TAO Uptown

4.6
12754 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 12754 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service

HM
HuzM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Abs82
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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VPC1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Covid safe. Can fit more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👌🏻🤌🏻 very good

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OpenTable Diner
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
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
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
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Jaynim
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
4 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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

If you ever want to impress somebody and take them to a whole other world, you'd be hard-pressed to find a place that matched the ambience when you first walk into Tao uptown. Giant panels over head with articulate calligraphy, and a what seems to be five-story tall statue of the Buddha it is just an unreal environment. Unfortunately, this is where the uniqueness of the dining experience ends. We got the veggie dumplings, which were amazing I will say. They were steamed, came in a bamboo container, very scrumptious. The main course however, left a lot to be desired. I got the veggie pad thai, which was fair, wasn't that great but wasn't bad either. I could definitely get a lot better at the Thai places around my house in New jersey. my girlfriend got the orange chicken, it was spicy and it was good, but nothing to go crazy over. Then she got a refill, which are not free, on her Sprite, which you would think would be a typical normal thing. What she took a sip of, was one of the worst tasting sodas, and as I took a sip, it made me immediately nauseated. Of course the waitress was able to get her new one right away. Apparently the soda machine was down, and boy was it! I will say that the service was excellent, we had a waiter and then when his shift ended a waitress and they were very helpful very attentive and we're definitely a highlight of the dining experience. All in all, the ambience is wonderful, it's like having dinner at the met. For a meal you'll never forget, I would unfortunately look elsewhere.

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KayyS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great darning Covid, so spacious, great service! M

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shaniecec
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it was a rainy evening, the restaurant was wonderful! I loved the Buddha in the main dining room. The ambience was fantastic, and everyone was distanced appropriately.

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viprealtyrob
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. We had four people and ordered a ton of food for the table. That is by far the best way to do it. We sampled everything. Most of it loved ALL of it, but our pickiest eater only loved 85% of it so that is a win for her. I am not a fish person but the sea bass skewers were the most awesome food I have had in a long time. Save room for dessert. We ordered all of them and all of them were great.

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TatianaC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I took my boyfriend to TAO for his birthday dinner and he really enjoyed his night. He had lobster and king crab sushi rolls. We split shrimp tempura and I had chicken lo mein and let’s just say there was not a leftover in sight. Dinner was delicious and the lava cake a gelato they brought out for my boyfriend was absolutely scrumptious. I’m definitely coming back !

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vipDuke
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great ambiance, great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good will return

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Will319
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server and host was great when it came to accommodating our request to be moved.

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jessicap
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

it was amazing, my reservations was at 7:00 pm but i got there a little early and they still seated me and my guest. the staff was friendly & the food was amazing. definitely going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We ordered a table prior for five people we end up being only four they wanted to set us down on a table that sits 12
With the excuse that that’s the table that they reserved for us well in the meantime there was an empty booth The manager told us that it’s reserved for somebody else The attitude of the manager wasn’t in any way inviting

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BellaJ
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great ! Especially the drinks !! And all the staff !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place!

JP
JoannaP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was not good at all...

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ArleeiaA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The Resturant decor and setting was beautiful. The service was also fast and the servers were so professional and friendly.

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Foodie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a date nite with my wife. Everything was amazing, the food was delicious and we had some leftover. We will be checking out the other locations as well.

JM
JeannieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant! Food was excellent! The staff was very attentive and personable- great experience!

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Brandz
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time. Great staff great social distance protocols. Quiet ambience. Great for conversations. Food and drinks great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was really good, but everything was served at once and too fast. Ambiance was ok. Experience is not the same with Covid.

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vipSuzyq
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious . The shrimp and crab egg rolls are delicious as is the tuna tartare appetizer. Our waiter was exceptional! We live Tao!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st bday celebration. It was amazing!

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 12754 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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