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TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

4.6
4.6
1890 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
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 , 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (224) 888-0388

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ralph Scamardella / Lora Sendik

  • Catering

    Bring TAO Asian Bistro to you! Our catering services range from a small drop-off and setup to full service events. Let us worry about your next office luncheon, birthday celebration or family gathering! Please contact us via taochicagoevents@taogroup.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    TAO Chicago has a number of options available for private parties for groups of 10 to 2,000 +. Please reach out to our sales team for more information or submit an inquiry by contacting taochicagoevents@taogroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Banquet Sales Team: (224) 888-0389

  • Neighbourhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross Street

    Ontario

  • Parking Details

    We offer valet parking for $17

  • Public Transit

    The Red line is the closest L line to TAO. Exit at Grand Avenue and N. State Street.

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ Nightly

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Dinner Reservation

    US$35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    All reservations require a deposit of $35 per person, regardless of the party size. This deposit will be taken off the bill at the end of your visit. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we ask that you do so by 10:00pm the day prior in order to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10:00pm will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that during these unprecedented times, all reservations have a two hour dining limit. Additionally, all guests must be fully vaccinated to dine indoors per Chicago mandate. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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What 1,890 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked 1,000-Point Tables

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  1. VI

    VINITA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great taste. Beautiful Ambience. Good Service.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was bland and subpar
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to create good memories, food was so tasty and service incredible. Highly recommended!!
  4. L

    Luls

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering
  5. TK

    ToniK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We had to wait for our reserved table. When we checked in were not told it would be as long as we had to wait. When our entrees came one was missing and to wait to be prepared and another was completely cold. Not a good experience at all.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was my Birthday so we went to Tao. Restaurant was missing a lot of ingredients for some of their food options. We ordered a couple of drinks and for the value they were very over priced and we didn’t even taste the alcohol.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The vibe: obnoxious The music: horrendous (seriously, like your dad trying to be cool while fist bumping along to party rock anthem) The aesthetic: there’s no way an Asian person actually designed this The service: your usual inattentive club service The food: delicious, making it all somehow worth it, I think?
  9. NO

    NOLAgirl

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Tao was great! They accommodated my special request and the food and service were excellent. You have to try the huge fortune cookie dessert!
  10. AM

    AMit

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Parents dinner. It was great
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great service with amazing food
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Es un extraordinario lugar el cual invita a ir varias veces
  13. JR

    JadaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our waiter, Dave, was amazing and so was the security officer, Juan. I am highly likely to recommend Tao to friends and family! Thank you for an amazing experience and the food, ambience and music were great!
  14. MJ

    MauriceJ

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here since opening even ordered a lot of carry out during the pandemic. Never had a bad meal here. Dinner was great. Drinks were great. Service staff on point. We will be back soon.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary here and it was so good! Unique restaurant with such a cool and upbeat vibe. The food was really good as well!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary and it was an AMAZING experience!! I can’t wait to dine again. Thank you TAO for helping us celebrate 2 years!
  17. P

    Priyanka

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Must visit, specially for the amazing ambience. Food was good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lugar Asian bistro con la mejor comida d ela comicidad y ambiente agradable y novedoso.
  19. M

    Maaya

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Disappointed with the service and the food . Two dishes brought out burned. Very slow service .
  20. SZ

    SaimaZ

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I’ve been to the.Vegas and NYC location and this was my first time to Chicago. Great food and service. Loved the ambiance. Perfect for a GNO.
  21. j

    jkgrhino

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner - an amazing experience! We will definitely be back!
  22. JP

    JoaoP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best experience, highly recommended. Thank you Tao chicago.
  23. M

    Montaluce

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful- want to go back.
  24. AN

    AliceN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    I had brought a guest who is vegetarian assuming a restaurant of your caliber could accommodate but, unfortunately not many entrees could be made without fish sauce or substitution to curate a substantive vegetarian dish. For the amount paid the vegetarian options were extremely limited and not alterable to accommodate my guest (to whom I raved about your restaurant to). I am very disappointed as lower-end price point Asian restaurants have always been able to accommodate (i.e. substitute Tofu for meat/fish and have a red curry not having fish sauce).
  25. PC

