Tao Downtown

4.6
2967 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 3

Not acceptable to have to wait 55 minutes for your table

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente Cumpleaños 🎊🍾🥂

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JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

This was the worst experience ever. I had reservations and waited over an hour for the table. Just to find out the hostest forgot about us. And couldnt seat us. It was my boyfirends birthday and it was completely ruined. Dont go there unless u not that hungry and ok waiting at the bar for a long time. Worst ever!!!!

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We were the table that the waiter seemed to forget about and we certainly didn't need anything special. He realized and offered to buy dessert. I will give him that!

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ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went her for me Birthday and had an amazing time. The Pork chops were super tender, I didn't like the roasted chicken - too much sodium. The other dishes were delicious. I'd go here again.

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N
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amaizing food and amaizing place, it's a very nice experience to enjoy with family or friends, the quality of food is exceptional, the design on the plates it's so creative, special review for dessert: The crunchy banana donut was incredible, the perfect day for my wedding, we'll come back for sure, thanks, Noel y Edgar

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B
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Those short ribs were my fav. The sea bass and cod were amazing. The salmon sashimi and uni were fuego. The peking duck and eggplant were to die for. That triple pork rice, oh my god. Everyone’s numerous cocktails were perfection.

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AS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, amazing ambiance🤪
Must visit place in new york (((((((((((((((((((-;

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s
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The drawback was that it was way too noisy

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Mothers Day dinner. My 8-year old daughter and me. The place is enchanting and the staff was friendly. They gave us a warm welcome and served us well all night. The starters were okay. Not great; but good. The cod for main course was better. My daugther's Pad Thai was so so. The chocolate fondant at the end was impressive. Overall we are very pleased. The service and ambiance was excellent, but the food could be better and the prices lower. We will be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really loved the night at Tao. I went there to celebrate my birthday ‘

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SF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date night or a night on the town. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is sexy! Gotta love a bar in the bathroom!

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FD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. Noisy!

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AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day Dinner Just Me & Ma

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A chill and cool place with a great ambiance. This is a great place to go on a date. Drinks were really good and I enjoyed the sushi rolls. Ofcourse I will be back

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Staff was fantastic & knowledgeable, service was fast & food was outstanding! (The miso black cod will melt in your mouth!) Was so refreshing to find that Tao Downtown has kept its standards high & hasn't become just another establishment that thinks it's atmosphere is so superior that it can afford to let the quality of their food & service be something subpar.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!!! Food was superb!

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OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Tao was amazing! The food was superb and the service was phenomenal! Will definitely be back!

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! From the front door, the walk to the table, the music, the decor, the staff and the food!
We loved every part of the experience!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Compleanno

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l
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good, the dumplings had a wonderful sauce, but as a whole the experience was not great. It was very loud and the servers seemed rushed and not focused on providing great service.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the experience. We stopped by for drinks and bites before a show. Our server Craig was very attentive and personable. The food was nice - we had several appetizers. The main dishes looked great. The main attraction of course is the ambience. It is a beautiful place that feels exotic. The downtempo music was a nice juxtaposition to the Asian surroundings. It reminded me and my husband of Buddha Bar in Paris. Some folks might think this is a touristy place, but I noticed a lot of locals, business people, and dates. I think the dress code and prices may (thankfully) dissuade casual tourist crowds. Overall great experience. Keep up the great work.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entry & general decor is amazing, real buzzy vibe from the moment you open the doors. Opulent & beautifully decorated. Food & cocktails delicious. Fantastic accommodating service, our waiter was engaging, super friendly & professional. Prices rather steep but I guess that’s NYC. This was softened by free entry into the club. I will go back.

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RA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful space and ambiance so definitely a good place for drinks though bar service was very slow. Food however did not match expectations. Appetizers were interesting and we enjoyed the rock shrimp, tuna tartare and dumplings. Main course dishes were all quite average and did not leave any impression. We ordered the mongolian beef, pepper chicken, orange chicken and eggplant.
I would go for the atmosphere but not for the food necessarily.

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L
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

In the four months since our first enjoyable visit, TD has taken a dive. The Wagyu beef appetizer was not flavorful as it had been the first time. My husband's salmon was overdone, and my fried rice was bland. Worse the lady's room was filthy -- not a great way to end a night.

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g
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner at Tao. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the dishes. The staff was all attentive with our water glasses kept refilled and clean silverware provided as well as change of dishes through the meal. We were 2 people and shared 3 small plates, 1 appetizer, 1 vegetable side and dessert. Our favorites were the lobster ravioli in an amazing mushroom broth, the charred brussel sprouts side and the mochi sampler for dessert. Portions were very good.

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came to Tao to celebrate our 12 years anniversary and I couldn’t be happier to pick this place...beautiful ambiance...food was delicious...service was good...we had a good time...and definitely will be back for another event

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SM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had to wait for over 40 min to be seated and the bouncer wasn’t friendly at all. We were on the side per guidance of the hostess and he kept pushing us in a rude way.
We are not 20 nor wearing a tiny dress so to his eyes we were zero and not a value customers.
I had been in the Vegas location many times and I wanted my friends to have the same experience but what a disappointment. If it wasn’t for the food we will had a bad experience there

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really nice experience. I did really enjoy it

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R
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing night my friends enjoyed there birthday. IG freshtodeath87

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait was long even though we made reservations but the service, food and ambience was AMAZING!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

To busy, bad service, to expencive and no charm. It frels lika a big moneymachine. Choose something else!

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E
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere . I like the mixtures of music . Food was tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date was extremely happy. Will definitely be going there again.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were spectacular. From appetizer to dessert it was all perfect. I highly recommend this place.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service and amazing food. Came here with a few friends to celebrate a birthday and the staff was incredibly helpful, attentive, and nice. Desserts are amazing as well!

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CN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super nice place to hang out. Me and my boyfriend had a wonderful time. Went to the club after. Would absolutely recommend this place.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was my second visit, the food is really good and the venue is impressive. Both visits the temperature of the restaurant area has been so cold, even after asking staff to adjust the AC. Wrap up!

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c
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This place was gorgeous and I honestly loved it . It’s pricey so you have to be mindful of that . You have to be sure you have money to pay Anything . Overall I had a good experience me and my friends came prepared and the food was greet and a lot . They give you a good amount of food for the price .

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ZE
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

loved Tao! Great food, service and ambience, will definitely be back hopefully not too long in the future, living in Sweden...

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