TAO Uptown

4.6
12696 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience, nice service and amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Perfect example of what dinning should be even with a pandemic going on. Felt safe with the table spacing and glass barriers(did not take away from the beautiful ambiance), professional staff, and food came out quick. What more could you ask for.

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the drink selection and wait service were all excellent. My wife and I went there for our wedding anniversary. Everything that I requested was executed to a T. I'm sad that due to the pandemic we will not be able to go back there for the foreseeable future.

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ROBERT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere excellent food and service would def recommend to a friend. Will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Tao during Covid. The restaurant was socially distanced and they took temperatures upon entering. Felt completely safe And they do contact tracing because they ask for your address. Food and service was good and same quality as before Covid.

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miguelS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The place is still very nice , the quality of the food has decreased and of course it didn’t help that we visited during the pandemic. We made the reservation for 8:30pm and nobody told us that the kitchen closes at that time until we got there so we had to order within the next 5 minutes ( as told by the host who escorted us to our table ) so our special dinner turned out to be a little stressful because they kept us telling that everybody should be out by 10 pm

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

The food was yum. Loved their chilly chicken and the giant fortune cookie with mousse. Value for money

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Nurselizzy
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to spot every time I visit NYC. Love the food, ambiance, service and music was great. Don’t forget your photo-op with the beautiful Buddha statue.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and the service was great! I had made a reservation and I was immediately sat and my server was great as well. Overall an amazing experience and I definitely will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I had a good time food was hot and fresh , music was a little too loud, other than that it was a great dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service! Fast & attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised my bf with a dinner here for his birthday. The server was fantastic and we felt very safe with all the safety measures they had in place. The atmosphere is beautiful, romantic setting. I really loved the sushi, super fresh! The giant fortune cookie birthday treat was a wonderful ending to the night. We will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend loved the DJ. Music was a big plus

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ever

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious for the price. The service was great and friendly. Definitely try the plum wine!

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valentinam
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent services the food was good the desserts was so delicious
Definitely recommend this place it's beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The food was so good and our server was so nice .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Expensive but worth it. Had a great time.

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LaTonjaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to Tao. The food was fantastic and the waiter (John) was amazing. His recommendations were spot on and the ambience is incredible!
Will definitely be going back soon.
Food and drinks were a little pricy but I had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

It was alright nothing of what I was expecting

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time here. From beginning to the end, it was literally an experience, the hostess was so pleasant and hospitable. I made a special request for a booth and a birthday candle and they went above and beyond to fulfill my request. The waiter brought out 3 delicious desserts with lit candles and I was actually relieved they do not sing “Happy Birthday” here.. it felt mature and we didn’t feel like we were in a cheesy franchise restaurant and I’m not a big birthday person, I enjoy an intimate experience over being jovial; we were so full from dinner and drinks and appetizers, we ate what dessert we could and took the rest home. They wiped down the tables in between appetizers and entrees and bring new silverware, something I hadn’t expected, I also couldn’t decide on a drink so the waiter recommended several drinks and they were all excellent, I have to come back here, not even for a special occasion but for a date night as well, the vibe was perfect and I have no complaints, absolutely none. I had thoughts and high expectations and this place completely satisfied it.

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vipevans
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

To whom it may concern,

My heart goes out to the entire Tao Group. There is no path to profitability if 100% restaurant occupancy is approved. With that said, we had a fantastic meal. The food was spot on. The fortune cookie desert was out of this world.

The staff was attentive and professional.

To tell you the truth, I did not expect food of the quality we received. Very well executed. We had the special one in filet mignon special. Very very good. My only comment is that the server should tell the customers that it is $90.

Hang tough Tao Group!!!! Tiesto will be back packing them in for $5000 a pop soon!!!

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Sheila
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing and our waiter was amazing very helpful assisted with what we needed and very pleasant. Had a great time food so good music great it was my friends birthday she had an amazing time. Thank you.

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vipKarinaO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TAO is always a hit! Due to COVID they have a shorter version of the menu but everything was spectacular, specially the pork belly appetizer - slow cooked for 8 hrs! so tender insider with a nice crisp outside... to die for and don't miss the lychee martini!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Great service, great food. Handle COVID very well. This is my go to place, always great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time. It was nice being out for dinner again.

LT
LaToyaA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but worth it because the food never disappoints. The staff was pleasant and restaurant clearly honoring COVID restrictions. Will definitely go again!

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vipAndri
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place in New York with the best food, the best staff, the best environment. Everything on the menu is so tasty and you can’t go wrong with anything. ❤️

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SusannaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Celebrated birthday! Great food service a bit lacking 🙄

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AJOHN
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was lovely and adhered to covid guidelines which made my party comfortable dining in.

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John
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service, delicious food and worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Just the service part was bad ... feeling like the server was annoyed or distracted not very friendly at all ... just seemed that we were putting him out .Outside very different dining and I expected that but the table was wobbly and so we had to hold our drinks so they did not spill .We did make reservations for outside so we expected some noise that part was fine if the service had been what I have come to expect from Tao I would have been satisfied but it was way off .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Everything was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao is one of my most memorable dining experiences, the service is always impeccable and the food #1

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PearlF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was of great quality and beautiful ambience. I will be back soon.

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vip5babies
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although Tao Uptown is consistently a terrific dining experience, this visit seemed extraordinary. In the face of this pandemic, the service from our waiter and the entire staff was simply.........again, extraordinary. The hostess made us feel she was thrilled to see us. I think she actually was. The food quality speaks for itself, scrumptious. But let me speak for every diner and say thank u Tao and thank u NYC for ur strength, grace under fire and for welcoming us home. To u Tao, much love, Tracy Doherty

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Zane
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed TAO Uptown! The food was absolutely incredible as well as the cocktails. The ambiance was gorgeous and all the staff was really friendly and helpful with questions and allergy accomdations. Would highly recommend.

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Jan758
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time visiting and I must say that it was even better this time around. The service was good, food was yummy, drinks were great and the desert oh lord to die for. Overall 100% cross the board. Will definitely visit again

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AlexisE
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food was good and so was the music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy be back at TAO after so long - Love it here ! They did an amazing job, can’t wait for bar seating to come back.

FAQs

TAO Uptown does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

TAO Uptown is rated 4.6 stars by 12696 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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