    PamC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    This was my 2nd time at Tao. This experience paled in comparison to the first. The food was not hot even after returning it for hot food. The food was not tasty. The gentleman at valet made me wait until he finished his personal conversation prior to getting my car. At the end, I felt like we were being rushed out as every 2 minutes (no exaggeration) someone different came and attempted to remove our plates from the table.
  26. KK

    KrisK

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was awesome
  27. s

    satisfied

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We visited Tao on 9/12 at 8pm for my nephew’s 13th birthday. 13, is a milestone birthday and we were so excited to celebrate here. The venue was beautiful. We were told that the restaurant was understaffed and there was certainly a full house of guests. Our experience was far less than celebratory and overall unsatisfactory. Our server, I believe her name was Carmen, was very unwelcoming. I’m not sure if she was profiling us because of our skin color, but we did not feel wanted there. When I told her we were celebrating a birthday, she did not care at all. I could be mistaken, but I thought Tao was big on celebrations and gave children birthday desserts, of some sort. We received nothing of the sort. Again, no acknowledgment of our beautiful boy’s big day. At this point, his birthday has come and gone. You only get one 13th. And sadly, we regret spending it at Tao.
  28. JV

    JuanV

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance, really good service. Definitely recommend for the experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Food was alright, had issues with the service.
  30. F

    Freddie

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Chilean sea Bass.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and server was great. The ambiance is great too. The music was a little on the noise side. I highly recommend the pad thai, crunchy shrimp roll, grilled ahi tuna and the fortune cookie dessert. We had a special occaision but noone bother to ask what it is and bring something for our celebragion.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my birthday in TAO and it was amazing I had the best table and service was great. Overall 5 STARS experience❤️
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I had a reservation and waited 20 minutes to be seated. I didn’t mind it because they had a waiting longer and you can have drinks at the bar and take pictures. Everything was delicious except the rice. It was very bland but I think just the type I ordered.
  34. TJ

    ThomasJ

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal of honey salmon, branzino, and chicken pad Thai! It was verrry tasty!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! Food was delicious. Service was so great & love the atmosphere.
  37. K

    Kelz

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress "T" and the tall young man that helped her clear dishes from our table all night were both on point! T was pleasant, helpful, attentive, knowledgeable, etc., it was our pleasure to have her as our waitress; we couldn't tell that she had only been there 2 months! The food and the drinks were also amazing; we truly enjoyed everything! Our only complaint and disappointment with the evening was with the African American Manager Chris (he had on a tight Grey suit)! He totally ignored our table ALL night, not even saying a simple hello! We watched him from 5:45pm until around 8:30pm, speak and even take some pictures of ALL of the tables around us! He finally came to our table, as we were gathering our belongings, and said hello. We immediately inquired as to why it took him all night to speak to us, and as we are getting ready to leave. His exact response was, "well I need this table...". Now I'm not sure what TAO's policies are, but he was disrespectful to say the very least! Word of mouth, especially with social media, is HUGE and can be damaging! I do plan to inform anyone that asks me about our experience about with Chris! After our strong words to him last night, I hope he did a long look at himself!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner
  39. LA

    LisaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's definitely a vibe!! Food, fun, family, friends!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration - Only issue was the two hour max felt very rushed….

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (224) 888-0388.

TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 1890 OpenTable diners.

TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

632 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ontario

  • Neighbourhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Japanese, Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    We offer valet parking for $17

  • Public Transit

    The Red line is the closest L line to TAO. Exit at Grand Avenue and N. State Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ralph Scamardella / Lora Sendik

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ Nightly

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (224) 888-0388

  • Catering

    Bring TAO Asian Bistro to you! Our catering services range from a small drop-off and setup to full service events. Let us worry about your next office luncheon, birthday celebration or family gathering! Please contact us via taochicagoevents@taogroup.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    TAO Chicago has a number of options available for private parties for groups of 10 to 2,000 +. Please reach out to our sales team for more information or submit an inquiry by contacting taochicagoevents@taogroup.com

  • Private party contact

    Banquet Sales Team: (224) 888-0389

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