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TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

4.6
4.6
1713 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 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.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 94 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 / Michael Armstrong

  • 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

    Please note there are additional restrictions in place due to Covid 19 for group sizes, please contact our events department for more information. TAO Chicago has a number of options available for private parties for groups of 10 to 1,000 +. 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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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 1,713 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Asian

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    My glass of wine almost never came. I saw my waitress twice the entire night. Food was mediocre at best..
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried rice was served different in Las Vegas.. we had a large bowl. Guess we were expecting that. Still wonderful. We will be back. Came early, didn’t get to experience the night club. Would like to see if I truly got refined for the 70$ reso. I appreciate it. Thank you, Jonathon lips. We came at 5pm on Saturday 7/2.
  3. M

    Morgan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Food was amazing. The service could be alot better. Couldn’t find our waiter at times. We were ready to order when she first arrived. Overall it’s a great experience
  4. CN

    CyndiN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Tao .. great food, great service, beautiful space
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there with our son and everything was outstanding. Our waiter was so attentive. Thank you for a great experience. We will be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice and calm vide
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience3
    The General manager came to our table and his approach was unprofessional. He instigated a situation and caused unnecessary confrontation with my group. I will never support this establishment again.
  8. DK

    DallasKevin

    Dallas

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had lots of small plates - all were very good. Just not much food for the money ($600 for a group of 4 with 3 drinks each). We’d go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow !!!!!!!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter David and bartender Shamir were amazing!
  11. OM

    OdalisM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great birthday restaurant. Would definitely recommend it.
  12. TT

    TheTruth

    San Antonio

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Ribeye was perfect. Small plates were all fantastic. Service was great. Always a treat. World class meal.
  13. DC

    DanaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    It was just ok. Some of the dishes fell flat for me, but I enjoyed the sushi.
  14. SA

    SimonA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The vibe was great. The service was excellent. Would def return.
  15. C

    Cshank

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Having been to Tao NYC and Vegas, numerous times, Chicago location was tad disappointing. The ambience is gorgeous. The service seems rushed. Our waiter was impatient and seemed in a hurry. The appetizers - shishito peppers, charred brussel sprouts were decent. The main course left a lot to be desired. The pad thai was overly sweet, green fried rice was different but lacked flavor and sizzling soy chicken was also sweet. The sushi was also average. Chicago has such strong food scene that they really up the quality - you can get MUCH better sushi and Asian food elsewhere for 1/4 the price. Tao is now mostly all about their ambience.
  16. SJ

    SherryJ

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday. Great service, phenomenal food experience and love the ambiance. Lobster fried rice is always a great choice. I can’t wait for my next visit.
  17. IW

    IronWorkers

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Over all everything was good. I liked the atmosphere, crowd, and decor. The drinks were so so. The food had a good taste the short rib and steak were very tender. The food is a little over priced in my opinion.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Really bad food
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All I can say is WOW! I knew it was going to be nice but nice is an understatement. Tao is BEAUTIFUL and the food was so great. there was nothing we didn’t like and we got a variety of foods! The food came so fast we were shocked. It felt so crazy seeing how fast the food came. The service was impeccable and I will definitely make more reservations to go! The music was amazing too as they had a DJ in the restaurant!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Service was poor at best, barely quality checked us. We were instructed to order way more food than we needed, most of which got wasted. The short rib appetizer came out ice cold, but by the time we were checked on, our main courses had already arrived. Instead of making a new short rib appetizer or taking off the bill, they just reheated the original one which made it greasy. The Szechwan potatoes were so over seasoned we could not eat them at all. The crispy chicken was good and possibly the only item of them night which was enjoyed. Everything was also way over priced.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing, service took way too long at times. I ordered a cocktail and didn’t get it until I was done eating.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go for the happy hour, you get the best deals!
  23. CS

    ChrisS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, ambience, and service. Will be coming back for dinner and the club in the future. Get the Tao old fashioned, sea bass and banana pudding!
  24. JC

    JCA1

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at TAO. The food was delicious from start to finish. Our server was amazing as well...he was super patient as we decided on what we wanted. We can't wait to return.
  25. SD

    SandraDG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It's a good place to have dinner in the early afternoon. It gets crowded in the evening
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We ordered the $160 omakase and it was def worth considering the price of each if ordered separately. I also got the nirvana drink and it was a good size and the flavor of passion fruit was good too
  27. G

    Gonzalo

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish everything was Amazing. The services was on point and the food was amazing. The glazed salmon and sweet and spicy shrimp were my favorite. The wagyo rib eye was made to order and delicious with all the sauces it comes with. Can’t wait for our next visit to Tao
  28. FF

    FrancescaF

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I loved it! the staff was so nice and the ambiance was the best!
  29. SP

    SachinP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!
  30. RM

    ReinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for my birthday and had a great time! Left with no complaints!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Got our table after 45 minutes, were never given napkins or water till halfway into the meal. It was hard to fathom on how bad they could mess it up
  32. JM

    JenM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! Food, drinks, waiter were on point. Host stand were not the friendliest & seemed like they did not want to be there (lol) but overall, everything was phenomenal!
  33. B

    Bigeater

    Omaha

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a MUST in Chicago, the service is excellent; our server explained the menu to the detail alrhough it was not necessary. She took extra care asking the chec for the way food was prepare to accomodate allergies and special requests. The food was fantastic and the music was very appropriate for the place, half lounge abd half smooth jazz. Great value for the investment
  34. DM

    DianeM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience5
    Came there last night with my friends the drinks were so water down and nasty that we all felt sick and we did not hang around to eat so I really cannot comment on the food but I definitely for sure can’t say that the drinks from the bar probably the most generic drink I ever drank
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was pretty much what I expected it to be. Great room/ambiance. Food is tasty. Flashy people. Service-wise, I never got our server’s name she was always in a rush and it was very hard to get her attention. Overall, it was a nice downtown experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The Host was pretty rude and the service felt rushed. For example, I ask the Host (African American lady) where was table 91 and she responded “honey that is for me to know not you. I felt that was a totally unacceptable response. I will not recommend this spot for any special occasions. It was also my Birthday and the service was terrible.
  37. R

    Rapatao133

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    A flashy place with no substance. Top thing: decoration, worst thing: service. I understand the site is big and busy, but I saw the other waiters around me juggle multiple tables and still be attentive. I had to ask other employees for help.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious food and i love the atmosphere
  39. B

    Barry

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food is def overpriced for the quality. It’s extremely dark inside so be careful when walking around with all the steps
  40. CI

    CharlesI

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything. Thank you

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1713 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 booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 94 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for TAO Asian Bistro - Chicago

632 N Dearborn St Chicago, IL 60601

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ontario

  • Area

    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 / Michael Armstrong

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ Nightly

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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

    Please note there are additional restrictions in place due to Covid 19 for group sizes, please contact our events department for more information. TAO Chicago has a number of options available for private parties for groups of 10 to 1,000 +. 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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