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Tao Downtown

4.5
2143 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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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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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 2143 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful experience

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great! A very cool place worth a visit.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Not as good as my first visit 3 years ago. Music not as good. Crowd not as cool.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I arrived late , 30 min delay but I’ve received great service and they found us a table
Very good food like always
Love this beautiful place

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The ambiance in Tao is amazing, from the decor to the music everything was perfect. Tao serves some of the best Asian fusion in manhattan. Very impressed as always!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful place with a nice atmosphere. Choice in food is very big. Prices are a little bit high and the waiters advise us to take more than what we decided but it was too much at the end. Very good overall!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Everything was so amazing . The service was great , & the food was delicious . I will for sure be back

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Outstanding from start to finish

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was amazing

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Lamentable experiencia. Mal trato por parte del mozo asiatico. Me trajeron chicken noodles cuando habia pedido shrimp noodles y despues del retiro del plato equivocado no solo lo retiraron de mala gana sino que jamas nos trajeron el que correspondia. Por supuesto, que lo cobraron.
Lamentable.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The sea bass was delicious and all the lobster!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Tao was extremely accommodating with our reservation. We ran behind because of MTA of course. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu . The ambiance and music was great. Food was delicious! I love that the portions were shareable. I will absolute 100% be back .

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Made a reservation, got there on time and still had to wait for 15min for my table by the bar.
Service pushes you to eat an leave as fast as possible, so not recommended for dinners when you want to talk and enjoy a good meal.
Ambiance was outstanding! Amazingly decorated! It’s worth a visit only to have a couple of drinks with some friends before going to a night club.
Food was super expansive for the type of food you get.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Tao never disappoints. We were a party of 9 celebrating my daughter’s 24th birthday and the service was superb. Everyone’s drinks where promptly filled and our waiter gave us great suggestions of different things to try in small plates for the entire table to experience. Of course, dinner at Tao is an amazing experience of their Asia cuisine - from the fresh sushi to the red snapper to the Mongolian beef it’s hard to pick a favorite.
And to top it off the space itself it’s a treat to the eyes!!!

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We have to wait more than one hour to be seat, even with the reservation! The wine was hot and the waitress was non polite

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food is amazing and the place is truly spectacular.
My only complaint is that I had to wait 50 mins for my table that I’ve reserved with anticipation. I don’t see the point of making a reservation when you have to wait that long anyway.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Thursday night and really busy without being overwhelming. Good portions as normal from Tao and lively atmosphere. Worth a visit

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

With a friend

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was excelent. The scenery was beautiful. Music too load for us, But perfect for the 20-30 years old. The waitress gave us little attention, But the man who tidy our table and gave us water, should been our waiter, I give him top points.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great atmosphere!!!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Everything perfect exzept we had to wait 45 min. for our table.....

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

LOVED IT! BEYOND MY WILDEST DREAMS! Our waitress was an absolute delight, and the energy was phenomenal. Could not have asked for a better anniversary dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was amazing! Our experience at Tao was better than expected. The only negative thing was that we had to wait 30 minutes for our table.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I made reservations for my boyfriends birthday and asked for a booth and they told me they can only sit me in the two seat table because booths are for larger parties meanwhile I looked around and saw a few other parties of two sitting in private tables. That annoyed me as it was a really special occasion. Our waiter was good and the food was delicious. I’ve been to the uptown one a lot and this was my first time at the downtown one. I would probably stick to the uptown location.

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had to wait almost an hour to be seated

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and wonderful time

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Incredible ! We love it !

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Everything was amazing from the Decor, the atmosphere, the food, service, and music. Not a single mistake

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Good, awesome ambiance, always full of people.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Amazing food and decor.. the salmon was very tasty!! Get there early to snap some pics!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Was delicious. Halibut exceptional! The cocktails and appetizers were great too. The only thing disappointing was the coconut shrimp - great fried shrimp in a pile of coconut; not actually on the shrimp. overall fun night with great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Amazing food & decor was off the chain. Really nice

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Pesimo servicio, calidad de comida muy regular, precios altos

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My favorite place to go with my friends and family

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful service

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Truly AMAZING!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Tao was actually recommended to me by a friend, I was looking for a place to take my cousin to for her birthday. I am a chef so I don't go out to eat at restaurants often and I have high expectations when it comes to food. I absolutely enjoyed my dining experience and give it 5 Stars. The ambience, the music, the set up was amazing. The food oh my was soooo delicious, especially the cauliflower. I have never had cauliflower cooked in a sauce like that. And the desserts were divine. I had the fortune cookie and my cousin had the bread pudding donuts with Brandy ice cream, my i had to contain myself from moaning while eating this food. I am definitely coming back, my mom wants to go for her birthday. The only set back I had was that the waiter knew it was my cousin's birthday and he brought out the desserts and had the candle and birthday sign on my dessert instead of hers. He also just put the plate down and walked away. Me and the other guests next to us were shocked the staff didn't sing to her. That would be my only complaint.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Espectacular

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