was great!
Enjoyed the evening!

TP
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food were great!

WI
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

First and only experience. Too loud for us, could hardly communicate. Would have liked to go to the night club after but it was taken up by a after party for the Lollapalooza festival. Wasn’t going to pay $50 extra and line up for that.

LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

Our reservation was at 815 and we didn’t get seated until 915. Our first drink didn’t come until 940

F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

I'd recommend this if you'd like a unique and vibrant dinner option however they are lacking since they first opened. The service is not as great and a bit overpriced.

W
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner before a show

Q
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partner and I love it. We're coming back sooner than later!!! 💪🔥

SO
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply perfect! From the entrance everyone & everything will superior with service, ambiance & table (sat on the side of the stairs in a booth). Ellie served us & was past exceptional. This is a magical place with food, cocktails & a buddha statue that you must watch for mind bending lighting visuals. We will be back!

PB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The decorations were so beautiful. Our waiter was great. The manager came over to let us know our waiter was behind but started us with drinks. Great service. Great ambience.

OT
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding, eye catching decor. Intesting menu. Server was very helpful. Hostess staff was welcoming. Manager, Danielle, was very nice, tuned in... Really went out of her way to accommodate.

OT
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely dining experience

Z
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a magical experience. I brought my wife and friends here for my wife's birthday. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was incredible. Would highly recommend.

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