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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vipRalphH
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food. Very friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food/Service amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience and well attentive to food was absolutely amazing and drinks were made to perfection flavorful unique and alcohol I can’t wait to go back again.

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KatherineM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience5

I almost walked out! The hostess was sarcastic and had a stank attitude. She was super dismissive and made me feel like she wanted out of her presence.. very rude! I let it go because my friend had never been there and didn’t speak the language I wanted to show her one of my favorite spots in NYC.
What made our experience amazing was the waitress and the buss boys. Super attentive, kind and welcoming. The food was delicious as always.

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MelissaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience here was impeccable. The wait was a while, but the service made up for the wait. Will definitely be back!

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VickyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time! The food was delicious. The service was great! I had a wonderful time celebrating my Anniversary thank you Tao. And most if all thank you John the waiter 😊

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TamikaL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! I can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with all that’s going on

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

With COVID still lingering, I expected my dining experience to be a tad bit different. I wish i could remember the hostess’s name. Short blonde with lots of energy. Thank you for the warm welcome and laughs. The food was great as usual. Service could’ve been better. The waiter checked on us because we waived him down. It didn’t feel like the upbeat Tao I’m used to but it did the job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience food was great

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Moni85
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as usual and the customer service is excellent too - always making us feel special! One of my fave restaurants!

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Indro
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Customer Care . Very good menu selections. The dishes were prepared deliciously.

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ShannonT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I’ve been to Tao Downtown several times, so didn’t think twice about going to this location when my friend mentioned it. Two completely different establishments. The food is good here(Downtown is better) and the service was great, but the absolute lack of atmosphere is what really caught me off guard. This felt like any tourist restaurant over in Times Square. Downtown has such an amazing vibe with music to match the vibe. The music literally sounded like they had on a top hits radio station.

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GracieV
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time with my family, food was delicious

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Chelly
Memphis/West TN
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How does TAO continue to get better?!? We had the chef’s special appetizer with caviar and truffles and it was uh-mazing! Always one of my favorite places.

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AleshaY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food and service was amazing! I ordered the pepper steak, spicy shrimp, fried rice and broccoli. Also enjoyed a henny sidecar. Wish I order dessert but I’ll be back soon!

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OliviaI
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The service was incredibly slow, the music was terrible, the appetizers took an hour to come, and they forgot the birthdays I told the hostess about.

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vipdomp
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Not exactly the best example of sidewalk dining. Food and service was good. Some effort at improving the surrounding would have been nice.

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JcNh31
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service by our server. Delicious food and nice chill ambience.

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vipSherired
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TAO never disappoints. Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Wok Vegetables is to die for and the Molten Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Gelato and Cherry Sauce...it's a must.
Great for special ocaasions or evey Fri night. Simply can't go wrong with TAO.

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LorinzoW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was awesome, the ambiance well eating outside

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FACE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Waiter Was Very Nice Don’t Remember His Name But He Had Black Earrings. He Came To See If We Was Alright. He Also Gave Me Extra Chop Sticks.

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TJM7706
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!! Considering the outside dining mandate in effect in NYC, the ambiance looks great inside, but we weren't able to experience it. Overall is was a great experience and I will dine there again.

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ValerieH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow although we arrived at 9pm.
Food was good but nothing to write home about.

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CatheeC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Tao is a great place but definitely not worth going to during out door dining.
Way to cold outside to be sitting and waiting for food while the garbage truck passes by. I’ll go again when we can dine indoors. Food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary date with my boyfriend

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing! The food was just spectacular and it was so nice to be out to eat and feel normal again!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food at TAO! Consistently good, the best Pad Thai in the city.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It really wasn’t Tao’s fault. Thanks to the mayor we are still stuck outside.

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GabrielleT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food1service3ambience1

My salmon was extremely overcooked to the point where I could barely eat it

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at Tao. I arrived about 7 mins late for my reservation but was still seated immediately. The waiter was very friendly and checked in on us enough, but was not overbearing. I enjoyed the music selection was very happy with the wait time for our food and the food was delicious! I had a great experience!

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AwildaC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and great service. A bit bummed that we couldn’t dine inside because the place is so beautiful but not in our control. Would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic

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vipDanN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food has taken a big downturn compared to when I was last there five years ago. Both savory dishes had far too much sugar

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jamesg
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a very good experience,staff was very professional food was delicious.

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Singh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out since March and Tao took all safety and sanity precautions to make dining a safe and enjoyable experience. Staff was exceptional!

JR
vipJReid
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our faves! Best cocktails in town!

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VivianM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Service was good, food was good, ambiance was fair, too noisy street

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JERRYO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, atmosphere, and staff already looking forward to the next time.

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RyeRye
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I’ve dined at Tao many times & thoroughly enjoyed it however, it is not the same when sitting outside, on the side walk. At no fault of their own it’s understandable but, I will not be returning as it’s not worth it. The food was mediocre, service was alright and drinks are wayyyyyy too expensive.

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TAO Uptown does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

TAO Uptown is rated 4.5 stars by 12653 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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