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DAO Fu

Japanese Restaurant, Vietnamese Restaurant, and Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant$$$$
Adams North, San Diego
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7.6/10
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  • Conor M.
    "The mango chicken is AMAZING!"(3 Tips)
    Wendy G.
    "Tofu spring rolls and vegetarian pho are to die for."(2 Tips)
    Matt G.
    "Complementary salad and ice cream is a nice touch."(2 Tips)
    Gabriela B.
    "Best pho I've had."(3 Tips)
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  • Matt G.
    Matt GageSeptember 28, 2014
    Recommend the Mango Chicken. Complementary salad and ice cream is a nice touch.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JoswigSeptember 7, 2014
    Try the Mango chicken as it's noting but perfection. I'm in love with food coma again. That's definitely the best Asian food I've ever had.
  • Tami B.
    Tami BaribeauAugust 18, 2014
    Amazing vegan food, great tofu.
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GeiszlerFebruary 22, 2014
    This is the real deal when it comes to spice. A 6 here is like a 9 everywhere else!
  • Jessie B.
    Jessie BalcacerJanuary 24, 2014
    Fried tofu is amazing!
  • Ruben C.
    Ruben CarrilloNovember 21, 2013
    Great food!
  • R T.
    R TsaoSeptember 15, 2013
    Incredible house made tofu and great, fast service
  • Justin B.
    Justin BurnsJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This venue has changed its name due to a conflict. It is now Dao Fu.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DJune 20, 2013
    Heed the heat warnings. A 3 is still fairly spicy, if you have low tolerance do 1 or 0. A 3 is like medium spicy elsewhere.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron StudtMay 19, 2013
    Awesome food! Be careful with the Spicy Scale - I like spicy food and went with a 4 and ended up sweating and clearing my sinuses!
  • Danielle
    DanielleApril 28, 2013
    The fried tofu is great and filling. Yumm.
  • D B.
    D BApril 22, 2013
    Freakin good but spicy, painful even
  • Steve
    SteveApril 19, 2013
    Eat here. The snapper hot pot is my new favorite
  • Steve
    SteveMarch 3, 2013
    The Garlic Chicken is delicious. Super spicy. You're gonna love it!
  • Keith D.
    Keith DarceJanuary 18, 2013
    CAUTION: Make sure you double check your pickup order before leaving. I just had to drive all the way back here from home because they gave me the wrong one.
  • Carter G.
    Carter GibsonJanuary 17, 2013
    #2 on Zagat 2013 City Review
  • Adam C.
    Adam CondeDecember 30, 2012
    It used to be called Tao, but it's still the same chef, food and owner.
  • @SDWIFEY
    @SDWIFEYDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Complimentary salad and ice cream! MUST try the homemade soy milk. Do the Lemongrass Chicken!
  • Wendy G.
    Wendy GarciaNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tofu spring rolls and vegetarian pho are to die for. super yummy
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SiuJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    We come so often...not only because it is crazy flavorful...not only because it is very affordable but we can usually get a seat because they have not been featured on a food show...yet.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SiuJune 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    House chicken curry for me and vermicelli with spring rolls (spicy #3) for the girl!!
  • Keegan O.
    Keegan OsinskiJune 14, 2012
    Best tofu ever!
  • Michael T
    Michael TJune 8, 2012
    Try the black cherry ice cream - with Mango and Strawberry syrups
  • Michael T
    Michael TJune 8, 2012
    Try the Oyster Mushrooms - With a sizzling black bean sauce and wild rice. Sauce has excellent flavor and a 5 on hotness scale is a 10 most other places..... This was amazing
  • Michael T
    Michael TJune 8, 2012
    Try the Yakitori - With Tofu. Tofu is homemade here with incredible texture and crunch. Vegetables had great freshness as well
  • Conor M.
    Conor MclaughlinMay 14, 2012
    The mango chicken is AMAZING! And the garlic chicken wings are equally great.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BurnsMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Vegetable Tempura - #vegan #vegetarian
  • Niken
    NikenJanuary 20, 2012
    Tofu rolls. Too good for words. I know.. plain ol' tofu rolls? Just trust me.
  • Ramya K.
    Ramya K.January 14, 2012
    They offered a delicious complimentary house salad with fresh tofu and raspberry dressing. Yum!
  • Robert B.
    Robert BurdineDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's all about the Mango Rice Chicken. A 7 is a good balance of spice and flavor
  • Desirae
    DesiraeNovember 17, 2011
    The "lamb" here is the best I've ever had.
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany MorrisNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Stuffed tofu, eggplant and peppers dish with brown rice rocks and is super spicy!
  • Dave A.
    Dave AmbroseSeptember 17, 2011
    The tofu here is amazing. I like all the food I've had here The food delivery can be very slow, so bring a friend or a book.
  • Gabriela B.
    Gabriela BreckeSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best pho I've had. Wild salmon rice pot is sooo good!
  • Eric C.
    Eric CutlerJune 13, 2011
    Puts babies to sleep
  • Jennifer V.
    Jennifer Van GroveJune 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tao has huge portions. You can easily split an entree with a friend. Read more
  • Damion92116 P.
    Damion92116 PMay 11, 2011
    The pho is where its at for me
  • Charlene C.
    Charlene ClingmanFebruary 20, 2011
    Love Tao! Best homemade tofu and yummy treats! Vegan or meat eaters there's something for everyone. (typical wait on weekends but well worth it!)
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NewellNovember 28, 2010
    The service sucks but they're nice people. The wrap it yourself rolls and the soups are generally the best bets.
  • Darren K.
    Darren KasaiNovember 2, 2010
    Closed on Mondays. :(
  • CJ L.
    CJ LuckeOctober 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tasty Red Chicken is my fave. Grilled Beef Salad also good.
  • lori z.
    lori zitoSeptember 11, 2010
    Very flavorful food, but be aware that they add tofu and/or fake meat to every vegan dish, even if it's not specified on the menu.
  • skulldilocks
    skulldilocksAugust 25, 2010
    Worst excuse for japanese food. The ramen had the wrong type of noodle and the broth tasted like fishwater. The yakitori was bland and cooked the wrong way. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
  • Flora N.
    Flora NgAugust 7, 2010
    Free tofu salad and free dessert ice cream. Would not recommend the chicken pot rice. Read more
  • John A.
    John AbbottJuly 21, 2010
    What is YOUR number? (mine is 4)
  • Jennifer V.
    Jennifer Van GroveMarch 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    OMG get the Tofu Spring Roll ... it's a ginormous roll of awesomeness, seriously!
  • Melodie T.
    Melodie TaoFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious Vegan menu with a plethora of flavorful options and they generously offer a complimentary appetizer/salad AND dessert to every party!
  • James
    JamesFebruary 4, 2010
    Try the housemade Tofu. You get a free salad and dessert with your dinner.
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