Tao

Address: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, 89109, United States
Telephone: 702-388-8338

- Expensive

4.3

Part restaurant, part nightclub, this is one of the hottest places on the Strip.

Tao is legendary in Vegas. It's an "Asian bistro" restaurant, but it's also one of the city's top nightclubs - the restaurant part forms the entrance way to the club. It's always packed, always noisy, and always full of celebrities. Yet there's substance to the glitz, too - the food is phenomenal. It won't be to everyone's taste (if you don't like noise, stay away!) but, given the right occasion, I think it's unbeatable.

Food and drink
4.1
90%
Service
3.5
90%
Food and drink
4.1
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Ambience
4.5
90%
Location
4
90%

Food and drink

Thai, Japanese and Hong Kong Chinese are all on the menu here, so you'll get anything from tapas sized chicken satay to spring rolls, dumplings and kobe beef sashimi. Meanwhile, the drinks list is as excellent as you'd expect from a restaurant that doubles as a nightclub - there's a good range of cocktails and an extensive sake menu as well.

Recommended dishes

The lobster wontons in shiitake ginger broth make one of the best starters I've had in town.

Ambience

It's pumping! As you'd expect from a club, it's full of young people dressed up to the nines (groups rather than couples), it's heaving, and it's extremely noisy (despite the giant Buddha presiding over the room). This isn't the place for a romantic tete-a-tete. It's crawling with celebs, too.

Service

Because it's so busy, it can be slow. And I mean slow - I have friends who once waited 45 minutes to get the bill. If you come here, you've got to treat it as an experience rather than just a meal.

Location

In the Venetian, upstairs from the casino.

Price advice

Small dishes (dumplings, spring rolls) cost from US$10. Mains from US$30.

Recommended for

  • Singles
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Trendiness

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