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E-Tao Asian Eatery

#274 of 7,009 Restaurants in Houston
#290 of 7,558 Places to Eat in Houston
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5135 West Alabama, Suite 7295, Galleria second floor between Nordstrom & Macy's, Houston, TX
713-965-0888
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First time

My future in laws took me there and omg, the food and appetizers were awesome. Tried different plates. Will definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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English first
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My future in laws took me there and omg, the food and appetizers were awesome. Tried different plates. Will definitely return.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

this little space really surprised me. The menu was extensive and served small plates too. Not quite dim sum but close enough. We might not have found the restaurant but we knew we were going here in advance. The journey was rewarded with a good light lunch at a reasonable price. Look for this one, a pleasant change from a... More 

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Chatham, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I didn't feel much like wandering around in Humidston tonight so thought I would try a restaurant out in the mall. This place looks pretty basic but the menu was quite extensive (I had a #6, #40 and #110. Sounds yummy eh?). They only had 3 beers to choose from and an option to drink out of a plastic beer... More 

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Houston, Texas
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My friend and I were feeling hungry after a long day shopping at galleria. Then we passed by this place. We saw the pictures of some of the dishes, and we decided to give it a try. They offered a variety of dishes. They have dishes from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. You can also tell that the chiefs took... More 

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Houston, Texas
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I will not be original saying that is not the kind of restaurant you are expecting from a mall restaurant, but as soon as you get in, you're out of the mall and can experience some true good Chinese food. The Dim Sum are excellent. I liked also the fact that you can see the kitchen when you go in,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I stopped by on Thursday 4-9-15 approx 7pm and just stopped by the front counter to buy some orange juice, so I didn't think anything of it for the $3 charge since it's typical for a galleria type mall, but then I got my statement and it indicated that I was charged $6. Buyer beware because there's is someone who... More 

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Belton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

As others have written, E-Tao far exceeds what you might expect in a mall restaurant--even if the mall is the Houston Galleria, one of the best malls in the world. We dropped in after shopping and started with Chicken Spring Rolls--they were good, but the dishes that followed were exceptionally good. The Lettuce Wraps were every bit as good as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A great place for a light meal in the Galleria with full service rather than the food court. Good dim sum and decent chinese dishes with enthusiastic if slightly disorganised service. Well worth a trip.

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San Antonio, Texas
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

E-Tao has an extensive menu of unique Asian foods. We had dumplings (based on TA reviews), a pineapple/seafood fried rice and a lomein dish with meat. All were very good. We typically visit Chinatown while in Houston, but we may return to e-Tao instead. The restaurant was clean, but a little noisy. Service was excellent, the waitress answered all of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First off: they have avocado smoothies! Always a draw for me. All of the staff I interacted with were very nice. The waiter took my food allergies seriously and even came back to let me know of some potentially related ingredients. The food was very good - I had the honey garlic scallion chicken (from the Chef's Specialties part of... More 

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Additional Information about E-Tao Asian Eatery

Address: 5135 West Alabama, Suite 7295, Galleria second floor between Nordstrom & Macy's, Houston, TX
Phone Number: 713-965-0888
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5135 West Alabama, Suite 7295, Galleria second floor between Nordstrom & Macy's, Houston, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-965-0888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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