In London’s Chinatown it takes a special kind of restaurant to stand out, but that’s exactly what Tao Tao Ju does. A relatively new addition to the Lisle Street scene, Tao Tao Ju is all about taking the Chinese dining experience to the next level, giving guests a touch of class and attentive service as well as great food straight from China. Elegantly decorated, the Tao Tao Ju dining room has plenty of traditional touches, including rows of red and gold paper lanterns in its windows and dark wood latticework panels but the understated colour scheme and simple contemporary furnishings are upmarket and chic. Food is all about flavour here, with great care taken to produce authentic versions of both favourite Chinese regional dishes and house specialties inspired by the home and restaurant cooking of the country’s diverse cities and villages.
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Tao Tao Ju
15 Lisle StreetLondon ChinatownLondonWC2H 7BE
- Public transport:
- Leicester Square, Underground
Above average Soho Chinese food - at above average prices.
THIS IS NOT(!) A PLACE FOR DIM SUM. There are plenty of other, better places around that offer fresh Dim Sum (like Wan Chai Corner on Gerrard or, if you fancy the freshest dumplings in town, Beijing Dumpling, which is also on Lisle). Tao Tao Yu specializes in higher quality mains!
Tao Tao Yu is an easy-to-overlook Chinese restaurant...more
We left our meal on the table and went home to have sandwiches.
The service was rather snippy as well. We were bait and switched by the woman who said there was dim sum. There wasn't. The vegetables tasted can.more
Worst service and disgusting Chinese food.It is not the authentic Chinese food.The taste is so weird and the ingredients are not fresh.more
I loved this place! They accommodated 8 of us no problem at all. The service was unbelievably quick and the food was gorgeous. My only complaint really was the fact that we ordered 3 egg fried rice and the portion was enough for 2 at most. But the place is great..we were taken to a back room which had a beautiful chandelier and a really quiet, chilled vibe.more
I wasn't a fan of this place. Sure it's one of the only places that do Dim Sum after 5pm in Chinatown, but for what it's worth if you aren't going to do it right, well then it's not really worth bothering.
Decor wise, it was quite impressive. We were led past the front of the restaurant into the back which really looked quite grand. The starters were perhaps the best part. The cucumber and...more