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Paseo de Salamanca, 1, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 42 42 05
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
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20:00 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, I am Chinese and I have lived in Japan for a long period. But I still CANNOT appreciate any courses from this menu. The name of the restaurant seems Japanese but when I find what I ordered it's like Chinese dishes meet Japanese ones in a very terrible way. Seafood Udon is basically like Udon cooked in... More 

Thank 佳玮 苏
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I have been in San sebastian for couple week. I'm from Thailand , after taken traditional Spanish food which is very good and tasty but it's not as spicy as thai food so I was miss a lot spicy food. Thanks to Trip advisor for restaurant recommendation. I went this restaurant last week and I order several dishes such as... More 

Thank Possawas C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

While in SS, most of people want to enjoy tapas or ocean fishes. In case one needs absolutely to have asian food, Tsi Tao is an option with a mix of vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese dishes. Well prepared, good quantity, lunch menu including drinks for 13,70€.

Thank Marc M
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The food looks vaguely Chinese but based on the taste quite hard to pin down what cuisine it is. The main taste of all the dishes is a combination of MSG, oil and salt. Every dish we tried immediately hit you with the power of monosodium glutamate, apart from the frozen dumplings which had no taste at all. We also... More 

Thank GodfreydeZilla
Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Tsi Tao was another nice surprise. I'm a japanese chief and the quality of food in Tsi Tao was top. I were talking with the owner, Jackie and Pomen, and they are very profesionnal people. 10 over 10, highly recommended

Thank chihirok170
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We had walked by this restaurant frequently during our visits to San Sebastian and finally tried it this year. We were not disappointed. The food was very good and the service excellent. The lunch specials were nicely done and reasonably priced. The restaurant is fairly small and quite popular, so reservations are recommended.

Thank Richard K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

We had heard good things about Tsi Tao from the locals so we decided to check it out. We weren't disappointed although the price was higher than expected we enjoyed our meal, left feeling full and expect to return. We had the Vietnamese rolls (note: they are fried not fresh) which were served with crispy lettuce and a mint leaf.... More 

Thank NicNac22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Casual, yet very nice decor. Food and service were very good. My daughter had beef and broccoli, and it was the best rendition of that dish we've ever had.

Thank Waderowl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Mistakenly came to this restaurant instead of another Chinese restaurant recommended by our concierge in Maria Cristina Hotel. But it turned out to be a great dinner. Small and quiet restaurant but the service was quite fast with only a waiter and a waitress. Must order: Wonton soup Crispy noodle Crispy duck Morning glory with garlic Beef with brocolli

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

been with kids - teenagers, all of us very familiar with Chineese cuisine from MainLand and overseas- here almost everything was great...nice taste- fresh ingredients, great service.. JUST - pile of Frensh Champagne boxes in the middle of the hall were like aliens on the Red Square in Moscow...and guys still need to work a lot on deserts- its very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo de Salamanca, 1, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Province of Guipuzcoa  >  San Sebastian - Donostia
  • Phone Number: +34 943 42 42 05

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?