Tao Review (Las Vegas, NV)

tao chilean sea bass

Hands down the best Chilean Sea Bass I have ever eaten in my life was at Tao located at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.  I know most people think of Tao as just the Asian night club, but one night I was at an eCommerce convention at the Venetian and my boss wanted to grab a bite after so we went to Tao and I tried the Miso Glazes Chilean Sea Bass.  I swear that since that night my taste buds have never been the same.  For a few years my wife gave me such a hard time because I would always refer to this legendary Chilean Sea Bass but I never took her to get it (we aren’t Vegas people).  However, I finally got to take my wife when we went to Las Vegas together for a convention and she finally got to taste it and she quickly realized I was not overselling this dish!  Here is my Tao review.

The Miso glaze is literally caramelized to the crust of the fish due to all the sugar that is in the glaze.  When people ask me what this tastes like the best way I can describe it is a savory version of eating a crispy cream donut for the first time.  When you first take a bite immediately you sense a slightly crispy crust from the caramelized miso glaze.  At first, you will taste the sweet miso flavor which wakes up your taste buds.  Immediately after is a wave of fresh Chilean Sea Bass flavor which lingers while the perfectly cooked fish dissolves like butter over your tongue.  Words cannot begin to give this dish justice, so the best way I can explain how good this dish is know that I have driven from Orange County, CA to Las Vegas, NV just to eat this dish!  So far I’ve even at Tao three different times so I’ve had a chance to try different dishes, but if I could only order one entree I would 100% always go for the Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass.

tao sashimi platter

Above is the Sashimi Platter which was very taste, but to be honest for the price it wasn’t anything amazing that you couldn’t get at a less expensive sushi restaurant.

tao kobe beef sashimi

If you want an appetizer I will recommend trying their Kobe Beef Sashimi, which is basically a kobe beef carpaccio.  The beef is super marbled and combined with the greens it is a great way to wake up your taste buds.

tao zeppoles

My wife is a huge doughnut fan so even at Tao we had to order the doughnut dessert.  They were really good but to be honest after eating the Chilean Sea Bass I almost didn’t want to eat or drink anything else because I didn’t want to lose the taste of that fish.  If it sounds creepy or crazy how much I am emphasizing the great taste of the Chilean Sea Bass I am just trying to make a point… GO TRY THE MISO GLAZED CHILEAN SEA BASS AT TAO!!!

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Derrick Chan

Sr. Manager eCommerce Innovation at Taco Bell
Ever since I was 5 years old my mom had me helping out in the kitchen.So it didn’t come as a surprise that I ended up loving food.Whether eating, cooking, smelling, seeing, or reviewing I enjoy all aspects of food.
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Ever since I was 5 years old my mom had me helping out in the kitchen. So it didn’t come as a surprise that I ended up loving food. Whether eating, cooking, smelling, seeing, or reviewing I enjoy all aspects of food.

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