Tao Downtown is open for Sunday - Thursday and Sunday from 5:00pm - 12:00am and Friday - Saturday from 5:00pm - 2:00am.
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I had a reservation at 10:15om and got my table at 11:00pm. The waitress was being nasty to us and had a lot of attitude. We also wanted to order desert and she said that the kitchen was closed, trying to leave us halfway without telling us earlier that the kitchen was “closed”. We asked and of course, it wasn’t closed!! We ended up having desert, but overall, the service was HORRIBLE‼️
Incredible! Love the vibe
Like always superb . Very good food............,,,,,
Enjoying NY's restaurant week.. over all very good. My pad thai was very low on salt. On previous ocations was excellent.
I expected great food and got mediocre food
Not great value for money!
Excellent Customer service. Great place! As for food there were so many options I had a hard time picking. The food was delicious.
Lovely diner tonight ❤️
One of our favourite spots to visit whenever we are in New York. Excellent food. Excellent service. Always a fun night.
Over-the-top ambience and very good food. Buddhas plus dim sum and sumptuous quarters.
Todo súper bien fue mi cumpleaños ...
Let me begin by saying the food is always amazing at Tao as is the ambiance. I’ve never had a dish I didn’t didn’t enjoy and I always love the crowd/music! The quality and presentation of the plates are always excellent too. With that said your dining experience has a lot to with your server, who in our case, left a lot to be desired. He lacked personality and enthusiasm, which does not match the vibe at Tao. Lastly, we sat in an elevated table which was beautiful since we could see the entire restaurant, but it felt like we were in a sauna. We asked to have the heat turned down and it seemed they tried to accommodate the request but on several occasions we had to excuse ourselves to get some cool fresh air. Either way I’ll keep going to Tao for the food and the fun vibe! I always leave full and excited to return.
Fantastic! Sweet 16 party for 7 and it was perfect. Food was great. Atmosphere can’t be beat. Not cheap by any means but it’s worth it. Don’t regret the $500 tab for a minute. Memorable and will go back for another special night out. Not many restaurants can pull this off.
Went for my 21st birthday! Was amazing, as expected! Food, service everything, incredible!
This place is firing on all cylinders...from the food to the decor, the pours, the venue, the vibe, etc. all come together to make this place a must go.
Great ambience, awesome decore, pricey food, not over the top taste, nice drinks.
It takes time to be seated. The order came so late and we took some food to be eating at home.
Not a cozy place for dinner, very busy and loud. The food was delicious especially the lobster wontons and grilled ahi tuna. Cocktails were very balanced. Would come back with a larger group.
Excellent birthday dinner at Tao! I highly recommend the 5pm time slot as you get to take photos, explore the area, and watch the place fill up. Plus second dinner! The staff helped me plan a fun birthday surprise with dessert, made a great drink recommendation, and my friend loved her special night out. The vegetable sides and dumplings were delicious, but the chow fun lacked flavor and tofu. I felt like the price was on the high side for the food offered, but would definitely return.
We love Tao both uptown and downtown. We were there on Saturday for a double birthday party and due to the weather we were a little bit later than expected and I thought that the restaurant downtown was extremely accommodating to our family of eight. As always the food was truly extraordinary and we just love the atmosphere. The only issue is that the dishes came out so fast that we hadn’t even finished one before the next one came so it started to feel as if we were being rushed and it was not a very comfortable feeling. We had to send our fish back because it was cold and one of the members did not even get to eat the soup when the main dish came out. The Fortune Cookie had a fortune that said “we’re waiting for the table”. Although we are a group of people with excellent funny bones we found that rude. We were not there longer than would be expected. This is an expensive restaurant and the expectation is for a bit more grace and curtesy. I would just love it if they would be a little bit mindful of their guests. We were at the same restaurant last week and did not have this experience. It was perfect then. Therefore there’s no question that we will return and try again.
Didn’t seat us until 55 minutes after our reservation time
Excellent all the way around!
Had a great time the waitress was a little too serious
Was greeted with great and positive energy. From food to service, everything was great. TAO made my friends and I’s NY experience quite better. Looking forward for later this year to eat there again! I would say to try the “Filet mignon "tokyo" style”!! 😋
Excellent Service, great atmosphere, the drinks ere on point and the food was amazing.
Wagyu platter. get it. so good.
The hostess was great and was nice seating us a little late as one of my friends was late. It was my birthday and they were super accommodating. Got a table right up front. Been to Tao many times and its always great service!!
Food was awesome, definitely will be going back!
My fiancee and I enjoyed the ambiance of TAO Downtown. The food was great and the portions were descent for the value. Our waiter was very accommodating and she made sure to check with us often. We had their famous giant fortune cookie for dessert and they even customized it for us to reflect the anniversary we were celebrating which was cool of them. I would definitely return to try more dishes and experience their club scene.
The service was very rushed and not relaxing at all. Overall very disappointing
I love Tao, is one of my favorite restaurant, the food was amazing and the serves. I always invited friends and recommend Tao..
Cambie mi reserva para 2 personas más y me hicieron esperar 2 horas!!
We had reservations but waited 1 hour to be seated. The food was ok - pad thai - but i ordered shrimp and it was chicken. Won’t ever come back to tao again.
Not impressed with this location. I have always had great experiences at Tao and associated restaurants. Tao on 9th Ave just doesn’t have it together. From being seated 50 minutes after arriving to being sat in the bar to wait by one host then being removed from another... just overall disappointing. My event was a birthday dinner for a multi platinum recording artist and I walked away embarrassed. The waiter during the dinner services was amazing. Other than him this is my last dining experience at Tao.
One word... Amazing
I really liked this restaurant...ambience is great. The food is average & overpriced, would be still ok BUT service has gotten really poor
They let us wait for 1(!) hour before our reserved table was ready. Waiters forgot our orders, forgot to bring cutlery to the steak etc - lost one of my favourite restaurants
The food was sub par. Go across the street to Buddakan. So much better.
Service and food are great. Very crowded and a lot of noise. Its definitely an experience though.
I indicated that it was our anniversary in the initial reservation. We got there were told to wait for someone to take us to our table and were escorted with mention as to the occasion we were celebrating. I mentioned to the young lady that it was a special occasion and asked if there was a table a little more worthy of the occasion so to speak and she didn’t blink or show any sign of regret that she couldn’t do any better. Very cold. I wasn’t expecting much but another table or an effort at attempting to accommodate us would have gone a long way. The food was warm and we were sat in a tight area between two other couples.
Not the experience I would have anticipated given the occasion. Waitress was kind. Overall experience very disappointing.