TAO Uptown

4.6
12717 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pan-Asian
A 16-foot Buddha, which floats above a reflecting pool filled with Japanese carp, presides over the scene at Tao. A favorite destination for celebrities and athletes, this Pan Asian restaurant specializes in authentic Hong Kong Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Tao has three levels of dining including the prized "Skybox" which offers views of this former movie theater unparalleled in New York. In addition to its 300 seats, Tao includes a sushi bar, lounge and two bars at which to enjoy the food and the show. Appetizers range from $8 - $18; Entrees: $16 -$39. Offering $31.50 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu year round.
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  • Dinner Reservation

    $10.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    All reservations require a deposit of $10 per person, regardless of the party size. This deposit will be taken off the bill at the end of your visit. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we ask that you do so by 10pm the day prior in order to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10pm will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that during these unprecedented times, all reservations have a 90 minute dining limit. Due to New York State Law, all guests must be completed with their dining experience by 10pm. We thank you in advance for your cooperation,

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 12717 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DamaniS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been since the pandemic started since I was eager to dine indoors once again. The tables were socially distanced, and everyone was temperature checked so I felt totally safe. The peking duck (for two) was amazing and honestly could've been shared with 3-4 people. My party also had the Tao 5 spice short rib which was very good but small portion relative to the cost. The triple pork fried rice and lobster lo main were also top tier. Highly recommend if you're looking for an upscale asian fusion meal.

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JOSEP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had so much fun was a beautiful place to spend my birthday

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TyrikF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao is a great place to take your special lady or man out for a date. The energy and vibes are great and the food is phenomenol.

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DivaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao is the best place for a date night or to an anniversary. The ambience is beautiful and the servers are abosluetoy nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good, not amazing

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NIckP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and amazing ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I’ve been to Tao many times and I have to say that the uptown location really needs a makeover. Tables,chairs and the lounge area are looking old and worn out. Restrooms could use some sprucing up as well.

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EriMa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food & service.
Never a disappointment!

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PDnyc
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a nice evening server and staff were very good - disappointed that the full menu wasn’t available but i get it (covid)
Restaurant felt closed when u walk in definitely need to do something upfront - 500$ for a dinner I would like to feel like its open. You’re creative figure it out.
Also restrooms after ten - gross , filthy, again felt closed like it was time to go. Didn’t like that AT ALL

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DeniseM
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Great food. A wonderful experience.

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nataliej
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at Tao after a year due to the pandemic. Menu has changed a bit, but everything we had was delicious. You're allotted 90 minutes table time per reservation, but we didn't feel rushed at any time during our meal. Everything was spaced nicely and clean, didn't feel anxious being there. Looking forward to my next meal there.

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Pradeep
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience! Food was fantastic and ambience was soothing.

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vipBrooklynGuy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food. Bar area very spacious. Recommend!

JC
JavierC
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great option for asian food with a nice decor and a good vibe

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vipshadim
London
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We went on the first day NYC allowed 25% capacity on a snowy day. Needless to say, it was quiet, and social distancing worked well. But unlike some other places, the server didn't ask us to put our masks on when he approached the table, also the restaurant felt closed, some candles were left unlit, the Buddha was silent, etc. We sat in a corner to make sure we were as far away from other tables as possible. I kept feeling something hit my head, but it wasn't a waiter brushing by or anything. At the end of the meal, we realized there was a leak from the ceiling, water drops falling on my head the whole time. Funny or annoying, I don't know, but for the price, rather annoying. I'm sure we would have been moved if I had realized, still kind of anticlimactic

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vipCatamrl719
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend enjoyed the delicious food and drinks.

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vipFabfoxy
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've missed Tao so much and it's been a year since I've been. Thank you for making our experience safe and welcoming. My fave NY place ❤️

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Yorvelin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I love Tao and the food. I have been there several times, unfortunately on Valentine’s Day! I did not appreciate, such a disrespectful waitress. She was very unprofessional complementing my husband and calling him love, and of course ignoring my presence. Please be more selective as I consider this an excellent restaurant.

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ArelyneM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything ! Staff is amazing and the food was magnificent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience, nice service and amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Perfect example of what dinning should be even with a pandemic going on. Felt safe with the table spacing and glass barriers(did not take away from the beautiful ambiance), professional staff, and food came out quick. What more could you ask for.

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the drink selection and wait service were all excellent. My wife and I went there for our wedding anniversary. Everything that I requested was executed to a T. I'm sad that due to the pandemic we will not be able to go back there for the foreseeable future.

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ROBERT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere excellent food and service would def recommend to a friend. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Tao during Covid. The restaurant was socially distanced and they took temperatures upon entering. Felt completely safe And they do contact tracing because they ask for your address. Food and service was good and same quality as before Covid.

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miguelS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place is still very nice , the quality of the food has decreased and of course it didn’t help that we visited during the pandemic. We made the reservation for 8:30pm and nobody told us that the kitchen closes at that time until we got there so we had to order within the next 5 minutes ( as told by the host who escorted us to our table ) so our special dinner turned out to be a little stressful because they kept us telling that everybody should be out by 10 pm

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was yum. Loved their chilly chicken and the giant fortune cookie with mousse. Value for money

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Nurselizzy
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to spot every time I visit NYC. Love the food, ambiance, service and music was great. Don’t forget your photo-op with the beautiful Buddha statue.

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Sarah
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and the service was great! I had made a reservation and I was immediately sat and my server was great as well. Overall an amazing experience and I definitely will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I had a good time food was hot and fresh , music was a little too loud, other than that it was a great dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service! Fast & attentive!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised my bf with a dinner here for his birthday. The server was fantastic and we felt very safe with all the safety measures they had in place. The atmosphere is beautiful, romantic setting. I really loved the sushi, super fresh! The giant fortune cookie birthday treat was a wonderful ending to the night. We will definitely be going back!

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FolaF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Thai food and beautiful interior. Perfect for every occasion!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend loved the DJ. Music was a big plus

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ever

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious for the price. The service was great and friendly. Definitely try the plum wine!

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valentinam
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent services the food was good the desserts was so delicious
Definitely recommend this place it's beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The food was so good and our server was so nice .

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Expensive but worth it. Had a great time.

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LaTonjaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to Tao. The food was fantastic and the waiter (John) was amazing. His recommendations were spot on and the ambience is incredible!
Will definitely be going back soon.
Food and drinks were a little pricy but I had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

It was alright nothing of what I was expecting

FAQs

TAO Uptown does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. TAO Uptown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 888-2288.

TAO Uptown is rated 4.6 stars by 12717 OpenTable diners.

TAO Uptown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://taogroup.com/giftcards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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