Tao Downtown

4.6
2629 reviews
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Pan-Asian
TAO Downtown was created to offer its guests a sensual trip through the cuisines of Asia. From the moment one enters, they are transported to another world, designed to relax and indulge all of the senses. TAO locations in New York, Las Vegas & Los Angeles are frequented on a regular basis by celebrities, athletes & influencers alike. The Pan-Asian cuisine of TAO Downtown, which is prepared by Executive Chef Yoshi Kojima, is coveted the world over. The décor has been meticulously designed and is accented throughout by imported artifacts from China, Japan and Thailand; all of this under the watchful eye of TAO’s signature 16 foot tall Quan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion.
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most beautiful space for dinner. Food is fantastic and service was great. Treat someone special!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

the food wasn’t anything amazing. Buddakhan def has better food(right across the street). i think people def come here for the ambiance and drinks than anything else

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome treatment! Will definitely return.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TAO has been my favorite restaurant for years! Outstanding!

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was good. Food was good, service good, no complaints but nothing wowed me. Me and my date had a great time. Our table was ready 30 minutes after our scheduled res time but that was not a big issue. Ambiance was great

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my daughters 13th Birthday at Tao Downtown and she and her friends loved it! And so did her parents! There were many celebrations happening as well as larger (8-12) groups, but smaller intimate tables too. Everyone was having a wonderful time. It can be a little loud so if going for a quiet nice conversation, this is probably not the place. If looking for festive, sexy stylish atmosphere with energy, go to Tao Downtown!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I suggest the host learn the dining/ seating layout and how to seat guests correctly. Amateur hour!!!! Sorry bad experience!

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought friends from out of town and they were blown away! Always a great spot!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love this location, food is awesome !

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PP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had to wait an extra 45 minutes to be seated, but they offered us a reserved table at the bar & a free round of drinks to make up for it. The food was spectacular & well worth the wait. The server made excellent recommendations & we tried them all & loved them. We were celebrating a birthday & they brought over a beautiful complimentary birthday dessert. The decor was great. The space is very large so it was loud, but had a fun atmosphere. Everyone seemed to be having a great time so there was great energy in the room. Lots of fun!

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RS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly top shelf representative of Manhattan nightlife.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Food coming at different time for each person at table
Food orders confused and then had to be taken away and re made
Drinks forgotten
Incorrect bill then had to be taken back and fixed
Inattentive waiter

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1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my Birthday at Tao Downtown. It was my first time dining at the restaurant. Food was great and the ambiance was beautiful. Definitely will go back again

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1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The experience overall was amazing. Not my first time going and definitely not my last. The food was delicious and the drinks were on point as always.

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NO
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved this place ! Went with a few friends and loved the experience! Worth the drive! Food was sooo good and portions were huge. Will be back soon!

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RR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great atmosphere, followed by very flavorful food. On the pricy side but it is well worth it. Great for a date or for the family. Its one of those places you will take pictures of everything around you. I recommend it to everyone who can afford it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The wait was 45 min. Had that been better, the overall experience would’ve been better.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

we had reservations for 10 and did not get seated until 10:45 after we complained twice. other than that, I really enjoyed it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Despite having booked a table, it took us an extra 40 minutes to be seated.

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant atmosphere, amazing food and service, loved it!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Qualche minuto di attesa per il tavolo, bella musica anche se poco confortevole per una conversazione, cibo ottimo ma non aspettatevi porzioni abbondanti, lista dei vini interessante, opzioni al calice di livello, posto consigliato per una serata a NYC senza troppe formalità per l’abbigliamento. Buon divertimento.

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MM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my number one New York restaurant. The most amazing venue and the most delicious food.

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SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, the food is amazing, service is good, the ambiance it’s great

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FM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding like always!!! I been coming to Tao many times.

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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a place to be. Wauw! It is beautiful and an overall great and unforgettable experience. Highly recommended!!

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!! Love it! !!!!!!!! Really good!!!!!!!!

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience from food to service! Awesome atmosphere with great Asian fusion food! Definitely an energetic and lively spot so I would not recommend for a quiet and romantic evening. Would be a great place for birthday dinners! Loved it!

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KA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was overall a nice restaurant!!! I will definitely be returning

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NR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I wish I could have made a table selection upon reserving online. Table 16 was very close to other tables and it ruined the mood for my boyfriend and I celebrating 6 months together.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Pretty nice decorations and setup, however the food was not as good as the whole restaurant is hyped up to be.

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our son to Tao Downtown to celebrate his 21st birthday . The vibe ,decor,food,service,cake and music were first class ! Thanks NYC for the memories xx

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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool ambiance, delicious food but pricey.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and fancy diner. Loved it.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We got sick from the food here and the service from the kitchen was also frustrating, because they brought all our small plates at once. We had plates hanging off the edge of the table.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was GREAT!!!

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CL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely sublime! The cocktails are amazing and the cuisine was some of the best I have had in NYC. The spicy chili chicken was delectable and flavorful. The service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive.

I would definitely recommend for a great night out with friends. It’ll be an experience you won’t forget!!

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C
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Got exactly what I expected. great ambiance, pretty good food. consistent.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was fire

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the coolest restaurant from an atmosphere standpoint as well as the food was amazing!!! Highly recommend.

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