TAO Uptown

4.5
12684 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend loved the DJ. Music was a big plus

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
13 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
8 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
1 review
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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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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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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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.

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ShakeemaP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a great outdoor experience. I would do it again

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vipRalphH
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food. Very friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food/Service amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
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.

KM
KatherineM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
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.

MR
MelissaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
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 on October 17, 2020
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 on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 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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TAO Uptown does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

TAO Uptown is rated 4.5 stars by 12684 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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