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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.

15 Lisle Street
London, WC2H 7BE
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese

Hours of Operation:
Everyday: 12pm -12am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7734 8822

Website:
http://www.taotaoju.co.uk/

Tao Tao Ju Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

3.8

service

3.8

ambience

3.6

value

3.6

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Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on 17 August 2017

We had the set lunch for two which was fresh and tasty. Service was impeccable. A super pre-theatre experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 28 May 2017

We have been here many times and we all love the food and service. It is close to the Leicester Square tube station and also very close to London Transport bus stop

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 1 April 2017

The food was delicious. The service is quick. The staff is very friendly. A great moment spent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 28 January 2017

EXCELLENT customer services, the staff there are so friendly and will go extra miles for you to have a great time there !! Delicious and authentic Chinese !! Highly recommended !!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 January 2017

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.

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 (London)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Great food, great service. Simple.

Also, order dumplings. Best around

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Food was absolutely outstanding as was the service, very impressed!! Would definitely recommend!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2016

We had booked on the day and the staff had reserved a nice round table at the back of the restaurant. Food was excellent although many of the dishes were quite spicy There was a good selection of wine and the staff were attentive and quick.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2016

we went to this restaurant with a chiense friend who recommended it. the food was very good and the prices are quite reasonable, especially given the very centra location

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Groups
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food4
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2016

Had the set meal and good value, lots of food and pleasant service

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 29 October 2016

Great food. Friendly, efficient service with a smile. Ample portions. Best to book.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (London)·Dined on 16 August 2016

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 23 July 2016

Great service air conditioning which was a bonus on one of the hottest days of the year great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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food4
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 22 July 2016

Went on the strength of previous reviews.was not disappointed.Had an enjoyable meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 14 July 2016

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 2 July 2016

great food and service. food was delicious, hot and fresh

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 4 June 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 27 May 2016

Would definitely go again 5stars from us food was nice staff were friendly and service was quick

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 21 May 2016

Good food, good portions and very good service! Food was authentic and very well priced. Highly recommended for a evening out.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 18 May 2016

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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service4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 March 2016

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!

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 18 March 2016

Our favourite Chinuse restaurant in Chinatown. Food is amazing and portions are very good. Highly recommended!

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 (London)·Dined on 13 February 2016

Fantastic people serving fantastic food, at fantastic prices.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 12 February 2016

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 !!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 8 February 2016

I came here for CNY with my partner and it was lovely, I came back recently with my parents (who haven't eaten much Asian cuisine before) and they really enjoyed it also. A lovely, simple little restraunt that will be a regular for me :)

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 (London)·Dined on 9 January 2016

Excellent food and service for our party of ten. Great value, too, and nice to receive complimentary fresh fruit at end. Round table facilitated conversation. Will definitely return when next in London.

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 (London)·Dined on 19 December 2015

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, very good value too. This is a brilliant Chinatown destination, would highly recommend to others

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2015

Every time I go to Tao Tao Ju I am always happy for my choice: value for money, attentive service and an easy going atmosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 19 September 2015

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 27 August 2015

Good was lovely and portion sizes were big. Staff were incredibly welcoming and friendly.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 13 August 2015

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!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 12 July 2015

15 of us (including 5 toddlers and 1baby) had lunch here post kids morning theatre in Leicester Square. Restaurant staff were so accommodating. Dim sum was delicious. Can't recommend highly enough.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 6 March 2015

I took a group of 6th form students there after a trip to British Museum. Lovely staff, very willing to accommodate the large group, food served quickly and it was good value for money.

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 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2014

Very warm environment, extremely friendly and excellent customer service. The food was very good too. Mr.Chom the manager was fantastic...he even brought a sweet with candle for my wife's birthday and we all sang together for her. Thank you so much Tao Tao Ju

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2014

tao tao ju is one of the best cantonese/dim sum chinese restaurant in london chona town, food is authentic, service is attentive and friendly, highly recommended !!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 11 January 2014

We had been here before and were impressed that time, this second visit was even better - amazingfood, great atmosphere and, above all, the service was impeccable the staff very welcoming and friendly. I would recommend this family run chinese to everyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 13 November 2012

My mother, brother and grandma were in town, so I went here with them with my girlfriend. They do not like 'hectic' restaurants and like to take their time, which is usually an issue when it comes to Chinese as there is always a hustle-n-bustle to get you in, fed and out. . . not the case here. The service was impeccable but we allowed to take our time, have a lovely meal and enjoy ourselves.

Tags: Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 31 May 2012

TaoTao Ju was Excellent! We had dim sum starters to share and mains to share as well. Please do ask your waiter to recommend 'off menu' dishes. As in the dishes other than on the english menu! Our waiter recommended KAM HEONG pork chops which were just AMAZING!

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 14 April 2012

Tao Tao Ju in Soho has incredible service compared to its competitors in the area.
We had fabulous duck and even the egg fried rice tasted better than the norm. The service was really the best I have experieneced in the last few years and this palce really stands out in Chinatown. The ambience is also heads and shoulders above the other chinese restaurants nearby - clean white table cloths and a tasteful decor. Great for a date.

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