Tao Uptown

4.5
11836 reviews
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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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SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another excellent evening at Tao. Food remains strong and the service is good although we had to remind our waiter that we were there to enjoy our meal and were not interested in helping him flip the table at the earliest possible moment.

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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

No good sushi

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

Was underwhelmed with the look of the restaurant. Thought there would be more to it like the downtown restaurant. Food was good.

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a
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing night celebrating my boyfriends birthday! They made it very special

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

Fantastic food; fantastic service

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

What a great place to take out of state company. Food was delicious.

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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

No wine service unfortunately

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the ambiance and the service was OUTSTANDING!! I hope I can repite the experience soon!

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MK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came here for date night. We had been to the one in Las Vegas as well. I will tell you, without exaggeration, we received exemplary service from our server Danny. He was friendly, attentive to our needs, recommendations were spot on, and our glasses never went empty.

The spicy tuna sticky rice small plate was excellent that we ordered two.

Also, DO NOT MISS, the fortune cookie appetizer!

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LB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it especially my server..the ppl was quick and very nice

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AR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food so flavorful. The drinks are awesome too. Worth every penny!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It’s a pretty restaurant with plenty of ambience. I think the food was good but not “stunning” . Had a nice creative drink menu. Pad Thai was good, Wasabi Crusted steak was OK, Orange Chicken was blah, fried rice was horrible , beef and broccoli was steak with broccoli on side ( good) , pan fried dumplings good.

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Tao downtown and loved it. Seems the uptown spot has won our praise as well!
Our waitress was not only friendly but also extremely accommodating and very attentive.
We dined early dinner and a Saturday and didn’t feel rushed at all. It was a graduation dinner after the Theater and the staff truly made us feel like celebrities.
The lobster kimchee fried rice was FANTASTIC and it was a very large portion (can easily be split).
We had spring rolls both kinds on the menu and someone else in our party had the dumplings....we polished them off they were so delicious.
By the time our entree’s came we were nearly stuffed!
Then the waitress surprised us with a dessert sampler to celebrate and we just had to indulge!
Yes...the fortune cookie is worth it...JUST DO IT!!
All in all, we were very grateful for such a special and delicious meal!
It made the experience of our entire day that much more enjoyable!!
Thank you Tao!

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we are in NY we come to TAO.... it is by far my favorite place to eat!

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EB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance!

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SK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We Went for the experience. Got what We expected. Been there, done that.

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PB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was this delicious, the service was terrific, the atmosphere was wonderful, the portions on the small side and the lighting was perfect

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tao consistently provides good quality sushi with interesting flavors. We had some traditional rolls but also tried the special duck which was done very well. The waiter recommended a delicious ice sort of desert which turned out to be fantastic. Sake and cocktails are always a hit. A great Thursday or Friday evening spot for a fun dinner.

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YS
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for lunch with my 16-year-old son and we both enjoyed an excellent meal. In addition to the outstanding quality of food, the service was impeccable. Their businessd lunch is a top value for money. To sum up - an amazing meal at an amazing restaurant.

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NV
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My NYS steak was NOT a good cut at all! It’s was served rare when ordered med. the total bill for the 4 of us inc a 10yr old was 285..... no apps, no cocktails except 1 $19 martini. This was NOT worth the money at all. I’m not one for reviews especially negative ones BUT 300?!?! Never again.

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L
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful server! Fun ambiance

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. We love the atmosphere. The food was exceptional. We had duck and the beef you cook yourself.

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service...waiter was the best.

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WC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tao Uptown was a fantastic place. The service was phenomenal and so were the food and drinks

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London
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience!

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall, the food was disappointing.
The sea bass was good. The orange chicken, was dry and almost tasteless.
Dumplings very "average".
Service was good.
Your Vegas location served much better food.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tao is always great we came for a birthday celebration & they did not disappoint. The menu has been changed so we came for lunch so the birthday person could have the Kung Pao Chicken which is still on the lunch menu. You will never go wrong coming here food is always consistently good.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

It was freezing in there, we were sat right next to the Big Buddha. Even the trees above us were blowing everywhere due to the A/C. Food was amazing, but it got cold so quick as we were in the path of the A/C. Waitress said it’s automated and couldn’t do anything. Shame as the service and food was good. I don’t like the setting of most of the tables for two, they are on the outskirts downstairs as we were near the bathrooms. Upstairs on the left, very limited space. I won’t be going back to the icebox. They also forgot it was a birthday which I had put on the reservation.

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NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious! Super fun birthday party place.

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London
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Service was fantastic. Decor was really hep. Definitely going back again

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

The food was good, but the ambience was even better. No complains regarding the service as well. Very nice spot to be in if you are staying in NY.

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MS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just ok. A disappointment from my first time there

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner with my boyfriend!!! Great location!

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S
London
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s beautiful inside and our waitress was funny & attentive. Food was good, but on the expensive side.

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FW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Excellent service. VERY loud dance music. A bar atmosphere.

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding atmosphere with great service and food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tao is my favorite place and the service never disappoints.. tried new appetizers enjoyed each one..

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Overall the experience was good but it was quite dark where we sat. We couldn't really see the menu or eachother. We sat in a booth.

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience with Asian food to match. Solid & dependable hit for years

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