q. what is bao?
a. bao is a traditional chinese steamed, filled bun. ours is a bit different; we roll our bao dough flat, steam it and create something entirely new.

q. what’s with all the steam?
a. our dough is cooked in chinese steamers making it light, soft, delicious and healthy.

q. do you have vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free options?
a. yes. both restaurants have menus to accommodate all your special diet needs, just ask when ordering.

q. do you use trans fats?
a. absolutely not. we use only healthy oils like sesame, soybean and canola.

q. where are you located?
a. we have two locations. a restaurant in studio city and a faster, more casual version in the century city westfield mall (we’re in dining terrace on the second floor). see our locations page for details.

q. what are your hours?
a. we have different hours depending on the location. click here for details.

q. do you have parking?
a. in studio city we have our own parking lot. in century city, there’s ample shopping center parking, with three hours free.

q. do you take reservations?
a. we don’t take standard reservations, but let us know if you have a nonstandard request. email us at eat@takeabao.com

q. do you deliver?
a. not yet, maybe soon. for the time being, please order through labite. for the studio city area order here and for the century city area order here.

q. do you offer takeout?
a. yes. in studio city, we’ll even bring it curbside to you.

q. do you cater?
a. yes. see our catering page for details.

q. do you sell gift cards?
a. yes. email us at giftcard@takeabao.com or call one of the restaurants.

q. are you wheelchair accessible?
a. yes.

q. when is TAKE A BAO coming to my neighborhood?
a. we’re constantly growing. if you have ideas, inquiries or a location recommendation, email us here.

q. who’s behind TAKE A BAO?
a. brent stein, gavin portsmouth, armando parada, and christian lomas

if you have a question we didn’t cover, email us here.