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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fun night celebrating our son’s birthday! Food was delicious and the Giant Fortune Cookie dessert made it special.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and great food. Lunch special was perfect.

k
Italy
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The overall experience is good except we have to wait for over half an hour even though we have made reservation in advance. The ambience was great because the restaurant was very busy and the food was good.

MP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Place needs a major renovation, booth seating are all ripped, there was no food presentation whatsoever and didn’t feel like we were in a upscale restaurant at all.
Completely overrated!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ALWAYS....the food was delicious!!!

J
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio de Fara, la comida espectacular, y el lugar y su ambiente muy bonito. Recomendado.

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d
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday and glad we did. It is a fun atmosphere with good food and excellent service and it won’t break the bank!

K
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was a mess first of all when we arrived the girl who seated us just like walked fast away and drop the menus on a table for FOUR (it was only two of us) so were standing there like um are we sitting here because she didn't even say anything. Then she came back I asked her to switch to a seat for two which was more private she gave me an attitude like first of all the place is empty I am paying for my food why can't I sit somewhere I prefer with my boyfriend and enjoy our evening she then just throws the menus on the seats and walks away. The evening gets even worse after we got done eating we were sitting there for over an hour no one came to check on us or give us the bill mind you were paying for parking and the bill kept going up. We were literally there just shouting for random staff that was walking by to bring us our check. Then finally one girl game she took forever too and brought the bill then we had to wait forever again to have it picked up we then waited again!!!! No one brought my receipt back or change we had to end up leaving. I think this was such a bad experience I planned this night with my boyfriend and instead we spent it being treated poorly and having to yell for staff to literally bring out check and ran our parking bill up. Just unacceptable.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Inattentive service...good delivered like it was a diner.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Love bringing tourists to TAO. It definitely provides a wow factor.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Long wait!!!

DD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

9:45 reservation through Opentable and was not seated until after 11pm. What was the point of the reservation???? Crowded could barely get to the table due to the tables being so close together. The food was average at best. I have had better takeout. It was my birthday and it was a horrible experience. I was tired by the time we were seated. I would not recommend Tao Uptown to anyone for any reason. Hopefully downtown serves their A game for their patrons.

EG
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice ambiance but even with 3 bartenders working a small bar on a Saturday night I had to wait probably 8 mins to even be acknowledged. I’m not a snob in any way, I used to be a bartender myself but 8 minutes in restaurant time is a very long time.

Food was tasty but extremely overpriced for the taste. I got the grilled Ahi Tuna and for what I paid ($41) I expected it to be super tasty. Unfortunately it was just okay. I had a better seared tuna in TriBeCa a while back that I paid $20 for and I still dream about it. My friends that came with me are American born Chinese and they were super disappointed with the taste too. We had better Chinese inspired food in flushing than this. So, I will not be coming back because this place is just extremely over rated.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience
You will never get bored there, just seeing the people is very enjoyable

FL
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgable of the menu and so kind!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, energy, delish food and quick service!

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Tried many menu items. Orange chicken was pretty basic. The sauce tastes like it was from Costco. Tried lettuce wraps and they tasted fishy and sent back. Brussel sprouts were tasty and flavorful but some were undercooked and some overcooked with a few just right. The food we had was a bit pedestrian for such an great atmosphere. We did have the pork potstickers which I would order again.

JC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Peking duck is absolutely delicious, pricey for $82 half duck though it was abundantly shareable worth if you have at least 4 in your group. Beef with broccoli $54 was very tasty made of NY strip cut with well-seasoned sauce over cut up broccoli stems and stramed florets. Our third shareable was a typical $20 shrimp fried rice was okay. Overall, food was delicious but our waiter was just okay and did minimum service.

DS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrates my bday at Tao. The cake dessert was very delicious. Great resto to hang out with friends.

A
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excelent, so was the atmosphere and service. A bit too buisy and nosie.

CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. My sister enjoyed her birthday. The host was welcoming and helpful while we waited to be seated (along with the accommodations request i made With booking) everything was exceptional.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Food is good but not worth the price. Had to wait 25 minutes for table even though we had a reservation which I was not happy about.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Went there for my birthday dinner . We showed up 40 mins early so we deduced to

LD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as I got there, the hostess was welcoming and patient. It was so crowded I considered leaving but she was so nice and helpful that I stayed and did not regret. Ashley was amazing!

JP
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Southern California...land of amazing restaurants and the NYC TAO is our favorite in the city!! WHY? AMAZING service - every time - fabulous atmosphere - comfy seating - a well-stocked bar and delicious food with a beautiful presentation. TAO is our first stop in the city and we come every year in December to grab a little early Xmas spirit. I literally CANNOT find a single thing wrong with this place. Thank you TAO for always going above and beyond!!!!

G
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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J
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Waiting 45min with a reservation is not acceptable.

JE
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tao was a great spot years ago, and still has cache with tourists but it's been surpassed as a must place to dine in NYC. Not many vegan or vegetarian options and the food tends to be drowning in glazes and spreads.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place amazing food! The service was excelent

KM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow service, despite it not being busy when we came in for lunch

TL
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and amazing customer service . Our waitress was very helpful in recommending options for us and it was amazing. Food were delivered very quick after we mentioned that we had a show to go watch.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had been recommended by our son in law who regularly dines with you - we loved the whole experience and our waiter was outstanding. For UK visitors we find all eating and drinking in NY very pricey mind you!

H
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, we had healthy portions and my daughter was in awe of the Atmosphere and Ambiance!!!

OT
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and outstanding Service!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Orange Chicken ever! Fried Rice with Lobster was great, too! Service and ambience both were high class!

OT
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Our waitress was very attentative

p
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Been there many times - appearance of restaurant has deteriorated. Lamps around the tables were dusty. Nothing was as bright and pleasant as it should have been. Have been a regular but may wait a while before going back!~

P
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The reason for the lower rating is the 45 min wait for our table that we had a reservation for. The ambience and energy was great although a little loud. The food and drunks were good also. It was good, but not great.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was okay, very slow

CZ
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty tasty tasty. Nice atmosphere. Expensive wines. Privé/qualty ratio 8.

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