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About Tao Tao Ju
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.
London, WC2H 7BE
Hours of Operation:
Everyday: 12pm -12am
£25 and under
020 7734 8822
Tao Tao Ju Ratings and Reviews
Had a great experience. The food was excellent, the service as it should be and the ambience very pleasant given it was a hectic pre-Xmas occasion......and even the coffee was good, not something I would generally say of Chinese restaurants. We sat at the back, where I particularly liked the 50s/60s decor.
I shall certainly return.
This was mine and my friend's second visit as we loved it so much on our first visit. We chose different dishes and everything we have had on both occasions has been excellent.
The service is very friendly and we asked for advice on what we should eat and the recommendations were delicious.
It's in such a great location in the heart of China town and really convenient for theatres and surrounding bars too.
We'll definitely be returning.
Wonderful black bean duck dish and lemon grass chicken. Szechuan was a little spicier than expected but still tasty. All reasonable prices including wine. Lovely meal and lovely service. Our reservation was at 9 pm so the area around our table was fairly quiet.
TTJ is an oasis of friendliness. Our waiter and waitress took time to explain our menu options and were very efficient all the way through. Gone are the days when the waiting staff are told not to engage in conversation with the clients. They were very friendly and helpful . How can I review a night out at a restaurant without commenting on the food. We started with some complementary 'munchies' delivered to the table while we were perusing the extensive (but not too big) menu. We mixed delicious Dim Sum with some of the more regular Chinese starters and were quite full when it came to the main course. Eight of us each selected one dish (I was greedy and selected two). The fusion was magic. Everything was delicious.
As an aside, my son left his prescription sunglasses behind. The restaurant, having my contact details as I made my booking on line, called me to say they had put them aside for my next visit. I can't wait. I think I may leave something behind at my next visit just so I have an excuse to go back again.
This was a special occasion for our daughters' graduation. I had pre-advised the restaurant of this.
We arrived slightly earlier than planned but were greeted cordially and shown to our table.
The service and attention were excellent and we were able to change one of the mains on the set menu without any problem. Our waitress also brought us some extra dishes compliments of the house, this included a dish of grapes, melon and oranges set the end of the meal which cleansed the palate. Nice touch also to have hand wipes supplied in between each course.
Full marks for the staff for providing an experience to remember our special occasion.
We took my boyfriends dad to the restaurant for a bit of a catch up meal as we were in town. The serving staff we great knowing loads about the options on the menu. We had starters that were more like main courses - which is always good - and mains. The food was really tasty and we were certainly full by the end of it. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to try something a bit special in China Town.
Booked this restaurant due to it's location to the hotel I was staying in and the reviews I had read. The menu has plenty of choice in all areas but not too many. To start we had what were classed as starters and Dim Sum and all was delicious, one of the staff also advised us that they usually served a different sauce with one of the Dim Sum but lots of people don't like it due to the smell but offered us the opportunity to try it, which we did and thoroughly enjoyed. Again the main courses offered some Lamb dishes and we also enjoyed the Scallops with Asparagus and Cashew Nuts. The staff were all very friendly, helpful and eager to please. The glass ware was gleaming and the linen beautifully white. We will go again when in London.
Excellent choice for a Chinese dinner in Soho - price appropriate, the food is of excellent quality with large portions, probably one of the best Chinese places I've been to. Booked for a group of 5 for Friday night, and the rest of the group was well pleased too. Definitely recommended!
10 of us drummers from london olympics dinned at Tao Tao Ju last friday, food are as always very delicious and exceptional good customer services, so helpful and friendly ...
infact, one of my guests share on her social media : the best chinese food i have ever tasted !!!
Tao Tao Ju highly recommeded !!!
Booked here for a reunion with a group of people who all lived in China together for a while, hoping to get back that feeling of an authentic Chinese meal. We weren't disappointed! All the dishes were great, cost pretty reasonable and good service. Would definitely go back here and recommend to anyone.
Will absolutely go back there again. Food was delicious. Portions were large - we ended up ordering way too much food. (We are used to the tiny portions at Ken Lo's Memories of China). Service was excellent. A bit of a nuisance to get to due to normal traffic and pedestrian madness in that neighborhood but it was it worth it. We will go back there even if we are not heading to the theater!
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