TAO Uptown

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$31 to $50
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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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Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM
Fri 4:00PM - 4:45PM

What 12555 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Can not fault the food but everything else just lacked. We found our waitress rude, we went to order a bottle of wine and demanded to see our ID rather than politely asking, everything felt very rushed, within 2 minutes she was asking if we knew what we wanted and checking the time - despite booking this table for 2 hours.

Also a friends birthday and we travelled to New York as a surprise, this was added in the notes and whilst other restaurants have given a note on the table or chocolate - nothing major. Tao didn't make any effort which was very disappointing.

The food however was great but arguably not enough too bring us back,

OT
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent food and service

SW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, splendid atmosphere, drinks reception and starters. Almost to full after the starters, but very good.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost the Service is impeccable, attentive and caring, by multiple servers, and a wonderful waitress, the food is tasty, hot and wonderfully presented. 6 stars for atmosphere as it carries onto the bathroom and the bathroom attendant.
I love this restaurant because the whole experience, not just the food.

BM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and food. Excellent service and friendly staff.

FV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Une très bonne aventure et je donnerai votre carte de visite à mes amis.
Sur 6 jours sur NY, je suis venu deux fois.
Merci

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Yummy food, generous portions, good service and amazing ambience...

SK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible about food allergies. Our server Juan and the chef Andrew made it safe and memorable from my food allergic children. Highly recommend

CS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and food were exceptional.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been to this restaurant before & I am so grateful that my friend recommended this place:) I had a blast, will definitely come again

E
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

It was terrible...if you’re looking for food on a PF Chang level with a large price tag, then go. If you want real food, find another spot in the city!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience staff super friendly and food was amazing !

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The food was delicious.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Great food, server was attentive but not overbearing.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and unique. I had the rock shrimp lettuce cups and they were very delicious. The service was fast and our waiter was super friendly and nice. The only thing is that it is very very dim, the lighting is not good for pictures unless you use flash. Besides that my dinner was overall great.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every sense expected in a dining experience!

p
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent for a business lunch. Staff is great when you enter! Thanks!!

HN
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food!!! One of the best meals I've ever had

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The fish had bones- waiter said it did not but a bone got stuck in my throat and I showed the waiter the bone on my plate-

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and atmosphere
Will return

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with a reservation of 6 and was accommodated for a seating of 8 because of friends inviting other friends 🙄 Despite the extra 30 minute wait, there was no fuss from the hostess and he jept ne yp to date wkth the arrangements. Greatly appreciated. My girls had cocktails in the lounge waiting area and we took photos amd then was seated at a great round table and the food was devine.

MK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Killer restaurant!
Ambiance cannot be beat and you never know who you'll see there (celebs) which makes things interesting. A must visit and my fave food eaten during my stay in Manhattan.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d like to see more mixed drink selections and more wine offerings. Every TAO offers different drinks.

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good but the service ...

LK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very satisfied with the selection, freshness, presentation and taste!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date night

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, outstanding food, trendy and upbeat ambience, I love this place.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Food was absolutely excellent. Music wasn’t too loud and service was perfect. Highly recommend for a special occasion or business meeting.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening, the service and food were amazing. Already looking forward to our next visit!

We visited on 2/14/2020

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Valentines - romantic and fun. Great food and service.

HE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times and absolutely love it!

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and food is outstanding. I would recommend this for a date night.

NF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food, great amount of food for the price you pay.

CC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I found the food to be a bit too sweet, so I’d recommend asking for their savory dishes. The pork potstickers were excellent, as was the fried rice. The atmosphere was great. Get there a bit early so you can enjoy a drink in the lounge while you wait for your table. It’s a great vibe. Outside the bar, most of the seats in the house are good, with the best ones near the front, next to the Buddha statue. Prices are high-ish, although most of the cost will come from the $20 cocktails, or the fresh meat.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

My favourite " go to " spot whenever i visit New York

RP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a Very good seating location!

BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was great (as always!), but service was absolutely horrible. We were in on a Thursday, so shouldn’t have been any major issue, but it was delay after delay and trying to wave down our waiter. He also managed to spill an entire drink on the table next to us and nearly spilled my spouse’s drink on me.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong with Tao. Delicious food and A1 service

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