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Tao Downtown

4.4
2045 reviews
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$50 and over
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Pan-Asian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pan-Asian, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Sunday – Wednesday: 5pm – 12am
Thursday – Saturday: 5pm – 2am

Last dinner reservations at 11:45am (Sun - Wed) and 1:45am (Thu - Sat).

Restaurant Bar remains open at least one hour after the kitchen closes.
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Phone number
(212) 888-2724
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ralph Scamardella / Yoshi Kojima
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
at 16th Street; Entrance is on 9th Avenue
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Parking details
Parking Garage is located on 16th Street between 8th & 9th Avenue across the street from Dream Downtown Hotel. Please be advised that we do not validate parking.

Please read street signs carefully for street parking.
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Public transit
E train stop at 14th Street at 8th Avenue; please exit towards 16th Street on the NW corner. F train stop at 14th Street at 6th Avenue; please exit towards 16th Street on NW corner and walk west on 16th Street, then make a right on 9th Avenue.
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Entertainment
LIVE DJ Nightly beginning at 8:00pm.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our Special Events Sales Dept for parties of 15 people or more.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tao Group has an impeccable record for throwing world-class events with the most influential leaders in in the worlds of business and finance, fashion, entertainment, and technology.

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What 2045 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Loved it !!

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JeremyC 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Visited from Orlando. Super sexy bar and dining area, great food. Amazing music.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Everything was awesome second time there will definitely keep going.

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LisaD 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service! Atmosphere even better! Would definitely go again while visiting New York.

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Deespot (Miami)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Loved it...great food, great service, great music, beautiful place

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Dalee1214 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very different setting. Food by far was amazing and our waiter was awesome.

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babs0820 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

This is my first visit to Tao Downtown and it was a bit disappointing. First the place is so beautiful and I can see why people love coming to this location. Drinks and apps were good but the dinner was just ok. Tao Uptown has great apps drinks and dinner and I was expecting the same from this location. I would recommend this place for apps, drinks and atmosphere.

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vipJimH (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

The people at the host station need to be replaced, both unhelpful and dismissive. Thankfully, our server was great once we were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time.

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liay (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We came to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The balcony seat provided was very romantic. Highly recommend for food, drinks and ambiance. It is pricy but you get what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Top notch dinner and service. The decor is amazing!

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Natalie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food, drinks, and atmosphere !

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Amazing made us want to get married

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It was great taking my wife for the first time for her birthday food was super great and the people treat you like you deserve!!
Ps...dessert is a must!!!

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ericap (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing place for a night out , beautiful decor and the food is delicious, drinks are also very good !!!!

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WandaG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

All I can say is I love this place, the service, drinks, food everything! Im in love with this spot

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ScottSimon (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The hostess and the waiter were pleasant. The food was delicious so you get what you pay for ,(black rice) mmmmmm good. The music was fire!!!

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E004 (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The best part was the atmosphere. The worst part was the people. Very poor service except for the bussers, who were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service was great but wish they had sat us by the main dinning area. We sat outside the main area next to bathrooms.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Robby’s birthday

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MayowaI (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Heard about this place a while ago from a friend and decided to check it out. The food was decent but not worth the price. The ambiance and the decoration was the best part. Our waiter was very busy and it took 20 minutes to get the check

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