I have been coming here since I was 15 and the food was fantastic but when the original family sold, the food has been going down hill. I should have stayed away when the health department gave them a citation for a dirty kitchen but I didn't.Tonight's food tasted really bad and the only good item was the rice and all they had to do was steam it.
I will never eat here again. The kung pao chicken was disgusting! It tasted like pure corn syrup and the smell was unpleasant. In addition, the chicken tasted old. Also, the chow mein was not good. I did not have a good experience!
Mmmm... Tao Tao Beef....
Tao Tao beef has got to be one of my most favorite foods on the planet! If you've never tried it before, you're missing out.
I can't get enough of the chicken salad here, and the sweet and sour pork, and although I don't personally like prawns that much, my friends have gotten into fights over the honey walnut prawns, so I guess they're good =)
They have a nice bar at Tao Tao's too. The Mai Tais are a favorite.
We got take-out from Tao Tao and it was gross. Very greasy and the meat (pork ribs, BBQ pork) was fatty and dry - tasted several weeks old. Not sure if the food is better in the restaurant, but won't be finding out.
Great food, decent service and the best house drink around!.
The decor has changed, but the food is still great. Tao Tao beef, chicken salad, hot and sour soup and the prawns in lobster sauce are incredible. Service can be spotty, on a Friday or Saturday (as most resturaunts are) but the food is worth the wait. I have eaten here dozens of times and have friends that have as well and I have never heard of the food coming out cold as others have stated.
You have to try thier famous Mai Tai's. Best I have ever had. Be careful though, they are loaded and if you drink a couple, you will be too. I believe the record is 7, set a few years ago. GO FOR IT!!!!
Why do people love this place???.
I just don't get why people love this place- I've eaten there 4 times and was repeatedly less than impressed. After ordering take out and getting a cold and inedible lychee pork that was hard as a rock and dried out (as if it had been fried way too many times and then sat for days), I vowed I was never going back to Tao Tao. But then when a friend's b-day was held there I went back, which turned out to be a big mistake since I became terribly ill that night. Bottom line: there are tons of authentic and delicious Chinese restaurants in the area- this just isn't one of them.
The best chicken salad.
I've been going to Tao Tao since 1984. My grandmother recently passed away and this was the place we had our holiday parties. Their Chicken Salad, and Tao Tao Beef, are to die for. I now live in Texas and crave this food. Unfortunately I only get it once a year. Fortunately, I have the recipe since Grandma was a friend of Franks.