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E-Tao Asian Eatery

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5135 W Alabama St Ste 7295, Galleria second floor between Nordstrom & Macy's, Houston, TX 77056-5825
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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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Real Asian good inn the galleria mall. We really enjoyed the variety of noodles and sauces. It doesn't disappoint and the cost is reasonable.

Thank Mickey B
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

It was a little pricey for mall food but the atmosphere was better than a food court and the food was very authentic American Chinese

Thank Jillian Sara J
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186 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Really good food. I'm amazed that this is in a mall. All the dim-sum items are good, but especially the soup dumplings. The price is a bit high, but definitely worth it if you are looking for good Chinese food. Located on the second level near Nordstroms. Parking can be challenging on the weekends.

2 Thank Michael Y
Houston, TX
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

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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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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 W Alabama St Ste 7295, Galleria second floor between Nordstrom & Macy's, Houston, TX 77056-5825
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-965-0888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?