TAO Uptown

4.6
12669 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. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 12669 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. The server was very helpful in providing a detailed description of the menu items. It was very helpful in our decision making with the various bottle of sake to choose from. Great food. Great ambiance.

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Sasha
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The outdoor seating is not Tao level. The service was slow, the tables were cramped and no ambiance. Not worth it.

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LatifahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed the outdoor seating this go round. have not dined indoors at this location in a long time but from what I remember a Friday evening brings a very energetic crowd for many occasions!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table. Great service great food. 100% recommended. Just a little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo espectacular, uno de mis lugares favoritos en NY

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Squash22
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very Good food, but the martini's are nowhere near as good as Tao Downtown, even the same types of martini's (maybe the bartender was off?). They were also missing the Hong Kong Noodles from the menu. Overall I will return to Downtown not Uptown.

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KimD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great- food was very good- can’t comment really on noise, as we sat outside and ate early. Decor has cool vibe.

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RachelO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My favorite part about Tao is the ambience, obviously. The dark, cavernous waiting area opens into an incredible candlelit scene... like from a movie. It's my fave part of going to Tao. The food is probably a 3/5 (it's good, just not top-restaurant good), and the drinks are great (but minimal beer selection). Service is outstanding every. single. time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the time we got in and waited for our table, a lovely lady came by and took our drink orders while we waited. Then when we got our table the waiter was nice and didn’t rush us. He suggested some foods and was attentive even though it was super busy. They brought me out a surprise bday dessert on them!! Which was real nice of them. This place never disappoints and is always in point. Worth every day definitely will come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our reservation was at 9 and we weren’t seated until 9:50.

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ArielC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great! The food was great, the service second to none and the place was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The interior is beautiful. The food was actually delicious. I don’t think the cocktails were all that special. Really enjoyed the whole dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reunion with family and friends.

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VictoriaA
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience we loved everything about our time at Tao!! Amazing food, a great ambiance! Definitely recommend for your next trip to NYC

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Food! The best experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place and service

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Vicky
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every single time i come here its the best experience. I have no issues at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant ambiance and vibe are amazing. The food was amazing and drink menu was on point. If you are visiting NYC, definitely make it part of the plan and order the hint fortune cookie.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime me and my girlfriend come to any TAO restaurant the service is overall OUTSTANDING. I forgot out serve’s name but she took care of us and made sure we were good our entire stay. Our food was amazing and cooked to perfection. The drinks were delicious as always and the ambiance is nothing but a dream. Definitely will continue to come to this beautiful restaurant.

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JohnH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent service. And the flavors and composition of the meals was spot on!

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vipElenaMoncigoli
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

The ambiance is still ok, the service very basic and the food , unfortunately, very mediocre. What a pity!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food service and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole Dining Experience is superb reaching a culinary perfection. The ambiance & Decor is impressive with the combination of an excellent service, the food will leave your taste buds in state of Nirvana.

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vipUnforgettable
Los Angeles
179 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at Tao on Sunday and based on a wonderful experience, hosted a business dinner on Tuesday. Not only was Johnny my waiter again but he remembered my drink order from two nights before and brought us a lovely complimentary appetizer. If that's not service, nothing is! The food was exceptional and Tao is an absolute favorite!

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RickyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service and staff were outstanding food as always was fantastic!

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Shaul
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don't waste your time here. Mediocre food, expensive and just not worth it

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vipUnforgettable
Los Angeles
179 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao Uptown is just as good as the original and the service and food were excellent. Kudos to Jon from Pueblo for making the meal so enjoyable and bringing fire breathing condiments. All the sushi’s are great but the sea bass os truly out of this world. A real favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Beautiful decor. Waitperson was a little rude when we tried to order appetizers. My orange chicken was tough. The lobster special was amazing

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TimR
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality food.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never actually got our table and were still charged 20$

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Yare
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Despite making a reservation with paid deposit, and confirming and reconfirming several times, we arrived for our anniversary dinner to a chaotic scene at the reception area with over crowded and loud scene of angry people waiting for their table. We waited a full hour and were treated rudely every tome we inquired what was going on. Then we were told our special request for table location which we had requested on the app could not be given to us and we were seated far away. After an interminable wait to place our order, we were comped cocktails that literally had no alcohol and served in the wrong glasses, in wine glasses, because they were out of martini glasses and they had also run out of lemons!! Service was lousy, our special occasion was not made special at all, and it was loud and over crowded. At the end of our meal, when we were ready to leave, our waiter said he had a special surprise for us and after a 20 min wait, came back with - I kid you not- a plate with four STALE fortune cookies in wrappers and a little candle!!
I have been to this restaurant several times and enjoyed it but this time, the experience was terrible and I don’t plan to return.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had reservation for 9 pm , after waiting for 50 minutes, and several requests we finally were seated.
That no way to treat customers.

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AthenaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We booked a table for a Saturday evening (9PM). We were asked to pay 10$ per person for reservations. However the restaurant sat us an hour later. The hostess was amicable and worked under duress to find us a table. We weren't the only ones complaining. The waiting time is an hour even with reservations.

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vipOscar
Monterrey
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and excellent service by our waitress Jessica from Colombia!!

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KayDee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Tao. Delicious food, great service and wonderful ambiance.

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betsyr
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The sushi was tiny compared to before. Wasn’t worth the money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!

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vipAdamC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good but they charge a fee to make a reservation and the place was empty.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for New York Fashion Week.

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AvaB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was amazing. Loved the ambiance.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from TAO Uptown using the Order Online button. TAO Uptown also offers 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 12669 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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