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- Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Californian
- With celadon walls, dark wood tables and high-backed rattan chairs, Tao Cafe attains a French-colonial elegance that's graceful and tranquil. The clientele is schooled in explanations of Vietnamese culinary traditions peppered throughout the menu. The dishes range from fresh spring rolls with grilled beef and lemongrass to a five-spice beef stew.
User Reviews for Tao Café
Fabulous Vietnamese food
Why is this restaurant so empty when the food is so good? Not a place that serves pho in the evening but that leaves you with a menu full of other delicious Vietnamese food cooked...
- posted on 12.07.11
- by keno99
- Family-Friendly Dining 2005 – Audience Winner
- Vegetarian Food 2005 – Audience Winner
- Vietnamese Food 2004 – Audience Winner
Message from Tao Café
The decor is of a colonial villa in Saigon. The food is Vietnamese: some traditional (Pho or Rolls), some with the French way of cooking (Duck Confit, Beefsteak, Calamari Salad); some revisited (No-Broth-Noodle-Soup that brings flavors of street stalls into your bowl, or the vegetarian Monk?s gourmet dish that would satisfy the most picky veggie eaters). Co-owner Thuy Nguyen is a Vietnamese native and a French citizen. Food is her first passion and second career, after a stint in health care field. Her knowledge on Health has shaped her choices for the food she serves at Tao Cafe as well as the Parisian Tao Restaurant in the past. The Savoir-Faire in Cooking of Chef co-owner Trang Luu comes from her passion for food, completed with years of cooking and a recent training in a San Francisco culinary school.
- French vietnamese cafe
- lunch and dinner