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E-Tao Asian Eatery

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5135 West Alabama, Suite 7295, Galleria second floor between Nordstrom & Macy's, Houston, TX
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Houston, TX
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

E-Tao is dependably good and fast. They have a nice variety of more Americanized and authentic dishes. They have something for everyone. They are also open to customizing dishes as needed. Very good with kids because you can get in and out fast. And it is a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the Galleria.

Thank msmccorm
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you have ever traveled to Vancouver and eaten Chinese food there, then you will love E-Tao. This place is know for their soup dumplings. While you're eating these tasty things, you will be asking yourself "how did they get the soup in here to begin with??" You must try their crab fried rice also!

Thank Eileen S
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I has beef soup noodle today. it is the best I have never had before. this place have a very good lunch menu.

Thank Jenny D
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Located on the second floor in the Galleria tucked back near Nordstroms. I believe the dumplings are a big hit in this restaurant. We were seated immediately and our server was friendly and efficient. Our food came out in a relatively short period of time - I got the spicy eggplant - which I was a little disappointed, more bland... More 

Thank Jeniam826
New Orleans, Louisiana
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

The food was incredibly good for a small restaurant in the Galleria mall. We had the dim sum platter which had really good dumplings. I had the roast duck which was great. If you really like eggplant, get the eggplant with chicken and salted fish. The amount of eggplant was mountainous and vey delicious. Our waiter tried to talk us... More 

Thank errantmd
North America
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

This is the second time around and I enjoyed the dumplings and the seasoned strips of meat. We settled for two appetizers instead of a full meal and this was more than enough food for two. You can taste the fresh ingredients meshing with the different seasons. Highly recommend to all. It is an experience, a worthwhile experience.

Thank AmberSadoor
Houston, Texas, United States
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

E-Tao is my go to shopping lunch break while in the Galleria. Wonderful dumplings and reinvigorating green tea is my go to order. I've never had any other food there but I've seen so many diners with wonderful looking lo mein and traditional Chinese stir fried dishes.

Thank CohenD1234
George Town, Grand Cayman
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

They serve traditional pot stickers / pan fried dumplings, but their shanghai soup dumplings are some of the best in the world. Do yourself a favor and stop into this place. It looks like a mall dive, but is truly some great asian food!

Thank jfreder96
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Wow, this restaurant is near Nordstrom, 2nd floor in the Galleria mall. The service was friendly and attentive and I'd give them 5 stars. I liked how the kitchen is open and you can see them working. The Dim Sum, especially the Shanghai Soup Dumplings: 5 of 5. No question about it. I had try it in many places, Hong... More 

Thank Jenny D
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Whenever I'm shopping at the Galleria, I run over to E Tao for soup dumplings. I love them! Also good are the shumai dumplings. We used to get the dim sum platter but lately the sticky rice has not been so great on the platter. I've never had the entrees but it is the best dim sum you can get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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

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