TAO Uptown

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12628 reviews
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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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What 12628 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary date with my boyfriend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were amazing! The food was just spectacular and it was so nice to be out to eat and feel normal again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the food at TAO! Consistently good, the best Pad Thai in the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

It really wasn’t Tao’s fault. Thanks to the mayor we are still stuck outside.

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GabrielleT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food1Service3Ambience1

My salmon was extremely overcooked to the point where I could barely eat it

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time dining at Tao. I arrived about 7 mins late for my reservation but was still seated immediately. The waiter was very friendly and checked in on us enough, but was not overbearing. I enjoyed the music selection was very happy with the wait time for our food and the food was delicious! I had a great experience!

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AwildaC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and great service. A bit bummed that we couldn’t dine inside because the place is so beautiful but not in our control. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were fantastic

DN
vipDanN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food has taken a big downturn compared to when I was last there five years ago. Both savory dishes had far too much sugar

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jamesg
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It was a very good experience,staff was very professional food was delicious.

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Singh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time eating out since March and Tao took all safety and sanity precautions to make dining a safe and enjoyable experience. Staff was exceptional!

JR
vipJReid
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our faves! Best cocktails in town!

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VivianM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Service was good, food was good, ambiance was fair, too noisy street

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JERRYO
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, atmosphere, and staff already looking forward to the next time.

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RyeRye
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

I’ve dined at Tao many times & thoroughly enjoyed it however, it is not the same when sitting outside, on the side walk. At no fault of their own it’s understandable but, I will not be returning as it’s not worth it. The food was mediocre, service was alright and drinks are wayyyyyy too expensive.

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Attak
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

The outside seating removes any incentive to eat here - the whole point is to be wowed by the ambience that is the signature of the Tao group. Can’t be helped with the pandemic still raging. - that part can be forgiven. The real downer is asian-fusion cuisine - it is more akin to American inspired bland soulless Thai/Chinese food, better versions of which can be found at your local take out joint. At $50 a pop (without alcohol), there are much better places to eat in the city.

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ShakeelahB
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My waiter was amazing and friendly can’t wait to visit again!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best lychee martini ever!

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YelenaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

TAO outside is absolutely not as TAO inside. Service was good and food was good as usual, but there is no side walk and all pedestrians were passing through diners and it was disturbing. Wouldn't go until it will be settled inside again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Food and service were outstanding

MM
MariaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall everything Great
Ashley is a fantastic waitress

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Sitting outside definitely took away from the dinning experience especially when we asked to sit at another available table that was closer inward. Our table was at the very end of the sidewalk which made us feel like we weren’t evening dining at TAO at all. Another two person party was about to be seated right next to us but we’re moved at their request to the same table that I requested, but was denied.

The jumbo shrimp tempura was delicious. However, the crispy orange chicken was actually not crispy at all and wasn’t worth the money. Next time I will try the Chilean Sea Bass which looked a lot more appetizing. The drinks in my opinion were over priced. They were good but definitely not worth $19 and for $3.50 for a 8oz class of coke, you would think that they would at least be refillable.

Our server was great. She was very friendly and gave us some good recommendations. She also checked by frequently. Overall, it wasn’t bad but I just expected a little more for the money that was spent.

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rainar
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always fun going to tao.

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StuartG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outdoor dining tables were properly separated for social distancing. The energy level outside was great! My first time ever eating there and all of the dishes we had were excellent! We very much enjoyed the experience!

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DerrickE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was pretty average and over priced. Door staff were not the friendliest.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

The place is very beautiful! The food is normal.

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CarinaE
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Fantastic place to eat, food and service was good but not exceptional.

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vipEuniceJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My group of 9 had a great experience. The staff was super friendly and attentive to our needs. Huge shout out to the manager, Chris, who has exceptional customer service. He made our group feel welcomed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was very good, waiter was not attentive as I had expected. We had to waive multiple times to get his attention for water or to order something and the restaurant was not very busy.

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sandya
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was amazing, bartenders attended to us quickly will def come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Very long waiting time for a table booked in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the place and environment!!!

MD
MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tao is always a delight. Consistently great food, always amazing staff, and never ever an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Was my birthday and I couldn’t have had a better time. The service was the best and we enjoyed the entire night !!!!

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LindyS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Bad service, ok food, not worth the hype... cool atmosphere but other than that I would never go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Kids birthday 13. I like TAO because it’s themed. Amazing that a place I drank in during my 20s is still a go-to for occasions. It’s perfect for family birthday dinners. A little pricey for Thai, but it makes up for it in ambiance and definitely a place for a teen palate- plenty of fried rice and noodles as well as instagram worthy desserts and giant Buddha.

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TAO Uptown is rated 4.5 stars by 12628 OpenTable diners.

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