TAO Downtown

4.6
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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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Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 3303 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cold the air conditioning

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

Everything was fantastic apart from we were seated at 11pm when our booking was at 10pm. We were not apologised to at all and were made to wait standing at the bar. Incredibly rude front of house.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The location was really Amazing, the food really good, the dessert also. There was only one negative thing: the a/c. Too cold for us, onestly.

ZM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food was extremely consistent The service was amazing

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Time, a Little Bit loud. But the Atmosphere is stunning

VT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place! Food isn’t in small portions. Big enough to get your moneys worth. Very nice ambience.

The interior of the restaurant is very well thought out and planned.

Overall fantastic experience!

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

I don’t have a bad word to say. Everything was outstanding from the drinks to the small plates to the main course and straight through to dessert.

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

My sister and I took my mother out to Tao for her birthday. My mother absolutely loved the restaurant. From the food to the service, everything was wonderful and that says a lot coming from me since I manage restaurants in TS. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for good ambiance, great food and great service.

SA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect day in the city. Saw Betrayal then met up with my friend for dinner at Tao. Our experience was wondrous. The venue, service and food was outstanding. We celebrated each other’s birthdays and landed on the fortune cookie dessert which was excellent. The staff was amazingly attentive. We were giddily happy so we thank you for the ending of our perfect day.

R
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We had to wait for 2 hours after our scheduled reservation time. The hostess was rude and the manager had to come and solve it. Im a well known New York visitor and will not recommend TAO to my friend anymore - i would tell them to go somewhere where they get value for their money.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fav restaurant anytime I visit NYC. The downtown location I prefer to the uptown location & will make a greater effort to get there just for the vibes. Thanks to your great staff for your consistency!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Seating too crowded, too noisy

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was amazing the only complaint I have is that I wanted to have one of my dishes wrapped up but they took it before I could say anything.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. Wonderful food, service and ambiance!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Had a great time

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Bad service and food wasn’t any particular. But, cool place for late diner and drinks with friends.

RV
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I’ve gone to Tao I’ve had a great time. The overall energy of the restaurant is very hip and cool, and the food is really good! Definitely pricey but pretty on par with other similar restaurants in NYC.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was great! Food was delish, family style. Portions are a little small. Sea bass appetizer was AMAZING!

A
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Good affordable high end vibe. Music was obnoxiously loud and did not go with the theme. Having a conversation was difficult.

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

Waitress was kind of rude.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Was very nice experience until we were done eating and suddenly we were being rushed off the table. My water got cleared before I was done etc and waiter was long gone after food was served. I understand the need for tables but was a bit ridiculous after spending 500 for 4 people. That ruined what would have been a great night.

KM
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing, food is great and the ambiance was excellent.

PK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere - wine prices a bit too high

BT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was phenomenal! Food was prepared well and came out fast. The ambiance was amazing with incredible lighting.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

We where being rushed and the service was unpleasant

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good. Enjoyed the dining experience!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Trendy. Ok. I asked for a special birthday request and it was not honored. Table given was the worst in the place even thought I had a birthday date.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Drinks were good. Requested a booth and had one in less then 15 minutes. Even after we were 15 minutes late to the reservation.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best I will definitely go back the food was amazing!!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing WAO

SD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing venue and a perfect night. Thank you for making our last night in NYC memorable

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. Excellent ambient and food. I always goes to Tao when in NYC.

FL
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything here is always great but this time our waiter was truly awful. 😠

MS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food,drinks and service was good. With that said we were put into a dark corner where we needed to use our phones to see the menu and the noise level was loud. I wouldn’t go back because of that.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best time ever!

M
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner at TAO Downtown, a little Vegas in NYC. Service was excellent, even though it was a full house. We did not have to wait long for our table and they were actually very accommodating since our entire party had not checked in on time. The bar and lounge area are fun to grab a drink, this restaurant is clearly for those wanting to celebrate a special occasion. The menu had a lot of variety, we had the bao buns which were excellent and the dim sum steamed dumplings. My husband tried the bronzino which was a large portion of fish and the fried rice and lo mein were equally excellent. The Buddha statue is a beautiful centerpiece and the music played has a young and party vibe. They did decorate the dessert order with birthday candles and chocolate, nice touch!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I went for my birthday dinner and my waiter was not attentive at all. It seemed like he didn’t really want to serve my table because we were young and black. That’s how I felt, he was attentive to everyone else but our tables, because of that we didn’t tip him. I remember his name was Jeffery. I’m sorry, I didn’t get a good vibe from him and this wasn’t my first time at Tao. Everything else was great and the food was amazing. I just wish I had a better waiter, I was not treated the best on my birthday.

DE
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great expeience. I look forward to returning.

b
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been wanting to go here for a long time but was able to get there for an early reservation. We had a nice booth on the lower level. We shared so sushi, edamame, dumpling special for apps. For dinner I had a spicy chicken dish that was very good. Others had Mongolian beef and beef with broccoli. All very tasty. For sides we had noodles, pork fried rice, Brussels sprouts and bok choy. Everything was very good and the atmosphere is cool.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very cool place, food was good, atmosphere was great.

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