Drawing strong inspiration from TAO Downtown in New York, TAO Los Angeles will be a dynamic 300-seat restaurant and lounge, complete with four private dining rooms and a large bar. A grand staircase will connect TAO’s two levels of seating, creating the ultimate platform to see and be seen. As in New York, a 20-foot tall Quan Yin statue stands atop a koi pond, where 3D projection mapping technology will create subtle animations to bring this signature statue to life. The menu, developed by Chef/Partner Ralph Scamardella, will feature a diverse selection of Asian-inspired specialties, focusing on Chinese, Japanese and Thai techniques and ingredients. Signature dishes like Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass and Typhoon Lobster complement a range of fresh sushi options and dim sum like, Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice and Lobster Wontons.