TAO Uptown

4.6
12858 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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    $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.

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 12858 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The server was very polite and friendly. Overall was a great experience and will definitely come back again.

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SteveK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday for my son. Great meal

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passant
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

ordered lobster california roll , ate the first roll and found shrimp tail crust
showed it to the server and the response is sorry
no apologies from manager

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RGSH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great! Staff very friendly and professional. Food was served quick however after the food it was hard to find our waiter.

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AnyolisV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth time attending the restaurant. The food, drinks and music is perfect. I love the overall concept of the restaurant. We will be coming back in September for my brothers Bday.

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ObiM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Food and ambiance and top it the service. Thank you for great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is nice, the food is excellent and the attention is very good!!!!!

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HeatherS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the atmosphere at TAO uptown !! The Giant Buddah in the center ,design aesthetic and music vibes sets the tone!!! The food is delicious!!! I had the dessert platter for the first time!! Simply amazing!!

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EricaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time. The food, music was great. The cocktails were ok

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DeannaB
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tao is always a must when we’re in NY. Some favorites are the Ruby Red Dragon cocktail, Tao Temple Salad and the Pad Thai. Had the sea bass last night and it was outstanding. The fish was tender and flavored perfectly, not too heavily spiced or sauced. Finished the evening with the massive fortune cookie. The chocolate and vanilla mousses are light and not too sweet. It is served with fresh chopped fruit. Perfection!

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Pestol
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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OlinR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience!! Food was delicious, nice ambiance and atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back.

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vipNorthendfan
New England
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tao uptown has a very limited menu and dungeon like feel. It’s overpriced and the quality isn’t what it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast. Food was amazing. Music was everything. Lychee Martini is my favorite.

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Mclarenpty
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu changed, not so good. Our waitress was new and unexpiriemced. Made ir much harder to order

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SachaFierce
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! The atmosphere was perfect with a DJ and good music! Will definitely return!!

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Cindymindy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Lied about participating in Restaurant Week, despite requiring a deposit to place a reservation leaving poor waitstaff to tell customers

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great experience, services was outstanding. Food was great, portions were bigger than expected which is great. Drinks could’ve been better. Paying premium for cocktails, they need to be on par. Probably would’ve gone more with sake and wine than cocktails.

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TerryN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, our experience at TAO Downtown was very good in regard to menu variety, food quality, and service. However, the music being played was much too loud, which necessitated raising our voice level to be heard in conversation. Had this not been the case, a five-star rating would be a no-brainer. But, subtract one star for the loud music!

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CHETANG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great experience the food was very delicious as recommended by our wait staff Mr John who was very courteous and polite and offered us great service

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alexandriac
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, the place is huge and beautiful! Service attentive but not aggressive. 10/10

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NatatiaG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was pleasant and professional as were the others supporting the brand. And the woman aiding patrons using the woman’s bathroom was pleasant.

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DanW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good food; if you like your decent Chinese food with a scene, this is the place. But $88 for Peking Duck? Seemed a bit excessive. And...no iced tea available "we're out", said the waitress.

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BarronR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good and definitely enjoyed the ambiance. Very nice spot for a dinner date or family outing.

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vipfoodie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service1ambience3

I MUST ADMIT - I WAS VERY ANNOYED BUT CLAIRE THE MANAGER WAS GRACIOUS AND WONDERFUL - I WILL COME BACK BECAUSE OF HER

PLEASE GIVE CLAIRE A RAISE

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YvonneB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get dinner. I went early like 5pm and it was great. The food was tasty and the service was great. Guys can wear jeans, a collar shirt and sneakers. No problem getting in. Overall would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Don’t get fooled by NYC restaurant week!! We were here on a Friday to enjoy this dinning experience, however Once we arrived they told us they didn’t have this type of menu. I was fooled by Tao Uptown

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FabioM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Tao with my wife ,niece and my brother and his wife to have dinner. I didn't know this restaurant just from outside but we were impressed by the set up inside plus the food is AMAZING. we were very pleased about everything in TAO.
Highly recommend 👌

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ChristinaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was the Best Server hands down! The Drinks were so Good The Red Dragon is a must! The food was prepared and taste amazing. Beautiful ambiance, and a great restaurant to celebrate or go on a date.

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DouglasC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here thinking we made reservations for Restaurant Week Menu, was very politely told that only the downtown TAO has that menu.

We stayed and saw a delicious plate be placed at the table next to ours. I asked John, our host, what it was; he said: "Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Wok Vegetables".

We order that. I then asked John what else he recommended he suggested the Triple Pork Fried Rice with Pork Belly, BBQ Roast Pork and Chinese Sausage to share.
We started with: Lobster and Shrimp Spring Roll with Shiitake Mushrooms and Spicy Pineapple Sauce and finished with Sorbet.

The meal was incredible! All the dishes were abundant and delicious. The atmosphere was exciting (although a little chilly, bring a shall.)

John made our meal delightful. He did not try to upsell us or looked down on us. We spent $40.00 more than what we would have paid with Restaurant Week's menu. Well worth the upgrade.

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vipJwa1
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious
Service great
Great way to celebrate a birthday

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Monica
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like the place

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vipShaeda
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is wayyyy to salty. Disappointed that instead of having customer with huge baby carriage go back to his table a different route than making my handicapped mother take over 6 minutes to get up so that he can pass to his table. WTF?!? I believe she was the manager who did that and my response is one month old babies should not be in this restaurant with such a huge carriage of you are going to interrupt your other customer as they are about to eat their salty af dinner. So upset never coming back and now this location ruined it for me as I used to love the LA and Vegas one.

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Nelkye
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the restaurant design, music and staff. Food was very good.
Will be back !!!!

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Claudia
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We were completely mislead. Tao is listed on the nyc.go site as participants in restaurant week. Upon arrival we were told that they weren’t participating but there sister location was. We decided to stay for dinner but felt mislead. The food was ok but not anything to write home about. Orange chicken was on the dry side. Dim Sum was ok but certainly not better than the Brooklyn chop house. Ambiance and service was the overall draw. Your local takeout place is probably better

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SandyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! The food was awesome, the ambiance was amazing and the service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. They were very accommodating when we changed our reservation last minute. Food was amazing and the chefs sushi roll was delicious too! Banana bread pudding for dessert was also amazing! I definitely miss the squab lettuce wraps and the dessert donuts! Bring them back!

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RebM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was super chill. Will come again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida y experiencia Es un clasico que mantiene su calidad

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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 12858 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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