Tao Downtown

4.6
2980 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.
What 2980 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to visit , is not expensive

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a great time. Because it was really crowded, the service was a bit delayed.

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

gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood fooooooooooood

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R
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Muy lindo ambiente y decoración. Éramos 9 personas y todos los platos eran deliciosos.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very intimate setting and great food presentation,

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

BEAUTIFUL place for dinner! Very "grown and sexy" vibe! Expensive but definitely worth it for a special occasion! If I could give more than 5 stars I would! DON'T HESITATE...just GOOOOOO!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 3

Not acceptable to have to wait 55 minutes for your table

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NP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great night

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AB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We had some issues with our meal but the management took care of it. Location is more than perfect but it is a "hipp" place so be prepared.

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ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, Fantastic dinner and hospitality.
We had a wonderful experience. On behalf of 15 restaurant and bar owners from the Netherlands (Amsterdam).

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NM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing all around, not much more to say. This restaurant will beat all expectations from food to service to management. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente Cumpleaños 🎊🍾🥂

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
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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TS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Waited over an hour and 15 mins and were treated like peasents such a horrible place when it comes to customer service.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I booked a couple weeks ago a table for 4 at 8;30 pm and besides the 45 waiting, which i don't care too much, the table was tight and uncomfortable for 4 people, underneath the DJ console . Disappointed!

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AK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
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 on May 16, 2019
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 on May 16, 2019
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 on May 15, 2019
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 on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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s
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
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 on May 12, 2019
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good time

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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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