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About Tao Downtown
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.
New York, NY 10011
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.
at 16th Street; Entrance is on 9th Avenue
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
LIVE DJ Nightly beginning at 8:00pm.
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.
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.
Ralph Scamardella / Yoshi Kojima
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact our Special Events Sales Dept for parties of 15 people or more.
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Tao Downtown Ratings and Reviews
I had reservation for 10:45pm. I arrive 10:15pm. The hos told me my table will be ready soon, even my reservation was for 10:45pm.
What time I got my table? 11:40pm. Many people complain about the same trouble.
I need to give my credit card as a guarantee to make this reservation. Tao did not respect their guests and opentable customers. Of course we understand 5, 10 or 15 minutes delays. But we want respect and courtesy.
I really think if a restaurant does not respect opentable reservations, it should be removed for their list.
Never go back again.
Excellent atmosphere and beautiful restaurant. No detail was overlooked!
Service was mediocre. We were given the wrong drinks twice. Seems like they need better trained service staff to keep up with the demands of the diners.
Overall, a great night. I would recommend and come back!
We waited for an hour (!!) although we had a reservation. After 4 times that we complained about waiting so much, we finally got our table and some free entrees but they weren’t as good as we hoped (too much salt in the spring roll , sashimi with bad smell).
Won’t go back ..
I had been to Tao New York and Vegas before and wanted to take my girlfriends who were visiting NYC from London.
We booked a table for 11pm but didn't get seated until after midnight because it was so busy. We weren't impressed....
However, we we're giving a voucher for cocktails at the bar while we waited and got an amazing sharing desert at the end of our meal.
The downside of waiting for so long was more than covered by the staff, the food, the ambience and the free drinks which were delicious.
I went here for my birthday dinner. The food & ambience was very nice. The only complaint I have is the wait! We waited for our table for more than an hour with having reservations & being on time! It got so late that we didn't end up doing anything else for the night. Just hope they get better at time management.
Great waiting staff and excellent service .... unfortunately couple sitting opposite me were a bit trashy and the guy insisted on taking multiple photos including having the flash shining in my eyes for prolonged periods .... asked the staff to speak with him which they eventually did
Ambience and environment are amazing even the food is outstanding but if we talk about service is pretty poor .
Such a shame because the restaurant actually is very fancy, and busy at the same u can see really good looking people good music and feel the vibes,with a lot of potential
As experience it was ok but not great the waiter it was completely absent as soon I took seat nobody came to approach the table, just after 15 min the waiter come to us for take the drinks orders, I asked a recommendation about the wine but he wasn’t sure, he was little bit lost , then I waited another 15 min for the bottle of wine and then finally we gave the food order , during the service he was in always in rush and to the end without ask he drop the bill on the table .
Apart from that how I said everything it was amazing, people except a lot from this restaurant and the first impression is “wow” but then service let me disappoint.
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