Tiato is tucked into a corner of Santa Monica far removed from the hustle and bustle of Third Street. Next to the offices of production studios like Lionsgate, Tiato is a busy lunch spot. In the evening though it gets transformed into a venue for parties, birthdays etc.
Why would you care about some random space in Santa Monica? Its run by the family behind Crustacean, and House of An basically the kings of classy Asian food in Beverly Hills.
Don't know about House of An? Their garlic noodles are so guarded by the family they have a secret kitchen inside a few of their restaurants where only a few select family members are allowed to prepare special dishes.
The fall offerings are great. They have a chicken soup dumpling that could give Din Tai Fung a run for its dumpling money.
The noodles of course are a must have. They pack a umani punch with a unique blend of secret ingredents, garlic, and parmesan cheese!
Sriracha meatballs are moist little morsels. Usually I think Sriracha is a overhyped sauce but Tiato produced a great meatball with it.
Icing on the cake for Tiato is the parking meters around it go free after 6!
2700 Colorado Ave, Ste 190 Santa Monica, California
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