TAO Downtown

4.6
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3549 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Pan-Asian
For more reservation availability, please visit TaoDowntown.com or call 212-888-2724.

Tao Downtown is open for Sunday - Thursday and Sunday from 5:00pm - 12:00am and Friday - Saturday from 5:00pm - 2:00am.

We accept reservations up to one month in advance.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a birthday at Tao. Chris was our server and he was great! The food was also good, cocktails were very yummy! The perfect spot for a night out or special occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome we had a great date night just like out of a movie

A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Came here for a birthday and the Food was overpriced and not even that good. The waitress was rude and didn’t seem to be happy to be helping us. When told that we didn’t want any drinks the vibe changed as if she didn’t even want to bother with us anymore. Won’t recommend to a friend or anyone for that matter. Definitely Not worth the amount of money spent there.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The venue was stunning but the food was very poor.

K
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful and great experience, the food portions was ok the price though was high but for the music sitting and environment it was totally worth it and It was truly an amazing experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic dining experience. Everything from start to finish was great! We ordered the spicy tuna tartare on crispy rice, lobster and shrimp spring rolls, angry dragon roll, and black pepper chicken. All were so delicious- but our favorite was the tuna tartar on crispy rice; definitely order this! All the cocktails we tried were also good- my favorite was the berries & bubbles. Service was also great- all the food came out timely and spaced out nicely, and cocktails were flowing. We will absolutely be returning.

SA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent elegant hot great environment friendly alluring

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Everything was spot on!

r
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

everything was not unforgettable, the quality of the food was not so high

MS
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

MG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance. Tao in NYC or Vegas is a must for all!

MS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We celebrated my daughter’s 16th birthday in NYC and she chose Tao for dinner. The ambiance is very amazing. However it should be noted how rude the receptionist staff is- maybe because they are responsible for rushing people in and out- but it ruins the mood. The bar staff is just as bad- we sat in some seats that we were told we need to be out of by a certain time, just rushing us to get out. I’d rather spend my money somewhere where my family feels welcome & encouraged to enjoy the experience.

HV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Once you get beyond the front of the house, the experience improves dramatically w actually very good service.

DG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We had a reservation. We were initially seated at a very low slung table (think tatami mats) in the back of the restaurant. UNSAT! They moved us and we were crammed amidst other guests one of us with our back to the beautiful Buddha. Service was poor, extremely slow and our waiter was not in the least bit engaging or friendly. Expensive and not worth all the hype!

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our waiter was very pushy and rushed to have us order. He also carded myself and my 58 year old mother, but not the two young women sitting next to us. He somewhat demanded we order everything up front and when we refused he took our menus and never offered to bring them back. Our drinks and water were not refilled. This is not my first time at Tao and I was stunned and disappointed with the service.

CM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Beautyfull space, great food. But expensive

GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here. Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful, nice atmosphere and is well decorated.
We are well assisted but the waiter brought two more entrées than was ordered without communicating with us so the bill was much more expensive.
The foods were good, but nothing so special.
Not worth the price.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and great food 💕

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best service, best experience

OT
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service, a bit pricey but overall a great date night

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

My martini glass arrived dirty and the table was for 5 people but we sit in 6...

PS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, beautiful visually, food was high quality, hung out at the upstairs bar after dinner and had a good time meeting new people

KP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cool environment. Took my family from out of town and they loved it.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Expect to get seated 15-30 minutes after your reservation.

CQ
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience,
Food was on point
The DJ and the music was the best part of the restaurant’s

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have loved this location and the food and drinks are always on point.

Great NY vibe!

OT
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food & wonderfully informative and friendly staff. Daniel our server was professional, courteous, knowledgable and happy. Our party of 6, took all his recommendations and had a wonderful Friday late night evening dinner !!! Bravo !!! Manager Nick was hands-on and loved his job !!! yeah, we will be back. Awesome night !! ask for Daniel....he knows his menu and creative recommendations.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very attentive & able to fit in a requests as needed!
Thank you

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place!! One of my favorites now my first time here and I enjoyed everything,ambiance drinks food everything 💕💕

M
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

It is unfortunate to have to write such a bad review, but sadly I feel compelled to share our experience. We had dinner at Tao on Friday night, for a friends birthday celebration. Seconds after we sat, we were informed by our server that we needed to give our entire order at once, including dessert, because the kitchen was closing. So we did.. All of the food was served to us at once with no space left on the table to have a comfortable experience. We were told the bar was closing so we were given a second round of drinks before even finishing the first. Her dessert was also sent out while we still had full plates of hot food on the table. Overall, we were aggressively rushed and felt unable to enjoy the moment. After paying, the floor manager approached our table and asked us about our experience. We were honest about our disappointments and he reacted by telling us to make an earlier reservation next time. After the floor manager walked away we were then asked to leave by THREE separate security guards while we were trying to pay and put on our jackets. I booked this reservation for 11:30, which was an open time slot on Open Table. Why allow a reservation for that time, if you are going to make your guests feel unwelcome and unwanted? We all work in the restaurant industry, so we understand proper etiquette and customer service. This service ruined what was supposed to be a vibrant birthday celebration. I will not be recommending Tao to anyone after this embarrassing display of disrespect. The food was lovely, however the poor treatment from the FOH staff and security team overshadowed any hope of enjoying this experience.

SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was great except for a couple of dishes they forgot to bring out. It was just as well as we were full but ...

DM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great. The only down side is the prices.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Classico locale asiatico alla moda, molto grande con musica talmente alta che non ci riusciva a parlare. Cibo pessimo

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good music (although a bit loud), great service, fresh sushi. Great place. Definitely will come back

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the most beautiful all over the world.The food was magnifique ,you are like in a fairy tale.Congratulations to all!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had nice evening with my friends and the food is decent but the energy and the ambiance was really nice!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, but a little pricey. Love the ambience but a little noisy.

MN
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We have been to Tao before and had a lovely time and have it 5/5. Sadly this time the service was poor, they never gave us a new knife and fork after our starters left our dirty ones and placed them on the table.
Once we had eaten they never wiped the table, then waited 15 minutes for our bill as our server wasn't to be seen.
When your paying the prices your paying you expect a outstanding service to go with it.

IS
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food lacked flavour. However service was great. The restaurant had a great ambiance and decor.

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