TAO Uptown

4.6
12856 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. Due to New York State Law, all guests must be completed with their dining experience by 10pm. 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 12856 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Took my boyfriend here on a Father’s Day dinner and it was like bleh, more of a sight to see than anything else. We had the orange chicken and sweet spicy shrimp entrees. The only side it came with was rice no vegetables or anything… and the sauces were a bit too sweet for me. Lastly we ordered the shrimp tempura roll which was really good however, don’t think I’d revisit. The service was basic

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vipMrCPW
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Outstanding food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, I had the orange chicken with vegetable fried rice. The Taotini and lychee Martini are my favorite drinks at this place. I wish the music was lower. It was hard to hear each other.

KM
KellyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner here!! The ambiance is over the top fabulous! Fantastic menu -- both for food and cocktails. The service was a bit slow-- but we were not in a hurry and actually liked being able to spend over 3 hours here-- without feeling rushed to get out. Highly recommend and would definitely go back!

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AngieP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our waiter was exceptionally helpful and very friendly. Will be returning with my family.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a very nice restaurant to celebrate any occasion or just to eat out. The food tasted great and cooked well. Will definitely return!

LP
vipLexP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First time visiting Tao Uptown. The ambiance was great and the service was amazing. The food was average. Very nice place.

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Audj
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I am very pleased. Food came out super fast and was extremely delicious. I had the orange chicken my partner had the peppered steak . So good. The cocktail drinks weren’t good. Will probably make my own when I go next time

JL
JamesL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome spot for a Friday or Saturday night hang. Food and ambiance were amazing.

HS
HannahS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for my boyfriend and I for our anniversary!!

DS
DayanaS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Service was great as well! Will be coming back soon.

SC
SeanC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was ok but the service sucked. It wasn’t enough servers to give my table the attention we deserved. My chicken fried rice came out super late and the server took our drink before we were done. You can’t give service like that with the prices you charge. Very disappointed

SM
SavannahM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. This is my nephews first time to NYC and I was excited for him to eat at Tao for the first time. He quite enjoyed his meal.

SG
ShateekaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience. Will be back. The food and waitress was great

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The waiter was very sassy and rude. Shame to see the service go downhill after COVID. Really hope too talent comes back because Tao is such a great place. The food was also super cold and they served / picked up plates way to fast. I get rushed.

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EspenC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful exposed brick and a stunning asian theme makes for a great environment. Food is maybe $20-30 per entree but it is absolutely worth it.

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RafaelR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The waiter wasn’t professional. He asked me if I would like my change. At the beginning I was confused I thought he was asking if I want small bills of $1 or $5. So I said “no”. I was waiting for my change and then we explained him the situation and he got a nasty attitude and then he slammed the change on the table. And he didn’t say a word. I love this restaurant this is the very first time that something like that happened to me.

It made mr feel bad, hopefully you can actually read this and do something about it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place

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bellarizzo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner! Never disappoints! Great service and so fast

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my girlfriends birthday and the experience was amazing! From the ambiance to the food it was superb. The DJ was amazing and so was our waiter, Merrick!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excelente servicio, la comida deliciosa, el ambiente inigualable! Muy lindo el lugar, lo mejor la comida, se lleva todos los aplausos!

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AimeeGC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great graduation dinner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The food is okay but it’s more about the atmosphere and getting cute drinks and pictures with your friends

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service excellent
Food excellent
Price very high

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick attentive service. Fantastic food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive staff, delicious food, cool ambiance.. just perfect!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a gorgeous restaurant
The service was excellent, we had a girls date and enjoyed ourselves, everything was excellent! The food was delicious and the ambiance is unmatched!

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RonaldD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I enjoyed our experience very much, Our server John was phenomenal and was perfect at every part of his job, he was very attentive, informative, patient, and etc.... He even took the time to explain the history of Tao to us which we found very interesting, We will definitely be returning with our families for another great experience. Thank You for Such a good time again.

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Lespaul
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great experience. Definitely will be having dinner there again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went to Tao for our anniversary. The food was amazing. I don't know if it was just because it's summer and Covid still but the dress code seemed to not be a thing, there were no chopstick holders and the hostess was a bit snippy. Was slightly disappointed at this. Maybe Tao isn't cool anymore?

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Too noisy

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was superb, food was great as well ambiance 10/10

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. The appetizers were good but not phenomenal and we’re definitely better than the entrees. In no way am I upset but I kind of expected a better ambiance than food experience. It’s more of a girl night out kind of place but is still good for couple to have a few drinks out especially because of the ambiance.

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AM1Food
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was good but the food not so much.

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HirahT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall good experience- food was excellent.

Was expecting as part of birthday celebration experience, some sort of birthday cake etc but wasn’t like that.

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vipTQ5425
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, fabulous cocktails, try the Taotini! Great sea bass satay is a must to try, succulent and something that will leave you wanting more! A must try to dine at Tao and get a peek at the Buddha statue, breathtaking!

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vipPhillyPhilly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & ambiance & service. Try the braised beef you won’t be disappointed.

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vipStryker71
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been looking forward to dining at Tao for quite some time. Tao lives up to the hype, and did not disappoint. Great service, great food, amazing atmosphere in midtown. Is Tao a little pricy, sure, but you're not just paying for the food (which is great), you're paying for the entire experience. Well worth it. I'll be looking forward to my next visit to Tao!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Server wasn’t helpful with menu recommendations and we seemed more like an annoyance than paying customers…. We found out the special we ordered was gone by the time other food was coming out and we ordered around that item. The meat packing location is so much better.

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 12856 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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