TAO Uptown

4.6
12792 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 12792 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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AdiP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food was good, but it's not THAT good. I had better food for way less money. You basically pay for the vibe, which is cool, but you can probably find way better food for that kind of money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was satisfied with my experience. I was not wowed by anything specifically based on the prices I was paying but I got what I paid for based on city prices. I will be back.

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OlgaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food a bit overpriced but good quality and service

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Gabriella
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, drinks, & waitor ! 10/10 recommend and will be coming back for another dinner! New favorite dining spot

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viplisaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted, temps taken and asked for information for covid tracing then we were escorted to an upstairs table with a great view of the Buddha. Our server Jonathan S. Knew the menu and made fabulous suggestions. The food was tasty and presented nicely. The drinks were made perfectly. I really enjoyed my tao-tini! The Chilean sea bass was cooked perfectly. We had sushi and tuna tartare as well. Delish to say the least. I have to say the fortune cookie dessert was a big hit and not only Instagram worthy but tasted yummy! We will be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice, food was great and ambiance was very inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was really good the food was great .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and it was an amazing dining experience. The restaurant itself is gorgeous... and the food was superb. Staff were friendly and quick. Very special evening Definately coming back often

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TasheeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a very nice place for my friends and I. The waiter wasn’t that attentive and my food had to go back because it wasn’t fully cooked. However the drinks are good and it’s a very nice restaurant to have a nice intimate dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lil sister bday i love the drinks food and ambiance

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Shanaya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and customer service!

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NeelamN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had absolutely great evening .

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Alex5
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Unpopular opinion:
I like current atmosphere better than the pre-Covid TAO.
It feels more upscale and the service is much better now.

If you wish to avoid the crowds, an early dinner at the second-floor mezzanine would be the best choice.

The food here was always delicious and it's no different now.
TAO provides an exquisite experience of Asian cuisine, the decor, ambiance, music, and a lot of small details make this restaurant very unique.

I was handed a dirty napkin and a dirty glass of wine, an unpleasant surprise given the fact the restaurant promotes hygiene, health, and safety measures.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I went there for my birthday and having heard so much hype about Tao over the years, I thought it would be a great idea to go there and especially for the food. The food was bland and very disappointing and the service was eh as well. I will not be returning ever again even just for a casual dine-in because it was just THAT disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sexy place... just right for date night with the wife

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vipPedro
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great place, food always good, service average,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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Chelly8901
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Beautiful restaurant, I was celebrating my wife 30th bday . The server we had looked lost and not interested at all . She look very bother when we was telling her I had shellfish allergies. Seem if I was asking to much questions for her . But overall the food was good , just wish we had better services .

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vipReemaM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao never disappoints. They ambience was energetic, yet not too loud. Our server was professional and attentive. Food was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to TAO for his birthday. I have to say the we both love it. The costumer service was outstanding. The food was delicious , the drinks were very good and the desserts are great. TAO it's not expensive. The prices for the food and drinks are very reasonable. This place is beautiful and they are on point with Covid safety guidelines. I definitely recommend this place for birthday celebration or a date night. I will be returning.

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QuianaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and ambiance were amazing. Great place for all occasions.

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vipGQjerry18
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food at the Sex and the city hot Spot Tao . We spend a wonderful night , they serve enough food in each plate to share and the ambient is super nice . The drinks are to die for and the desserts OMG! Totally Recommend the place . The mood is romantic and Zen so is perfect for couples .Good with friends do

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect to take my girlfriend out for her birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service

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HuzM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience and recommended place to enjoy good food and ambience

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Abs82
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here first time post covid, was good as usual.

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VPC1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Covid safe. Can fit more.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👌🏻🤌🏻 very good

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Service was great and food was as described by server. Perfect meal

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NicholeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend Tao uptown to everyone! The food was melt in your mouth good. Certainly, sets the bar high when it comes to a filet mignon...it was perfect! The staff are awesome very professional and helpful. Our waitress recommendations were spot on. Thanks again!

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JamiaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

my experience at TAO fell short from what i thought it was going to be. We had made reservation prior our entrees and apeitzer came out at the same time. Orange chicken was decent , Lobster fried rice seem to taste old. Our drinks were under whelming. And service felt very rush we literally were being packed up 20 mins into our food. we were there for less than hour. did not appreciate the overall experience but the restaraunt decor was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Jaynim
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie our waitress was amazing! All her recommendations were literally amazing, the food came out fast. And oh the drinks were definitely worth a round or 2 lol! Over all loved our experience! Couldn’t have asked for a better birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, great vibe, would go back again and again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tao and go as frequently as possible. This was our first time back since before the closure last year. Our server Joseph was FANTASTIC. Checked in the perfect amount of times, was super friendly, knowledgeable, and just fun. Thank you for your great service Joseph!

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vipYaya
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table service, and friendly hosts.
The food was excellent! Beautiful ambience.

Highly recommended for birthday celebrations, anniversary, job promotion, etc.

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TiaraT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our wedding anniversary. Amazing indeed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service & a meal to match. Amazing time! Thank you Tao.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Bring back sandpot lobster please

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 12792 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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