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26. September 2012: Restaurant Tao

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yet another restaurant with good food in Bonn – started with “Aioli, kimchi and marinated olives with ciabatta” (EUR 5.90). The aioli was very decent, not as intense as garlic usually is. The kimchi (Chinese cabbage) was tasty, the olives were good too.

As a second starter, the “mini spring rolls, vegetarian” were served (EUR 4.00). They were good, the sauce was tasty, but there was way more crust than actual stuffing. So if you like the crunchiness of a spring roll, then they are perfect. If you do not – well, then it is a different story.

As some felt like having a lot of Chinese cabbage, a second round of Kimchi was ordered (about EUR 5.00). Same as stated above – just more of it.

My official starter after the small snacks was a “tuna and salmon sashimi with sushi-ginger, wasabi, soy sauce and algae salad” (EUR 14.90). The tuna and salmon sashimi were definitely tasty. The algae salad was not so much to my gusto. The wasabi somehow had a weird consistency and was not really spicy either – somehow weird. But the fish was definitely great.

For a main dish, I had “wok fried roast beef stripes with hot red curry, mango, zucchini, water chestnuts, service with jasmin rice” (EUR 15.90). It was quite a portion – let me tell you! The meat was not too great as it was cooked for too long and became a bit chewy with time. The water chestnuts were tasty, the combination with the mango, zucchini and jasmin rice was very good too.

All in all, the dishes at the restaurant Tao are good – no question. Nothing mind-blowing but definitely fine and sound! The prices are pretty fair for what you get – also a glass of wine (Malbec, “Felino”, Vina Cobos, Mendoza, 0,2L) is quite fine price-wise (EUR 7.90).

The interior is pretty nice – it is just very dark. If you want to go for a romantic dinner, this place is probably great. If you are going with friends or even business, then it is not really optimal as it is too dimly lit.

The service is quite okay – they are friendly and do a good job. But there is also space towards perfection – no refilling of water or wine glasses, just being limitedly attentive. Overall, the Restaurant Tao is a good place to go – the food is good, the prices are moderate, the service is okay, the place is nice. Make sure to book a table in advance – it was pretty cramped for a Thursday evening.


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Restaurant TAO

Mildred-Scheel-Strasse 1

53175 Bonn (DE)

Tel.: +49 228 37 28 289

Fax: +49 228 37 28 287

E-Mail: info@taobonn.com

Homepage: http://www.taobonn.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.

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