As always, the food was excellent.As always, the food was excellent. The sugar crusted donuts with 3 dipping sauces is always the highlight of the evening. Although the service was a bit slow, our waiter went the extra mile and included birthday candles in celebration of my daughter's 22nd birthday -- without being asked to do so.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service!This was my second visit to Tao in NYC. The food was fantastic and the service was great! We did have a bit of a wait despite our reservation and it was a little loud for talking with others in my party. But overall another great experience!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, "serving" too fastExcellent food, but as an European I like to enjoy my meal and have a nice evening without feeling the pressure of having to eat quickly as the next group is waiting. Mayby that's called "good service" in the U.S, but for me it feels way too pushy when the different courses are served immediately after eachother. I really like too enjoy my diner, especially when it's so good as at TAO's.
In a nutshell; definitely go there for diner: good ambiance, excellent food, but don't be surprised when you're standing outside the restaurant again within 1 1/2 hour....5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI LOVE the whole entire vibeI LOVE the whole entire vibe at Tao, my fiancé and I have been there MANY times and every time is a blast, food is amazing! I even had my surprise 30th in the private VIP section! Can't wait to go back!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT food & Theresa Caputo to bootThis is an absolutely gorgeous restaurant. The food is outstanding!!! Our service was exceptional. Then, when we came downstairs we saw Theresa Caputo waiting for a table with her girlfriends. This is definitely the place to go for AWESOME asian fare when you are in Manhattan.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTao was amazing!!I was in NYC to celebrate my birthday at Tao!! I loved the trendy atmosphere, delicous food and excellent service!! My personal favorites were the Lychee martini, Crispy coconut shrimp, Miso glazed Chilean Sea bass and the giant fortune cookie for dessert!! I would recommend Tao for a special occasion, romantic date or hot night out in the city!! Make sure you take a picture with the huge Buddah on the 1st level!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Fun FunWe loved the food. Service was great. Make great drinks.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice atmosphere and enjoyable placeReally nice restaurant beautufull interior design and great staff.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebration!We went to Tao's to celebrate the graduation of our son. We had a wonderful time. Our party agreed that we would love to return to Tao for another delicious meal. Our waiter was polite, knowlegeable and helpful. They honored our reservation at the exact time. Looking forward to going again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience all around.Great experience all around. Just waited too long for a table , 1:15hrs5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTrendy PlaceTook my girlfriend for our anniversary. The sushi was pretty good and we go another noodle entree. Pricing wasn't too bad with 2 glasses of wine 2 orders of sushi and an order of Pad Thai everything came out to around $105. Not bad at all for a trendy place. The restaurant has a very nice ambient environment. It had a really good vibe. Overall it was a great experience5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMService and ambiance are excellent.Service and ambiance are excellent. Food is horribly overpriced, even for NYC.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWaited too longThe only issue I had with the restaurant, was calling me at 12pm to confirm my 10:15 reservation. Advising me of a 15 min grace period and when I arrive at the restaurant on time. I have to wait an hour + to be seated. What was the purpose of the reservation. Other than that the food and wait staff were excellent.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI love itIve been in tao las vegas and new york and it is the best! I definetly come back again a million times!!! Love it5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome VibeAtmosphere is vibrant, hip music, loud due to two story ceiling. Food very good but pricey.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMeven w/reservations, we had to wait20 minute wait past our reservation time. sat in bar. too loud to talk. no server came over to take our cocktail order. dinner was lovely. food was delicious.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMChristopherA very good restaurant and the food was outstanding. Also nice to only visit the bars on the both levels.
