Drawing strong inspiration from TAO Downtown in New York, TAO Los Angeles will be a dynamic two-level space, complete with four private dining rooms and a large bar. A grand staircase will connect TAO’s ground and lower level seating, creating the ultimate platform to see and be seen. The custom staircase includes round banquettes and Chinese daybed-influenced sofas. As in New York, a 20-foot tall Quan Yin statue stands atop a koi pond; using 3D projection mapping technology, Rockwell Group’s LAB designed subtle animations will 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 with wok vegetables and Typhoon Lobster with fingerling potatoes and spicy stir fry complement a range of fresh sushi options and dim sum like, Spicy Tuna on crispy rice and Lobster Wontons with shiitake ginger broth.