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“Nothing special”

TAO Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #50 of 144 Restaurants in Leeuwarden
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

It is full even on weekdays, and what I have noticed is that once the popularity was on, the quality of the food went down incredibly. Nothing is fresh, and the quality of the fish is very poor. Lots of items are frozen and then thrown into the fryer (and absolutely not part of the Japanese cuisine). Everything is salty in order for you to drink more. And it is not cheap at all! The atmosphere is nice and the service quite good and fast (of course). However not enough for the price they ask.

  • Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Breda, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“My favourite restaurant in Leeuwarden”
Reviewed 17 January 2013

My husband and I love Japanese food so we visit Tao quite often. For a fixed price you can order 5 meals x 5 times but I really doubt there are many people who are able to eat all 25 servings... So, you won't be left hungry, that's for sure. The choice of sushis is not so big but otherwise menu offers many options. Service on weekdays is fast but at the weekends be prepared to wait. Frankly, it's not the best Japanese restaurant of this type I've ever visited but it's good enough to be called my most favourite in Leeuwarden.

  • Visited December 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“AWFUL!”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

This restaurant seems to be enjoying a bit of a hype at the moment but it can't live up to it. We dined at Christmas and had to pay extra for a compulsary entree, but it was fish, so those of us that are allergic to fish basically paid for nothing!
Staff were very rude, not efficiant at all and of all the little dishes they have many had the same sauce so they all tasted pretty much the same....
I hope the owner is saving every cent of his profits as this restaurant is not destined to a long life.

  • Visited December 2011
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