Don't forget too book the table.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!I have been to Tao several times and it never seems to disappoint me in any way. Went with a group of six and everyone was impressed. The lychee martini's are outstanding. The chilean sea bass on skewers are a must have. The ambience is so great.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good eveningNice drinks, had to wait for 25 min even though we had a reservation, cool place, good food, fair prices - trendy place.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day DinnerThe kitchen screwed up our order by not processing it. We waited 40 minutes before complaining. Management accommodated us accordingly and the diner turned out to be lovely. Best meal I had all year. Everything was so delicious. :-)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFun With FriendsWe enjoy this restaurant, because the ambience is unique in New York. It is an interesting place to take friends, especially out-of-towners. There is an excellent prix-fixe 3-course lunch, but also other delicious options, including small plates. The service is very attentive, friendly and professional. The ambience in particular makes it a standout.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWeekend GetawayTao isa great place to enjoy either a mid-day glass of wine for a rest while shopping in the area or for late night socializing. The drinks were made well, there was a good size selection on the menu, the food itself was very good. My one complaint would be the fact that I had made reservations and we were forced to sit by the enterance bar for over a half hour before being seated-I think we should have been compensated for that. Other than that, the atmosphere is both energetic and tranquil given the music, open-space, and aesthetics. Great place for pretty much any occasion. :)5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI thoroughly enjoyed the eveningI thoroughly enjoyed the evening there as a pre celebration to Mother's Day. The food was amazing; the ambiance was energetic and it felt very cool to be there. The service was impeccable as well. You must go there!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Once AgainWe went to Tao for an early dinner - timing was perfect - the restaurant wasn't crowded or noisy. (Usually it's quite lively!) the food was, as usual, excellent - although I wish they had their duck dish for one. currently it's only for two and my wife hates duck! was a nice evening - and nothing beats that huge Buddha!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome evening!Had a great night and our vaiter made this great mixed menu! We where served in the best way, an we loved the food!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely FantasticCocktails were fan... Scene was energic... Food was right quantity and delicious...5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceExcellent, we left the ordering to the waitress and left nothing to be desired. A bit pricey for lunch.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTao never disappoints!Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Tao will be around forever with these attributes.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Atmosphere!I loved the vibrant atmosphere, the decor was modern and very NYC! We ordered the Prix Fixe 3 course lunch and were extremely pleased with all items and with the portions. Almost too big to finish dessert! Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a decent priced meal that allows you to really experience the diversity of NYC!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial NightMy son had a special performance in the Upper East Side so to celebrate, we made reservatios at Tao. We made a special request for my son's dessert and they did a great job writing Congratulations, XXXXX on the plate. He is 11 and was very pleased. The server was attentive but forgot to bring a few drinks so brought them later "on the house". The food is good. The spareribs were a hit as were the Chinese Greens and Chinese Broccoli. The Beef with potatoes were cooked perfectly. The chicken dumplings were nice but a bit salty. The only dish that was average was the Phad Thai. The ambience is cool and the kids (11 and 13) were very impressed to be in a more adult like enviroment. I will visit again the next time in NY.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTry - and you will find outVery - very good food :) service fast - good wine - beaútiful restaurant5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAn ExperienceThis restaurant is one of my favourite that I have ever been to. It was not only a restaurant but an experience. Make your reservations well ahead of time. The only downside is that it is VERY expensive.
CAUTION: Very expensive.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMcomida fantastica, muy buena,comida fantastica, muy buena, servicio excepcional, ambiente agradable con muy buena decoración.
Como pega decir que hay demasiado ruido , supongo a que la musica está alta y la gente habla mas alto.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service beyond!We had a party of 8; the server was beyond attentive; food was outstanding. A few at the table commented that it was the best steak they ever had! All of the starters are amazing!!! The fortune cookie dessert is the best! Not to be missed....still outstanding after all these years!!!! Never disappoints!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was great. not what Ifood was great. not what I would call a good place for a romantic dinner.
atmosphere is cool and fun5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAsian ExquisiteTao was a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious and presented in an enticing and artful fashion. The service was also excellent and the ambiance is appealing and relaxing. A great overall experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience was reallyThe experience was really good! But despite we have a reservation we wait for more than 40min to sit!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastis culinary experienceWe went as a group of 9 people and got a chambree separee upstairs.
Fantastic food, cool music and a waiter that took good care of us. We will definately go back.
-Waited for 1 hour in the bar before our table was ready, and could have gotten a little more info though5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperWe had a great time at Tao! Our server was fantastic, the atmosphere was memorable and the food was unique and delicious.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday FunThe ambience is beautiful. The quality of the food was delicious. Great place to enjoy yourself with family, friends, and love ones.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice!!Everthing was so nice - the food, atmosphere but the only bad thing was that it was to cold!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExperinceThis was a real experience with everything from the decor to the menu. The service was fantastic both friendly and professional. I will definitely come here again on my next visit to New York.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably tastyGreat service and delicious selections of food. Had pot stickers and tuna appetizers and the chilean sea bass is amazing!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerWife wanted to go back to Tao for our 15th Wedding Anniversary - food was great and our server went out of his way to make us a special dessert for our Anniversary. Great place for a special occassion - if you want to be able to sit in a larger group and have a conversation ask to be seated upstairs - the sound level is more reasonable than downstairs. Thanks for making it a memorable dinner for my wife and I.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMnice fusion chinese restaurantit was pretty good experience, big budha statue made our family impress. food was fairly good but little too salty. service was fast and neat, i havent tried the drinks yet, cuz I was with family, but next time I want to try out the bar area on the front, looked pretty awesome5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTao is incredibleBy far one of my favorite restaurants. WONDERFUL Asian Fusian............place looks like a Buddhist temple inside.....complete with Coi Fish !4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!!!We can really recommended this place. Excellent fusion cuisine. Professional and very kind service. A Banana dessert was fantastic. Maybe one remark - too short brake between starters and main course but this was not a huge issue. Go there - it worth for your visit!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst thing when you enterFirst thing when you enter the dining room is to be amazed with the 12 meter buda in the midle of the room. The rest, the good cooking of the food and all the ambiance makes it extremely enjoyable. Yes, its a litle bit noisy due to party groups but if it was not so good of a restaurant there will be no noise at all!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI made a special request anI made a special request an they were so good in honoring it4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the second time forThis is the second time for me ,again everything is perfect .TAO is my favorite place in NYC Manhattan4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM