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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Orlando
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Don’t recommend for lunch. Dead. Bad service.

AS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very profesional and efficient. The food was incredibly and the ambiance was breathtaking. I brought my girlfriend out for dinner on her birthday and we both agree we will definitely be back to explore more dishes from the menu.

MB
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere absolutely recommended.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner after a show with my daughter. Food and service were terrific.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was super salty and it felt not at all delicate like they are using salt to hide the fact that the true taste isn’t up to par. Very disappointed by the branzino and Chilean sea bass it was literally a sea of salt from the salad to the veggies.

SA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Wait staff was confused and slow to respond

MS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was perfect! The restaurant is specially designed and the food was excellent.

RR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have eaten there a couple of times for special occasions, and this time we took the whole family to celebrate a milestone birthday and had a blast. The food is so incredibly delicious.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sea bass is amazing! My favorite restaurant. Period

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

It was absolutely horrible! The worst service I have ever had and we go out all the time! We brought our 13 year old and 10 year old early enough to be there and they treated us so bad! My kids eat adult portions! We will never go back!

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

You make a reservation and sit you at a communal table which is not at all appropriate for the amount of money you spend there. When I told the hostess I wasn’t comfortable with a communal table she said it’s a 45 minute wait for a table for two when I had seen many available tables for two.

When the waitress came over we told her that we didn’t feel comfortable with the arrangements for the table and we seated at another table immediately.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food! My daughters 14th Birthday Lunch, we ordered off the Prefix Lunch Menu and it was delicious and the so much food!!!!! We will definitely be back!!!

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I loved this restaurant. I came here for my birthday the other day and it was amazing. The food, music and ambiance was spectacular but the service could of been a tad better. I had to countlessly ask for someone to get my server for things like refilling my water etc. but besides that everything else was great. They even had free toiletries like lotion, hair spray, mouthwash etc. in the restroom for guests to use and perfume as well. Overall good experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful table, waiter and food. A must when visiting NY!

DH
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Bit noisy but excellent food.

A
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Bad food (fiilet mignon order medium rare dry like a shoe sole. Discussion not helpful as noise level too high. Never again.

AQ
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love love love this restaurant. Food is amazing and staff are very helpful

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, cocktails, service and atmosphere! Everything was excellent! Would definitely go again!

JB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun family choice with teens. We were staying in Midtown to see Hamilton with our two daughters. Tao was a fun and energetic choice, with great sushi and choices to please everyone:)

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great ambiance ! The food was delicious. I would go back.

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Last time I am visiting Tao.
First was seated next to bathroom then when I ask for different table got attitude from hostess and was seated in the most trafficked area.
Food was only ok and not worth the money. Service was very pleasant.
Overall experience though is poor.

BR
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite times at Tao are early dinners or late lunches. We had a Celebration. The drinks were great and the food was amazing! Even better than usual! All of it! And the fitting cookie dessert. We loved it!

KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there and it was absolutely delicious!!! Will definitely be back. Our server was great as well, she was very personable.

PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is excellent. Pot stickers were amazing. Fun, lively atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to wait longer than expected for the table. It was pretty busy. The service was very fast and the food was exceptional. I was not expecting how low the bill was, very fair price.

TN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was truly phenomenal. Service was ok, not bad at all but it wasn't exquisite. It was pretty much standard service, but the food was worth it.

OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Comida media. Mal servicio y mucho ruido

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Took over 15 min after being sat to get any service.

FJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Yes, because of the wonderful atmosphere in the restaurant and the amazing appetizers. That is an experience worthwhile in itself.
I would not recommend them to eat a main course at the restaurant. We had the Tao lo mein, which was recommended to us by the waitress. She said this was one of their more popular dishes, tasteful and a personal favorite. This course was very boring and not worth the money at all. Quite disappointing and tasteless. I hope some of the other main dishes are better and doesn’t feel like a boring fast food dish.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I’m a rich kid and the waiter treated me like

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting an old friend

R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

There was hair in my fried rice, the matter wasn’t taken care of by a manager or anyone of higher authority. It was simply removed from the table while the rest of my party was left to eat their rice. Very distasteful

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Alguno de los platos solicitados fueron excelentes, otros debajo del promedio y de las expectativas... Nuestra mesera fue excelente pero el resto de las personas nos atendieron con displicencia, como si les estuvieramos haciendo un favor por estar allí... Ambiente muy ruidoso, con poco margen para conversar tranquilos. Me defraudó como evaluación general

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NH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was celebrating my 29th bday and it was great, ambiance is beautiful food was good and I had a great time and of course the drinks was good too

CL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The place is amazing, and the food very nice and not too much price. By the other hand, we made a reservation and when we checked-in, we had to wait around 25 minutes for a table. And the service was polite but little bit slow.

EA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Celebrated daughters 8th birthday and I have been to this location for business lunches in the past. Great atmosphere, amazing service but the food was not as good as I had remembered. Probably won't go back after spending big number for the four of us.

DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Apparently if you do not order enough food, they will kick you to the standing bar area, asking you eat there. My friend and I ordered couple drinks, one appetizer, one main course, and plan to order two desserts. However, when we told our waitress that we only wanted one appetizer and one main course and plan to order dessert later, she reported to her manager and ask us to move to standing bar cuz the table is for dining customers. Very rude!!! Will not come again!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo perfecto excepto que la mesera nos si up todos los poros de la carta y solo éramos 4 comensales, se perdió comida que quedó servida por una mala accesoria de la persona que nos recomendó

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A
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful place, food is great and gets served fast, will come back again!

CC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The only thing that I wasn’t satisfied about was the fact that I had reservations and still had to wait 45-60 minutes to be seated.

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